easyfundraising helps thousands of good causes and charities raise money for free. You can shop online via easyfundraising with over 2700 retailers and every time you shop the retailer will donate to your cause. Thousands of schools, clubs, community groups and charities are raising money through easyfundraising and it's completely free to register.
Promoting an easyfundraising cause is a great exercise in marketing and communication for your students. What are the best ways to let people know about what you are doing and get them on side? Even deciding on a cause can be a great classroom session with students delivering presentations on their causes and why they have chosen to support them. Some classes might want to all raise money for the same cause so suggestions need to be put forward and a decision needs to be made!
What makes easyfundrasing even better as a classroom activity is that it's very measurable, with each student able to log in and see how much they've raised. Who can raise the most via easyfundrasing over a specific time frame for their cause?
Outlooks partnership with easyfundraising means that our expedition participants can raise money towards their expedition. Since December £8350 has been raised by the 338 participants who have registered.
This is Claire's story
'After reading information about easyfundraising on the Outlook Expeditions website, I discussed registering with my mum, who had experience of using easyfundraising to raise for another cause in the past. She explained how it had been a really simple way of raising money so I got signed up and am very glad that I did!
I took part in one of the coaching calls easyfundraising offer – me and mum spoke on the phone to a coach called Rena, who showed us around the site and explained how best to promote my cause. It's simple to explain to family and friends; I gave out some flyers and handout cards (provided by easyfundraising) directing to my page on the easyfundraising site, then all they had to do was register as my supporter and shop!
One of the best things about raising with easyfundraising, is that I have a great excuse to update my wardrobe! The retailers me and mum have made best use of have been M&S and Next, while other supporters have used Amazon and travel sites like Jet2. It’s been important to explain that you can literally buy anything via easyfundraising.
My advice to other participants is to get registered as soon as possible and tell everyone you know! I have found that giving regular reminders and prompts has helped me get my total up, there are loads of ways to do it, from social media to verbal reminders and handouts.
In just a few months I have raised almost £300 and it hasn’t cost me or my supporters anything, they are really pleased to be helping! I still have 18 months to continue raising and I know that I easyfundrasing will continue to help me achieve my target. Costa Rica here I come!'