Do you want to make a difference for a cause you care about? Community fundraising could be the answer!
The impact of medical breakthroughs can reverberate across the world, yet they don’t happen overnight. At The Common Good, we rely on generous people like you to sustainably support the amount of time they take and the work required.
A person with a passion or vision can make a significant and positive impact for a cause that matters to them through community fundraising. While it only takes one person to come up with an idea and get the ball rolling, it is together that we can make the greatest difference.
The Common Good is fortunate to have many incredible supporters who have raised money for our researchers and the life-changing work they do by holding a community fundraising event or activity and rallying support from those in their own networks.
By organising a community fundraising activity, you can give many hours of time to the researchers we support who are striving to make medical breakthroughs in the areas of mental health, dementia, lung disease and heart disease.
What is Community Fundraising?
Community fundraising is simply rounding up those within your network or connected to your network and mustering their support to drum up donations or raise awareness for your cause.
In order to drive donations, some of our supporters hold a special event or activity specifically to raise funds. And it’s important to remember that your fundraising initiative doesn’t have to be complicated to make a difference.
Need inspiration for a community fundraising event or activity? We share several fundraising ideas and a checklist to help you plan and promote your event in our blog here.
The Impact of Community Fundraising
One event, The Tree Party for The Common Good, held in the Queensland town of Seventeen Seventy in May 2023, raised more than $12,000 for cystic fibrosis research.
The success of this event was a testament to the passion and dedication of the families impacted by the chronic, life-altering condition who organised the fundraiser.
How to fundraise for The Common Good
If you’ve got a fundraising idea and would like to create a fundraising page to share with your networks, it’s so simple. Follow the steps below:
Go to https://fundraise.thecommongood.org.au/ or click “Fundraise” from under “Get Involved” on our website menu. You can also search Fundraise for The Common Good.
Click the “Get Involved” button on the banner or in the top right of the menu.
Then select “Register” under “Do it your way”
Create an account. (You’ll need to provide your name, email and phone. You’ll also need to set a password)
Create your page. (You’ll need to set an end date for your fundraiser, a goal, and give your page a name and description. If you’re hosting an event, you can include details about the location and time)
Add a profile picture and set your personal page URL (for all your fundraisers)
Tell us about yourself and how you’d like us to contact you.
Make an optional donation. It not only gets your fundraising started, but it also encourages others to donate to you!
Do you have any questions about community fundraising?
Do you have any questions about community fundraising for The Common Good? Our friendly team members are always happy to help, so please reach out to us on contact.
If community fundraising doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there are many other ways to help The Common Good facilitate the work of talented researchers; including regular giving, workplace giving, volunteering or leaving a gift in your Will.