Fundraising at work

Why Go Purple?

1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives and half of all these problems begin before the age of 14. Mental Health is the leading reason for work absence in Northern Ireland accounting for almost one out of every three days lost

Action Mental Health is working hard to tackle these issues.

Upon registering to Go Purple, sponsorship forms and a Digital Pack of great resources will be emailed to you.  In addition, on this page you will find useful downloadable resources to help you to Go Purple.

If at this point you would like to ask questions, please email [email protected]

Plan to Go Purple

1. What do you want to achieve?

In order to be a successful fundraiser, you need to know what you want to achieve. It is important that your ideas excite you and that you can explain the importance of what you are doing, as you will be the one inspiring your colleagues and rallying their support. 

2. Plan for success

Taking a professional approach to fundraising ensures that your efforts are consistent, focused and generate results every time.  Have a plan, a time- frame and delegate the work that needs to be actioned.  Get your colleagues involved! By giving them a task and something to do they will be far more engaged with Go Purple.

3. It takes a team

Fundraising as part of a team offers the benefits of sharing creative ideas and expertise.  Share the load and delegate the tasks.

4. Be inventive

Try something new, some of the best ideas come from those around you so ask for some bright ideas to raise funds.  Remember the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge?’ – think outside the box.  What about a purple sponge throwing event, and pop the poor CEO in the stocks

5. Consult your team

Understand your audience, the size of your company, what they like doing, and what has worked before.

6. Use Your Strengths

Build on previous success and plan a winning strategy to make your event a success. Have you colleagues with hidden talents?

7. Less Haste, More MONEY!

Plan and be consistent about how and when you are asking for donations, is it a Just Giving page that you share on your website and social media or is it sponsorship forms?

8. Speak Up

If you do not ask, you do not get.  If you need help speak up within your place of work and of course, the fundraising team are always here to answer your questions, email [email protected]

Downloadable Resources