An online giving page is a simple way to collect donations: your supporters can donate directly, and Gift Aid will be collected automatically.
Sign up for an online giving account. The main sites are JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving: remember to choose Sightsavers as your charity of choice.
Upload a profile picture to make the page feel more personal, or add a Sightsavers image: see below to download some examples.
Add a description about the event and explain why you’re supporting Sightsavers. Visit our About Us page for info, or use the following text: ‘Sightsavers is an international organisation working in more than 30 of the world’s poorest countries to prevent sight loss, fight disease and promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities.’
Add an event date to boost donations leading up to the big day itself.
Post regular updates about your training and fundraising.
Set a fundraising target to help you track your progress.
Want to tell your supporters why you're choosing to raise money for us? You'll find information about Sightsavers’ vision, mission and work on our 'About Us' page.
Set your fundraiser target and add a finishing date.
Give it a catchy title and add a description of why you’re raising money for Sightsavers. Suggested text could be:
‘Sightsavers is an international organisation working to prevent sight loss, fight disease and promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Since it was founded, Sightsavers has helped to provide 7.3 million cataract operations and given more than a billion treatments for debilitating diseases. Donations will help support its work in more than 30 of the world’s poorest countries.’
Add a photo: you can choose one from the suggestions provided.
Click ‘Create’ to publish your fundraiser and you’re ready to go!
Share your fundraising story with us
Post your fundraiser on our Facebook page to let others see why you’re raising money for Sightsavers.
Use your page to tell the world what you’re doing, then add text, pictures and videos to bring it to life. Explain why you chose to do what you’re doing, and why you decided to raise money for Sightsavers – you may have a personal reason for deciding to help us. If you’re fundraising for someone special, share their story too.
Once your page is built, sharing it on social media is a great way to tell potential sponsors about your fundraising. You can also follow Sightsavers’ accounts and tag us in your posts for even more exposure.