Our work simply wouldn't be possible without our wonderful fundraisers who are constantly finding new and fun ways to raise money.
Here are some ideas for you to help us raise much needed money for children around the world. If you can't find what you're looking for here, get in touch email@example.com
Host an event
There are loads of fun events you could organise to raise money for Save the Children, but hosting a successful event requires careful planning.
Choose the right venue
Make sure your venue is the right size – there's nothing worse than a half empty venue. The venue might be your home, a local cafe, church hall or university campus. Make sure there’s enough parking. Tell the owners you're holding an event for Save the Children and they might let you hire the building for free.
Timing is important
Parties are usually best held at the weekends,whereas quizzes can be held any day of the week. Make sure you give attendees plenty of warning about the date of your event so they can make sure their diary is free.
Who to invite
The more the merrier! Invite everyone from friends and family, to work colleagues, members of your gym, church or community group.
Shout about it!
It’s fantastic that you’re raising vital funds for vulnerable children, so don’t be shy. Let everyone know exactly what you’re doing so they can come along and support you.
Plan your publicity
What’s the main message you want to promote, and who is your target audience?
Keep it short and simple and include:
- details of the event: date, time, location and contact details
- why you’re supporting Save the Children and what we do
- how much you’re hoping to raise
- anything unusual that will grab people’s attention.
We’ve put together a free fundraising kit and other resources to help your event run smoothly. Find out more
See if your local supermarket, church or club has a notice board where you can place a poster. Don’t forget about your workplace, community centres, doctors’ surgeries and hairdressers.
Set up your own web page or blog on networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to tell people what you’re doing. Or simply link your Facebook profile to givealittle.org.nz or fundraise online and you’re away!
Fundraising at work
Fundraising with your colleagues can be a lot of fun and a great way to get to know your team better.
Parties, balls and galas
Whatever time of year, there’s always a good excuse to throw a party. Organise a games evening in your office. Get everyone to bring along their favourite game and pay a donation to participate.
Golf days, football or rounders competitions will inject a bit of competitive spirit into the workplace. Charge people to enter or get sponsored by friends and family.
Ditch those suits and ties and charge everyone $10.Those who don’t dress up should get charged double!
A simple way to double your money - ask your company to match the amount you’ve raised and it’s double the benefit for underprivileged children.
Fundraising at school
Whether you’re a student, teacher or principal,you and your school can get involved to help change children’s lives.
Adopt us as your charity
Support Save the Children throughout the academic year and we’ll provide you with fundraising ideas and resources to help your school to make dramatic change for children around the world.
Sell yo-yos and receive $1 from every sale
Get your school to sell yoyos for $5 and receive $1 back from every one sold. This money can be used towards helping your school meet its own fundraising targets.
Have a mufti day where students pay $2 to participate. You could add a twist by using the theme ‘play’ to get all students to wear their favourite sports team gear.
Fundraising with friends and family
Involving your friends and family in fundraising activities will benefit your community as well as the children you’re raising money for.
Get your friends together for a games night. Ask your friends to donate the cost of a night out to participate in some good old fashioned entertainment.
Tea parties are simple, easy to arrange, and can be held anywhere. They can also be combined with a raffle, cake sale or jewellery sale to help raise even more funds. Catching up with friends while fundraising for a valuable cause is a treat way to spend a morning.
Run a toy and game sale with your friends and family or even your local school or community group. Ask people to donate toys and games they no longer use, then sell them and donate the proceeds.
Games event in your community
Lively up your local community by organising a community event. Donate the entry fee, funds raised from an auction, or the proceeds from selling refreshments.