Put the 'FUN' in FUNDRAISING
These fundraising tips and tricks will get you moving in the right direction to make incredible impact for people with cerebral palsy.
Set up a Facebook Fundraiser
This connects your web fundraising page to your Facebook! It only takes a minute, and people who do, usually get their first donation that same day!
Create or join a team
This is a great way to get involved in STEPtember! It will supercharge your fundraising efforts, and add loads of fun and competition to keep you on track.
Get a head start on the competition and make a self-donation. Leading by example shows your committment and inspires your supporters to donate.
LOG STEPS CONSISTENTLY
Log your steps each day and share your progress with your supporters. They'll feel connected with your journey and motivated to support you.
SUGGEST AN AMOUNT
Suggest a donation amount. E.g. $52 will support research into the causes and incidence of cerebral palsy to further prevention and treatment.
Share your fundraising page wherever your family, friends and colleagues are. Think Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Slack, Teams.
Make sure you regularily update your supporters. This can be via social media, text or email. Some people might just need a reminder to donate.
Set challenging personal fundraising and step goals, upload a profile photo, and add a description to share why you're STEPping up.
Need some more inspiration to smash your fundraising goals? This year we have incentives for our amazing fundraisers!
- Raise over $1000 and receive a ‘2023 Hero’ STEPtember Cap!
- Raise over $2000 and receive a '2023 Legend’ STEPtember t-shirt AND a '2023 Legend' Medallion
Fundraisers who reach these goals will receive an email on how to claim, or reach out to us for more info.
FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR INDIVIDUALS
Host a trivia night (in person or virtually) and ask for a donation to your fundraising page to participate. Offer extra points for funny answers or costumes.
Smash your step count by mapping out some scenic routes and ask for a donation to your fundraising page to join your running squad.
Host a dinner party and invite guests to make a donation to your fundraising page. A friend or two might help you set-up and cook. Make it fancy and get dressed up!
Roll out the red carpet for your friends with a movie night at your place. Charge a ticket fee to attend and set up a 'candy bar' with drinks and snacks to swap for donations.
Spring clean those wardrobes, and sell your pre-loved items at a garage sell or online. Add the sale cost to your fundraising page, and even invite buyers to make a donation.
Offer to take your neighbours', friends' or family members' dog for a walk in return for a donation to your fundraising page (bonus - you'll get your steps in!)
FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR ORGANISATIONS
STEP UP CHALLENGE
Challenge employees to share a photo or short video of their most creative stepping activity #STEPtember2023 and offer a company donation to their fundraising page as a top prize.
Encourage your workmates to bring their trainers to work and join you for a group walk at lunch. Ask them to donate to your team or organisation fundraising page.
Run an auction for something rare, like a bonus leave day or a parking spot for a week. Host it at the office or via Facebook live to include interstate teams.
GROUP TRAINING SESSION
Ask a friend or colleague to donate a lunch time fitness session (e.g. boot camp, yoga, meditation). Ask for a donation to your team or organisation page to participate.
Offer delicious afternoon treats in return for a donation. Partner up with a colleague and ask them to make something savoury while you do the sweet or vice versa.
RE-USE AND RECYCLE CLOTHES
Get your STEP team together, collect pre-loved clothes, and host a mini-garage sale in the office or online. Add the proceeds to your team's fundraising page, and ask your boss to match your donations.
FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR SCHOOLS
MAXIMISE YOUR IMPACT
Why not create a bit of friendly competition by splitting the school into year groups, then classrooms? Each class can have their own fundraising pages so they can see how each other are doing.
Get the whole school on board and get your STEPs in with a mass oval walk at lunch time. Get the whole school community involved to make an event of it.
Make everyone excited for lunch time! Set up a sizzle for a gold coin donation. What about during Saturday Sports to get the hungry families involved?
Free dress, or everyone wears sneakers to get their moves up! Make sure you charge a gold coin donation to go towards your fundraising.
Offer delicious treats in return for a donation. Do the classics like Fairy Bread or Chocolate Crackles and see your fundraising tally rise.
Choose a fun activity everyone can do together at the same time and ask for sponsorship from the school community. This could be a massive egg & spoon race, Dance-a-thon, or make the most of your Cross Country day. Everyone moving together as one!
Don't take our word for it
"I shared my fundraising page on facebook when I knew my friends would be scrolling over their morning coffee. Five of my friends donated within three hours ... I was blown away!"
Peta - STEPper 2020, 2021
"Making a self-donation showed my family and friends how serious I was about fundraising. Many of them followed my example and donated the same amount, and some donated more!"
Ali - 2021 STEPper
"Coordinating my team to STEP UP is a breeze. The STEPtember team provides so much support. I especially love the Toolkit designed for Corporate Coordinators like me!"