Fundraising for Mother’s Heart is an incredible way for you to share the great need to support pregnant women and their children in Cambodia.
At Mother’s Heart, we need to raise over US$350,000 every year to continue to keep our doors open and serve young mothers, their children and mediate with their families and communities.
Ready to support us?
FUNDRAISING TIPS AND IDEAS
We've put together some fundraising guides so you can be inspired for your future events, choose something that suits you! Get an estimate of how much you might raise, download the guide and get fundraising!
Why not download some of our fundraising material too? Raffle tickets, posters, etc.
If you need any help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If it's your first event, keep in simple and start with what you know. We have some ideas and guides for a few fundraising events. Just download them!
You can start by downloading our Visual Identity to get a feel of who we are!
If you're an old-hand at putting on events, you could try something more adventurous. Contact our Communications and Fundraising Officer for more ideas and support.
If you are in Australia, you can contact our Fundraiser, Katrina Gliddon, who will direct you towards existing events you can support, or help you organize your own unique event: email@example.com.
1. Think about what you want to do
2. Get into action: plan your event
You can start by downloading our guides and printables (below) which will give you most of the materials you need. If you need anything extra, get in touch with our team.
Why not organise an event for the Holiday season, International Women's Day or World Breastfeeding Week in keeping with Mother's Heart work?
Set up a fundraising page - Online fundraising is a great way to fundraise or supplement offline fundraising. You can create a page here: https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/new.
Have you got a question? You can email us, we will get back to you asap.
3. Enjoy and have fun
3. Shout out: promote your event
Word of mouth
Don't undervalue how powerful word of mouth is. It will be your ultimate marketing tool. Tell your friends, family, colleagues and your congregation about your fundraising and get them to spread the word about Mother's Heart.
Unleash your inner artist
You can download some posters to customize here. If you feel like getting creative, we can join our design team on Canva. Just send us an email with your name, email address and the type of design you have in mind .
Use your local media
Contact your local paper explaining what you're up to. You can also contact your local radio stations to push for a plug on air. Why not approach your local TV news teams to see if they'll cover your story?
Raise awareness about our cause and enjoy your moment of fame!
Use social media
Social networking sites such as Facebook are great tools when it comes to promoting a fundraising event - check out our social media guide for some helpful tips. Use all the contacts in your email address book and encourage online friends to share your event with others. Some great advice from JustGiving.
Get support from a local business
You can start by asking permission to advertise your event there (with one of your amazing posters).
Ask if their business to sponsor you is a great way to advertise your event and keep your costs down. Try and talk to the manager in person or over the phone as opposed to in an email or letter.
This is paramount. If people know the vision behind your fundraising and the difference their donation makes in women's lives, they'll be much more likely to support you. Show them our shopping list in US$ and AU$ (below), and tell them one of our stories!
A picture says a thousand words
Use photos throughout your publicity to personalise your event and attract more attention. You can download some of our pictures below!
Make sure someone is lined up to take snaps on the day of your fundraiser too - this will be a big help when it comes to collecting donations. Read tips for taking a great photo at your event.
Do things by the book
Please include the following statements across all publicity materials:
All proceeds/profits will be donated to Mother's Heart.
Mother's Heart is a Cambodian Non-Governmental Organization registered in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Mother's Heart is part of the Child-Safe Alliance.
It's important you make it clear you are raising money for Mother's Heart. If you're not an employee, please note somewhere that you don't represent the organisation in a work capacity.
4. Enjoy and have fun
5. Send the amount your raised
REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR GREAT WORK.
"You are not making a donation. You are making a difference" And that is priceless. Thank you.