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What is fundraising?

Why is fundraising so important?

Fundraising can be a critical part of projects as it often enables campaigns to be sustainable over longer periods.

Whether or not you want to try to raise funds - and how - will depend on your local circumstances and what projects you are planning.

If you want to raise general funds for a cause, the best option is to do so on behalf of an established non-governmental organization. Many organizations have fundraising campaigns that involve local volunteers and projects. Always contact an organization in advance: you must have their official permission to raise funds in their name!

Whether you are raising funds for an established organization or for a project of your own, remember the following guidelines:

There are many ways of raising funds, from simple collecting boxes and doing odd jobs to organizing sponsored walks and more elaborate events such as concerts and fairs!

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