FUNDRAISING IS AN OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED PART OF YOUR P2P EXPERIENCE
Please read below to see how much we have raised in the last 4 years and also for some great fundraising ideas to get you started and to help maximise your fundraising total.
Fundraising has been an option for P2P since 2012, we encourage you to consider it as part of your Knight Frank Point To Pinnacle registration in choosing to fundraise for a charity. We hope in time that the Point to Pinnacle will continue to raise significant funds for a range of different charities over the coming years.
CONGRATULATIONS in the last 4 years we have raised a grand total of $449,000.17 for many different charities. See below for a breakdown of where our funds have gone.
2012 – $40,995 2012 – $13,558.75
2013 – $62,457 2013 – $48,369.16
2014 – $50,689 2014 – $72,749.05
2015 – $92,541 2015 – $67,641.21
Total – $246,682 Total – $202,318.17
# The Mobart Mobros group have been a major driving force behind this outstanding total and we would like to thank and encourage them to continue their amazing work for Movember, along with everyone who has raised money in the last 4 years.
LETS TRY AND SMASH THE ABOVE TOTAL IN 2016 AND HELP OTHERS CLIMB THEIR MOUNTAINS TOO! WE WOULD LIKE TO AIM FOR $600,000 raised in our first 5 years. Please help us reach this target by registering to fundraise.
You can opt in to fundraising in 2 ways:
FUNDRAISING OPTION 1:
MOVEMBER IS OUR OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER
Movember has officially partnered with the Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle as its Charity Partner. Together we aim to raise significant funds and awareness for Prostate & Testicular Cancer and Mental Health.
To choose Movember as your charity option please follow these simple steps:
- Click on Enter Now (On the P2P home page from August the 1st) and begin your online registration.
- Tick the box for question 7 as you work through your event registration.
- Finalise your event registration and payment.
- Movember will contact you soon after your registration is confirmed by email with details to help you set up your online fundraising page.
- Once your online fundraising page is set up, start fundraising.
- Movember goes online in September and this is when you will be able to set up your online fundraising page.
- Please go to www.movember.com.au for more information about this wonderful organisation.
FUNDRAISING OPTION 2: EVERYDAY HERO
CHOOSE YOUR OWN CHARITY
We have also set up a multi charity option utilising the Everyday Hero web platform. This charity option allows you to select a charity you would like to support. It allows you to choose something that is close to your heart. There are many charities to choose from.
Follow the below steps to fundraise for your chosen charity:
- Click on Enter Now (on the P2P home page from August 1st) and complete your registration (without selecting Movember in question 7).
- Finalise your registration and payment.
- “Once you receive your registration confirmation email, click on the fundraising link provided in that email and follow the prompts to set up your very own personalised fundraising page” OR click on the following link to set up your fundraising page now: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/pointtopinnacle2016
- You will set up your own username and password and can personalise the look of your fundraising page with photos and text.
- START FUNDRAISING, send a message out to your networks asking for donations or come up with your own fundraising initiatives. You can raise as much as you like, every little bit helps.
So whether you choose to support Movember or fundraise for another charity through everyday hero, set up your fundraising pages and do your bit to help someone else climb their personal mountains while you climb yours on Sunday November 13th 2016.
There are cash incentives for our highest fundraisers. These cash prizes will be contributed directly into your fundraising page to help boost your final amount. Highest fundraiser gets $500 donated by P2P to their charity and the next 5 highest fundraisers will receive $100 each towards their charity from P2P.
BELOW are some ideas to get you started and to help maximise your fundraising efforts with some helpful hints and great ideas
FUNDRAISING HINTS TO HELP MAXIMISE YOUR EFFORTS:
Once you have set up your personal online fundraising page please use the below information to try and maximise your fundraising efforts.
Technology provides some great platforms and resources to help spread the word about your fundraising efforts far and wide, particularly social media sites such as twitter and Facebook. Here are our top tips to help you make the most of social media and online technologies.
Use your tweets and facebook status updates to let people know what you are doing, and how you are working towards your goals. Provide consistent updates throughout your journey to ensure that your efforts are top-of-mind with all your friends and family, and that you reach as many people as possible. For example, update your friends when you’ve finished a training session, purchased some new running gear, or reached a fundraising milestone.
Your personal journey towards The Knight Frank Point To Pinnacle is what will drive people to donate, so the more information you can give them about your charity, why you chose them and why you are passionate about the cause, the more likely people are to donate to you and your efforts. Include information in your status updates and posts about why you have chosen your charity and how donations will help and be used. If you don’t know this information, check your charity’s website, or give them a call and ask them to send you some information.
Consider not only broadcasting your efforts to all of your followers, but targeting potential donors on a more personal level, through private messages within social media platforms. Both Facebook and twitter include personal message functionality which you can use for this purpose. People are more likely to respond to a more personal request, than one that is broadcast to everyone, let them know exactly why you’ve chosen to enter The Knight Frank Point To Pinnacle.
Ensure that the tone you use in your messaging is always genuine, authentic and sounds like you! Your friends and family know who you are, and they are more likely to respond to a post or tweet that sounds like you, than something that sounds too formal or over written. if you’re known for your humorous personality, use humor in your posts! if you’re more creative and technologically inclined, why not create a video blog or photo collage? If you’re approaching your fundraising for very personal reasons, don’t be shy about letting people know. Stay true to yourself and what you love, and your donors will see your genuine passion for your cause.
6 easy steps to raising $1,000
If you’re new to fundraising, or aren’t quite sure where to begin, we thought we’d give you some tips to help get you started on your fundraising journey. Remember, set your goals high! It doesn’t matter if you don’t quite get there, every little bit helps!
Below are six simple steps to raising $1,000, to help get you on your way to achieving your fundraising goals.
- Get the ball rolling and prove your commitment — donate to yourself. ($50)
If you’re asking your friends, family, and associates to contribute to your fundraising efforts, donating to yourself first will prove your commitment to them, and demonstrate your dedication to the cause.
- Ask your family members to donate. ($200)
Ask four (or more) of your close family members to donate $50 each.
- Ask 16 of your extended family and friends to donate $25 each. ($400)
- Ask 5 of your workmates to donate $20 each, or your boss for a company contribution. ($100)
- Ask five members of your sports team, community group, church, or other club to donate $10 each. ($50)
- Run a garage sale at home, or a book sale or bake sale at work (ask your workmates to help out too). ($200)
The above 6 steps will help you reach $1000.: Why not add one more step and raise another $500!
Harness Social media
Update your facebook status or send out a tweet to let all your friends and associates know what you’re doing, ask 20 of your friends to donate $25 each. ($500)
What else can I do to improve my fundraising capacity
People who personalise their pages raise more money for their charity of choice, so make a great first impression on your friends and family, and greet them with a personal message and a picture of yourself, or even a video! also, try to keep your page fresh and engaging by updating new pictures throughout your journey towards the Knight Frank Point To Pinnacle.
Set a target for yourself
Setting a fundraising target for yourself is a great way to stay on track with your efforts, and also helps your supporters to understand what their contribution means in terms of your overall fundraising journey.
Show donors how their money will help
If you aren’t already aware, why not investigate how the money you raise will help your charity, and share this information with your supporters? Understanding what their money will be used for can go a long way to convincing people to donate. Many charities have this information on their websites, otherwise, give them a call and ask them to send you some information.
Choose carefully who to ask first for donations
Your family and close friends are a good place to start when asking for donations. Remember that people often match the amounts donated before them, and your family and closest friends are likely to support you with more generous donations, giving your page a great head start. Also, an empty donation page can be intimidating to some supporters, so knowing that your family and close friends are behind you should help to encourage other supporters.
Promote yourself — you’re doing something great!
Don’t be shy in letting people know what you’re up to. Update your Facebook status, send a tweet, put a link to your fundraising page in your email signature, download some of our handy fundraising tools including email templates and posters to display in your workplace or school, to ensure you get the word out far and wide!
Make sure you thank those who donate to you
Send a personal thank you note to everyone who donates to your page, outlining what it means to you. They have taken the time to donate their money to you, saying thank you will let them know how much you appreciate their efforts.
It takes so little of our time and effort to make such a big difference to the life of someone else.