How To do fundraising on Justgiving

Creating a fundraising page on JustGiving for an event organized by UKIM or one of our tour operator, Event Organizer is a straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

Step 1: Sign Up or Log In

  1. Visit JustGiving: Go to the JustGiving website at www.justgiving.com.
  2. Sign Up or Log In: If you don’t have an account, click on “Sign up” to create one. If you already have an account, click on “Log in” and enter your details.

Step 2: Start Fundraising

  1. Start Fundraising: After logging in, click on “Start Fundraising” on the homepage.
  2. Choose Your Cause: Select “Start fundraising” again and then choose the charity (UKIM or UK Islamic Mission) you want to support. You can search for this in the search bar.

Step 3: Set Up Your Fundraising Page

  1. Select Your Event: Choose the type of event you are organizing or participating in to raise funds. If it’s a specific event organized by the UKIM, select the relevant option as that helps us to track your target. Otherwise, you can select a general event type such as a run, walk, or personal challenge but this should not be chosen when you registered for a particular event or challenge with UKIM.
  2. Event Details: Enter the details of your event, including the date and location if applicable.

Step 4: Personalize Your Page

  1. Fundraising Target: Set a fundraising target. Be ambitious but realistic about how much you hope to raise. There should be no bar on raising more than that.
  2. Page Title: Choose a compelling title for your fundraising page that will attract attention and interest.
  3. Your Story: Write a personal story about why you are raising funds for this charity and why the cause is important to you. Include any relevant details about the event. These details are given on challenge or event published on ukimevents.org website (in case of any doubt)
  4. Photos and Videos: Add photos or videos to make your page more engaging. Personal photos and videos can help donors connect with your cause but it is just an option and not mandatory.

Step 5: Share and Promote

  1. Share Your Page: Once your page is set up, share it with friends, family, and colleagues via email, social media, and any other channels you use.
  2. Update Regularly: Keep your supporters updated on your progress and any milestones you achieve. Regular updates can help maintain interest and encourage more donations.
  3. Thank Your Donors: Show appreciation to those who have donated by thanking them personally or publicly, either through social media or updates on your fundraising page.

Step 6: Monitor and Manage

  1. Track Donations: Keep an eye on the donations coming in and acknowledge each contribution.
  2. Engage with Supporters: Respond to messages and comments from supporters to keep them engaged and appreciated.

Tips for Successful Fundraising

  • Tell a Compelling Story: Explain why the cause matters to you and how donations will make a difference.
  • Use Social Media: Utilize social media platforms to reach a wider audience. Regular posts and updates can keep your campaign in the public eye.
  • Create a Fundraising Team: Encourage friends or colleagues to join your fundraising efforts to expand your reach.
  • Organize Mini-Events: Consider hosting small events like bake sales, car washes, or online auctions to boost your fundraising efforts.
  • Thank Donors Publicly: Recognize and thank your donors publicly to show appreciation and encourage others to donate.

By following these steps and tips, you can effectively raise funds for your chosen charity challenge/event on JustGiving. Good luck with your fundraising efforts!

Note: After you start fundraising please do not forget to notify and share link with UKIM whatsapp group made exclusively for your event.

Looking forward and thanks for your time to read these instructions.

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