Fundraising tips

How do I raise funds?

The words beg, borrow, steal come to mind…

Just kidding! There are many legitimate and friendlier ways to collect some dosh. Here are a few ideas:

Participate in a sports event as a Cow.

Tin Collections – stand at a local shopping centre and rattle that tin. Or in your office. Or neighbourhood. In a Cow suit of course.

Couch Cows – just get donations.

Do dares for money.

Get corporate sponsorship – they get tax exemptions and points towards their BEE scorecard. Click here for a Corporate Sponsors Letter.

Help at events in return for donations (eg. Rent-A-Cow – sweeps, marshalls, registrations, kids rides).

Organise a local event with your friends, neighbours or work colleagues. Spinathon/Tea Party/Fashion Show/Car Boot Sale/Movie/Concert/Play/Musical Evening/Pub Quiz Night/Wine-Beer-Whiskey-Cheese Tasting/what outrageous event can you come up with???1-to-10 events (invite 10 people to tea, have a jol; each of those 10 then invite 10 to tea, have a jol; etc – everyone who comes to the tea pays an entry fee which comes to The Cows; the host sponsors the tea).

Set up a GivenGain project and distribute the link far and wide, encouraging your family, friends and colleagues to donate to your cause. Read our Guide to setting up a GivenGain account here and our Activists Fundraising Guide.


Sponsor Forms. Click here for a sample Sponsor Form and a Corporate Sponsors letter.

Thanks! Always remember to thank your donors. See a sample Thank You letter here.

For corporates wanting to get brand coverage with The Cows we offer the option of an ice-cream bike(see below) kitted out with the corporate’s branding ridden by one of our seasoned cows. This option costs R35,000.

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