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Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

I have been talking to and encouraging friends, family and work colleagues to get behind me and support me to achieve my fundraising target and beyond. Emails and Facebook has been really helpful in getting the word out about what I am working towards. My birthday was a good opportunity to get people together and do a fundraising auction. To motivate my friends to give me funds before my birthday I said the highest donation before my birthday gets to pick what I wear to my birthday.

A fundraising auction works as follows:

How to raise $800 via a birthday Auction

  1. I asked my friends to come to my birthday and bring along something they no longer wanted that was new or near new. 
  2. I then auctioned off the items they brought at my birthday. 
  3. People then donated the amount they bid onto my fundraising page. 
  4. I had one person take down the name, email and $ bid amount.
  5. I emailed all the people my fundraising page and what they bid on the night. 

People brought along things like a set of kitchen knives, candles, a dress, a lamp stand etc. The highest item sold for $90 which was a set of kitchen knives.

 

Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

I came up with a creative campaign name and some cool ideas through brainstorming with friends (MoobsOnBikes) and I have since set up a website (moobsonbikes.com), instagram and am working on getting a FB page up. I have been updating my personal FB after each ride and am not taking myself to seriously in these posts. 

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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    My approach has been to excite people to consider donating to the ride by offering a prize if they make a donation. Because I felt the request to donate occurs so frequently among my friends and also in the community I wanted to firstly capture their attention with a prize offer before sharing my request and more information about why I am asking for their financial support. I approached friends and cold called other businesses I knew sold products or services my friends would find attractive. I post a new prize every few days on Facebook and Instagram and have sent emails to work colleagues and those who don’t use social media. Friends can win the prize by being the next person to make a donation after posting the prize on these social channels. My fundraising page is the anchor for information about the prizes and indicates when they have been won. So far I have offered 7 prizes with another 5-6 confirmed, and planning to complete my fundraising campaign with a large significant prize on 31 January!

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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    My friend Celia and I have a strategy to host two fundraising events to raise funds for Tearfund as well as to ask family and friends for direct support. We had our first event early November which was a movie night. We hired out our local cinema and charged guests $28 to see the wonderful new-release He Named me Malala and a drink. We made $18 on every ticket sale with a total profit of $1,200 which we split equally for our fundraising target for Tearfund. It was a fabulous evening and also acted as a recruitment for the Queenstown Classic with flyers for guests to take away. Our second event will be in January/Feb and is a Progressive Dinner on bikes. Watch this space!

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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    So far I have organised a couple of Cambodian Banquet Dinners. Everyone pays for a ticket and from that ticket I pay the restaurant for the banquet and then the difference goes towards my fundraising :) I have had one so far (which went really really well!!) and the other is already sold out too, but it won't happen until December :) I have also been posting HEAPS on Facebook trying to keep all of my friends up to date with how my fundraising is going. I have had over $500 so far just in straight donations which has been really encouraging! 


    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    I am doing a charity garage sale on Dec 5th.

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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    We have actually donate some money to our own cause, and started the donations out that way, to "get the ball rolling", so to speak. So our fundraising is higher than it might otherwise be at this point because we ourselves contributed to it. But we think that the cause is so worthwhile that we also would give money to it, and we demonstrated that by putting our money where our mouth is. Then we posted on facebook and sent out personal emails to people who we thought had both the funds and the interest to donate. I think the fact that we have supported people financially before when they were doing charity events makes them more likely to want to support us.

     

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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    My son and I have brainstormed lots of ideas from which his top was a Bunnings BBQ. Unfortunately, the Public Liability etc makes things like that unfeasible for most individuals these days, so my husband and I kick-started his fund raising ourselves to encourage both Rowan himself and to encourage other family and friends. So far that hasn't really flowed onwards, but that can sometimes be a last minute thing, especially as most of the family is in Victoria and will see us as we depart for the ride. He has therefore set about breeding and selling rabbits and guinea pigs, raising over $300 with his first batch, although not all have been picked up yet. He hopes to double that before the ride and in the meantime friends with a B&B have offered a weekend stay as a raffle prize and he has been sorting out some items from around the place and cleaning them up to sell on ebay or Gumtree.
    While Rowan raises his bunnies, I have been baking bread, both fruit loaves and olive with feta, to sell at work and have so far raised over $100. Unfortunately, it is HOT in the kitchen, so I have capped the loaves/week and started working on some of my days off from the hospital picking blueberries at a local farm. Some friends are coming with me and will be also donating their "Blueberry" earnings! A great chance to get into the fresh air, spend time chatting and still work towards the target. It is conveniently a round trip of 22km to the farm so is a good excuse to get the bike out. I have also joined Rowan in a general cleanup and have been refurbishing some unused horse equipment to sell. If all else fails, a couple of overtime shifts at work will get us both over the line!

     
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    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    I have mixed it up a bit to capture different audiences.  I have had very few individual donations so far but have hosted a fun 'Eurovision Pizza Party' where we watched Eurovision and I made home made pizzas, a massage therapist friend came and gave $1 a minute massages, a bake sale at work (my staff cooked as well and we sold to other departments) which raised $238 and I will have another one in July, I have a sausage sizzle coming up, a Christmas in July dinner - $25 a head at my house (with a friend helping me whip up a roast dinner for 20), and a pamper afternoon with afternoon tea and $5 entry with facials, massage and nails available - pay per service...
     
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    Tiffany bake sale
     

    Q2: How have you found peoples interest in what you are doing?

    People are definitely interested, think I am either amazing or crazy for attempting it
     

    Q3: Have there been any surprises or interesting things happen to you as youfundraise?

    One of the few individual donations I have received was from another manager at work who I really didn't expect to - nice to have something come out of left field.
     

    Q4: How is your training coming along?

    I am training about 4-5 days a week now, 200-250kms per week.  I commute a couple of days and have added in some hill work at Mt Gravatt mountain and Mt Cootha before work - I need all the training I can get!  It's getting chillier in the mornings but I am always glad when I get going.  Fighting a head cold this week so have given myself some time off.
     

    Q5: What has kept you motivated to raise so much money?

    One of my sons was diagnosed with an unusual eye condition when he was about 8yrs old - he was able to have preventative measures put in place.  If not, he would have been legally blind by the age of 15yrs.  I see him now at 19yrs of age living life to the full and only having to wear contact lenses.  If he was born in another country or outback Australia, his future would have been very different.  This motivates me to raise money to give others the opportunity of life changing eye surgery.

    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    I have been emailing, facebooking, pestering my friends, and running Norwex (cleaning products) parties. Everyone has been so generous with their support and donations. Most people can't say no if you ask them face to face.
    The most successful strategy has been emailing/Facebook messaging people directly with a message which is not copy and paste. Then staying in touch, and asking/reminding people face to face got the best results.
    Posting things on my Facebook wall and sending bulk emails brought a couple of donations in, but the majority came from generous colleagues and friends who I followed up with regularly.
     
     
  • Lorinda
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    Lorinda
     

    Q2: How have you found peoples interest in what you are doing?

    People are very interested in adventures for a cause. It's a great talking point in the office, and most were really keen to know how much you had trained that week, and how the ride went.
     

    Q3: Have there been any surprises or interesting things happen to you as you fundraise?

    I was surprised with how many people donated to help me reach my next 'target goals'. Colleagues and friends would donate just to get me over the line. 
     

    Q4: How is your training coming along?

    Training has been going well, with a couple of rides per week. Travel over the Christmas break meant that I wasn't training as much just before the ride, but I still felt prepared.
     

    Q5: What has kept you motivated to raise so much money?

    I'm not very competitive on the bike, as I'm middle of the pack - but my goal was to double my fundraising efforts from the previous trip. This helped me to keep on asking and reminding people to donate. Every dollar counts and goes such a long way for those in need. When you aim high and achieve a great fundraising total, you know that so many lives will be changed for the better. I also love being at the top of the fundraising leaderboard :)

    Q1: What have you been doing to fundraise?

    My fundraising has had three facets:-

    1. First, talk to any one and everyone I come in contact with about my 25000 spins adventure. We printed up some small pieces of paper with a short description of what we’re doing and the link, which I carry in my wallet. They don’t seem to have been too successful, people promise with no follow through. 
    2. Second, I’ve sent out emails; From 10 weeks out I have done a countdown till “the rubber hits the road.” This consisted of my “Seven Reasons for doing the Great Ocean road ride.” I am simply sharing from my heart the reasons the ride is important to me, nothing spectacular or earth shattering, just my journey to this point.
    3. Third, as I run a small business I am personally asking of my customers and suppliers to support and help those living in poverty.  
    4. I have also put a couple of posts on Facebook, so I guess that’s four:-)

    I’m not one who is comfortable promoting things or asking for help or money, so I’ve kept my fundraising fairly low key. My focus has not been so much on asking for help as it has telling a story, in fact as I look back at my first three emails, I didn’t ask at all, I tried to build a little curiosity and invited those who wanted to know more to check out my page.

     

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