We know we are asking a lot of everyone who travels with us to raise thousands of £s to go on expedition and we do not take this fundraising task lightly. It can be fun, rewarding and exciting plus scary, frustrating and challenging.
As well as getting the chance to go on a life-changing expedition to some of the most stunning countries in Africa, Asia and South America – your fundraising will also help you to develop skills that will help you stand out from other students applying for uni and candidates applying for jobs.
So what skills does fundraising demonstrate?
Depending on what you do and how you do it, here is a snapshot of the skills you could be gaining and demonstrating from your fundraising:
- communication skills – both verbal and written
- planning and organisation
- budgeting and money management
- commitment and determination
- problem solving
- creativity and imagination
- public relations
- marketing and advertising
- working under pressure and to deadlines
- decision making
- record keeping and administration
- working on your own and as part of a team
- inspiring and motivating people
- customer service
Every step along your fundraising journey becomes an opportunity for you to prove how amazing one person can be.
Share your story and inspire others
Each time you share your fundraising story with other people, you are helping to inspire them.
You may inspire them to make a donation, buy something, sponsor you or even to do something themselves. Your stories and examples of fundraising activities and events can help to inspire other students busy planning their fundraising journeys too.
Fundraising is to a certain extent a numbers game. The more people you talk to, the more people you share your journey and details of your expedition with, the more people are likely to support you. The more support you get the more excited you become, the more people you tell and inspire, the easier it becomes.
Don’t forget to share your stories with us too, so we can share your awesomeness with others who are on the same journey as you – email them to firstname.lastname@example.org – we often feature our Fundraising Stars on our blog and social media – so claim your 5 minutes of fame too.
How will your fundraising journey benefit your future?
You can use your fundraising journey, all the ups and downs to demonstrate to future employers where you have put your skills to the test. You may get asked at interview for a time where you have worked well on your own or as part of a team – in which case you could tell them about an activity from your fundraising or expedition.
You could be asked about something you have done which you are exceptionally proud of? Or something which has challenged you. Or a problem you have had to solve and how you have gone about it.
It also helps you to better understand your strengths and weaknesses, tasks you excel at and things which perhaps you enjoy less or would like to develop.
When you are looking for that first big job after school or uni, your ability to be able to demonstrate these fantastic skills and how capable you are will help you to stand out from other people and prove what an asset you are to any company.
We wish you all the very best with your fundraising and don’t forget, we’re only a phone call, email or message away if you’d like any help.
Thanks for stopping by!