Reaching your August deadline.
I have spent the past week catching up with all of you, our brilliant fundraisers, that have had your Kilimanjaro climbs postponed to 2021. To start I’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you for continuing to support Dig Deep and remaining innovative in your fundraising methods; your resilience has been so inspiring!
I wanted to quickly highlight some useful resources which will help you in the next couple of months to reach your first fundraising deadline of £1250 on August 31st.
1. Virtual fundraising guide- you will remember at the start of lock-down we published this guide in order to help with social distance compliant fundraising, these ideas are still relevant and have been successful for many.
2. Fundraising Resources – We have updated our fundraising resources page so it is nice and easy to navigate. Pop over and have a look at our revamped resources including our handbook to fundraising online!
3. Dig Deep Blog- we have (as always) been so impressed with your fundraising efforts over the past couple of months. Have a read of our Lock-down Fundraising Stars Blog posts which highlights some of the amazing things that people have been up to since lock-down began.
Whilst I have managed to speak to most of you, I wanted to write down my top tips which may help you in the upcoming months…
· Positive state of mind- It has been a hard few months, and we appreciate that for many of you this will have taken its toll. Remember, you have come this far and you will reach the Roof of Africa (just a year later than originally planned). Make sure you are taking time for yourselves for a bit of TLC!
· Thank you’s- During a time where money is tight, now more than ever you need to make sure your supporters know where their money is going. Right now our local team led by Justus, Nelly and Nicholas are training Community Health Volunteers, in the rural areas we work in, to deliver the accurate and practical advice about staying safe from the virus. You can share posts on Facebook or thank people after they donate by informing them of the Kenyan Teams response to Covid-19.
· Social Media- I appreciate it is a hard time to be fundraising but one of the most valuable resources that you have is social media. Make sure that you are posting regularly about your challenge, let people know that your climb has been postponed and you have a deadline coming up. By posting on Instagram and Facebook people can choose to scroll past or donate, what harm can it do?
· Get in touch- make sure you are using all of your resources. I have highlighted all of our online resources above but also make sure to get in touch with one of the team if you have any questions or ideas that you would like to talk through- we are in this together. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will get back to you.