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How to Launch Your Give-It-Up Challenge Fundraiser

5 Steps to Start Your Give-It-Up Challenge

With little materials required, a give-it-up challenge is quite easy to set up. You’ll just have to follow these steps:

1. Create a campaign page.

It’s important to have a centralized location for information about your event and how people can participate. There should also be a spot on your campaign page for people to contribute their donations. That may be a link to your regular donation page or an entirely new one for the campaign.

2. Give your supporters ideas for habits to give up.

Some people may need help coming up with habits they can give up for your give-it-up challenge. It’s best to offer some ideas to encourage people to join in.

3. Let your supporters know what their donations will go towards.

Make sure your supporters know what you’re raising money for, whether that’s your cause in general or a specific initiative. That way, they’ll be more motivated to participate.

4. Promote your fundraiser.

Spread the word about your give-it-up challenge fundraiser to recruit participants. You can post about it on social media, hand out flyers, and share your campaign page in your email newsletters.

5. Share the results.

When the fundraiser is over, make sure to share the results with your supporters. Let your supporters know how many people participated and how much money you’ve raised. That way, people can see the difference they’ve made. Additionally, other supporters may be inspired by the results to participate next time.

That’s all it takes! In just five easy steps, your organization can host a successful give-it-up challenge fundraiser.

How to Get More People Involved In Your Give-It-Up Challenge

The more people that participate in your give-it-up challenge fundraiser, the more successful it will be. Maximize the support you receive with peer-to-peer fundraising.

In addition to your central campaign page, use peer-to-peer software to set up individual campaign pages for your participants. Give each participant access to their page and allow them to customize it. They can describe the give-it-up challenge, what they’re giving up, and the cause their money is going toward.

However, instead of just having the participants fundraise, their friends and family will join in as well. Each participant’s page will have a donation link for people to pledge money in support of the participant. A participant’s friends and family can give one-off donations or choose to pledge a certain amount of money for each day the participant gives up their habit.

This way, you’re getting more people involved in your fundraiser and may even inspire others to participate in the challenge. Additionally, this method expands the possibilities for what people can give up. While the original challenge focuses on spending habits, this version allows participants to give up any habit since people will be sponsoring them even if the habit does not involve spending. For example, a participant could give up watching TV or using social media.

Ideas for What Your Supporters Can Give Up

As we mentioned before, people may have a difficult time coming up with habits to give up for your campaign. We don’t want that to be a barrier to their participation in your give-it-up challenge fundraiser, so here are some ideas for what you can suggest:

  • Coffee/tea/soda/alcohol. Any drink of choice besides water is a great choice for your give-it-up challenge. Especially if your supporters buy a coffee or tea each morning, they can easily make theirs from home and donate their daily coffee money to your cause instead.
  • Dessert. For your participants with a sweet tooth, suggest that they give up dessert for your campaign.
  • Nail or hair appointment. Getting your nails or hair done is definitely a luxury that can be skipped in honor of your campaign. Encourage participants to do their nails or hair at home and donate the money they would’ve spent on an appointment.
  • Shopping trip. Supporters who love to shop until they drop should consider contributing some of their shopping spree money to your cause instead.
  • Take out. Calling all home cooks! Have your supporters make themselves dinner instead of getting take out. That way, they can enjoy a home-cooked meal and give back to a good cause.