COVID-19 is an unsettling time for everybody. Like everyone, we have been largely affected by the cancellation of events, social distancing and the lockdown. All of our scheduled fundraisers for 2020 and our paid work have been cancelled or postponed. and this has left us in financial difficulties with danger of closing in a few months.
But we have some virtual fundraising ideas to help you support us!
Why choose virtual fundraising?
- Low cost
- Easily accessible
- Open to anybody
- No location barrier
- Can go at your own pace
- Can fundraise as an individual or in a group
- The beauty of technology! Plenty of apps are now available
- Make it fun, and get creative
- Still support a worthy cause
Virtual Races with Race Nation
Race Nation has made virtual races easier than ever!
You can create a new event on their platform, or transfer a current live event to a virtual event. Tracking is made easy on their app, meaning supporters who are now self-isolating can track your event progress and support you from the comfort of their own home.
For all guidance on virtual races follow this link >>> Race Nation
With more time at home in social isolation, people are going to yearn for some social time.
You could host a discussion chat and have different topics per day
You could host a masterclass, e.g. cooking/baking, nail art, or arts and crafts - Use your skills and passion and get social!
Host a musical evening e.g. virtual busking
You can use online virtual tools such as Zoom, or go Live on Facebook or Instagram and ask for a small donation.
For more ideas, check out this link >>> Virtual Fundraising