Workplaces and organisations
Whether you’re a seasoned office fundraiser or giving it a go for the first time, we've got all the info you need to host a beyondblue Bash at work!
Download your beyondblue Bash Workplace Host Kit or read our tips below.
Set a date
You can host an event whenever it suits your workplace best. Give yourself enough time to organise your event – you might want to recruit some volunteer helpers – and allow for any internal approval processes.
Choose your activity
There are loads of different fundraising activity ideas and you might already have one in mind. Often the simple events are the most successful – take a look at our event ideas.
Register your event
Once you've set a date and chosen your activity, register your event.
Customise your webpage
Your beyondblue Bash fundraising page is the ideal place to promote your event and collect donations. Take a few moments to customise it by adding a photo (or your company logo), listing the details of your event and setting a fundraising goal.
Send an email or meeting request to your workmates and stick up posters in the lunch area or restroom. You might also upload event details to your workplace intranet or post our save the date social media tile. You can include the link to your beyondblue Bash page to encourage donations.
Download or order resources
We've developed posters, invitations, donation boxes, thank you certificates and template letters/emails to help support your event. Take a look at our resources page. You can also order beyondblue brochures, wallet cards and wristbands to have available at your event. Simply register as an event organiser at www.beyondblue.org.au/order
Ask your employer to match donations
Ask your employer whether they would be willing to support your event by matching the amount you raise, doubling your total donations and providing further inspiration for people to give! See our dollar matching request template.
Use social media
If your organisation allows you to use its social media channels to promote your beyondblue Bash – great! If not, you can use your own accounts. Post photos and include the hashtag #beyondbluebash – you can tag @beyondblueofficial on Instagram and @beyondblue on Twitter and Facebook.
Send a reminder
As your event approaches, send a reminder message or two to build excitement.
Donations made on your fundraising page will automatically generate tax receipts. If you are expecting cash donations at your event, download a donor receipt form so people have the option to receive a receipt (for donations over $2). There are a number of options for banking cash donations (see FAQs).
You can download certificates to thank your workmates and anyone else whose generous efforts contributed to the success of your event.
Add it to the calendar
Hopefully your beyondblue Bash is such a success that your workplace is keen to add it to the list of annual events. Mark the date and starting planning for next year!