General Questions

How do I collect donations?

After registering you will instantly receive your own fundraising website profile which you can personalise with your own stories, pictures and updates. You can collect all of your donations via this page, and your donors/supporters can conveniently use their debit/credit cards to make a donation. Sharing the link to this page via social media, emails and in person will take donors straight to your own fundraising campaign. Fundraising data proves that making a self-donation to your page encourages your friends and family to follow suit – so remember to make your first self pledge donation a generous one!

Are donations tax deductible?

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and a tax receipt will instantly be sent to your donors after all donations.

Can I raise funds offline?

In short YES is the answer, all funds collected offline (cash donations only) can be processed through your online fundraising page. Remember if you have donors that require receipts for their cash donation you will need to capture their personal details. All cheques will need to be made out to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, please contact us for more information about processing offline donations. It is really quite simple so just drop us a line we are here to help.

What percentage of the donation goes to the Perkins?

100% of donations go to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

How do I register to fundraise for my own special event?

If you are ready to start planning your fundraising event, simply click here ‘I’m ready to fundraise’  button.

Are there any rules about fundraising I should know about?

Upon registering, we will help you obtain the authority to fundraise. Just pop your event details in an email to us and our friendly coordinator will be happy to assist. Toby Hodgson's email address is [email protected]

I don’t know how to fundraise. Can you help me? 

Yes absolutely! Here at the Perkins we rely on much needed funds raised by our amazing community fundraisers which keeps our incredible researchers working on crucial medical breakthroughs. Once you have registered, you will be guided by your Community Fundraising Coordinator who can run you through fundraising tips, tricks and best practices.

How to manage your Fundraising page

How do I add photos and text to my fundraising page?

Once you have created your account and logged in, you will be taken directly to your newly created fundraising page. To edit your page title, images and post updates you can click on YOUR ACCOUNT located top right of the website.

How do I see who has donated to my event?

Towards to end of your fundraising page, you can see who has donated and any messages of support they have provided. It is very important that you say a big THANK YOU to all of your supporters. You can simply call them and say thank you.

How do people find my page? 

Your fundraising page has a unique URL that you can send to your friends and family and post on social media. Your supporters can also search your name or event in the search bar at the top of the page.

Holding a fundraising event?

Can you help me organise my event? 

We can certainly offer you event planning advice and tops tips but you will need to manage your event logistics, venue requirements, financial aspects and promotions. If you find yourself stuck, please contact our friendly team.

Do I need public liability insurance for my event? 

Information regarding public liability insurance will be included in your welcome pack. You will need to provide us with information about your event in order to receive the official documentation

I’m struggling to promote my event, can you help me?

A great place to start is sharing your page on your social media platforms and ask your friends and family to share your page too.

Can’t see your question listed? – Please feel free to contact your friendly coordinator Lynda Perkins, who will be more than happy to assist you on 08 6151 0772 or [email protected]