Fundraising tips

Fundraising tips

Whether you are fundraising for the first time or are a fundraising veteran, these tips will help you raise more for Borne.

10 steps to fundraising success

Set up your fundraising page

It’s easy and only takes a few clicks to set up a giving page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving

Personalise your page

Write a few words explaining what you are doing and why preventing premature birth is important to you. Don’t forget to add photos! 

Set a target

Pages with a target are more likely to raise funds and keep you motivated. Aim high and tell the world. If you reach it early, raise it! 

Make the first donation

Get your fundraising off the ground by contributing first. It will encourage others to join. 

Ask your close circle

Rally your friends and family members first. Send them a personal email or ask them to donate in person. 

Mobilise your network

Build on the messages you sent your inner circle to email your colleagues and contacts.

Share on social media

Tell your friends and family what you are up to and make sure to tag @bornecharity in your posts.

Don't be afraid to ask multiple times

People want to hear about the good things you are doing. The more you ask, the more you will raise.

Thank your donors

A little love can go a long way. Let your donors know how much their generosity means to you and to Borne.

Wait... it's not over yet!

20% of donations come after an event has ended so make sure to follow up with an update about how you did.

Maximise your impact

UK taxpayers can increase their donation by 25% at no extra cost with Gift Aid!

  • Use Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving to collect your donations. JustGiving will ask your donors about Gift Aid and collect it automatically for Borne.
  • Use our sponsorship form for online donations. We can’t claim Gift Aid without the donor’s full name, first line of address and post code. Mail the form to: The Borne Foundation, Suite 3.01, Bridge House, 181 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG.
  • Are you a higher rate taxpayer? If so, you could benefit from up to a 25% rebate on the value of your donation. Visit HMRC website: gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid

Many companies run match-funding schemes for their employees which could double the total you raise. 

Match-funding platforms include Benevity, Charities Trust, CyberGrants or Giving Force

Ask your employer about match giving and take your fundraising to a whole new level! 

Contact us

You can count on the Borne team to support you in your fundraising journey. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by emailing hello@borne.org.uk or calling 020 3955 5150.

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