Raising money at work can be daunting but the rewards, both for us and fundraisers, can be immense. It can be a great way to get to get to know your colleagues better and have some fun, as well as supporting our work at the same time.
There are loads of ways you and your colleagues can raise money for Article 25 at work. We often work with architectural practices to help deliver our projects but we are always looking for funding partners, or money raised through staff fundraising. Please download our Corporate Partnerships brochure or have a look at some fundraising ideas below.
- Does your company offer pay roll giving? Pay roll giving deducts an agreed part of your salary every month, tax free, and donates it to the charity of your choice. It is easy to set up and if you need any help please email email@example.com.
- Many big employers have a matched giving scheme and will match the amount you donate. If you take part in a challenge event or raise money through a bake sale, why not see if your company can match this donation?
- Could you make our EveryClick page your office’s search page? We get a small donation for every search a user makes, at no cost.
There are lots of things you can do if you prefer a more hands on approach to fund raising, including:
- Get a team together for one of our challenge events. They’re great team building exercises.
- Organise a dress down day so you can all leave the suits at home in return for a donation.
- Does your team do a regular coffee shop run? Give it up, or make your own, for a week and donate the money you save to Article 25. You can get other colleagues to sponsor you going without your shot of caffeine so that your efforts are maximised.
- Talk to your manager about getting sponsored to swap jobs with a co worker for the day. This is a great way to strengthen links between teams and learn more about what everyone does. It can really boost productivity when you return to your usual job, unless it inspires a career change!
- Instating a charity fines jar for colleagues who fail to keep their desks tidy can make you very popular with the facilities department and the cleaning staff, although not usually with the more chaotic people in the office.
- If you work for a smaller company perhaps you can be sponsored to do all the office chores.
- Of course you can always organise a bake sale. If you make any building themed cakes we’d love to see them so please remember to send us pictures! If you are not into baking, did you know that Krispy Kreme will let you have a box of doughnuts at a much cheaper price for you to sell on?www.krispykreme.co.uk/fundraising/raise-dough/
Sponsoring an event can be a great way to raise the profile of your company. You can see your company sponsor a high-profile event such as 10×10: Drawing the City, from as little as £1,000.
We are more than happy to support our fundraisers. To discus getting involved please contact info@Article-25.org