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Setting up your online sponsorship page

Your online sponsorship page makes it easy for you to reach your supporters.

Setting up a sponsorship page isn’t too complicated and, when you share it through email and social media, you can reach a lot of people who will be happy to support you and the work we do.

How do I create a sponsorship page?

Head over to JustGiving  and click “Fundraise for us” to set up your page. The process is very fast and simple, just follow their steps and fill in the details about the fundraising activity you are taking on.

Do I have to handle any money transfers?

No.  These services take care of the financial and admin work. JustGiving collect donations, add Gift Aid and the transfer totals to us directly when they are made.  These services make it very easy for people to donate money or sponsor you.

How do I let everyone know about my page?

These pages make it very easy to share, just copy and paste the URL link and share it with your friends and family over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You can also tag our charity accounts in your social media posts and we will see them online.

Don’t forget email or text message or Whatsapp!  While it’s easy to send everyone in your contacts list a mass email, we recommend that you create smaller groups and tailor a slightly different message for each. You can make separate group messages for family members, social acquaintances, close friends, non-social media users and anyone else.

You will be surprised at how a little extra time spent writing more targeted messages can prompt people to action.

How do I make my page grab people’s attention?

Under your JustGiving account settings, you will be able to edit your page in a number of ways to make it stand out. We recommend adding pictures to your page, sharing your story about why you have chosen to support Sarcoma UK and make sure to include information about your fundraising activity!

I’ve already set up a page with another website

JustGiving works closely with our small team to let us know when a new page has been set up and allow us to get in touch with you to offer our support. However, we’ve noticed more fundraising pages are being set up on other websites that don’t always provide the same information for who to thank. You all mean so much to us, so we hate feeling like we’re missing someone out.

If you already have a page set up, but you haven’t heard from us yet, please contact our team at fundraising@sarcoma.org.uk

Don’t they charge a fee? Isn’t it better if I send you money directly?

There is no fee for fundraisers and donors. There is a small fee for us though.

These services make it very easy for many people to raise funds for us. They manage the financial transactions (collecting donations, claiming Gift Aid, transferring amounts back to us) and for this they charge a small administrative fee.  We believe that we get very good value for this small fee as otherwise we would have to spend a lot more time on tools and administration to properly collect funds raised.

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