Our open challenges are trips with pre-established itineraries, dates and fundraising targets. With no cost to get involved, and no financial risk, any charity can promote these and benefit from a supporter’s fundraising efforts. We’ll give you (and them!) all the support you’ll need to help build or enhance your portfolio of fundraising events.
- The Benefits
- The Process
ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL CHARITIES
With open challenges, every charity, no matter how small or large, is able to take advantage of our expertise in organising and leading safe, fun and meaningful fundraising challenges. We’ll handle all the event administration, leaving you to focus on what you do best – helping your supporters with their fundraising!
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Our support will be completely tailored for you – whether this is your first venture into the world of challenge events, or you’ve been promoting them for years, we will provide you with as much or as little support as you need.
PARTNERSHIP WITHOUT TYING YOU DOWN
We won’t charge you any administrative or set up costs to promote our open challenges. This way if you don’t manage to recruit any fundraisers on a particular challenge, then no worries. You can try again by promoting a different challenge or even ask for our advice on how to better market open challenges to your supporters.
There is also no financial risk to your charity. We will contact you as a scheduled time to check that your supporter has reached the set fundraising target. We will only invoice you if you are satisfied your supporter has reached the required target to cover the challenge costs. This is only on the fundraising and part-payment options – if you do not want to be involved in any of this, you can decide just to promote the full –payment option.
STRAIGHTFORWARD BRANDED REGISTRATION
Any participant who chooses to register for an open challenge with us can use our secure online booking and payment facility. This is available on our website or via a simple link from your own which can be branded to your specification. Participants can also register over the phone if they wish to do so.
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORTER CARE
We know that signing up to challenge can be daunting to your supporters, so we don’t leave them to work it out on their own! They will have a dedicated trip coordinator who will be on hand at every stage to help them with any questions, however big or small, and to offer expert advice and guidance.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
We offer three payment options to suit the needs of everyone – Fundraising, Part-Payment and Full-Payment. We strive to offer you the best cost:income ratios on the market, ensuring at least 50% of a participant's fundraising target stays with your charity.
DEDICATED CLIENT PORTAL
The Client Portal is an area created especially for our charity partners and means you can access all relevant challenge information, including everything you’ll need to market them – from testimonials and blogs to trip images and videos. You’ll also be able to respond to participants who have signed up to fundraise for you.
We’ll also add you to our UK registered Charity Directory which is searched by prospective participants. They’ll see an overview about your charity, contact details and the challenges they can do to fundraise for your cause.
You can log in to the Client Portal here or request a login by contacting our Open Challenge team.
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Client Portal Login
We create a personal portal login for each individual involved with promoting open fundraising events at your organisation.
Choose your challenge(s)
Decide which open challenges you’d like to promote, or we can help recommend a few based on the characteristics and motivations of your supporter network.
Promote open challenges to your supporters
Within your portal you’ll find useful information and marketing collateral for the challenges you’ve chosen, and you’ll be able to brand the challenge booking link so that it has a consistent look and feel with your website.
Guide your supporters with fundraising advice
You’ll be notified when a supporter has selected to raise money for you – make sure you keep in close contact with your fundraisers, to build a relationship, provide guidance and key fundraising tips.
Build a personal relationship with your challenge fundraisers
For some fundraisers, they will be embarking on the challenge of a lifetime, well out of their comfort zone. Send them good luck wishes, support them on social media, give them a t-shirt to wear with pride and we’ll do the rest to ensure they have a safe and memorable experience!
AND FINALLY… DO IT ALL AGAIN!
We have participants who return year after year to take on yet another challenge for charity – get in touch and we’ll help make sure that your portfolio of challenges is up to date, or join us in person at our quarterly Charity Event Fundraising information sessions in London.