Tips & Tricks for Fundraisers
- ENJOY: select an activity or event-type that you enjoy doing (it could be based around an existing hobby or interest).
- HAVE FUN: big or small it is up to you, every little bit helps. The main thing is to have fun doing it and support a cause close to your heart.
- SHARE: personal stories are the most powerful of all, so be sure to share your reasons for supporting bowel cancer awareness and Bowel Cancer Australia with your donors and sponsors.
- LET EVERYONE KNOW: spread the word among family and friends whether that be face-to-face, via email, online or over the phone, chat to your work colleagues, get something included in your club/group newsletter, and “shout it from the rooftops”!
- BE SOCIAL: post your fundraiser details on your social media pages. You may even like to create a special Facebook event and invite your friends.
- CREATE: make a poster or flyer about your fundraising and distribute them around your workplace or local community (be sure to request a copy of the Proudly Supporting Bowel Cancer Australia logo and receive the appropriate charity/company/council approvals first).
- WORK IT: ask your HR department if they can put a posting about your fundraising on the company intranet or in the company newsletter. Investigate if your employer matches charity donations (many large and/or community conscious organisations do). Hold a fundraiser at your workplace.
- START LOCAL: your local community will usually be the ones to support you most. Start with local shops and businesses when it comes to asking for donations and support for prizes, auctions, raffles and promotion.
- PROMOTE: refer to your copy of Bowel Cancer Australia's Fundraising Kit, including tips for promoting your event online (for free) and getting a story in your local newspaper.
- KNOW THE FACTS: brush up on the key bowel cancer facts to share, including the fact it affects “men and women, young and old”, “is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer” and “three times more people die from bowel cancer than on our nation’s roads”. As well as the symptoms to look out for.
- AIM BIG: Everyone has different amounts of time, resources, experience and funds, but there are ways to make the most of what you have. Get off on the right foot with a launch activity or event. Add an auction or raffle to your event to boost funds raised. Up the ante with your promotion and follow ups when you’re close to reaching your target or a key milestone.
- BREAK IT DOWN: if you have a larger overall target - break your fundraising down into achievable bite-sized chunks (For example: sponsorship from friends and family - $450, apple themed high tea bake off - $150, Red Apple Day breakfast at work - $200, Company Match Giving - $200. $1000 reached!).
- FOLLOW UP: Keep those reminders coming, follow people up and provide regular updates on how your fundraising is going.
- GIVE THANKS: Be sure to thank all your donors and sponsors, tell them why their support is so important and how their donation will help.
Awareness Packs & Merchandise
Bowel Cancer Awareness Packs come in a variety of sizes, including posters and flyers that you can display and/or hand out during your fundraising. Order an Awareness Pack now.
Bowel Cancer Australia also has a number of merchandise items available which you may be interested in purchasing for your fundraising, including running singlets, T-shirts, water bottles and our popular red and white striped Bum Shorts. Visit our online store for further details.
Please note: Materials and merchandise can take up to two weeks to arrive in the post, so to avoid disappointment, please place your order with us ASAP. Missed the deadline? Awareness materials are also available for download at Downloadable Resources.
Proudly Supporting Bowel Cancer Australia logo
If you wish to include / display a Bowel Cancer Australia logo or the charity's name on any materials for your fundraiser, we have a proudly supporting Bowel Cancer Australia logo that we can email to charity approved fundraising organisers. Please don't use the standard charity logo or take a screen capture of the logo listed on the Bowel Cancer Australia, Red Apple Day, or Bowel Cancer Awareness Month websites.