The TechNo Challenge is your chance to Power off your technology and raise funds to emPower women in developing countries. While the challenge is open to everyone, we know lots of schools around Australia are keen to be involved. So we’ve put together a few tips to get you and your schools started in raising funds as part of the TechNo Challenge.
It might seem intimidating to start off but, we are here to give you a few tips about switching off as a school and how to fundraise together! The first step to fundraising as a team is to get people involved!
The best way to motivate people is to get them excited about the cause! Here are a few ideas to get the word out to your classmates and encourage them to get involved:
- Start a Facebook group and add your classmates (and encourage them to add their friends as well). Facebook groups are a great way to get the word out, get people involved; and to educate people on what the ACCF does and what participating in the TechNO Challenge is really about.
- Do you have a Social Justice Club at your school? If so, why not talk to them about the TechNO challenge and encourage them to get involved and join in on the fun!
- Get into contact with your teachers and identify a challenge supervisor for your school. Guidance is always important and your teachers are there to help you throughout your fundraising journey. A parent can also help with this!
- Arrange to make some announcements at school assemblies and meetings. It’s a good way to educate people on the cause and spark interest in large groups. Speak to your teacher about how and when to do this.
- Request for your school to run an ad in the newsletter to maximise coverage of the challenge and to have progress reports and encourage donations. Don’t forget to include your team fundraising link!
- Have regular meetings leading up to the challenge to organise and brainstorm fundraising ideas and tactics:
- Fundraising ideas like a sausage sizzles, pancake breakfasts, crazy hair day (gold coin donations) etc. are all great ways to get people involved. It is important to have support whether they are joining in or just donating!
- And last but not least, fundraising for a good cause should also be fun. So don’t forget to have a good time surrounded by your friends!
Not recruited your team yet? The first step is always the hardest, so register yourself in just a couple of minutes and then set off in recruiting people to Power Off this September with you!