Originally Posted by Nathan k
I would like to raise money for charity while i am doing it, Both Cancer research ( my dad had cancer twice ) and Naomi House are charity's I'd like to help out. after seeing what two thousand raised by my school has done to help Naomi house it would be great to see what maybe even four could do!
If someone has had experience is raising money for charity and how it all works i'd really like some help. could i possibly do it via the website so there would be a running total? also is the money paid to me and then onto the charity or directly to the charity? if it is paid directly how do I keep track of what I have raised.
I am also hoping to maybe get a radio station involved to raise awareness of the task and help raise money for the chosen charity.
I'm no marketing expert so I am sure there is many other ways to use this opportunity to Nathan
few notes might be of use
whichever charitys that you decide to raise money for let them know well in advance before you go along with the venture ,
Begars cant be choosers but some charitys may also have a limit to what type of danger//safety risks that you are going to undertake whilst raising money in their name .
eg rowing a bath tub across the english channel raising money for a new rescue boat and it sinks ,,you raised £500 but it cost £ 50,000 to go rescue you ,or sky diving for a spinal injury unit and you break your back whilst landing ,
most charitys now have some sort of Fundraising manager paid or otherwise and they should be able to give you media publicity and support for your efforts ,
keep everything money wise transparent .
also many people caught up in the excitment or intoxication of the event may say they are donating or going to give a certain amount money /going to sponsor you but then back out when the time comes to actually handing over the money .
another issue ,though one that probelly Wont be of concern to you is that one charity cannot give money to another charity.
you may also find that people will give or raise more money for a specific item or equipment or project the particular charity is under taking rather than it goes to general funds,,,people like to see where their money,s gone .
whatever you say you are going to raise the money for it will have to go for that specific cause even within that chosen charity ,
best wishes and best of luck ,,mart.