Charity Fundraising Toolkit: How To Get Started

This toolkit is designed to help you with your charity fundraising efforts, from beginning to end. It contains numerous fundraising ideas and ‘How to Guides’ to help you on your way.

There is also information on how to handle donations and what to do with the money once you have it. Here are some key questions that you need to ask before you start fundraising:

  • How much have you been asked to raise?
  • How long do you have to raise funds for?

Getting Started With Your Fundraising

Making a Plan

One of the first things you will need to do is to set up your online fundraising page. As a charity, we prefer you to use Everyday Hero as it allows us to process your fundraising more efficiently. For more information on how to set up your page, please email us at

  • It may be helpful to make a timetable.
  • Breaking your target down into monthly goals is a great way of keeping on track.

Use this toolkit to organise a calendar of fundraising activity and you will soon see your sponsorship increase.

Tips on Becoming a Successful Fundraiser 

Everyone can be a successful fundraiser, but here are some tips to help you along the way!

  • Understand exactly what you will be doing and what Habitat for Humanity does. Your supporters will definitely ask you! We have tons of resources we can send you that will explain the work we do, who we serve and what you will be doing.
  • Use your networks. Your networks include all the different groups of people you may know, including your online social networks.
  • Research local and national organisations that would be interested in what you are doing. This could include Rotary Clubs and local youth groups.
  • Tell everyone about your events. The key to successful events is promotion, so make sure you put your event on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Send posters and leaflets to give to your sponsors and to promote your events.  
  • Don’t be afraid to ask! You will not reach your target if you don’t ask people to sponsor you. 

Ready to get started?

Check out our advice for running your event and finding exciting fundraising ideas.