1. Start early
Take on your fundraising like your training and get going early. Year after year teams say that the earlier they got started, the easier it was to reach their target.
2. Make a plan
Breaking down the target between your team and planning in fundraising events makes the end goal even more achievable.
3. Fundraise online
Over 60% of teams last year used online giving pages. Set up a JustGiving page and people can sponsor you online there and then, so you don't have to ask them again, or chase for sponsorship after the event. Set up your Trailwalker JustGiving page now.
4. Tell everyone
Not everyone will know or understand the scale of the challenge you're taking on. Tell them and keep them updated: in person, on email, on Facebook or Twitter, and on your email signature.
5. Gift Aid
Ask your sponsors to Gift Aid their donation and they could add 25p to every £1, which really adds up. And don't forget to send in your sponsor forms so we can claim Gift Aid.
6. Thank people
Thanking people publically on Facebook or Twitter is a great way to show your appreciation. It'll also remind others to sponsor you too.
7. Put on an event
Events are a great way to boost your sponsorship. Check out some ideas below.
8. Match funding
Does your company offer a match funding scheme for charities? Speak to your HR team to find out. Your company may be able to double the amount you raise.