Top tips

Top Tips

Through your awesome fundraising efforts, you’ll be helping young Victorians access safe, stable accommodation, and the right support to enable them to move beyond their experience of homelessness and become positive, independent, contributing members of the community.

Smash your goal with these top fundraising tips!

Set a goal

People love a goal, so set yourself a fundraising target and invite your family and friends to help you reach it. Don't be afraid to aim high – after all, the more you can raise, the more young people you’ll be supporting.

Set the example

Be the first to donate and others will follow!

Set the bar high

Personally ask people likely to be your most generous supporters first (before the big night!) – people will often base their donation on what others have already given. 

Ask everyone

It’s also a great way to get your friends to spread the word. After all, the more people who hear about your passionate support through Sleep At The ’G, the more young people you’ll help MCM support. Use the hashtag #SleepAtTheG 

Spread the word

Tell all your friends and family that you are sleeping out at the MCG and ask them to join you or donate in support of your effort to end youth homelessness. They’ll be proud to know you’re standing in solidarity with a vulnerable young person who has no place of their own.

Remind people

People are busy and might forget to donate even though they want to. Send regular updates, reminding people of your goal – and don’t forget to ask them to help you meet it!

Ask your workplace

Your employer may support you by matching donations or even by giving a special donation. Ask them!

Remember to share some pics of your fundraising efforts with your colleagues and your employer.

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