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Finding Sponsors for Charity Events

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vixen, 6 Jun 2010.

  1. Vixen


    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,941

    Location: Edinburgh

    How do people manage to get a decent amount of sponsors when they do charity events?

    I'm doing the Race for Life next weekend and so far have only managed to get my mum, my boyfriend and his mum to sponsor me :(. I've finished uni and don't have a job so seem to be relying on friends. I posted on Facebook a few days ago but got nothing, not even family! I could ask people I skate with (who I have on Facebook anyway) but I don't like going up to people with a sheet because I feel it puts them in an awkward position.

    Does anyone have any suggestions so I can make some more money for Cancer Research?

    Thanks :)
  2. ToastedCheese

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,206

    Location: UK

    Predicament. I think in recent years, although commendable, the amount of people doing sponsored runs, walks etc. has increased exponentially. Coupled with the regular international emergencies and the resultant en masse aid fund raising I think people are fatigued - hence the low response you have had.

    I think the only way realistically is to be direct and contact individuals.
  3. Fusion


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,585

    Location: Notts

    You've got to be extroverted when raising money and big yourself up- mention what you're doing at every oppportunity. It may seem "in your face" but its the best way to get results. It can be worth posting on these forums too, some warmed hearted folks here donated to one of my causes last year :)
  4. meghatronic


    Joined: 24 Nov 2002

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    Location: 38.744281°N 104.846806°W

    Post it on OcUK.
  5. Wicksta


    Joined: 14 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,445

    Location: Burnham, Bucks

    Yup this is all very true, I lose count of the amount of people doing sponsored things in recent years - I probably know about 3 people offhand doing Race for Life alone thanks to Facebook etc.
  6. JaFFa


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: London

  7. Vixen


    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 6,941

    Location: Edinburgh

    I know what you mean about that. I did a regular sponsored walk as a teenager and it was always really easy to get sponsors because there weren't so many people doing charitable events.

    http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/siobhancuthbert is my donations page if anyone on here who knows me wants to sponsor me.