FUNDRAISING TIPS

01.
Tell your community why you're walking, and what it personally means for you to be a part of this event

One woman is killed each week in Australia at the hands of her current or former partner. Gender-based violence takes a profound toll on women, children and communities. That’s why we need you to walk. By walking for WAGEC, you will be giving women and children what they need to walk away from violence and create safe futures.

02.
Explain to your community why their donations matter
  

It takes all of us to build safe futures for women and children. Let your supporters know that funds raised will help operate programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. To operate these programs, we rely on community and philanthropic donations.

03.
Set an ambitious but achievable target
 

Set a high target because this encourages people to donate more! Try to be realistic at the same time about how much you can raise so that you can achieve your goal. 

04.
Make the first donation a good one

Be strategic about who you ask for your first donation. The first donation often sets the mark for future donations. You can also make the first donation yourself – when people see how serious you are about the cause, they will be more inspired to give. 

05.
Share your page and tell people how you will complete the walk

Share your page through different channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, Text, and WhatsApp. If you’re walking virtually, highlight the ways you will complete your steps, you can encourage your friends to make different suggestions! Make sure to tag #walkforwagec

06.
Ask for a specific amount
 

Sometimes people feel more comfortable donating when they know how much you want them to give. Ask them for a specific amount so that they don’t have to think about it and understand that every dollar counts. You can use our social media tiles here to ask for a specific amount and explain to them how that donation help.

 

07.
Share with your potential donors what’s in it for them
 

Explain to people how they will benefit from donating. This could mean explaining how their donation will help (see next step), reminding them that all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, or even giving special donors a shout out on the day. 

08.
Remind your friends and keep donors engaged
 

Sometimes people want to donate but have forgotten to do so. Your friends will appreciate the reminder that there is still time to donate. You can also remind your friends by creating an online community with your donors. Encourage donors to suggest ways to walk, or even set you challenges to help you train for your walk or run. 

09.
Keep people updated on your progress and thank your donors 
 

Share updates about how much you’ve raised, how much you still need donated to achieve your target. Engage your audience by sharing progress through video messages. Be sure to thank people who have donated and make them feel good about what they’ve contributed, this might even inspire people to give more. 

10.
Increase your target
 

If you reach your target, you can increase it through your profile page! 

FAQs

How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?

You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 1st May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 25th April and 1st May.

where will my money go?

Money you raise by taking part in the Walk for WAGEC will help women and their families walk away from violence.  

WAGEC has taken active steps to create programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. To operate these programs, we rely on community and philanthropic donations.

 

$20 provides a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack to help them feel at home at WAGEC 

$50 can fill a Mum’s petrol tank so she can get her kids safely to school each day 

$100 gives a teenager three personal tutoring sessions to help them keep up at school 

$150 provides a supported playgroup session providing learning for kids and  mums   

$200 provide a therapeutic family workshop for mums and kids to heal together 

$500 provides a safety plan for a woman and her children in crisis  

$750 provides a woman with a month of personalised support with our in-house psychologist 

$1000 helps a family establish a safe new home 

How do I set up a team?

We encourage you to complete Walk for WAGEC with a team which could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you complete the Walk individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most amount of money to support families escaping domestic violence. 

You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. WAGEC is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.

If you or someone you know needs support in Australia call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or go to wagec.org.au