One of the many wonderful things about the internet is that it makes raising money for charity beautifully simple. Last year, with very little effort, I managed to raise over £200 for St Mungo’s during World Zombie Day. Here’s how to do it:
1) Visit justgiving.com and set up your account. An easy way of doing this is to login via Facebook – this means you can then post updates direct to your profile to encourage donations.
2) Once you have done this, you’re ready to create a page for the event. Justgiving will ask what charity you are supporting, so search for St Mungo’s. You will then be asked what type of event you are doing: select the “personal challenge” option, and then call it what you will.
3) Customise your page by adding photos of yourself in full make-up, and further details about World Zombie Day. The target is useful as it encourages people to donate to try and make you hit it. Here’s an example in my current page (only just created today, hence the lack of donations – feel free to rectify that if you like!).
4) Add yourself to the “Team Zombie” group: top fundraisers will win prizes! Visit WZD London and click on “Join the Team” (next to the list of Team Members).
5) Finally, the most important part… PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE! Last year all I did was email my family and close friends and send them a link, and then post the link a few times on Facebook. You could also email it round work colleagues, or put something up on the office noticeboard. Remember with Facebook to post more than once – often people only log on once a day or less, so if it’s not in their newsfeed they won’t see it. I always donate to people’s charity pages when I see them on Facebook, even if I don’t know them that well, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.