Visiting our Getting Started page might help you explore fundraising options! Then our friendly team can help you with the next steps-
Choose which type of fundraising activity you would like to coordinate, this might be through hosting an MS Donation Tin in your organisation/workplace or by running one of our three #DoItForMS activity types:
In Celebration – ask guests to donate to MS in lieu of a gift for your celebration.
Set a date and ask if any friends want to help you with your great fundraising plans.
Register your fundraising plans MS. For Community Fundraising, My Personal Challenge and In Celebration you can register via https://www.doitforms.org.au/ For other fundraising types our Community Fundraising team would love to assist you via firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 733 690. Once you register your fundraising activity you will receive your Authority To Fundraise Letter and be able to request offline donation tools, printed fundraising materials and other support.
Promote your fundraising activity far and wide! You can even share your #DoItForMS online fundraising portal via email and social media.
Fundraise and enjoy yourself! Take lots of photos and share on social media to @MSGetInvolved using #DoItForMS
Bank what you’ve raised within 14 days or ask supporters to finalise their donation to your online fundraising page. Find out more about Managing Donations and please get in touch with us via email@example.com or 1300 733 690 if you need assistance.
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.