Fundraising Basics Top Child Bereavement UK Tips 1: Get a plan in place earlyWhen kick starting your fundraising, make sure to look at your calendar to see if your fundraising event could coincide with a special day or occasion, such as birthdays, Bonfire Night, Halloween, Christmas or Valentine's Day. We have designed a downloadable Events Checklist for you to use. 2: Set up your online fundraising pageMake it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Head to Virgin Money Giving to get started and use our guide to make the most of your page and to make sure it stands out from the crowd. 3: Get your local community involved and spread the wordYour local community is a hugely valuable resource when it comes to fundraising. From bag packing and bucket collections in supermarkets, to a quiz night or raffle at your local pub or community group, the options are endless. 4: Get the message outYou’re doing an amazing thing and now’s the time to talk about it. Start by telling everyone you know and share your online fundraising page on social media so all your friends know you are raising money for charity. There are more ways to spread the word, have a look at some other options. 5: Get your employer involvedFundraising at work is an easy, effective and fun way to raise additional funds for Child Bereavement UK. Find out if your employer offers matched giving or would like to give a donation. You could also ask to organise some events in the office from a dress down day to regular cake sales. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, and see if you can publicise your story on your intranet or post something on the office noticeboard to help generate sponsorship. For more fundraising ideas for your work place, have a look here. 6: Thank your donorsIt’s up to you how you want to do this, some people send emails or send cards. Do whatever you feel is appropriate but make sure you take the time to thank people who have donated to your cause.