Let's get fundraising!
Like most charities, In Kind Direct relies on fundraising to deliver our work. Donations are crucial in helping us to ensure that even the smallest charities can benefit from our service. Donations also mean we can invest for the future and support more charities to deliver their essential work to the most vulnerable.
In Kind Direct’s model generates a powerful multiplier effect. Every pound donated is multiplied at least 12 times over in value of product distributed to charities working in the UK.
This year is our 20th Anniversary and it's all about raising awareness of engaging with In Kind Direct to support the thousands of charities in our network.
In Kind Direct Day was 30 June 2017. See how the In Kind Direct team and our donors celebrated below:
Organising a fundraising event in 3 simple steps
1. Plan your event, set a target and let us know about it
Our 20 Fundraising Ideas Pack (see tool kit below) will give you lots of examples of easy and fun activities – but of course you can come up with your very own event. Create a checklist of everything you’ll need on the day, think about your target audience and when would be the most effective time/day to organise your activity. Make sure you read our Tips & Advice for Fundraising Events.
Once you have planned your event, please let us know about it by completing the quick form below.
2. Set up your event page on JustGiving
There are many ways of collecting funds but we would recommend setting up an event page on JustGiving so that donations are easy, quick and effective. Plus, the monies donated can go the extra mile thanks to Gift Aid.
If you would prefer a paper-based collection form, no problem, please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Communicate your event across your office
From posters to tweets, we’ve created a tool kit to make it easy for you to communicate your event to your colleagues and sponsors across your intranet, message boards and social media!
Other ways you can help
Order a 20p Collection Jar
We’ve created beautiful collection jars for our supporters and the challenge is very simple: how quickly can your company fill up the jar with 20p coins? We estimate a full jar could potentially contain 2,500 20p coins, i.e. £500!
A great incentive would be for your company to offer (regular/one-off) PAYROLL GIVING and MATCH FUNDING to encourage more people to take part and maximise funds raised. Please do get in touch with us to discuss these opportunities.
By donating funds to In Kind Direct, you are supporting thousands of charities throughout the UK.
Your fundraising toolkit
Print and personalise our poster templates to communicate about your event across the office. Use our thank you poster template to share our results!
Social Media Pack
We've created some beautiful images and some text templates for you to promote your event across your organisation and on social media channels.
20 fundraising ideas
We've put together a list of easy and fun ideas for you to organise a fundraising activity at your office.
Click on the icons below to reveal details of each idea or download our 20 Fundraising Ideas pack (PDF)
Be kind, give in kind
Fancy-dress office party
Make a one-off donation
Run your own challenge
Dye your hair
We are challenging our donor companies and their staff to collect as many 20p pieces as possible. How fast will you fill yours? How many jars can fill?
If you would like to order a 20p jar for your company, please contact us.
Fill in a 20p jar
Al fresco film evening
Organise a Great Bake Sale at the office or in a high-traffic location (train station, market). Or run a Bake-Off competition with a twist. 100% chocolate; exotic flavours; giant sweets (giant Bounty bar, Mars bar, etc.). Get together, bring your cake and vote for the favourite. All proceeds to go to In Kind Direct. #IKDbakeoff
Climb the stairs
Switch off the lights
For the arty types
Be your most generous: instead of asking for yet another shirt, purse or scarf for your birthday, why not ask your friends and family to donate to a great cause supporting thousands of charities and millions of people every year? Create your page on our JustGiving page and let everyone know your birthday’s coming soon!
Donate your birthday
Have you raised funds?
Once your fundraising event has taken place, simply visit our JustGiving Page to transfer the funds to In Kind Direct.
For other ways of donating click here.
The money you raise will help us distribute more products to more charites. A donation to In Kind Direct is a smart way to show your support not just to one charity, but to the sector as a whole.
Thank you so much!