Doing push-ups is not the only challenge, we also need to raise funds to support critical mental health services and programs across Australia. This year we are proudly supporting Lifeline Australia, Movember and The Push For Better Foundation. Fundraising for mental health through The Push-Up Challenge can be rewarding and fun. Here are a few tips to help boost your donations:
Set a Fundraising Goal
Once you’ve registered for The Push-Up Challenge, go to your Dashboard and set your fundraising goal. Be ambitious and keep trying to reach your target. Letting people know what your goal is could inspire them to help you out.
Donate to Yourself
Don’t forget to start things off by donating to yourself to get closer to your goals. People who support themselves are more likely to raise additional donations.
Share on Social Media & Email
Use the share links on your Dashboard to share your fundraising goals on Facebook or by email. Talk about why you are doing The Push-Up Challenge and why they should support mental health. Make sure you tag @pushforbetter and use #pushforbetter.
Film yourself doing a creative push-up as a part of your training for The Push-Up Challenge and share it on social media. It’s a great way to grab your friends' attention and inspire them to support you. When you write your post, tag three of your friends and challenge them to come up with their own creative push-up.
Start a Team
Get your friends, family, co-workers, gym buddies or teammates together and start a team on The Push-Up Challenge to work towards a fundraising and push-up goals together.
Get Your School, Workplace or Club Involved
Make sure you let everyone at your school, workplace, sports club or social club, know that you’re doing The Push-Up Challenge. Ask a principal/organiser/manager to share a post on the social media page or send an email around to support you. Include a personal message on why you are taking on The Push-Up Challenge.
Ask a Local Business for Support
It could be something as small as your local coffee shop, gym or lunch spot. Reach out to your local business community to help reach your fundraising goal. If they can’t donate, ask them to share your social media post on their page to generate more awareness.
Thank Your Supporters
Make sure you thank your supporters. All it takes is a simple message on your social media posts to encourage more people to donate.
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Set a profile picture
Make sure you have a picture of yourself, so your supporters know they are donating to the correct person.
Check if your workplace offers dollar matching. Lots of companies like to rally behind their employees and show their support by matching funds theyve raised.
Bring your community together to have a good time while raising funds and start some all-important conversations to help remove the stigma around mental health.
Ask people to match milestones with a donation or give you creative ways to complete your push-ups, such as doing them in a unique location or while wearing a superhero outfit.
Start a little healthy competition amongst your cohort to see who can hit their push-up targets first for the day, or who smashes their fundraising target fastest.
Share your motivation on why you connect to the cause and why you’re taking up the challenge. Why are you pushing for better mental health?