When you live your life by a pretty hectic schedule, it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in your own affairs and not take a look at what’s going on in the world around you. But it’s important to step back and take a look around every once in a while. Sometimes, this can be disheartening, as there are bad things happening in the world around us. But it’s important to remember that you can do things to help change the negative and slowly turn it into a positive. Doing a little for charity will always make the world a better place for someone out there! So, when you get some spare time on your hands, here are a few steps that you can take to contribute to this!
Choose a Charity
It can be relatively difficult to choose just one charity to raise money for. There are so many out there doing great things in the world. But generally speaking, it’s better to settle on one and stick with it – at least for the duration of the fundraising activity or event you intend to carry out. There are a couple of reasons why it’s best to focus on one charity. First of all, while every penny counts for charities, smaller charities, in particular, will be able to do more with one large donation. This means they don’t have to wait for subsequent small donations to carry out work or put the money to good.
A second reason is that it becomes less confusing for the people who are sponsoring you or donating. Choosing one charity ensures everyone knows exactly where their money is going! If you feel really split, you can always host further events dedicated to other single charities!
Create a Challenge
Now, let’s focus on how you’re going to raise money. There are generally two good options when it comes to encouraging people to part with the cash in their pockets or bank accounts – creating a challenge for yourself or hosting an event. Let’s start with creating a challenge. When you create a challenge, you basically encourage people to sponsor you to do something out of the ordinary. People will pay to see you achieve a set goal. You could embark on an epic challenge whilst raising money for charity. Physical challenges tend to prove well – consider running a marathon, climbing a mountain, or hiking a set distance. Some people will challenge themselves to cut all of their hair off (if you do this, donate the hair itself to a specialist charity too). Alternatively, you could try more trivial challenges, such as not speaking for a set amount of time.
Host an Event
The second option is to host an event. You can put on some sort of act (think live music, a comedy performance, or a play) and charge people for entry. The proceeds from the takings online beforehand and on the door can be donated! You could also raise more money during the event by carrying donation buckets around or hosting a raffle.
Hopefully, the above information has helped to give you an idea of where to start when it comes to raising money for your chosen charity!