How to get started?

Want to start a fundraiser, but you don't know exactly how to get started? We'll help you on your way!

1. Think about what you want to do. What are your strengths and capabilities? Where do people want to give money to? Tip: come up with a fundraiser as close as possible to your own interests and talents. That makes it much easier to start your fundraiser!

2. What do you need for your fundraiser? How many people need to join and when would be the best time to start? Ask friends/family/collegues for help and input.

3. Create an account. This is your personal fundraising page where you can save information and where people can donate money.

4. Start you fundraiser on the platform. Don't forget to publice your fundraiser. 

5. Promote your fundraiser by for example e-mail, fb and instagram and refer donators to your fundraising page. Check the amount raised regularly.

6. If you have received money in cash, count this, and deposit that amount on your fundraising page.

7. Communicate the final amount that is collected by your fundraiser to your donators and don't forget to thank them.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start a fundraiser?
Go to the orange button ‘Start fundraising’ or to the business unit of your choice. Then create your own account. Within this account you can manage your action(s). Describe your fundraiser briefly, upload an image and keep your donors updated. If you already have an account and fundraiser you can start a new fundraiser within your existing account.
Is it possible to start a fundraiser with a team or department?
Yes, this is possible. A team captain should start the fundraiser and team members can link their own fundraisers to the joint fundraiser. It is still possible for your friends and family to donate directly to you. This amount is added to your own fundraiser but also to the total amount of the team.
What happens with my donation?
All your donations benefit SOS Children's Villages. The destination of your money depends on the project the company is supporting. All donations benefit the children of the project chosen by the company.
What do I do with donated coins and bills?
It could be that people want to give you instant cash for your fundraiser. Excellent! Keep this money in your wallet and transfer the amount that you received in coins and bills by donating it through the platform.
How do I find sponsors?
There are several ways to promote your fundraiser for SOS Children's Villages. We have some tips to promote your fundraiser: • Promote your fundraiser on social media: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter • Email everyone you know the link of your fundraiser, ask for a donation and ask them if they want to share your fundraiser as well. • Tell everyone at work, school or sports club about your action and ask them to support you by a donation. • Print out flyers and distribute them to everyone you know or distribute them in your neighbourhood. • You can also ask us for tips, email us at lone@soskinderdorpen.nl or check out other fundraisers to get inspiration.
Can I delete my fundraiser?
Yes, this is possible. Within your account, there is the possibility to end your fundraiser.
What is SOS Children's Villages?
SOS Children’s Villages helps underprivileged children in developing countries. We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled. In addition, SOS Children's Villages ensures that children get everything they need, such as health care, education, shelter and food. Do you want to know more? Go to http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
I have another question
Do you have another question? Mail us at lone@soskinderdorpen.nl and we will answer your question as quickly as possible.

TRANSFORMING LIVES

SThree has been supporting SOS children’s villages for 8 years in now. In 2018 we reach the milestone of a partnership of 10 years and aim to have raised 1 million GBP by then. Due to our partnership we have been able to make a difference in the lives of many vulnerable children. The biggest part of our fundraising activities have been done for an SOS Children’s village in Chipata, Zambia. But SThree and her brands have also been of great support to other projects in different areas around the globe.