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Top 10 Tips

1. GET A PLAN

Put a plan together of how much you expect to raise and how you will do it. This will help you to set realistic targets and make sure that you get your sponsorship money in on time.

2. GIVE YOUR SUPPORTERS SOMETHING FOR THEIR MONEY

You get a better response by giving people something in return for their money than by asking them for straight sponsorship, this could be as simple as offering balloons or stickers – we can help with this get in touch 2. Think about your skills.

3. WHAT CAN YOU DO THAT YOUR SUPPORTERS WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR?

Previous ideas have included a hairdresser putting on a fashion show and one budding cook offering their catering services for small dinner parties.

4. THINK ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW

How can you reach people beyond your usual group of friends or colleagues for sponsorship. If you have children, could they raise money through school?

5. TIME YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT

Certain events work better at certain times of the year, for example, you could hold an Easter Egg Hunt during the Easter holidays. Sporting/entertainment events are perfect for sweepstakes, just use your imagination.

6. CAN YOUR EMPLOYER HELP?

Make the most of your workplace. Ask your employer to match what you raise, or even give a donation. Many companies set aside a fund for this purpose. Do they have a Charity of the Year scheme?

7. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOMETHING THAT ALREADY EXISTS

Make your fundraising just that little bit easier by using something that already exists. Does your local pub already have a quiz? Might they be willing to donate the proceeds?

8. YOUR SUPPORTERS DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO PART WITH THEIR CASH TO HELP YOU OUT. COULD THEY DONATE A PRIZE?

Giving money is not the only way supports or NDS can help, they can donate a prize, equipment or time to help us achieve some of our goals this year just be imaginative.

9. STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

If you’re doing a sponsored event, make sure you ask us for a FREE NDS t-shirt.

10. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN YOUR FUND RAISING AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT!

It’s important to give yourself more time than you think you need, you never know just how long it’s going to take.