1. Choose to raise money for human trafficking victims
Plenty of sponsored events go on throughout the year where you are encouraged to choose who you will be raising money for. Choose to help those you are supporting and working to eliminate human trafficking – you can donate straight to RENATE or find many other worthwhile human trafficking projects to help – many are listed on our website.
2. If you don’t ask…
Don’t be afraid to ask everyone you can think of for sponsorship. The worst they can say is “no”! The personal approach often works best, so talk to people or email them individually. And don’t jkust tell them what you’re doing, tell them why.
3. Spread the word
Why not give a talk about your event in your church, school or workplace? Or write an article for your parish newspaper? Or put up a poster ? Your local press may also be interested.
4. Get connected
The internet is a great way to get publicity. You could write a blog about the run-up to your event, or promote it on facebook or twitter. One simple way to raise awareness is to add a signature to the bottom of your emails giving the details.
5. Double your money
Ask your employer if they have a matched giving scheme. They could make a big difference by doubling the money you raise. If they don’t have one, ask why not!
6. A picture tells a thousand words
Make sure there’s someone to take photos on the day. These are vital for getting press coverage and donations after your event, and they could be hugely inspiring to other people. Don’t forget to email your photos to RENATE too.