Reaching your minimum pledge is a simple process using your online 'My Fundraising Page'. Ask your family and friends to sponsor your walk/climb! Simply direct them to www.eurekaclimb.com.au or you can direct them straight to your specific fundraising page which can be found when finding and clicking on your name in the "List of Participants" Here are some tips on making the most of your fundraising page:
If your donor would prefer to donate to you with cash or a cheque instead of a credit card payment you can manually provide them with a donation receipt. Simply fill out the Sponsor Payment Form which you will need to retain to hand in with the cash or cheque on event day and then provide them with the Sponsor Payment Receipt which is theirs to keep for their own records.
Make sure you upload a photo and add a personal message to your fundraising page. Make your page attractive and engaging for your family and friends. Adding a photo puts a face to the cause and will entice people to donate to you.
Set yourself an overall fundraising goal. This way you can track your efforts by keeping an eye on your overall tally. A fundraising goal will also allow you to see when you might need to do a bit more of a push for donations via email or your Facebook page. Did you know if you raise $500 you can “Run to the Roof” which allows you to have your photo taken on the roof of the Eureka Tower?! Perhaps $500 if a great goal to start with!
Why are you entering the Eureka Climb? Are you trying to get fit and this is your ultimate training test? Do you have a few extra kg’s to shift so your using Eureka Climb as your motivational goal? Or is running Eureka simply something to tick off your bucket list? Share your personal story and journey with your family and friends, often people will donate more money to an event/charity they feel they have a connection with.
Utilize your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Perhaps have a weekly update on your Facebook page letting people know how your training is going….if they can see you putting in the hard yards they are more likely to donate! Tell them when you hit a milestone with your training or fundraising.
”Today I climbed the 1000 Steps in the Dandenong’s in preparation for my first Eureka Climb challenge! As I’m climbing away, please consider supporting me and donating to the events Charity Partners, Interplast & Whitelion. Visit my personal fundraising page here".
“Woo Hoo! I’ve just reached the $500 mark with my fundraising for Eureka Climb! I now get to run to the roof of the Eureka Tower! Let’s see if I can raise another $500 between now and the event! Donate to me today by visiting my personal fundraising page"
Utilize the social media icons located on the left hand side of your personal fundraising page. You don't have to log-in, just find yourself on the "Registered Participants" list and click on "View Profile" to get there. These icons have been set up for you so you can share your pages easily with others. Just click and follow the prompts.
Upload your photos to the Eureka Climb Facebook page and write regularly on our wall - let us know how your training is going! Maybe you have some tips you can share with fellow walkers/climbers!
Don’t be scared to let people know what you are doing! The Eureka Climb is a massive challenge and a massive achievement once finished! Tell your family and friends what you are doing! Maybe you could speak at the end of your next staff meeting? Or hold a family dinner to spread the word.
Lots of companies encourage staff to participate in charitable events and fundraising, so ask your company if they are willing to include something about you on the company website or the intranet or company newsletter. Some companies offer a donation-matching scheme, where they will match the amount of money an employee raises. How high can you raise the bar?
Print out our poster, place your details in the white box and stick the poster to the staff room fridge or pin board! Use the poster to ask people to visit your personal fundraising page and support you. Download here.
Consider changing your email signature to add a line at the bottom which includes the web address of your personal fundraising page. Include the Official Eureka Climb email signature available here.
Start a competition within your team to see who can raise the most money. Perhaps you could fine your team members if they don't turn up to your training sessions with all fines raised donated to your fundraising tally.
On Sunday November 16 I will be participating in the 2014 Eureka Climb – which will see me climb 88 floors (that’s 1,642 stairs!) all the way to the top of Eureka Skydeck to help rebuild young lives. All of my fundraising goes directly to the events Charity Partners Interplast and Whitelion.
Please click here if you would like to donate to this amazing cause and help me to achieve my fundraising goals. (you can find your personal donation URL by searching for your name here)
Thank you for your support!
Often people donate to charity runs etc… and don’t hear anything back from the recipient. Make sure you send a big thank you to the people who donate to you! You can send them an email by logging into your fundraising page, a list of your donors can be seen on the right hand side – you can then click email!