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Pick a Fundraising Activity

You probably don't need any help in picking a fundraising activity. No-one is going to run a marathon just because we suggest it! However, just in case you are looking for ideas, here are some diverse ways that people have raised money for Pageant.

Pick a project

Schools in The Gambia are always in need need of funds for essential things - building work, furniture, play equipment, libraries, teaching aids. We believe that fundraising will be a bit more focused if it is linked to a specific project. When your fundraising is complete, your donors can see the results of their generosity by updates on the progress of 'their' projects on our website. Maybe you already have a project in mind, but if not we'll provide you with a short-list of projects which you can select from. However, if you just want to raise money for our general funds, that is fine.

Publicity

A great way to keep your donors in touch is via a web page. We are quite happy if you build your own, but we can build one for you on the Pageant website. Here are some examples of pages we have built for fundraisers:

All these pages had a 'donate' button linking directly to an online donation page - though in the first three fundraising has closed, and the button has been removed. The pages are created and kept up to date with text and pictures sent by the fundraiser.

So if you would like us to make you a fundraising page, just send us all the info and some photos. We can usually get a new page published in a couple of days, and then continuously update it with stuff you send us. Once your page is set up, you can publicise the link, and of course people will also find it from links on our website news pages.

Donations

We at Pageant will do everything we can to help fundraisers to raise money for us. We appreciate that you would like to keep control of your publicity and have instant access to your latest totals for money raised, so we have registered with Virgin Money Giving and the Wonderful Organisation. We prefer the Wonderful Organisation as it makes no deductions of any sort from donations, whereas Virgin Money Giving makes a charge - currently 3.45% - to process each donation. However, the choice of where to create your own online fundraising page is yours. Alternatively, we can create an appeal page for you on the Wonderful Organisation website.

The Woderful Organisation

The Woderful Organisation is an online donation service run by volunteers and supported by corporate sponsors. As a result they are able to provide a completely free service to charities and fundraisers. They don't even charge a card handling fee. We have created a Pageant home page on this website. If you want to ceate your own fundraising page, look under the heading 'Get fundraising' and click the link 'Create a fundraising page'. Follow the instructions to register as a fundraiser and then create your page. You obviously need to direct your fundraising towards Pageant, but this is the default option if you start from our home page.

A fundraising page is the best option if you have a specific challenge or event for your fundraising. However, if you have an open ended appeal, you will need an 'appeal page', which we will create for you. Just send us all the details plus an image to put at the top of your page.

Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving offers free sign-up to fundraisers and then an easy way to create your own fundraising page. First go to Pageant's home page on the Virgin Money Giving website, click the Start fundraising link, sign in or register and then choose one of the several options available for setting up your page. Just follow the instructions - it really is easy. If you need help, the Help guides will tell you all you need to know.

Event Sponsorship Forms

You can download an Event Sponsorship Form (in Word or PDF format), for use in collecting sponsors names and pledges for any event you are taking part in. Remember that people sponsoring you can tick a box so Pageant can reclaim Gift Aid on their sponsorship donation.

EasyFundraising

Easyfundraising is a shopping directory with over 2000 online retailers on its list. When you shop online with any of these, you will earn a small donation for Pageant. There is also a search facility which earns small amounts for Pageant every time you search. Start fundraising for Pageant now, with no more exertion than a few clicks of your mouse. See how to sign up with EasyFundraising.

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