Walk to Cambodia – How To Get More Donations

So you’ve signed up to join our virtual fundraiser and fitness event, Walk to Cambodia. You’ve shared your donation link amongst your friends at family. But, you’re still not meeting your fundraising goals yet. What do you do now?

Here are some tips on how to get more donations, from all of us at Walk to Cambodia:

Have you set up your fundraising page yet?
You need a fundraising page to receive funds (duh!), but maybe you haven’t had time to do it or have forgotten. Well, the good news is that it’s not too late. You can still set up your fundraising page. Here’s how:

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Think about what you write on the fundraising page
Think about why you’re participating in Walk to Cambodia. Why is it important to you? We all know that education is important, but why is it important to you? Do you have any personal stories to share? (Hint: you can find some example stories from our website!)

Try and pull at their heartstrings so that they know you care, and that they would also care! 

Promote your fundraising page
Okay, you’ve set your fundraising page up, but are people seeing it? There are plenty of ways you can promote your fundraising page, but at Walk to Cambodia, we’ve learned that consistency is key – if you don’t see results immediately it’s just a chance to try a new approach that speaks to your audience! 

Emailing/texting people, sharing your badges on social media with a link to donate, hosting social events, there are so many ways to promote your fundraising page! Just remember, consistency is key!

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Look at the templates we’ve provided

If you’re feeling stuck on how to write your email, we’ve got an email template for you to use:

Dear friends, 

Haven’t got time to read this email? You can head straight to my donation page. [insert hyperlink] 

This April I am proud to be virtually walking the distance from Australia to Cambodia to raise funds for children’s education. The sad reality is that 1 in
5 Cambodians over the age of 15 are illiterate; 35% of Cambodians live in multidimensional poverty (and this is expected to increase drastically due to COVID-19), and only 38% of teenagers are enrolled in secondary education. 

By supporting my participation in Walk to Cambodia, you will help me raise funds to change these statistics. We all know that education is the key to improving lives, which is why the funds raised will provide education for children living in poverty in Siem Reap. Every day, more than 250 children attend education classes at Human and Hope Association Cambodia, a community centre that is entirely run by local staff who can provide the children with the consistency, support and dedication they need. These classes include English and Khmer language classes, preschool, art and a library. 

The COVID-19 impact in Cambodia has been equivalent to losing five years of human development progress. Let’s not allow those figures to get worse. 

You can support my walking efforts by making a donation to my fundraising page. [insert hyperlink]. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. 

Thank you for your support! 

Don’t forget about the prizes!

We’re rewarding you for your fundraising efforts, so there are some incredible prizes for both individuals and teams this year! What are you waiting for? 

Have you got any tips on how to get more donations? Let us know!