One month to go until The Manchester Sleepout 2019!
11th October 2019, 9:53 am
With just over a month until The Manchester Sleepout now is the perfect time to start collecting sponsorship, if you haven’t done so already.
We recommend setting up an online fundraising page with JustGiving. Once your fundraising page is live you can share it with friends, family and colleagues quickly and easily. If you raise funds in this way the money will come directly to us. Facebook has recently introduced fundraiser pages which means you can opt to donate directly to us through this platform as well. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding online fundraising.
Here are a few fundraising tips from previous Manchester Sleepout participants:
1. Set a target
Pages with targets raise 46% more than pages without targets. Pages with higher targets also raise more money, so don’t be shy! The target for the Sleepout is £150 per participant, but aiming higher could mean raising more. £150 could be used to run employment sessions for 10 individuals and cover the costs of training to allow them to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
2. Tell your story
Tell people why you’re sleeping out! Do you want to raise awareness of the homelessness situation in Manchester? Do you think we’re doing important work at the Booth Centre? People are more likely to support your page if it has a personal story also online giving pages with photos raise 14% more.
3. Share, share, share
Don’t be afraid to promote your fundraising page, people want to hear about the good things you’re doing! Share it on Facebook and Twitter, pass it on to your email, WhatsApp and LinkedIn contacts, and add the link to your work email signature. 20% of donations come in following the event so a final post to share your experience is a good idea.
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