Ideas & Tips

Fundraising Tips

It helps to have a fundraising goal

Don't be afraid to aim high – after all, the more you can raise, the more people you’ll help!

Start by donating to yourself

This shows potential donors your commitment to reaching your fundraising goal

Make it personal

Add photos and more information on your page. When sending an email or an SMS, take the time to address the person individually by name and include why you are inspired to support and raise funds for homeless youth. The time spent personalising each message will be rewarded with more donations.

Share the love

Share on your social media, with an email, and through SMS. The best way to encourage your friends and family to donate is to spread the word and include the link to your personal online fundraising page. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and whatsapp are all helpful. This way your friends and family can fill out the donation details online and money can be collected with ease. We’ll even provide you with some pre-made social images to share. Get your colleagues involved or ask your boss to help. They may offer to help or match the donations of your supporters.

Collecting your donations

Online collection will make your life easier as all online donations come straight through to us. Each individual will be emailed a tax receipt automatically and their donations will instantly be added to your fundraising target.

You can also collect physical donations. Just be sure to take the cash and cheques to the bank as quickly as possible. Each time you make a deposit at the bank, make sure you send us a completed Request Receipt Form so our team can send your generous friends, family and local businesses their tax receipts. Each time you make a deposit, update your online fundraising target so you can see your overall total!

Here are our bank details that you’ll need to provide if you bring cash or cheques to the bank:

Account name: Property Industry Foundation

Account number: 432630

BSB: 032-134

Reference: WFG [Your Surname]

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Don’t forget to thank your supporters! Because of them, you will help so many young Australians. The ways you can thank your supporters are endless Send them a personal SMS and email showing your appreciation for their donation. Post on your social feeds about generous supporters to make them feel special. Tag them to recognise their support. Download our thank you postcard or social tile and feel free to send them to those who help you reach your goal.

Inspiring Ideas to Get You Going

Map Art

Map out a home through strava or another GPS. Click here for examples. Not only will it take you on a path you may not have trod before, but you can also then share the map on your fundraising page. Click here for instructions on how to make GPS art.

Playlists to stride out to

Tempo keeps you moving and you may also want to sing along or stop for an air guitar. Click here for our Spotify playlists.

Meander and Meditate

Walking is great for the mind, body and soul. If you are walking alone, you can cut out the noise of a busy park or street and focus your mind. Click here for some suggestions of what to listen to.

Your Support Helps Us...

Rebuild lives, one bedroom at a time

Our major initiative – The Haven Project (formerly the PIF House Program) – is the building and refurbishing of homes for homeless youth since 1996.

Each $1 raised is then matched with in-kind donations of skills, labour and goods from the property and construction industry.

This unique partnership doubles the value of every $1 donated.

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Turn houses into homes

Providing vulnerable young people with a place to live that's not just safe, but also homely, can contribute to an invaluable improvement in their sense of self. As the creator of homes and communities, our industry can and should play a role in addressing youth homelessness. We work collaboratively with other charities to break the cycle of youth homelessness and changing lives for the better.

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Invest in initiatives to reach at-risk youths

It is important to think about the underlying causes of youth homelessness, so supporting early intervention and initiatives that reach thousands of at-risk youth can help stop young people from becoming homeless in the first place.

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Other ways to get involved

Your Own Thing

Challenge yourself and make an impact – give up a bad habit, climb a mountain, run a marathon... The possibilities are endless.

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Hard Hat

Host of a Hard Hat activity or event in August or anytime of the year. On site or in the office, decide what works for you and your team.

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Tribute

Sometimes the best way to honour someone is to donate in memory of them.

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Celebrations

If it is a special occasion, add some extra meaning to the day by asking for donations in lieu of a gift

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