This page has a range of resources to help you as a participant of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. If there is something specific you need please feel free to contact us.
- Fundraising Handbook
- Email Signatures
- Social media tips
- How to spread the word
- Invite others
- Instructions on how easily contact your networks including past donors
- OH&S Form for Participants
Not sure how to get started? Make sure you read the Fundraising Handbook and watch Nick Reade’s (BankSA’s Chief Executive) Top 5 Fundraising Tips. Nick was the top fundraiser in South Australia in 2014, 2015 as well as achieving the National Highest Fundraiser in 2016, so it’s well worth a watch!
So you have signed up for the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout and now you need to raise $3,000 or more! Download your Fundraising Handbook for some tips on where to start.
|Email signatures:||Download by: Clicking on the image, a new screen will open, then right click on the image and save as. You can then copy this into your own email signature.|
|Posters:||Great way to promote the Vinnies CEO Sleepout in your office – place a poster in the lunch room (and perhaps one in the Boardroom)!
Click on the images below for A4 or A3 posters:
|Social media:||Please connect with us on social media. It’s a great way to promote your involvement and fundraising efforts, and also helps Vinnies spread the word.
No matter which channel you are using, social media is an opportunity to take people on your Vinnies CEO Sleepout journey. Post updates and pictures in the lead up to the event of things relating to your participation e.g. buying thermals to keep warm on the night.
One way to get noticed is to update your profile picture and cover photo so it relates to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout® – you could be dressed in your PJs or holding some cardboard seeking sponsorship. Get creative!
Below are some post ideas that may help:
|Images:||Download by: Clicking on the image, a new screen will open, then right click on the image and save as. You can then copy this into emails, on social media etc.|
|Fact sheets:||Click here for information about how your fundraising makes a difference and facts about homelessness.
Click here for Claire’s Story: Homelessness to hope – a Vinnies case study.
|How to spread the word:||A very effective way to raise funds is to email your network and ask them to sponsor your night in the cold. You can download templates here or use your own words.|
|Invite Others:||As Ambassadors of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout event, if you know anyone you think should be joining you in the cold, you can give them a gentle nudge by emailing them an invitation (click save to download the pdf and attach to a personalised email).|
|OH&S Form for Participants:||Please download this form as a PDF or Word doc, complete and either email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it along with you on the night.|