Find an answer to the questions most frequently asked by MS community fundraisers.
Visiting our Getting Started page might help you explore fundraising options! Then our friendly team can help you with the next steps-
This is called a fundraising in celebration and has become a popular and meaningful way to make a contribution.
Register your in celebration fundraising plans and you will automatically be set up with your own, customisable online fundraising page. Donations to MS are collected online and donors are automatically sent a tax receipt. Additionally, you can download and print donation forms from our resources page. This way your guests can donate on the night and you can collect the donation forms, and send them in to us.
Yes, when you register your community fundraising event or activity, you have the opportunity to request receipt books. Although all donations over $2 are tax deductible, receipts are only given when there is not an exchange for goods or services. For example, if money is collected for raffles and auctions a receipt is not provided. If a sponsor provides free drinks, catering or products for auctions there may be instances where receipts can be provided. Conditions apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
MS can provide you with MS branded money boxes or tins to collect donations. To arrange this, you will need to register your fundraising event or activity and contact email@example.com detailing where and how you plan to collect cash so we can determine the best item/s to provide you with.
All aspects of financial and public liability and public safety are the responsibility of the event organiser. As MS is not the event organiser we are unable to cover any liability on your behalf. Therefore, we ask that Do It For MS event organisers determine their own public liability requirements as in many cases your activity can fall under the cover of your venue. If your event venue is unable to use their own public liability to cover your event, there are many insurance providers who offer community event public liability cover, often specifically tailored for one-off not-for-profit events.
Please note that by agreeing to the MS Fundraising Guidelines you agree to release MS to the fullest extent permissible under law for all claims, except where such liability arises because of the negligence of MS or its agents.
We do! Please go to our MS Online Shop to browse and select what is best for your event. It is great to have some merchandise to help theme your fundraising event, and past fundraisers tell us they have been key to increasing their fundraising dollars.
Fundraising merchandise is sold at a discounted price. This allows you to offer a physical item in exchange for a donation or sell items at a higher price. Whatever you earn above the purchase price of an item goes towards your fundraising totals. Selling MS merchandise is a great way to boost your fundraising efforts!
We love being able to support community fundraising events. While we understand the impact an MS Ambassador can make on your event, we are not able to accommodate every request due to limited resources. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and advise your request for a guest speaker when you register your fundraising activity. A member of our MS Ambassador program will be in touch with you to discuss.
Please bank money raised within 14 days of your fundraiser. Bank details are included on your Authority to Fundraise and please also send an email to email@example.com to confirm the transfer or for assistance with banking. You can continue to fundraise for MS through your online fundraising page until the expiry date, set at the time of registration.
Unfortunately, due to limited resources we are not able to personally help you advertise the event. The resources page is full of terrific tools to help you promote your event. Please be sure to go there and have a look!
Unfortunately, MS can't provide you with an authority to fundraise in this manner. Our authority to fundraise is for services and care of people impacted by multiple sclerosis in general. You may like to explore online crowdfunding options for personal fundraising.
Get in touch by calling 1300 733 690 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Events, The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Road, Blackburn, VIC 3130
1300 733 690 email@example.com