Moving Mountains at the University of Bristol

© 2017 Moving Mountains Trust. Registered as a charity under reference NIC100742 with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. 

Fundraising

Your fundraising target for Moving Mountains is making a genuine difference to the communities in Nepal and Kenya. You will see exactly how your fundraised money is being used on the ground, and this transparency has helped to make Moving Mountains the successful charity it is today.

 

Fundraising is not always easy but, if you approach it in a confident manner and put the effort in, then you will find that it is not as difficult as you might have first thought. Below are a few tips and ideas to get you started.

Split the target into manageable chunks, for example:

25% self funded

25% online donation pages including gift aid

25% one fundraising event like a sponsored event or a cake sale

25% donations from either a grant organisation, family or local businesses or organisations.

 

Always keep in your mind what you are fundraising money for - it is not for you to go out on holiday but is an amount which is going directly to the charity to improve the lives of people.

Online fundraising - Justgiving

One of the easiest ways to raise the funds is by setting up a Justgiving fundraising page, it's very easy to do. You can then follow up with an email to friends asking them to donate.

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Fundraising Tips

  • Make sure your fundraising page is interesting, engaging and explains exactly why you are fundraising for Moving Mountains - people like to know what their donation will help to support.

  • Time donation requests, people are more likely to be generous with their sponsorship directly after payday!

  • Don’t forget to ask for Gift Aid as it means more money goes to your charity (and your fundraising target!).

  • Ask close friends and family to donate first as other people may then match their generosity.

  • Add some perspective around a suggested donation, for example £20 might mean missing visit to a restaurant.

  • Set yourself small weekly fundraising targets rather than thinking about a larger and daunting total target.

  • Get friends and family to spread the word about your fundraising too – they’ll be keen to help you get more sponsors.

  • Make use of social media - Facebook, Twitter, etc are great tools for promoting fundraising.

Fundraising guidance, ethics and ideas

The information in the document below gives a guide for volunteers who are fundraising for Moving Mountains. 

You can download a copy of this fundraising guide here: