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CPA’s Big Family Fundraisers

Our wonderful team of face-to-face fundraisers play a key role to grow CPA’s Big Family with committed long-term regular givers

Why face-to-face fundraising?

You may have met one of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s friendly fundraisers in a shopping centre, on a city street or perhaps knocking on your door. CPA’s fundraisers work across Australia throughout the year, and help to raise awareness and crucial funds to replace the pain that CP can cause, with happiness. Their job is to recruit members of the public to join CPA’s Big Family, a special group of donors committed to our mission and able to give regularly. 

Face to face fundraising is currently the most cost-effective way for us to build our community of long term, regular giving supporters. This channel of fundraising helps CPA to reach and engage with people all over Australia who might not otherwise know about our important work, and provide them with an opportunity to help redefine the future for people with CP and similar disabilities. 

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Through regular and continued support, CPA’s Big Family members help fund for key areas of CPA’s impact: groundbreaking research into CP prevention, treatments and cure; therapy and early intervention; equipment and assistive technology; as well as amplifying the voice of people with CP. 

Long term, regular donations are needed to commit to programs and future budgets necessary to develop and redefine the future of disability, rather than just react to immediate needs. 

Face-to-face fundraising is sometimes misunderstood and we are happy to answer your questions. Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive: 

Why face-to-face fundraising?

You may have met one of Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s friendly fundraisers in a shopping centre, on a city street or perhaps knocking on your door. CPA’s fundraisers work across Australia throughout the year, and help to raise awareness and crucial funds to replace the pain that CP can cause, with happiness. Their job is to recruit members of the public to join CPA’s Big Family, a special group of donors committed to our mission and able to give regularly. 

Face to face fundraising is currently the most cost-effective way for us to build our community of long term, regular giving supporters. This channel of fundraising helps CPA to reach and engage with people all over Australia who might not otherwise know about our important work, and provide them with an opportunity to help redefine the future for people with CP and similar disabilities. 

Through regular and continued support, CPA’s Big Family members help fund for key areas of CPA’s impact: groundbreaking research into CP prevention, treatments and cure; therapy and early intervention; equipment and assistive technology; as well as amplifying the voice of people with CP. 

Long term, regular donations are needed to commit to programs and future budgets necessary to develop and redefine the future of disability, rather than just react to immediate needs. 

Face-to-face fundraising is sometimes misunderstood and we are happy to answer your questions. Here are some answers to the most common questions we receive: 

Face to face fundraising is so important to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, because, to put it simply, it works. Our fundraisers engage with new supporters in a meaningful way on a scale that is yet unchallenged at CPA. They have hundreds of enlightening conversations with Australians everyday and educate them about the challenges faced by people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and the impact that they can make to the future of disability by joining CPA’s Big Family. 

CPA’s face-to-face-fundraisers have more than quadrupled our number of regular givers. They have grown CPA’s Big Family to become a crucial contributor of vital funds. The value of CPA’s well-managed regular giving program is significant because the long-term security of these donations enables us to plan and commit to cutting-edge research and life-changing therapy and intervention programs with confidence. 

Face-to-face fundraising contributes to CPA’s vision of a world of opportunity for people with CP and similar opportunities, and their families. 

CPA’s Big Family is the name given to our regular giving program. Regular giving is an easy and flexible way to support Cerebral Palsy Alliance on an ongoing basis. Every four weeks your chosen amount is automatically debited from your credit card or bank account. Your tax-deductible receipt is then sent at the end of the financial year outlining your donations. You can increase, decrease, pause or cancel your regular gift at any time.  

By joining CPA’s Big Family you become part of an incredible group of people with different experiences and expertise. But there’s one thing we have in common; a shared goal to help children and adults with CP live life to their fullest. Together we all play a part to help replace the pain that CP can cause, with happiness. 

There are several ways to become a Big Family member. As well as speaking with one of our highly trained and friendly face-to-face fundraisers, you can also join over the phone (1300 136 140), via mail, or via our website.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has teams of face-to-face fundraisers working in shopping centres, on street corners and knocking on front doors, across Australia throughout the year. 

Our fundraisers can be identified by the following: 

  • They wear an official ID badge which includes the fundraisers name and badge number, a photograph of the fundraiser, the CPA logo and the name of the fundraising agency that has hired the fundraiser to work on our behalf. 
  • They wear CPA’s Big Family branded green polo shirt and cap with the CPA logo clearly visible 
  • All of CPA’s fundraisers have been trained in our mission and services so they are knowledgeable representatives of CPA 
  • They may use an official CPA pitch card that describes our work 
  • They will give our new supporters an official CPA Big Family welcome/information book to take home and keep 
  • They will use a tablet to securely record donor details. 

If you are looking for more information, please contact our Donor Services team on 1300 136 140 or donorsuport@cerebralpalsy.org.au 

Yes. We work with professional fundraising partners to secure regular donations. These fundraisers are specially trained, highly valued and respected representatives of our organisation. Cerebral Palsy Alliance believes that face-to-face fundraising can be a fun and rewarding way for people to make a living working for a cause they believe in.  

Our fundraising partners employ, recruit, train, roster, book sites and monitor all things to ensure our face-to-face fundraisers represent CPA’s brand in a professional and accurate way. Working with these agencies, CPA can maintain low overheads and a cost-effective regular giving program with a strong return on investment. 

Volunteers play a vital role in our communities, including raising funds. But fundraising of this nature requires a significant commitment and extensive training. By working with fundraising partners to conduct this work on our behalf we can maximise the funds raised to support our life-changing work. 

Professional fundraisers provide the level of expertise we need to ensure long term sustainability of our regular giving program. It is simply not possible to coordinate a national face-to-face program using CPA’s volunteers and resources alone. 

Yes. Face-to-face fundraising is regulated by Australian state and territory governments. These regulations ensure that charities and professional fundraisers comply with relevant laws related to licensing, disclosure requirements and hours of operation, among other things. 

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) is the self-regulatory body for face-to-face fundraising in Australia. The role of the PFRA is to make sure that the right balance is maintained between the duty of charities to ask for donations and the right of the public to experience high standards of behaviour from our members’ fundraisers. 

The PFRA requires all charity and supplier members to participate in its accreditation program and undertakes routine quality assurance checking of face-to-face teams to ensure a high standard across the face-to-face fundraising sector.  

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a charity member of the PFRA and is committed to abiding by their ethical and professional standards. 

Yes, we take the security of your personal information very seriously. The information you provide is captured via the fundraiser and entered via a tablet into the PCI DSS Level 1 compliant Evergiving software. No information is saved on the tablet. After you sign up, one of the trained verification callers will phone you to confirm your details are correct. If you still have any questions or concerns about security of your details please read Cerebral Palsy Alliance Privacy Policy or phone our Donor Support Team on 1300 136 140.

All donations are gratefully accepted and make an important contribution to replacing the pain that CP can cause, with happiness. However for the safety of our fundraisers, they are not able to accept cash donations from you in person. 

If you would like to make a one-off donation online, you can do so here or phone 1300 136 140. 

If you want to talk to us about one of our Big Family fundraisers, you can call us on 1300 136 140 or email donorsupport@cerebralpalsy.org.au 

To help us answer your query or concern, it’s useful to have the following information available if possible: 

  • Name and ID of fundraiser (or at least a physical description to help us identify them) 
  • Date, time and location of when you spoke with them 

Get in touch

If you have any further queries or concerns, you can contact our Donor Support Team on 1300 136 140 between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday or email donorsuport@cerebralpalsy.org.au.