It is thanks to the fundraising efforts of our supporters that we continue to help the medical sector in Venezuela. Our work really would not happen without you! To help we have put together a short guide, so that raising money for Healing Venezuela could not be easier. ➡️ DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO Not decided what you would like to do? Check out our past events for some inspiration, click here or on our Justgiving page to get inspired by some of our athletes. Need some resources, click here. ➡️ GET STARTED We suggest these 4 easy steps to get you going:
1️⃣ Get in touch with your fundraising team, we will support you all the way. If you are planning to take on a challenge please contact Gabriela at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are planning to organise an event, please contact Thamy at email@example.com
2️⃣Set up a Virgin Money or Justgiving account: This will make it easy for your friends and family to donate online and via text. Please log on to our Virgin Money Giving page to set up your own Virgin Money page. If you prefer you can set up a Justgiving page. Alternatively, you can always use use Facebook.
Make it personal and upload a picture of yourself, fundraisers who add a profile picture raise 15% more. Adding that personal touch of why this means so much to you can make all the difference, it will help you to engage and inspire others.
3️⃣Send an email to friends and family : Our most successful fundraisers reach out to their friends and families via email or text explaining to them why their support is so important.
4️⃣Tell the world about your campaign: Use your social networks to tell the world about your efforts. Social media is a powerful tool to help raise awareness. Tweet or share your link and ask your friends and followers to share it too. The more everyone shares it the more people will see it.
➡️ KEEP GOING AND FINISH STRONG Use our top tips to reach your fundraising goals:
Send out a follow up email: A gentle reminder to your friends and family as we are all busy these days.
Keep your community updated: Why not post a photo of the preparations for the big day? Keep your friends and family updated on why this means so much to you and what you are doing to prepare.
Thank your supporters: This may sound obvious but it is essential and as up to 20% of donations are made after the event it really is worth doing. Thank your supporters and remind those who have not made a donation how important their support is.
➡️ A GREAT BIG THANK YOU FROM US: Receive a great big thank you from us, for all your hard work, enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration, we could not do our job without your support. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.