Fundraise for the Wishbone Foundation

The funds you raise will be used for orthopaedic research in New Zealand – to transform lives, relieve pain, and get people moving again.

After you have registered for the event please set up your fundraising page on Everyday Hero and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

Set a goal and get fundraising

If you raise money offline you can pay this directly to the Wishbone Foundation.

Please contact us by email walkforwishbone@nzoa.org.nz or phone (04) 913 9891 for more information.

If you don’t ask, you won’t get!

Don’t be afraid to ask people to support you. Be proud of your effort and tell everyone about it. Most people will generally want to help you support orthopaedic research.

Email your friends, tell them why you are doing this, message them through Facebook messenger, post on your Facebook page.

 

Fundraising tips

Here’s some tips to help you raise heaps and give you an awesome glow of achievement and happiness!

To make your ‘Hero’ page as effective as possible, upload your own photograph.  Or even better, upload a video showing you in action.

In your web page entry, try to tell a story: explain why you are trying to raise money and why you are personally moved to support Walk for Wishbone. Personalise your page as much as possible.

Share your story by email

Share your story by email with friends, family and workmates who aren’t on social media.

You might want to send an initial email (possibly on or after pay day, if you’re working) and another reminder email (or two) nearer the time of your event. Consider changing your email signature at work and / or at home to add a line at the bottom which includes the web address of your ‘Hero’ page.

Share your fundraising page on social media

Social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) is a great way to share your story and your fundraising page.  Send a Facebook message, or Whats App directly to friends.  Facebook doesn’t show your posts to all your friends, it decides which will be interested.

Instagram only shows up briefly. Use stories and highlight these so they stay at the top of your ‘Insta’ posts.

Before you share your page more widely, ask a few people close to you to sponsor you first to get things started. If you can, ask people you think might be quite generous, as this encourages others to be generous too.

Create urgency

Post about your fundraising on social media.  Try to give people a reason to sponsor you there-and-then, rather than holding back until later. Tell them you want to get on our leader board. https://walkforwishbone.org.nz/fundraise/get-fundraising

Create momentum

Post every few days or so.  This reminds people of what you are trying to achieve.  It also helps create a buzz and sense of momentum around your fundraising campaign.

Get going

Here are some ideas to put these tips into practice:

  • for your first post, tell people what you’re doing and let them know you’d be really grateful for a few donations to get you off to a flying start
  • post every so often asking people to help you get to the next fundraising milestone For example, “Thanks everyone for helping me reach $160! Can anyone help me get to $200? [link to your page here]. You could do this every two weeks or so, when you’re approaching a new milestone
  • thank people publicly for their donation to keep drawing attention to what you’re and to create positivity around your fundraising.  For example, “Big thanks to Jen, Claire and David for their donations – I’m now at $200! Thanks everyone for your support. It means a lot”. You could do this every week or so, depending on how often you get donations
  • payday, or towards the end of the month, is a good time to ask for donations. If you feel like it, you can just be completely open about this with something like “Since it’s pay day… can anyone spare a dollar or two to support my run? Thanks to everyone who has helped me to raise $400 so far. I’d be super grateful if you could help me get to $500 [link to your page here] 🙂
  • if you have any funny stories, or if anything significant happened to you during your training, or event preparations, share these with everyone
  • photos or videos can really bring what you’re doing to life and are great for sharing on social media. You don’t need fancy equipment.  Use your phone. Funny photos or videos always go down especially well
  • reminders in the run up to your event“Thanks to everyone who has helped me raise $600 so far. If anyone else can help I’d be really grateful for whatever you can spare [link to your page here]
  • day before “Tomorrow is the big day. I’m really nervous! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me raise $700. I’d be really grateful for any last minute donations [link to your page here]
  • donʼt stop fundraising when the event finishes. A surprising number of donations are received after the event has finished.  Once youʼve recovered, update your ‘Hero’ page again and email it to your contacts. Itʼs a great way of letting those who have supported you know you have achieved your goal, and of prompting anyone who still hasnʼt donated to do so.

Best of luck, and thank you!

Upload your own photograph

To make your fundraising page as effective as possible, upload your own photograph.

On your webpage entry, try to tell a story: explain why you are trying to raise money. Personalise your page!

Share your story by email

Share your story by email with friends, family and workmates.

If you have a special reason for supporting orthopaedic research, tell people!

Share your fundraising page on social media

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) is a great way to share your story and your fundraising page. Before you share our page more widely, ask a few people close to you to sponsor you.

Create hooks to keep in touch with people

You can create ‘hooks’ or reasons to give updates or to base a fundraising ask around. For example, your fundraising targets, training milestones, event preparations or just to say thank you!