We’ve teamed up with Justgiving.com, the UK’s leading online fundraising website, so you can donate and raise funds for us online.
Using Justgiving saves us costs and reduces our admin burden, so going online is by far the most efficient way of supporting us.
It’s easy to make a single or monthly donation with a credit or debit card online:
All you need to do is go to www.justgiving.com/babylifeline/donate
Justgiving reclaims Gift Aid automatically and pays your donation directly to us at the end of every week, and the site is 100% secure.
Justgiving also makes it easy to raise money: you can create an online fundraising page in minutes to collect donations for any sponsored event or appeal.
You can create your own for any event at www.justgiving.com/babylifeline/raisemoney
Fundraising pages are just like paper sponsorship forms, except they’re online, so you don’t have to traipse around collecting cash and cheques. Simply personalise your page with a photo and message and email the web address to all your contacts. Friends, family, work colleagues and anyone else, from anywhere in the world, can then make a donation using your page.
You can create a fundraising page for absolutely anything. You could get sponsored to run, swim, cycle, get fit, grow a moustache or have your head shaved. The only limit is your imagination.
Click here to see who is currently raising money for Baby Lifeline using Justgiving
Five tips for successful fundraising with a Justgiving page:
1. Personalise your message
The best fundraising pages tell a really good story. Let people know why you’re going to the trouble of raising money, and they’re much more likely to take the time to donate. Explain why you have chosen to support Baby Lifeline, some of your sponsors may not have heard of us so you need to tell them why you are going to the effort of raising funds for us.
2. Add photos and video
A personal photo makes your page much more engaging. You can also add Youtube Videos that, along with photos will help to bring your page to life. The more interesting, compelling and imaginative the more likely your supporters are to send your page on to their friends.
3. Tell everyone about your page
Before you email your entire address book, ask your closest friends and family to donate first. An empty page can be a bit intimidating, so having a couple of donations on the page should encourage other sponsors. People tend to match the amounts already listed on the page, so if they’re generous ones, all the better! Email your other contacts in groups (e.g. colleagues, running club, friends overseas, etc) personalising your message each time.
4 - Put a link in your email signature
Add your page’s web address, or one of Justgiving's 'sponsor me' badges, to your email signature. That way, every email you send raises awareness of your fundraising and attracts more donations.
5 - Get a Widget or Badge
You can add an animated Justgiving Widget to your website, Blog, Facebook or MySpace page to advertise your page. Click here for more information.
To see more tips on successful fundraising you can visit Justgiving's 'Clinic' Blog
If you have any questions, or need any help, you can contact the Justgiving helpdesk on 0845 021 2110 or email@example.com Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.