Bears of Hope embraced change in 2020 with a virtual Choosing Hope campaign and raised over $124,000

 

2020 – Wow, what a year for the history books. Truly a year full of ups, downs, and more changes than we could have thought possible. I spoke to Toni Watson (Co-Founder/Vice President) and Jennifer Thomas (Fundraising and Event Coordinator) from Bears of Hope about how they quickly adapted their 2020 Choosing Hope campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Firies Climb for MND goes virtual in 2020 with interactive Step Dedication

Like most events in 2020, the Firies Climb for MND is a bit different this year. For the last 5 years, the Firies Climb was a challenge exclusively for firefighters (to climb the 1,504 steps of Sydney Tower Eye wearing over 20kg of firefighting gear) but this year, they’ve gone virtual and anyone can participate in an innovative way.

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Send Mum a virtual bouquet and a donation this Mother’s Day

We know that there are a lot of people who can’t be with their Mums, Grandmothers or other mother-figures on Mother’s Day this year – so we have created a way you can let her know that you’re thinking of her.

This year, we’ve created virtual bouquets that you can send to Mum with a donation to her favourite charity. You can also dedicate a virtual bouquet in memory of a loved one. All Australian organisations on the GoFundraise platform have been added to this campaign. 

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Lest We Forget and Ways to Support Your Charity During Covid-19

Firstly, we hope that you’re safe and healthy during this difficult time. We know that there are lots of people struggling around the world due to the effects of COVID-19. 

For those of you who are able, we wanted to let you know of some ways that you can help. Most charities have been directly impacted and could use your support in this time. Here are some campaigns that you might like to support.

Light a candle to remember and thank our ANZACs

Light a Candle & DonateCreate a Remembrance Page

Due to COVID-19, ANZAC Day 2020 has to be remembered and honoured differently.

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The Power of Peer to Peer Fundraisers – How one charity received $50K from the Bowral Classic

The Bowral Classic is an exciting third-party fundraising event where cyclists of all different levels get to ride through the rolling hills of the Southern Highlands and fundraise for a charity of their choice.

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Campaign Spotlight: Do More Than Remember

We are very excited to announce the release of the ‘Do More than Remember’ campaign for Legacy Brisbane. GoFundraise worked with the Legacy Brisbane team on this innovative campaign which allows people to dedicate a virtual poppy with their donation.

GoFundraise was privileged to help turn Legacy Brisbane’s idea into a digital reality.

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Event metrics are here! Get summary data for your events instantly

“I LOVE these new metrics!
Being able to see these topline numbers instantly will be so helpful during our Melanoma March campaign and allow me to spend less time running reports and more time implementing strategies to grow our fundraising”

Annabel Egan, Campaign Manager: Melanoma March, Melanoma Institute Australia

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