Your fundraising FAQs answered
We have put together a list of answers to our communities fundraising FAQs. If you have any further questions that aren’t addressed below please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Make sure you keep your fundraising page active for at least one week post event as some supporters may be slow to donate. You would be surprised how many donations can be made after the event. It is important you advise Pancare that your fundraiser has concluded so that we can send you an acknowledgement of thanks. Ensure to follow up everyone involved and thank them for their support. Pancare can arrange a letter of thanks to those who participated; please just get in touch.
At the conclusion of your event be sure to obtain the names and contact details of those who donated or attended so you can thank them and invite them to participate again when you are ready. We always encourage fundraisers to set a higher fundraising goal each year as something to strive for – you may find that donations increase as the event matures.
Gifts in memory enable you to choose to honour your loved one through a variety of special ways that will help Pancare continue to support other families living with an upper gastrointestinal cancer, as well as funding world-leading research to increase survival rates and improve treatment options.
For your next birthday, Christmas or special celebration, consider a donation in your name to the Pancare Foundation in lieu of a gift. Donations can be made straight to the Pancare website or alternatively you can set up a fundraising page with GoFundraise or set up a fundraiser on your Facebook page.
There are a number of ways to do this. You can start off by creating a fundraising page via GoFundraise and send an email to your work colleagues letting them know about your fundraiser. Don’t forget to include links to our website or donation page in your email and perhaps ask your manager, or HR department, if they will consider dollar matching what you raise. If your workplace has social media, ascertain if there is a way of promoting your event through their networks. You might even be able to have a work activity activation like a morning tea or sell merchandise at your office’s front of house. Remember to talk about the vital work we do and why you feel passionate about raising funds on our behalf.
If you would like to undertake a more formal, business wide commitment to fundraising for Pancare, find out more about the benefits of a corporate or business partnership here.
Most definitely – you can create a Facebook event and invite all your friends. If it is an open event, ensure the settings are not on private, that way your friends can invite more people to the group. It’s important you include all the event details and how they can donate. If your budget allows, you can consider “boosting” your posts via Facebook advertising. For around $50 you can typically reach up to 1000 people!
Our Stories of Hope showcase real life experiences from people impacted by upper gastrointestinal cancers.