Fundraising hints and tips Getting things rolling

FundraisingOnce you've signed up, the first thing to do is set yourself a target of how much money you want to raise.

This will help you stay motivated right up to your event.

Once you’ve decided on a figure, tell everyone about your goal. They can help you get there.

5 fundraising tips

  • Set up a Facebook event page: This is a great way of inviting everyone to your Big Board Game Day monopoly money event and updating them on anything you have to say before your event.
  • Create a fundraising page: Fundraising websites like JustGiving make fundraising for your event really easy by automatically collecting money and all Gift Aid details. Share your fundraising page via Facebook, Twitter and emails so people can donate any amount and see how your fundraising is getting on.
  • Use ‘text to donate’: With JustGiving you can set up a unique text code so people can donate to your JustGiving page by text. It’s easy to do, with no extra charge – just log in and follow the steps at justgiving.com/nspcc
  • Remember Gift Aid: Gift Aid on all eligible donations means HMRC adds an extra 25p for every one £1 donated. Please make sure all UK tax payers tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form in your pack. They must also include their full name, home address and postcode.
  • Talk about your event: On the 27 May, or whenever you’re hosting Big Board Game Day, send us your pictures and event stories on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter - don't forget to tag your posts with #BoardGameDay

Get businesses to donate prizes 

Play Big Board Game Day with friends and family

"I ran a public event last May and tried to invite everyone I knew. I invited them through a Facebook event and emails. The event took place in a community hall so I managed to get the community hall for free. As well as playing board games throughout the day we also ran a raffle and a guess the dice in a jar game.

We also had food and cakes which people could donate for which helped us raise money. I spoke to local businesses that were happy to give us prizes for our raffle. We managed to raise over £500 on the day and we all thoroughly enjoyed the event."


Adam Best

Bring games from home to school

Play Big Board Game Day at school

“We took part in the Big Board Game Day 2015 and loved it! I introduced the event with a letter to parents and an assembly. On the day children were allowed to bring in a game from home or could use a game borrowed from school.

We had an opportunity to talk in classes about how playing games made us feel and how they may be useful for lots of children and families. We also spoke to children in class about how life may be for some children who didn’t have opportunities for the safe, secure and fun time that is enjoyed during the playing of board games. Children brought their donations in on the day and managed to raise £200 for the NSPCC.

The event was highly anticipated and we will definitely be taking part again in 2016 as the event was so positive for us last year.”
Meryl Bruen – St Michael’s School, Rochdale

Get competitive with colleagues 

Big Board Game Day "Here at NSPCC we held our own Big Board Game Day event last year.

We had board games in our communal area for people to sit down and play. We encouraged a bit of competiveness between different teams. It was all good natured. As well raising more funds for our cause, the competition helped bring colleagues together. 

We also held a bake sale with board game related goodies to help raise even more.

We had a really fun time and people loved being able to play games whilst helping raise money for the NSPCC."

Annabel, NSPCC. 

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