Fundraising tips

Fundraising tips from two fundraising experts

Coming up with new and fresh ideas to keep up the fundraising momentum can often be tough. But fear not! We have some great little fundraising nuggets that will help with any fundraising challenge you might be taking on. We took part in a fundraising clinic in Manchester, hosted by the Virgin Money London Marathon, which welcomed two fantastic fundraisers to share …

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Share your #runface to win a Royal Parks Half VIP Experience

If you’re running the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon and are fundraising on Virgin Money Giving, get your #runface ready because we have a fantastic prize. All you need to do is share a photo of your #runface with us this weekend! Tweet the image and include our twitter handle @VMGiving and the hashtag #runface (don’t forget to follow us!) or …

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A-Z of fundraising ideas

A-Z of fundraising ideas

Coming up with fundraising ideas can feel daunting, like you don’t know where to start. But the good news is that what you can do to fundraise is absolutely limitless, and it doesn’t have to be hard work. You can do what you normally enjoy doing, something wacky, a personal challenge, or even an organised event. Here’s our A-Z of …

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Fundraising idea: why personal emails might be the spark you need

Fundraising idea: why email might be the spark you need

We all like a little love in our inbox, and sending personal emails to your friends and family is a simple but great fundraising idea. With the Virgin Money London Marathon being our biggest annual fundraising challenge, this year we asked our fundraisers how they helped their charities change the world. Of those we asked, over 70% found that sending personal emails …

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Be your charity’s hero

Cancer charity fundraiser Jonathan and his wife Lauren with their marathon medals

My #ReasonToRun is that following my battle with Testicular Cancer and chemotherapy, I will continue to run with fight and determination for those who can’t, whilst fundraising for charity along the way. Putting your charity front and centre of everything you do, really helps to drive your fundraising and get your supporters to really understand why it matters. We caught up with Jonathan and …

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Why you should be asking for donations in person

Maybe you’re not running a marathon, but sometimes fundraising can feel like a marathon effort. With the Virgin Money London Marathon being our biggest, annual fundraising event, we asked our fundraisers what really worked for them. Whilst sharing your story on social media will help, nothing is quite as compelling as sharing your story in person and having a one-on-one …

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Whatever you do, be creative

Being happy to be alive and urging for more progress with brain research is my #ReasontoRun One thing we’ve learned this week is that when you’re fundraising, it’s really important that your donation requests, your story and your page stand out. If they are different, if they grip your supporters, you interest people and interested people make donations. If there’s anything you …

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