Top 10 Tips

Top 10 Tips

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1
Set out clear aims and objectives in the early planning stages

This will keep you on target and ensure that you raise as much money as possible in a manageable way.

2
Use your connections

Family and friends are there to help and will be more than happy to get involved!

3
Be realistic

Don’t set your targets too high. Take one step at a time and don’t panic if a target isn’t met for a certain event. Simply think about areas of improvement and use these ideas to help make your next event more successful.

The best events are often different and funny.

4
Be creative

The best events are often different and funny. Sitting in a bath full of baked beans is much more entertaining than a sponsored silence!

5
Plan carefully

Never rush into an event. Sit down and work out all the details first before proceeding.

6
Be professional

Approach potential contributors in a friendly and enthusiastic manner. Always explain why you are doing a project, what you hope to achieve and how they can help. Don’t be too pushy but appear assertive.

Make sure you know some basic facts about Projects Abroad and research your destination. Be prepared to answer any questions that come your way.

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Know your facts

Make sure you know some basic facts about Projects Abroad and research your destination. Be prepared to answer any questions that come your way.

8
Be resourceful

If you know people who have travelled previously, see if you can borrow their equipment or ask if they know cheap places to buy kit.

9
Be confident

Don’t be disheartened if it appears difficult to generate funds. Stick with your plans, remain upbeat and remember there is always help at hand from friends, family, teachers, local communities and the Projects Abroad team.

Be resourceful

10
Put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising and enjoy yourself!

This is the beginning of your volunteering journey and should be an exciting and rewarding time! The more enthusiastic you are and the more fun you make your events, the more likely people will be to support you and donate towards your trip. So keep your chin up, imagination flowing and smile beaming.

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