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Tips and tricks

Thank you for supporting Rare Cancers Australia. 

Here are some top tips to get your fundraising off to a flying start!

Our hope is that the 10-year anniversary event can be the biggest year yet; with the most amount of money raised for the delivery of patient support programs, including crisis payments for patients under severe financial strain. 

If you’re looking for ways to boost your donations, please see the Fundraising Toolkit for Participants.

1. Get started

Customise your page

Make it easy for your supporters to sponsor you by creating your own free, personalised online sponsorship page. It’s fast and easy to do using the link in your registration email.

Include an image or photo. It’s always inspiring to see the people behind a fundraising campaign. Your message to your sponsors can be very powerful. Think about what you want to achieve and why you have chosen this cause and how your supporters’ contributions will help Rare Cancers Australia. Your 500 words or less can make a major difference.

Set your target

Set yourself a target and shout about it! Make your goal reachable by breaking it down into small weekly fundraising targets, rather than getting intimidated by the final figure. As you get close to your target, let people know so that they can get behind you and help get you over the line.

Don’t be afraid to up your target once you’ve achieved it.

2. Spread the word

Share, share, share

Social media is one of the best ways to make sure everyone knows about your fundraising and the challenge you are taking on. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Email it to your friends and family. Post, tweet and capture your training regime to show friends and family your dedication and commitment. Don’t forget to tag your posts with #kosichallenge.

3. Involve your networks

Get others to help

Get friends, family and work colleagues to spread the word about your fundraising too - they'll be keen to help you get more sponsors and fundraise on your behalf.

Ask your boss to match your donations dollar for dollar, or recruit colleagues and create a team together.

Think creatively

Get others involved in your fundraising by organising an activity or event. Some fun ideas could include hosting a barbeque or cake sale, a sponsored silence, dog walking or holding a second-hand book sale. Please let us know if you need any support with an idea.

4. Have fun & thank everyone

Don't forget to say thank you

Make sure you enjoy any fundraising activities you carry out and take lots of pictures to show us how you got on!

Pass on your thanks to everyone who has sponsored you, letting them know how the climb went and how much you raised.