Find out how your fundraising helps
Fundraising for this event isn’t compulsory as by simply participating you are helping us create more awareness and acceptance for Autism which is what Oscars100 is all about. However by raising money for Oscars100, you’re helping us to make a difference for kids living with Autism. Oscars100 has partnered with Irabina Childhood Services and Mansfield Autism Statewide Services who deliver essential early intervention program in both metro and regional Victoria.
Fundraising can be very rewarding, great fun and lets you experience the good side of humanity. Some people feel very awkward about asking friends, family or co-workers for donations so we are here to give you some tips to make it easier. You’ll be surprised how many people will be inspired by what you have committed to undertake and will ask you if there is anything they can do to help or contribute.
Fundraising is not a lot different to training and racing. If you set yourself a goal and a plan of how to get there you’ll be surprised just how easy it is. You can also ask friends and family to help so they can feel that they are part of the event too.
There is also a BIG bonus for team who get into the swing of fundraising. Any team that’s raises $2500 or more with get there entry fee refunded (less the $50 donation you have already made). That’s right, your team could get back your $599 team entry simply buy setting yourselves an epic fundraising goal of $2500. Good luck to all who give it a crack.
1. Join our mycause page and start raining funds now.
We have set up an Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut page at mycause. Just click here to begin.
Here you can set up your own event page, your own fundraising goal and link it all to various social media pages.
2. Don’t be scared to promote your efforts.
100km in a car for some people can be a long way. 100kms on foot through the mountains of Victoria’s Alpine Region is unimaginable. So don’t be scared to tell the world about it. What you have committed to do will inspire people and they will have endless questions for you so don’t be afraid to tell them you are doing it.
Send out email’s, or if you’re not comfortable get a close friend, colleague or relative to do it for you (Mum’s are very valuable in this space). Let everyone know why you are going to compete in Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut , what its means to you and that you’d like their help to get you through. This is just asking for money but well wishes are just as valuable, particularly late in the race with things get tough.
3. Events are a great way to raise funds.
Events don’t need to be extravagant they can be quite simple. Events such as morning teas, BBQ lunches, trivia nights or work place raffles are great ways to raise donations. They work well because people will get a little back from their donations which is makes them feel that you really appreciate their help.
4. Aim for that $2500
There is no harm at setting your fundraising goal at the magical $2500. We’d love to give everyone his or her entry fees back because you’ve hit the $2500 in fundraising. With two people per team this is only $1250 per competitor. Each team only needs to hit a total of $2500 so, to us, it doesn’t matter which one of you raise the funds we just want your team to hit its goal.
If you get over $2500…. Brilliant. Don’t stop there, see how far you can go.
5. See if your business will match what you raise.
Some employers will offer to match the amount you raise. This is worth finding out as they can quickly double what you have raised. Oscars100, being a registered charity, can also provide a tax-deductible receipt for any donation over $2. Simply create your own page at www.mycause.com.au/events/oscars100hut2hut and we will take care of the rest.
6. Remember to thank those who donate.
Please remember to that those who donate. If your donations come through your mycause page automatic thank yous are sent out at the end of the event to everyone who donated. We recommend though that you take the time to thank each and every donator personally as they have taken the time to support you and Oscars100.
A great way to thank contributors is to send out a post-race report letting everyone know how you went, some thing you learn about yourself on the trails and what your final fundraising amount was. By sharing your experience those who donate this year could be competing with you next year.