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Million Paws Walk Fundraising Donate Posted Dec 15, 2020
Million Paws Walk is on Sunday 19th May! Will you be joining us to support animals in need?

There are 16 walk events happening right across Queensland and we’d love to see you and your pooch in attendance. You can find your nearest location here and get tickets here.

Each year we are proud to see so many like minded animal lovers join forces to raise money for RSPCA animals and help fight animal cruelty. By supporting the walk and fundraising, you’re contributing to saving the lives of pets like Rocky.

If you’re just as excited as your dog to come along on Sunday, check out our Million Paws Walk preparation tips here!

Even if you can’t make the walk, you can still help by fundraising for animals in our care. We’ve added some simple tips below for our Million Paws Walk Fundraisers:

Make it pawsonal

First things first, set up your own Million Paws Walk page here.

Now, make sure you paw-sonalise your fundraising page - it only takes a few minutes but it will sure boost your fundraising efforts!

1. Start by adding photos of you and your pets. 

2. Write a short blurb explaining why you are taking part in the Million Paws Walk. People want to know your personal story and what inspires you.

Share, share, share!

Spread the love and ‘share’ your fundraising information. Share it on social media, via email and don’t forget about your offline world!

Our Top Tips to help you make the most of your social media posts for fundraising:

  • Keep the post short, sweet and to the point - most people don't want to read several paragraphs when scrolling through on their lunch break.
  • Quickly and briefly explain your need and ask people to help you reach your goal, what's in it for them?
  • Make sure you include an image, perhaps a selfie or a great shot that sums up your fundraising campaign. An image within the post can help get people’s attention than just text post.
  • You don't have to ask for donations straight away, try building up to it. Tell your friends and followers about what you are doing, why and how first (stage your posts every few days like you are creating a story). 
  • Ask for shares! To increase the likelihood of reaching your fundraising goal widen your reach beyond your immediate social media network - ask others to share your post and link to your fundraising page.
Get creative

We are all for the quirky fundraising ideas! Check out these goodies.

  • Asking colleagues to sacrifice their morning coffee for a week and donate the saved funds to you
  • Get your friends to sponsor an animal for 1 day, $25! You can set any amount you like
  • Can challenge a friend or family member to dollar match your own donation
  • Organise with your boss 'bring your dog to work' day and collect funds. Read our 'take your dog to work' article to find out how to approach your employer
Get the ball rolling!

Donate a little yourself. It might sound strange to donate to your own campaign but this will help encourage others to donate to you.

Create a dream team

The more the merrier! Attain #squadgoals status by roping in all your friends - both the human and furry kind. Working in a team will help you achieve more donations.

Check out our Top Dogs making an impact this year!

Don't forget to show your appreciation

Don’t forget to thank your supporters. Whether it’s a small or large donation, or even if they just cheered you on, let them know how grateful you are!

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