Tips and Tricks

Frequently Asked Question's

How do I get started with hosting a fundraising event?

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You can begin your fundraising journey by clicking the "Get Started" button. This will guide you through the registration process and help you set up your online fundraising page.

You can also download a step-by-step Planning Checklist to organise your event, via your supporter dashboard.

Can I host an event anytime of the year?

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Absolutely! You have the flexibility to host your event at a time that works best for you.

Are there any rules, guidelines or restrictions for fundraising that I should be aware of?

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Yes, there are some important rules in place to ensure the safety and success of your fundraising efforts. While we encourage creativity, events should align with our values and mission. Please review our Fundraising Guidelines to ensure your event is safe, respectful, and aligned with our cause. Additionally, we ask that expenses do not exceed 40% of your total fundraising. To help keep costs down, consider reaching out to local businesses and your networks for venue, catering, and prize donations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our support team on fundraising@acrf.com.au

Where does the money raised through my fundraising efforts go?

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The funds you raise for Australian Cancer Research Foundation will go directly to supporting our vision of one day reaching a world without cancer. Your fundraising will help back brilliant cancer research by giving scientists the technology and equipment they need to find new and improved ways to prevent, detect and treat ALL types of cancer.

Your support is crucial because, sadly, 2 in 5 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, and the other 3 will be closely impacted by a diagnosis.

Visit ACRF'S About Us page. To find out more.

What is my dashboard?

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Your online fundraising dashboard serves as your personal website, where you can easily manage your fundraising efforts. It's your one-stop-shop for accessing various features on your fundraising page, including:

  • Personalising your page with your own story and photos
  • Sharing your page on social media
  • Sending out emails to collect donations and thank your donors
  • Tracking your fundraising and posting updates
  • Downloading helpful resources to help with your fundraising efforts

Can I customise my fundraising page with my own story and images?

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Absolutely! Your fundraising page is your canvas. You can personalise it with your unique story, images, and updates to engage your supporters and share your passion for backing brilliant cancer research.

The more you make it your own, and tell people why you’re fundraising for ACRF, the more compelled people will feel to donate.

To personalise your page click the "Edit My Page" tab, follow the prompts, and save your changes.

How can I promote my event on social media and beyond?

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We provide you with easy-to-use tools to share your event on social media platforms and via email. You can also download social media tiles, posters, and invitations from your dashboard to help spread the word.

I forgot my username and password?

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No worries. It happens to the best of us. Simply click the login button, and if you've forgotten your details, you'll see a prompt. We'll send you an email with a reminder of your username and a link to reset your password.

How do I receive donations, and are they tax-deductible?

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Receiving donations is easy! Your friends, family and colleagues can contribute directly through your online fundraising page, and yes, all donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Donors will receive an automated tax-deductible receipt via email.

How do I handle cash and or cheque donations?

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While the easiest way to bank funds is online through your fundraising page, we understand that some supporters may prefer other methods. You can contact our ACRF support team for guidance on processing cash and cheque donations at fundraising@acrf.com.au

How can I thank my donors for their support?

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Your fundraising dashboard allows you to send thank you emails to your donors, or you can simply post a thank you message under their donation.

How do I boost my fundraising efforts?

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If you're seeking ideas to boost your fundraising we have a wealth of tips and fundraising activities to help you succeed. Check them out here.

I need posters and invitations to promote my event. Where can I get them from?

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We've got you covered! We offer professionally designed posters, invitations, and other resources to support your fundraising efforts which will be provided in your welcome email, and accessible via your supporter dashboard.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to help YOU get the most of your fundraising experience with ACRF.

You can also log in to your dashboard to access much more!

Personalise your fundraising page

Let people know why you’re backing brilliant cancer research. Add pictures and personalise your journey.

Back yourself and donate to your page

Kickstart your fundraising to show your commitment to help give the people you love Australia's best cancer research.

Tell your supporters why every dollar counts

Every dollar you raise will help the 2 in 5 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer.

Don’t forget to thank

Make sure you thank your supporters. Why not encourage them to leverage their networks and share your page.

Share your progress

Update your friends and family with your progress on social media.

Ask your workplace to dollar match

Ask your manager if your company will support you by matching every dollar you raise

Set your fundraising goal

A fundraising target motivates you and your supporters, encouraging more donations your near your goal

Elevating your fundraising event

Consider including fun games and/or activities such as silent auctions, raffles, contests related to your event

Online donations

Provide QR codes or a dedicated area to have your guests make online donations using their mobile devices

Other ways to supercharge brilliant cancer research with ACRF.

There are many other ways to make a difference and show your support for 2 in 5 Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.


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