Our Reps are giving us their top tips

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Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Veeny Grimes

“TheGivingMachine has been a tremendous asset to MEL. It’s a very clever, useful tool in fundraising, not least because it’s absolutely painless, once a donor sets it up. I suspect many donors like the idea of ’getting money back’, too. The range and diversity of your participating shops, businesses, helps, too, and I’m constantly surprised when I go onto an unfamiliar website and up pops TGM’s invitation to claim a percentage of what I’m hoping to spend.”

Caroline – Cause Rep for Malawi Education Link

Malawi Education Link, have benefited from £1,700 worth of free donations so far! Here are their tips on how they enroll supporters:

  • Include TGM’s details in our twice-yearly newsletters, especially prior to Christmas or some other festive time
  • Distribute the promotional materials on our Dashboard whenever I have the opportunity. This might be at our fundraisers, where I’ve left your cards on, for instance, quiz teams’ tables. Other potential outlets have been at charity events like Bring & Buy / Jumble sales
  • When we were still taking out teams from schools, I always include one of the TGM posters on the school display of what we’d been doing
  • Promote TGM when I’m asked to give presentations in schools, WI, Rotary et al. Again, the promotional materials come into their own, there, being colourful, eye-catching and memorable. Linking those with MEL fixes them in donors’ minds and I have a ‘captive audience’, anyway!
  • Promote that you are registered as a Cause with TGM on your website

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