Inspiration
and ideas

We have put together some top tips to help get your #DystoniaAroundTheWorld challenge off to a great start. Please let us know how you get on and if you need more support by emailing fundraising@dystonia.org.uk, we love hearing from you!

Make the most of your fundraising page

  • Add photos - your profile picture plus photo updates before, during and after your challenge can help your supporters feel part of the journey with you
  • Tell your story - include your reasons for taking on the challenge and what it means to you
  • Tell our story - once everyone is aware of why you are supporting us, let them know how their kind donations make a difference. Find out more about our work on our website and include it on your fundraising page
  • Get yourself started - sometimes people don’t want to be the first to donate, so get your fundraising page started by self-donating. Research shows that fundraisers who self-donate raise 54% more.
  • Say thank you - as soon as someone donates, they get an automated thank you response from Funraisin. Personalise that message to thank your supporters in your own words
  • Get sharing - tell everyone why you’re taking part in the challenge and be sure to include a link to your fundraising page

Make the most
of social media

  • Shout about your challenge on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all the other social media platforms you may use
  • Go Live and talk directly to your supporters on Facebook or Instagram
  • Tag your close connections (@name/username) and ask them to help you spread the word
  • Mention @DystoniaUK as we love seeing your updates!
  • Communicate with people outside of your immediate network by using a hashtag. Make hashtags relevant (e.g. #dystonia) and use your local area (e.g. #Newcastle)
  • Don’t forget to proudly show off your Dystonia UK merchandise in your pictures
  • Be sure to include a link to your fundraising page so everyone can donate and help you reach your target

Shout out on social

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