STEPtember fundraising can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it may seem daunting to ask friends and family for donations. The good news is that you don’t have to wait until STEPtember starts on 1 September, so you can get a head start and start your fundraising right after you've registered.
Here are 4 simple steps to help smash your fundraising goal:
1. Customise your page: Add a photo to your online fundraising page and update your story as to why you are taking part in STEPtember. These actions will show your potential donors how serious you are about fundraising for Cerebral Palsy Alliance and why you want to make a difference to the lives of those living with a disability.
2. Make a self-donation: Get a head start on the competition and make a self-donation. Leading by example shows your commitment and inspires your supporters to donate.
3. Get sharing: After you have sponsored yourself and set up your page it's time to start fundraising. Share your page on Facebook and email everyone you know to ask them for their support. Here is your custom URL for your fundraising page: (insert Fundraising URL).
4. Create a Facebook Fundraiser: You can create a Facebook Fundraiser which allows for you to collect donations from your Facebook to be counted towards your STEPtember fundraising total. It is all done through the Facebook platform and supported by the PayPal Giving Fund which grants the donations to Cerebral Palsy Alliance without charging any service fees.
We have a lot of resources to help you spread the word and reach your fundraising goals! Head over to our resource hub for digital templates, printable posters and more. You can also access resources through your Dashboard in the ‘Resource’ page.
Fundraising Tips and Tricks
Don’t worry if you’ve never fundraised before – we’ve got lots of excellent fundraising hints and tips to help you out.