Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraising event for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. Fundraising for any charity is a rewarding experience for everyone involved, and we want to make sure you are equipped with everything you need to make your event a success.
Ready to start fundraising?
'Start fundraising today' to create a fundraising team, join an existing team, or sign up to fundraise as an individual. Once you have created your profile, you can begin collecting donations immediately. If you prefer to raise money in person or collect funds via an alternate method please let us know the details of your event by selecting 'Apply to fundraise' and completing the application form. Once your application has been approved, we will send you an Authority to Fundraise confirmation by email and you will be on your way.
Fundraising event ideas
Afternoon tea, BBQ or cocktail parties
If you love a social gathering, you might consider hosting an afternoon tea, backyard barbeque or cocktail party. These events work well for small and large groups and can be hosted at home or a venue an emcee, silent or live auctions, and entertainment.
Local market stall
If you have crafts, artwork or other items to sell, market stalls are a great way to fundraise within your local community and engage with your customers on a personal level. Each market has different requirements for setting up a stall, so you will need to speak to your local organiser for details. The Australian Government’s business support website has some helpful tips on running a market stall.
Online art or craft sale
Online marketplaces present another way to sell your goods without the need for a physical presence. Sites such as Etsy and Facebook Marketplace have easy, user-friendly ways to set up your own online shop. Make sure to share your story and let people know why you are fundraising and what it means to you.
For golf enthusiasts, a golf day is a fantastic way to include friends, family, clients and local businesses. A round of fun-petitive golf followed by a sit-down lunch or dinner with a silent or live auction brings immense joy to all participants and can easily become an annual event.
Who doesn’t love a dress-up or themed trivia night at a local pub with your mates? Trivia nights can be organised at your home or held at a local pub, community centre or office. Supplement a team entry fee with raffles or other auction items on the night.
There are so many creative ways to fundraise in addition to those mentioned above. Some other ideas include doing a book swap, getting a group together for a swim-a-thon, creating a fantasy football leagure where the bets placed through the season contribute to your fundraising cause, or showing off your special skill by teaching it to others in a hosted workshop. Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have fun doing it!
Share your ideas
Have a new idea not listed above? Please contact us at email@example.com and we can add to our event ideas list to help inspire others.
Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned expert, there are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure your fundraising efforts are successful.
The sooner you plan your fundraising efforts the more likely you are to reach your target. Establishing a timeline and thinking through event logistics will help create a successful event.
Hit your targets
Reaching your fundraising target is an honourable achievement, and we are very grateful for everyone’s efforts. Here are some ideas to make it easier to hit your target or even double it!
Thank your supporters
It is always nice to thank those who supported you along the way after an event. Sending an email, social media post or picking up the phone to say thanks can go a long way.