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Top tips for Decembeard® Australia Fundraisers

  • SHARE YOUR ME, MY BEARD AND WHY STORY: personal stories are the most powerful of all, so be sure to send us your bowel cancer story to help raise awareness. Whether you are living with bowel cancer, beyond bowel cancer or are supporting someone who is, we want to hear from you! Can't grow a beard?! You can still share your Me, Decembeard and Why story. Click here to send us your story. 
  • LET EVERYONE KNOW: spread your beardy message with family and friends whether that be face-to-face, via email, online or over the phone, chat to your work colleagues, get something included in your club/group newsletter, encourage as many people as possible to join the beardwagon!
  • ADD INFO: Did you know fundraisers that customise their fundraising page by adding a photo/video or updating their blog raise more funds. So what are you waiting for? Update your fundraising page by clicking here.
  • BE SOCIAL: post your fundraiser details on your social media pages. Remember to include the campaign hash tags #DecembeardAU to tag @DecembeardAU on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram into all your posts so that we can share/re-tweet.
  • CREATE: make a poster or flyer about your fundraising and distribute them around your workplace or local community (be sure to receive the appropriate charity/company/council approvals first). Poster templates are available for download from the Decembeard Australia website.
  • PROMOTE: contact your local newspaper to see if they will feature your story and fundraising efforts in the next edition.
  • SHOW PROGRESS: Share your progress photos on your fundraising page to let everyone know how your face fur is growing. Giving updates on your fundraising page will allow you to keep your donors informed on how your fundraising efforts are going.
  • SHAVE THE DATE: Hold a ‘Shave the date’ event at the end of December / beginning of January to celebrate your fundraising effort throughout Decembeard. It will also be an opportunity to get some last minute donations from family and friends who may not have already supported your fundraising efforts.
  • BREAK IT DOWN: if you have a larger overall target - break your fundraising down into achievable bite-sized chunks (For example: sponsorship from friends and family - $450, beard themed Trivia Night with your buddies - $150, Gold coin donations at your work Christmas Party - $200, Company Match Giving - $200. $1000 reached!).
  • FOLLOW UP: Keep those reminders coming, follow people up and provide regular updates on how your fundraising is going.
  • GIVE THANKS: Be sure to thank all your donors and sponsors, tell them why their support is so important and how their donation will help.
  • ENCOURAGE INVOLVEMENT: Encourage family and friends to get involved in Decembeard. Women and children can also raise awareness of bowel cancer this Decembeard by hosting a fundraiser or purchasing one of our Decembeard Bandannas. Inspire your family and friends to get involved and sponsor someone who is growing a beard.