You will find here fundraising ideas and ways to raise money for charity – whether it’s for a charity run or a volunteer trip to do charity work abroad. Many people are very happy to sponsor their friends and family members, especially when they have a clear target and raise money for a cause they are passionate about.
So why would people sponsor you?
- Because they know you
- Because you’ve asked
Because they agree with the cause you’re raising funds for
- If you are doing a sponsored run or challenge: Because you’re prepared to make the effort – most people admire that!
Our best tip: ask. You will only be able to raise money for charity you ask for it. The more people you approach, the more money you will raise. Remember, you are not requesting money for yourself, you are asking on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.
The money you raise gives a hand up to real people around the world living in extreme poverty. It changes their lives permanently.
Getting Sponsored by Companies
It is helpful to think about asking companies to sponsor you, especially if they have a link with construction. You could get your employer to help you i.e. would they allow you to email all staff? It is best to send a summary of what you are doing with a leaflet on Habitat for Humanity for the best information.
Do you, or somebody you know, work for a company that has a matching gift policy? If so, this is a great way to maximise your fundraising impact. Enquire about the matching gift policy to see if your Build trip is eligible.
- Check out our advice for running your event
- Check out our volunteer resources (shareables)
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