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Raising money online


Setting up an online fundraising page and promoting it using social media is quick, easy and very effective.

You can instantly reach a wide audience who can donate in a simple and secure way; people can sponsor you anywhere, anytime!

How does it work?

  • JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving are both online giving websites that collect donations and Gift Aid for a small percentage of the funds raised.
  • Once your event has finished we receive the money and get in touch to say thank you for your efforts, it’s that easy!

Find out more about JustGiving, JustTextGiving, and Virgin Money Giving.

Stand out from the crowd

  • The key to successful online fundraising is to make your page stand out.
  • Tell people why you are fundraising and  use photos or a video.
  • Include examples of what Barnardo’s could do with the money to encourage your donors to give that little bit extra.

Promote your event using social media

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Social Media sites provide a fantastic way of sharing your online fundraising page with everyone you know, and their friends!

You can tell hundreds of people about your fundraising event with the click of a button.

Read our hints and tips on how to maximise your fundraising total using Social Media.

A few tips for staying safe online

  • Think carefully before posting your personal details online, this includes photographs.
  • Do not post photographs or videos of children without their parents consent
  • Do not post personal information about other people without their permission, this includes photos and videos.
  • Always try to think of a good password when creating accounts online, a mixture of letters and numbers is best.