1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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. 

4. 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. 

5. 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

6. 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.


7. 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. 

8. 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. 

9. 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! 


How can I complete Walk for WAGEC?
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You can complete Walk for WAGEC by walking 5km or running 10km on Sunday 7th May in Centennial Park, Sydney or virtually anywhere and anytime between 1st May and 7th May.

where will my money go?
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Money you raise by taking part in Walk for WAGEC will support programs that build financial independence, nurture healing and well-being, enrich children’s development and prevent violence from happening in the first place. These programs rely on community and philanthropic donations, which is why your fundraising is so important.

$20 will provide a child with an Essentials Welcome Pack with items like shampoo, toothbrushes and non-perishable food to help them feel at home at WAGEC

$50 will support a woman to attend a financial literacy workshop

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

$150 will provide a therapeutic family session for mums and kids to heal together

$200 will fund a career development and skill building workshop to enable a woman’s economic security

$500 will support a woman to attend a 6-week group to support her healing and recovery after leaving domestic and family violence

$750 will give a family access to school holiday activities, providing opportunities for kids to socialise with their peers and bond with their parents

$1000 will support a woman on her journey to financial independence through our tailored mentoring program

How do I set up a team?
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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?
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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.

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