Community fundraising benefits

Posted 05/06/2017

Evelina from GoRaise talks to us about why community fundraising is so important for charities like Thera, and how people can get together as a team to reach their fundraising goals.

Everyone can be involved in a fundraising event no matter what your background is and help raise extra funds for a charity. Community fundraising has a lot of benefits and we would love to show you how you can get involved.

Communication skills

Community fundraising helps build your relationships with people. It makes you feel needed in the community and this is especially important for people with learning disabilities to build their confidence.


Organising or participating in a fundraising event helps a great deal with building teamwork skills. No matter how big or small – each contribution makes a difference. For example, organising a raffle requires someone to promote the event by handing out flyers, someone to be responsible for selling tickets or drawing the winning ticket.

Learn new skills

Being involved in a community fundraising can benefit in learning new skills. For example, you learn how to attract people to the event; how to promote it, or take the responsibility for the role you have been given.

Help contribute to a good cause

Everyone loves the sense of achievement. You are giving up your time and effort and you will change someone’s life for the better. There are lots of ways you can be involved: volunteer at your local park; become a volunteer guide for a hiking event, take a part in a charity concert or performance and help making posters or building props for the stage.

If you need some ideas on how to start fundraising, GoRaise is a free fundraising platform that turns your online purchases into donations. It’s a good way to start fundraising – once you register, you can choose a cause to support or create your own and every time you shop online, a percentage of your purchases will return as a donation to that cause.

Find out about Fundraising for Thera

This post was written by Evelina from GoRaise.