On Social Media

Posting on social media is a great way of letting your family, friends, colleagues and contacts know about your fundraising.   

Whether you use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or others it’s a fast, free way to promote your event/activity and share your stories, news and successes. 

Here are some tips to help: 

  • Tell people what you’re doing and why. 
  • Don’t forget to share a link to your online fundraising page so that people can donate in support.  
  • Use photos or videos in your posts or tweets. 
  • Give regular updates, such as training updates. These will help friends, family and colleagues know more about how you’re getting on as well as giving people opportunities to donate and understand why you’re helping Shine. 
  • Use #hashtags.  
  • Tag @ShineUKCharity on Facebook and Twitter and #TeamShine
  • Upload your photos to Instagram to engage people every step of the way and again use hashtags to help you reach more people. 
  • If you have a Shine T-shirt, running vest or cycling jersey – wear that in some photos. Or think about how to use Shine balloons, collection tins, or other Shine materials.  

Other ways to promote

Don’t forget about your local media – newspaper, radio, television, community websites etc. They all love a good story so contact them through their website or give them a call.

Please get in touch with your regional fundraiser if you would like more support with this or email fundraising@shinecharity.org.uk.  

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