Hands Up Foundation is now Action Syria

Fundraising tips

Fundraising for Action Syria? Here are some things you need to know and tips to maximize your efforts.

Whether you are challenging yourself to a marathon, hosting a Supper, or adding your voice to our Carols, here are some tips for success.

  • The easiest way to get your friends and family to donate is by setting up an online fundraising page here.
  • Not everyone wants to donate online, so make sure people know there are other ways of donating to the appeal (i.e. BACS transfer and cheque). Remind them to add Gift Aid (if eligible) – this adds 25% at no extra cost to them.
  • Put some information about yourself and your story on the page, a picture is always a nice touch. People want to know whose appeal they are donating to.
  • Tell people what you are doing to raise money and what this money is for – don’t forget to include our name, using the phrase “in aid of” (e.g. ‘in aid of Action Syria’).
  • Tell your supporters why you are raising money for us. This will help inspire them to donate to your appeal.
  • Make it clear if part of the money you raise will cover expenses – such as entry fees for races or the cost of food for events.
  • Share your fundraising page on your social media such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter/X. Don’t forget to tag us too!
  • Share updates on your fundraising page. It could be updates on your training, menus for the event or how the fundraising is going.
  • Let your supporters know that they can organise a fundraiser for Action Syria too.
  • Thank your donors for their donation.

When raising money for a charity (like Action Syria), the Fundraising Regulator regulates your fundraising to make sure everything is legal. Following the above tips will ensure you are following their guidance.

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