Here’s a guide to help you with your fundraising. A little imagination can go a long way…
1. Yes I am a Ocsoberite! – how do I let everyone know?
Regularly communicate with your social network by providing updates on your efforts to keep them engaged. Remember to email your close network first because they are more likely to give you larger gifts (and encourage others to do so).
A newsletter or a blog is a good way to keep your friends, family and colleagues involved in what you are doing for Ocsober.
Sections you can include:
- What I did this week
- Current fundraising total and fundraising target and link to your Ocsober fundraising page
Remember: you are not only fundraising, you are also spreading awareness about Ocsober and Life Education.
Forward to a friend!
Make the most of viral marketing and ask supporters to forward your email and let others know about your efforts.
Send an SMS message to people asking them to donate either in cash or via the website – always refer to your direct web page on Ocsober.
Keep your Ocsober page updated
Update your page on a regular basis, this will allow your sponsors to see how you are going sober in October. You can do this by changing your photo and editing your personal message on a weekly basis.
Add the link of your fundraising page to your email signature so others can learn about your Ocsober challenge.
Mention your Ocsober challenge on your Facebook account explaining that you are seeking sponsors – always refer to your direct web page on Ocsober.
2. What more I can do?
Write to your local newspaper in the form of a press release: remember journalists like to take exerts, it is better to write in third person. Tell your story, why you wanted to get involved with Ocsober and of course remember to include your fundraising page link so you can receive donations!
Create a Flyer
You can use the same information as you have used for the email updates and simply print and stick them around your local area
Check out our Ocsober posters that you can stick around to inspire your friends.
Donations instead of Gifts
If your birthday is coming up in or around Ocsober just tell your friends/ family member “no presents please donate to Ocsober” and add your fundraising page link.
IMPORTANT – Don’t forget to thank everyone that supports you during Ocsober!