It can be for your school, or it can be for a much loved community organisation. The only restriction is that they need to be an Australian not-for-profit registered on GiveNow.
Pick a project
As we recommend for all CrowdRaising campaigns, it is always better to pick a specific project or program rather than general fundraising for your school or local organisation. People like to know where their money is going and what it will enable. Nana will be far more motivated to donate for new books for the library rather than to the general school slush fund.
Link your CrowdRaiser to a student event
A walk-a-thon? A read-a-thon?
It can be an existing annual event that would benefit from online transactions, or a new idea.
While you can certainly run a CrowdRaiser simply asking for donations, linking it to an activity that students participate in is often more appealing to donors. Uncle Bob is interested in supporting his niece’s efforts in running, but may not fancy giving a straight donation for library books.
You can create a special event to kick off a CrowdRaiser or you can tap into existing school events. Many schools have cross country runs or colour runs, readathons or other activities where kids are encouraged to try harder and do more whether it’s just for fun or to improve their skills. Students taking part in these events can use their own efforts to get more donations - $1 per book read, $5 for every kilometre run!