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Top tips to be a successful fundraiser

At everydayhero, we know how hard it can be to keep up momentum when you are fundraising for a cause you care about over a long period of time.

To help you continue to build on your fundraising to date, below are some tried and tested methods that will help you keep the ball rolling towards August 27!

Remind yourself

Remember why you are doing what you are doing – don’t forget the passion behind your reason to raise money for your cause.

Raise your profile

Make sure you have completely filled in your profile. Having a profile picture, an updated story, and sharing your page on social media can make a huge difference

Share your training

Connect your fundraising page with a fitness app such as MapmyFitness, Strava, or Fitbit and share your training updates with your family and friends. Show them how committed you are while getting in shape for the big day!

Don’t lose your momentum

If your donations slow down, you should speed up! Send out reminder emails to friends who have yet to donate, call in that favour you’ve been meaning to redeem andremind your loved ones of your passion behind what you are doing and the steps you are taking to achieve it.

Change

If you find yourself getting bored of your training programme change it, don’t risk hitting a plateau and becoming de-motivated. Try a new route or a new time to go for a run. Why not take a look at the Bridge to Brisbane day website and try out the official event route?

Goal setting

Set weekly or daily goals for your fundraising. Having smaller, more achievable targets will mean you’re more likely to achieve them and keep up your positive energy.

Pat your own back!

On that same note, reward yourself when you hit certain milestones within your fundraising or your training. Whether that’s taking time out to go to the cinema or just treating yourself to a day off, don’t forget to relax and recharge.

Raise money in good company

Get your friends and family to join in with your efforts, whether it’s for the main adventure or just helping out with your smaller fundraising events beforehand. Create a team for Bridge to Brisbane Day and join your efforts! As a team, you can all fundraise for the same organisation or pick the one you each care about most.

Enjoy!

Last, but by no means least, don’t forget to have fun!

Yet to enter Bridge to Brisbane Day? It’s not too late – but hurry, last year’s event SOLD OUT! Get your runners on and enter NOW. 

Don’t forget to share your training snaps by using the hashtags #bridge2brisbane and #BestTimeBNE!

This blog was written for the Bridge to Brisbane Day community by our friends at everydayhero.