A GUIDE TO FUNDRAISING FOR ECOMARINES
Thank you so much for your interest to help raise money for EcoMarines!
We’re on a mission to inspire a community of environmental heroes, and any money that you raise will help with this.
This fundraising guide will equip you with ideas for activities and events, and all you need to know to help fundraise for EcoMarines. We are a not-for-profit organisation which means that any money raised or donated goes directly back into our programs to help create a community of environmental heroes.
Our team would love to hear about and support your initiative - please get in touch and tell us all about your plans!
If you are located in South East Queensland we have a marquee and other equipment available for loan. We also have a range of tools and resources (including logo, flyers, certificates) to help your community to learn more about who we are and what we do, and to help promote your fundraising campaign!
HOLD AN EVENT
Events are a great way to bring the community together to learn and take action. We always try to include an element of education with EcoMarines events, and make sure that we’re mindful of the environment. For example, if you’re hosting a bake sale you could make a big slice instead of individual muffins that each require wrappers, and at the same time educate people about food waste!
Most importantly, have fun with it 😊
Get some friends together for an
event full of laughs!
WRAPPER-FREE BAKE SALE OR MORNING TEA
A great way to raise money and eat some yummy treats!
HOST A LITTER WALK
Help clean up your local areas and fund raise all at the same time!
GO GREEN FOR ECOMARINES DAY
Join our celebration day and dress up in green to help our EcoMarines!
DESIGN YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER
You can get creative and design your own event or fundraiser!
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US
Everyone loves winning prizes! Collect prizes from local businesses and raffle them off to raise funds for EcoMarines.
Take on an environmental challenge and ask friends, family and/or colleagues to “sponsor” you. Go plastic
free or opt for active travel for a week... or anything that you’re interested in!
We have some beautiful EcoMarines reusable water bottles, reusable bags and more- perfect to run a merchandise drive!
Please contact us if you are interested.
CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE
Collect and ask people to donate their container refunds, or turn it into a competition and see who can donate the most over a certain amount of time!
You can donate the container refunds to EcoMarines with our code: C10041492.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Get in touch with to let us know your plans, and we’ll share any relevant information or ways we can support you!
Before the fundraiser:
For any promotions, it is important to state that you are raising funds on behalf of EcoMarines e.g. “Proudly raising funds to support the work of Tangalooma EcoMarines Foundation Ltd.”
We recommend digital promotion where possible to save paper!
It’s important to consider and abide by privacy and media regulations. If you would like to take photos at an event, you could obtain media permission prior OR display a sign saying “photos are being taken”. This is especially important for kids – contact us if you would like our template media release form!
After the fundraiser:
Give yourself a big pat on the back, and let us know how you went! We’d love to know how many people attended/donated
Ensure that any cash is collected and stored securely
Please tag us in any social media posts!
HOW TO DONATE:
You can deposit your well-earned funds via the options below. If you have questions or require other options, please get in touch.
Please ensure that fundraising campaigns are truthful, and a fair representation of EcoMarines
Ensure that the money raised is donated to EcoMarines
It is important to state that you are raising funds on behalf of EcoMarines e.g. “Proudly raising funds to support the work of Tangalooma EcoMarines Foundation Ltd.”
“Donations over $2 are tax-deductible, however not all funds raised via community fundraising will qualify as a ‘donation’ by law and therefore cannot be issued a tax receipt.
For example, fundraisers that are based on purchases cannot attract a tax-deductible receipt as the event attendee / purchaser is receiving something in return for their purchase (e.g. event tickets, raffle tickets, auction items etc.) even though the money from these items will be donated to Tangalooma EcoMarnies.
Fundraisers who collect cash donations during their fundraising activity regretfully are not authorised to provide a receipt to the donor for tax-deduction purposes. However, if anyone donating money would like a receipt then you are welcome to direct them to our website (www.ecomarines.com/donate). For every donation made on the EcoMarines website, an automatic tax-deductible receipt will be issued.
Fundraisers who collect cash donations as part of a community fundraising activity on behalf of Tangalooma EcoMarines will receive a letter of gratitude and acknowledgement of funds received. However, this will not be in the form of a receipt that the fundraiser can use for tax-deduction purposes.