Personalise your page
Make sure you add a profile pic and if you have a personal story of why you’re taking part, and you’re comfortable sharing, please do.
Set the bar
Show your commitment to the challenge and the cause by making the first donation to your page.
Before you go hard on social media, ask a few close friends (ones you know will support you) to make a donation. Once you’ve got a few runs on the board, cast the net wider and even more people will be keen to support you.
It’s not a secret
Make sure everyone knows what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Be sure to share daily updates – and they don’t all have to be asking for donations. Show photos or videos of your runs or share some of the R U OK? resources and don’t forget to add #TreadAsOne and #RUOK
Don’t be afraid to ask
Most people will be delighted to support you and R U OK? It may take a few tries so make sure you get your reps in – ask a few times and in different ways – email / phone / in person / social media.
Show your gratitude
Make sure to thank every donor for their support, this could be a phone call, email or post on social media. A post showing your progress and tagging your latest donors to thank them is a great way to increase interest and show your gratitude at the same time.
How To Ask For Donations
Social media is the simplest way to reach a wide audience and can be easily done from almost anywhere. Email is also a great way to reach a lot of friends and teammates, but don’t forget the power of good old conversation – you can always drop into a chat that you’re taking part in Tread As One and let your friends know why you’re supporting R U OK?
We truly appreciate all of your efforts
Every step, every conversation and every dollar that you raise is helping to spread the R U OK? message and start more life-changing conversations.
For those fundraisers who go above and beyond and raise over $500 we’re offering our special supporter pack which includes an R U OK? running singlet, wrist band and water bottle.
How To Ask R U OK?
Thank you so much for choosing to join Tread As One. Your support allows R U OK? to reach more Australians and help give them the confidence and resources to ask “Are You OK?”
If you’d like to know more take a moment to watch this short video on how to have a conversation that could change a life.