Fundraising Tips

Want some help with fundraising? Here are some useful tips & tricks to ensure your Afternoon Teal is a huge success.

Share your online fundraising page

Upon registration, you will be emailed a fundraising link. Donations can be made using this link before, during or after your event. Make sure you share it with your family, friends or colleagues on your social media pages and via email. It’s a great way for people who are unable to attend your event to donate! By using this link, people are able to donate using a credit card. They will be receipted upon payment. Unfortunately, once you have registered you are unable to edit your fundraising page. If you would like to make any changes, please contact the office by email or on 1300 660 334.

Invite

Family, friends, colleagues and associates – you can invite anyone to your Afternoon Teal! Invite as many people as you or your venue can handle. Use the e-invite or the printable invite found on our Resources page.

Inform about ovarian cancer

There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer and most women are diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease because they are unaware of the signs and symptoms. Your Afternoon Teal is a great way to ensure that people know the signs and symptoms of the disease – so be sure to hand out the information that is sent to you in your Afternoon Teal Kit. If you have been personally affected by the disease, you may choose to share your experience with your attendees. If there is an emotional connection to the disease, people are more likely to give more generously, but only do this if you feel comfortable sharing your experience.

Enjoy your event

Most importantly when hosting your Afternoon Teal event, be sure to have a great time! Take photos and share them with us on social media using the hashtags #afternoonteal and #ovariancanceroz or email them to us. We love to see your photos!

Receipts

Donations made using your online fundraising page will be receipted automatically. For people who donate cash at your event, they are entitled to a tax deductible receipt if their donation is over $2 and they haven’t received anything in return (e.g. a raffle ticket). To help us reduce costs associated with administration, we would greatly appreciate it if you could take a record of their full name, donation amount and then fill out your online fundraising pledge form. Contact our office on 1300 660 334 or email for your form.

What is the online fundraising pledge form?

Different to your fundraising page, the pledge form is an online form which you can use to deposit the funds raised at your event. Even if you don’t plan on donating the funds raised via credit card, this forms allows you to enter in the details of people who would like a tax deductible receipt for the donation they made to your event. You can access the Online Fundraising Pledge Form here.

Deposit your funds

Funds can be deposited by:
Credit card
Use either your Online Fundraising Pledge Form or call 1300 660 334 to donate the funds raised via credit card.
Cheque
Be sure to make the check out to Ovarian Cancer Australia, and include a note about who you are and what event it was that you held. Send this to:
Ovarian Cancer Australia
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000
Bank deposit or transfer
Please contact us for our banking details.

Say thanks!

Once your event is finished, be sure to say a big thank you to your donors and attendees. You can also provide suggestions on how people might continue to support the work of Ovarian Cancer Australia.