Setting up an online fundraising page is the best way of gathering sponsorship or donations, and it’s really easy to do.
We recommend the JustGiving platform for your online fundraising page. It’s the most popular fundraising website in the UK and has been around since 2000 – making it the same age as our charity!
You can use the page to tell people all about your challenge or event, and supporters can donate directly – meaning the funds come straight to us (no messing about with cheques or transfers!) and Gift Aid is claimed automatically.
Supporters can leave a personal message with their donation, or they can remain anonymous if they wish.
You can also share your page link on your social media channels to encourage even more donations.
Like most online fundraising page providers, Just Giving takes a small amount of donations to cover processing fees.
If you’re an online social butterfly, and you’d prefer to keep everything in one place, setting up a fundraiser on Facebook is a great way of gathering donations.
The fundraising page is connected to your profile, so you have a ready-made audience in your friends list, and it’s really easy to share.
Select us from the list of charitable organisations and have some fun choosing a cover photo, setting your target and providing the details of your challenge or event. Just like any online fundraising page, sharing your personal reasons for supporting the PHA UK will encourage donations.
Facebook doesn’t deduct anything from donations, so every penny goes to us. Plus, your friends donate directly via Facebook, meaning they don’t have to go to another website after seeing your post.
And every time someone donates, it shows up in their friends’ news feeds, drawing attention to your cause.
The only downside to using Facebook as your fundraising page is that it makes it harder for those who don’t use the social media platform to donate.
Because Facebook often changes how it does things, we haven’t included a step-by-step guide to creating a page here. However, we promise it’s really easy – just ask Google, or use the search bar on your profile.
As well as fundraising pages, you can also use Facebook to collect donations in celebration of your birthday or other special occasion – without having to take on a challenge or organise an event. People often choose to ask for donations in lieu of cards and it’s an excellent way of raising a little more money (and awareness of PH!) at special times of the year.