How Givealittle works

Givealittle is for everyone, learn how you can use
our online tools to raise funds for your good cause.

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Givealittle for Charities:

Givealittle is the free, safe and easy way to receive online donations for charities of all types and sizes.

Scenarios:

  • There are zero fees thanks to the Spark Foundation, so your organisation receives 100% of every donation
  • Givealittle manages donor receipts and makes monthly bulk payments to your bank account
  • You can use Givealittle tools to promote and gain support for projects, events and causes
  • Your supporters can create their own fundraising pages to directly support your organisation's work and become Charity Champions
  • It's a great way to build new supporter networks

Fundraising tips:

Get the most from your fundraising campaign by keeping your page fresh with pictures, videos and plenty of updates.

Top tips:

  1. Create Givealittle pages that are rich with images and video
  2. Link to your Givealittle page from Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels
  3. Integrate Givealittle firmly within your full fundraising strategy
  4. Encourage supporters to become Charity Champions
  5. Regularly update your Givealittle pages and celebrate the generosity of donors
  6. Promote online giving with Givealittle as the 100% free online fundraising method

Givealittle for Schools:

Givealittle enables schools to build online supporter networks and raise funds for all sorts of projects and programmes.

Scenarios:

  • Use it to raise funds for sports equipment, uniforms or classroom resources
  • It's a great way to fund field trips, camps and sports trips
  • Generate support for a local community project
  • Raise money for a school vegetable garden or a breakfast in schools programme
  • Facilitate easy and safe donations from parents, alumni and supporters
  • Use it as part of a school fundraising challenge to support a cause or charity

Fundraising tips:

The most important tip we can give you is to share your Givealittle page(s) far and wide with as many people as possible.

Top tips:

  1. Share your fundraising story with your school community and encourage them to share it with their family and friends
  2. Pop a widget on the school website
  3. Ask local media to cover the story and include the page link in the article
  4. See if you can find a generous matching sponsor in a local business
  5. Share the page and your fundraising story on the school's Facebook page or group
  6. Encourage the school community to become Charity Champions in support of your school

Givealittle for Personal Causes:

A personal cause page might be created by an individual, a business or perhaps a group of mates. Personal cause pages are created for a wide range of reasons.

Scenarios:

  • Raising money to fund medical or surgical treatment
  • A whip-round to provide support, a treat or holiday for a person or family in need
  • To fund a short film, play or other creative endeavour
  • Travel to take part in a volunteer programme
  • To fund your own social good project or idea
  • To raise money to build or deliver a programme here in New Zealand or overseas

For inspiration check out our featured personal causes or see if you might be better creating a Charity Champion page or organisation page.

Fundraising tips:

Successful personal cause pages have some things in common. All share a compelling story and all are promoted to networks far and wide.

Top tips:

  1. Tell your story with images, regular updates and video
  2. Create a Facebook page dedicated to your cause
  3. Share your page and progress on Facebook and other social media, and ask your friends to do the same
  4. Pitch your story to media as they might cover it and include the page link in the story
  5. Talk to your blogger friends and ask them to add a Givealittle widget for your page
  6. Email everyone in your address book, briefly share your story and link to your Givealittle page
  7. Add a link to your page in your email signature

Givealittle for Charity Champions:

As a Charity Champion you can fundraise for any charity, school, club, organisation or cause you are passionate about. Charity Champions have found some amazing ways to raise funds:

Scenarios:

  • Run a marathon
  • Give up something you love
  • Ask friends and family to donate to a cause in lieu of wedding or birthday gifts
  • Take part in the world's toughest horse race, the Mongol Derby
  • Wear something outrageous for a week or even adopt a uniform for a whole year
  • Live in a snowcave for a month
  • Bake a delicious morning tea for the entire office

Fundraising tips:

Follow these handy tips to supercharge your fundraising as a Charity Champion.

Top tips:

  1. Tell everyone you know about your chosen cause and what you intend to do
  2. Suggest creative donation options, such as $5 for every night you spend in a snowcave
  3. Regularly update your progress on Facebook and other social media sites and ask your friends to do the same
  4. Ask your chosen cause to support your efforts by sharing your page
  5. Share your story with newspapers, radio and news websites
  6. Put a Givealittle widget on your website or blog and ask others to do the same
  7. Add your Givealittle page link to your email signature

Givealittle for Events:

A Givealittle event page is a great way to link up Charity Champions and view the collective result of their fundraising efforts. Common event pages include:

Scenarios:

  • Events like walks and marathons where it's common for participants to fundraise
  • Groups, teams and communities motivated to do something crazy or hard for a good cause
  • Major fundraising events such as Relay For Life
  • Annual appeals and campaigns
  • New Zealand's Next Top Cat Model competition – yes, you read that right!

Fundraising tips:

To inspire people to fundraise by participating in your event, think about the following ideas:

Top tips:

  1. Share your event page among your supporters and encourage people to take part in your event and raise funds for your cause
  2. Encourage participants to recruit a friend to join the event and fundraise also
  3. Devise your own fundraising event - for inspiration check out the Relay for Life
  4. Provide your event participants with tips to maximise their efforts
  5. Share your event participants fundraising pages via your social media channels to inspire others

Featured pages

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By:Lee Hales

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Chickshaw Blues

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SUP for Harrison

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On his own two feet

5 months ago
By:Georgia Moselen-Sloog

Ella’s smile

2 months ago
By:Georgia Moselen-Sloog

Matteo’s new heights

1 month ago
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Siblings receive support

5 months ago
By:Georgia Moselen-Sloog

Vivian’s Journey

3 weeks ago
By:Georgia Moselen-Sloog

Aiming for the stars

8 months ago
By:Eden

SUP for Harrison

9 months ago
By:Lakshmi Muthaiah

Running for Outward Bound

9 months ago
By:Lee Hales

Walking raises big bucks for low...

8 months ago
By:Eden

SUP for Harrison

9 months ago
By:Lee Hales

Walking raises big bucks for low...

1 year ago
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Tailah Love – achieving my...



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