Tips & Tools

Whether you're raising money online or planning an event, here are some tips to make the most of your idea!

Make the most of your online fundraising page


Be the first! By donating to your own fundraising page, you're showing your commitment to your fundraising and setting the benchmark for the family and friends who come to your page to make a donation.


Remember to upload a profile photo: People want to see who they're donating to (and it helps create an emotional connection!).


Update your fundraising page! Keep your family, friends and colleagues updated with your training and fundraising progress:
How are you going?
What obstacles have you come across?
What are you really enjoying?


Tell your story: Let your family and friends know WHY you're doing what you're doing. They want to know your story, so go ahead and share your passion!


If you hit your target, or you're close to reaching it... increase it! If your network thinks you're close to your target, they might not donate as much as they originally intended.

Raise money using Facebook


Create an event on Facebook and invite all your family and friends to join

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Tell people what you're doing and why it's important to you.


People love to hear the reasons behind your endeavour so be personal!


What you're doing is brilliant and you shouldn't feel shy about sharing it with your friends. Post your fundraising page link to your Facebook wall.

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Let everyone know what you're doing.


Ask your friends to share your page link to their own networks – gain an even further reach! Uploads photos, share yourself in action with your Facebook friends!


Show pictures of the cause you care about and inspire them with your passion. Everyone's on Facebook

Cancer Council Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria is on Facebook too!
'Like' our page and post on our wall.

Raise money using Instagram


Take photos that show the reason behind your decision to raise funds.


Choose powerful images which represent the cause you care about.


Let your supporters in to why you're fundraising and the importance of your cause.

Show what you've done


Upload photos of your event.


This will really help when asking for donations just after the event has taken place.


Proof of what you did and the fun you had doing it.

Hashtag your photos


Hashtags that are relevant to your event and cause so that your images pop up in other people's Instagram searches.


Don't forget to use #CancerVic

Screenshot your fundraising page


Putting up a photo of your page is a brilliant way to show your followers how they can get involved and donate.


Just remember to include your page link in the accompanying comments.

Raise Money using Twitter


Tweet your fundraising page link to your followers.


Ask followers to retweet your message.


You can share your page link more than once, but remember not to bombard your followers