Street fundraising is often the simplest and fastest way to gain donations and is a great way to increase the visibility of your chosen charity.
This method involves a representative from a charity speaking to people in the street about their work and asking them to support it with a regular gift. It’s the most cost-effective way that a charity can recruit new direct debit supporters.
Setting up in a visible place, like a shopping centre or on the High Street, is common; however, make sure you get permission from the relevant property owners and the council first.
Some companies will do street fundraising for you, in return for a percentage of the charity’s earnings or, more commonly, an hourly wage for each employee. Alternatively, you can use volunteers from your charity or group to solicit donations.
This is where a fundraiser will call at people’s homes to try and solicit donations for a charity. Most charities will use a mixture of paid fundraisers who will ask only for direct debit payments, and volunteer fundraisers who will ask for cash donations.
This is a popular and simple way for charities to find new donors who will offer financial support regularly.