Fundraising Resources & Ideas

Here are lots of fun ways you can raise money and boost your fundraising. Need more help? Email us or call our Supporter Care team

Fundraising Toolkit

Raffles are just the ticket for fundraising

Follow our top tips to ensure you’re on to a winner.

Prizes

The better your raffle prizes are, the more tickets you will sell and the more you are likely to fundraise. You may have to call in a few favours and go on the charm offensive. Approach local shops, travel agents, sports clubs, hotels, restaurants and your work, explain your fundraising idea and see if they are able to donate exciting prizes.

Raffle tickets

When setting a price for your raffle tickets, think about who you will be selling them to and how much they would be willing to purchase a ticket for. Make it clear that you’re organising a charity raffle and that proceeds will help the charity.

Selling your tickets

It’s important to reach as many people as possible with your tickets. Sports groups, schools, the office, faith centres and supermarkets are all great places to sell your tickets and boost your fundraising. It’s important to get contact detail for everyone who buys a ticket; you’ll need to let them know if they are a lucky winner.

Keep your raffle legal

Make sure you read through our legal fundraising guidelines to make sure your raffle doesn’t break the rules.

Make it a MWF raffle

Once you’ve registered your event with us, you’ll be able to order MWF-branded balloons, posters or banners to let your friends and family know that you are raising money for MWF.  It’s really important that your event is compliant with fundraising regulations too.

You’ve done the hard work in raising the money so now make sure it gets to us! It’s super simple and there’s lots of ways to send in your sponsorship money so just pick the one that is best for you.

I WANT TO FUNDRAISE FOR MWF. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

We’re over the moon you want to fundraise for us. Your amazing efforts really will help us to make sure that no one faces calamity alone. There are so many ways you can get involved – why not take a look at our events for some inspiration? If you’re not sure what’s right for you, then drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to help you find the fundraising activity that’s perfect for you.

I’M NOT SURE WHAT EVENT IS RIGHT FOR ME. HOW DO I FIND OUT?

We have so many different events available – there really is something for everyone. Just take a look at all our events to get some inspiration or get in touch.

WHAT KIND OF EVENTS CAN I TAKE PART IN FOR MWF?

We have all sorts of events for you to take part in. There are physical challenges like runs, hikes and swims. Or for you social types why not organise a coffee morning, a night in with friends, or golf with the guys? There’s even networking and corporate events like our famous luncheons and charity gala. Everything you need to know is on our events pages, or get in touch.

CAN I HOLD MY OWN EVENT FOR MWF?

Of course. If you're looking at holding your own active event such as a walk, a run or a cycling challenge, all you need to do is head to the specific events page for that category. You’ll be able to join Team MWF for your challenge, and we’ll even send you a fabulous pack from us crammed with fundraising tips and training information.

If you're doing your own thing, be it climbing in a bath of beans, holding a quiz night or masterminding a charity auction, we've got lots of really helpful information in Your Event.

I HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT AN EVENT. WHERE CAN I GET THE ANSWER?

On many of our pages we'll give you a specific telephone number and contact form so you can find out all the answers to your questions. Alternatively get in touch and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.

I WANT TO SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE, HOW CAN I DO THIS?

You can set up a personalised online donation page with JustGiving or MuslimGiving. They offer a really easy way for people to sponsor you and add messages of support to spur you on when the training gets tough.

And when you select your local Minhaj Welfare Foundation as your chosen charity, all income is transferred directly to us. So all you have to do is share your page on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out to all your friends and family.

ARE YOU FUNDRAISING ON FACEBOOK?

Thank you! We don’t see individual fundraising activity on Facebook, if you choose this route to boost your fundraising please get in touch to let us know, you can email us or send us a private message through Facebook.

I NEED POSTERS AND INVITATIONS TO PROMOTE MY EVENT. WHERE CAN I GET THEM FROM?

We’ve got nearly a thousand professionally-designed posters, flyers, invitations and ticket templates – one for every kind of fundraising event! Simply get in touch , share your favourite design and your details, then we'll send it as a PDF to your inbox. The best thing is, we do all this completely free.

HOW WILL YOU USE THE FUNDS I'VE RAISED?

Your money will help us to provide a variety of services that help make sure no one has to through a calamity alone. We rely on fundraisers for 99% of our support so you really are very important. If you’d like more detail on how we raise and spend our money, get in touch.