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How to set up your First Light Just Giving page

Whatever you decide to do to raise money, JustGiving is a trusted partner for charities all over the world and a great way to manage your donations and sponsorship.

Follow these quick steps to set up your fundraising page on JustGiving and start collecting donations from family, friends and colleagues.

  1. Visit justgiving.com/firstlight and click on Fundraise for us to start setting up your page.
  2. If you already have an account with JustGiving it will ask you to login. If you don’t have an account yet, you will be asked to set one up.
  3. Select whether you’re taking part in an event, celebrating an occasion, fundraising in memory of a loved one, or doing your own thing.
  4. If you can’t see your type of event listed, select Add your own at the bottom of the page and tell us a bit more about your plans.
  5. Choose your web address — this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate.
  6. When asked if you are receiving donations in return for goods, services or other benefits, tick Yes if you’re selling tickets to an event, raffle or auction For these types of activity donations to your page won’t be eligible for Gift Aid. Tick No for everything else.
  7. When asked if your charity is contributing to the cost of your fundraising, tick No unless you have asked First Light to subsidise the cost of your event in any way.
  8. Click Create your page.
Did you know?
You can add money donated offline to your JustGiving total too. Just choose to Edit your page and then click Edit next to Raised offline in the Donations made to your page section. Then simply add the total amount here.
Ways to boost your donations on JustGiving
There are a few things you can do to make sure people have all the information about you and your challenge or event, and boost donations.

Tell your story: An engaging story can really make a difference and encourages people to donate more on your page. If you can, let people know why you’re fundraising for First Light and what it means to you.

Share your news: Don’t forget to share your page by email and on social media — e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. These are simple ways to promote your fundraising to your friends and family.

Add photos: Fundraisers who add photos tend to raise 14% more. Sharing your photos is one of the easiest way of personalising your page. JustGiving will now prompt you by email to add updates so you can show people how your training or personal challenge is going.

Set a target: This is a great way of motivating yourself and it lets your supporters know what you’re aiming for and that you’re getting closer to your goal.

If you need any help with your page or your fundraising activity get in touch with Anna on 03458 121212 or [email protected]