Your commitment to covering 100km in 20 days to stamp out bullying is something to be proud of—and something that your friends and family will want to support!
Check out the below tips to maximise your impact and help Life Education stamp out bullying and violence.
1. PERSONALISE YOUR PAGE
Show your supporters why you are committed to breaking the cycle of bullying by customising your fundraising page.
We know that fundraisers with personalised pages tend to raise more funds and create bigger impact. So let others in on why you are stepping up and taking on the Healthy Harold Hundred challenge.
- Upload a profile picture so people can spot your page.
- Edit your bio to share your personal motivation for fundraising and stepping up to end bullying and violence!
- Track your kilometres through your page by linking to your preferred fitness app, or entering in your kilometres manually. Your supporters will love to see your progress!
2. GET OFF THE MARK WITH YOUR FIRST DONATION
Why not lead by example by donating to your own page? Show your supporters your commitment to breaking the cycle of bullying and set the standard for donations to come. Every donation will make a difference.
$52 can provide resources to a school for a respectful relationships campaign
$140 can tow the Life Education van to a school
$500 can help a class of children to stamp out bullying and violence
3. SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIALS
Let others in on your distance and fundraising journey by posting to your social media pages. Share a Facebook status update for friends and family, or get your business network involved on LinkedIn.
Don’t know where to start? Check out our social media posts and image templates available in resources.
Remember to always include the link to your fundraising page and keep your supporters updated on your progress throughout the challenge. Don’t forget to use the Hashtag #healthyharoldhundred
4. SEND PERSONAL MESSAGES
While wide-reaching, not everyone will see your social media posts or donate right away. Direct contact with friends, family, networks and colleagues can be extremely effective in generating donations. Use one of our templates or write your own personal story to share your reasons for getting involved and helping to break the cycle of bullying and violence.
Send an email, a text or even a private messenger including the link to your fundraising page. You may be surprised by who has been touched by bullying and wants to get behind your efforts to make a difference!
5. SAY THANK YOU
Making a donation is a generous choice – so don’t forget to say thank you to those who get behind you! You can do so on your fundraising page blog, by sending a personal text, or sharing a thank you on your social media while tagging your donors.
These public thank yous will help donors to feel the impact of their support – and encourage others to be part of your journey by donating.
6. ASK THE ONE PERSON WHO CAN'T SAY NO
We’ve all got one. Maybe it’s your Nan. Maybe it’s your boss. Maybe a parent, friend, family member, colleague, neighbour, or just someone who owes you big time. The people in your life want to support you—they just need to be asked. So give them a call, fire off a text or send an email to your nearest and dearest.
7. REMIND PEOPLE
Even your best-intentioned friends and family may actually forget to donate! Don’t be afraid to remind them.