So, you are interested in running some fundraising for Strength Restored! First off, can I say thank you! Fundraising is not only an awesome way of raising funds, but also raising awareness of our mission, so it is wonderful that you are considering doing this for us!
Currently, we are not a registered charity, but this does not exclude anyone fundraising for us by any means – and don’t worry, we are working on that pesky charity registration as we speak! – the great news is that you don’t have to look very far in order to fundraise as you would for a charity, as you can still use JustGiving – albeit slightly differently to how you would once we are a charity!
We will now walk you through how you get started fundraising for us.
Log in or sign up to JustGiving as you would normally, click on your name in the top right-hand corner of the site. (link to the site can be found at the bottom of this page.)
Click on Start Fundraising.
Choose Start crowdfunding.
Decide how much you want to raise, What you are raising the money for, and select your category (In this case it will be Children and Youth.
Choose a compelling picture to be your cover photograph, remembering it needs to reflect what you are doing to raise the funds. (e.g, if you are running a race, a picture of people running.) If you need any help with this, just drop us an email. One of our team will be very happy to whip you something up.
Write a more detailed description of what you are doing to raise the money, and who and why you are doing it.
Pick what your site is going to be called. it can be anything that has not been used by anybody else – but obviously, try and keep it clean and respectful.
Now you should have your page all set up, but there are still a few things you need to do. The first is to go to “Page settings” and decide how long you want to fundraise for, you can choose between 30, 60, 90 or 120 days, but you can extended up to just under four months. We suggest, however, that you keep it short and sweet.
Finally, you will need to tell JustGiving where to send the funds. Click on “Funds” on your pages menu bar. This will take you to a page which will tell you how much you have raised so far. Also on this page is a button as seen below, titled “Add your bank details”
Here you have the option of paying it to PayPal or directly into a bank account (You do have to fill out more information with the latter.) Now, unfortunately, because of the way this work you cannot send the funds directly to us. So, you will have to get the funds paid into your own account, and then transfer the funds to us.
That’s pretty much it, you are good to go. Don’t forget to share it to all your social media accounts so that as many people as possible know what you are doing.
Don’t forget to drop us a line to let us know what you are doing, we will share your links out too!