Wider Community

Local communities are full of wonderful people and organisations and families are often surprised at the offers of help they receive. It is also true, however, that some local communities are small and do not necessarily have the means to support your cause to the same extent as others. To help here you can encourage your Inner Circle to also tap into their local community to help you. Speak to local community groups that you have a connection with.

Ideas to raise funds

1. Setup a Smart Pups Campaign

1. Setup a Smart Pups Campaign

Read the campaigns on the Smart Pups campaign page and then send in your bio and photo to enquiries@smartpups.org.au. This way your supporters can donate directly. Share the link to your page widely on social media.
2. Businesses

2. Businesses

Use the introduction letter provided in your resource kit to introduce yourself to businesses. Ask if they can help with a donation or a prize you can raffle. If they are a retailer as if they will display a collection box on their counter or display a poster in their window.
3. Local Paper

3. Local Paper

See if you can get your story told through the local paper – with details of your online Campaign Page.
4. Radio

4. Radio

If you have local Radio Stations in your area, see if they can also help in some way. Having a live segment on the Radio telling your story would be great, if the station could get behind you trying to raise these funds for a Smart Pup, this will help immensely.
5. Participation

5. Participation

If you can participate in Fun Runs/ Marathons and get sponsorships from Businesses in the community.
6. Politicians

6. Politicians

Contact your local Politicians and ask for support or sponsorship. Also ask them who they recommend you contact within the community e.g. Any private foundation Groups they recommend you contact to get donations.
7. Contact Community Organisations

7. Contact Community Organisations

Contact your local Lions Club, Rotary, Apex and Masonic Lodge and see if they can help fundraise for your cause.
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