Before you start

How do I get involved?

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It is easy to register to fundraise on behalf of RSPCA South Australia. Simply click on the “Fundraise Now” button and then select which fundraising method suits you. Then we need you to answer a few simple questions to register.

If you have any questions during this process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Fundraising team.

How does my fundraising make a difference?

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Over 90% of RSPCA South Australia's funding comes from the community (we receive less than 10% in operational funding from the government, to be used for our Inspectorate program only). Your fundraising helps support our animal shelters, programs and services, allowing us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more animals across South Australia.

Your support ensures animals who’ve survived the worst no longer have to suffer. Because of you, these vulnerable animals get the medical treatment they need and the love they deserve.

You offer them protection. You give them a second chance at life.

Why do I need to register?

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To fundraise for any charity within Australia you require permission from that specific charity. By registering your fundraising with RSPCA South Australia, you are legally authorised to fundraise on our behalf. 

Registering your fundraiser with us also ensures that the Fundraising team can support you through your fundraiser and provide you with resources and assistance.

What happens after I register?

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After you register, you will receive a registration email with login details for your online fundraising page. Then you can start fundraising! You can contact us at any time to receive support or guidance with your fundraiser. 

Is there an age limit?

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Anyone can fundraise for RSPCA South Australia. If you are under 16 years of age, we require the details of a parent or guardian to approve the fundraiser.

What support will I receive from RSPCA South Australia?

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Our small Fundraising team will aim to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, within our limited capacity. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, from the point of registration right through to the completion of your event. You can contact us at any time.

Once you are signed up

Are there any rules about fundraising I should know about?

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Yes, there are rules to ensure your fundraising event is compliant with local fundraising legislation and with the RSPCA welfare and food policy. You can view our guidelines to ensure your fundraiser meets RSPCA standards.

If you have any questions, you can contact your Community Fundraising Coordinator.

Where can I get fundraising tips and ideas?

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Our Resources and Guidelines section provides many suggestions on how to ask for donations or sponsorship, and there is also a helpful guide to fundraising.

Can I use the RSPCA South Australia logo for my promotional material?

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Our Resources section has a number of available resources that you can use to promote your event. Included in this kit is the RSPCA South Australia “Community Fundraiser” logo, which you can use to promote your activity.

Can someone from RSPCA South Australia attend my event?

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We receive many requests to attend events, and as much as we would love to attend them all, we are a very small fundraising team in South Australia with quite limited capacity. Each event is considered individually factoring available resources and the welfare of our animals. Please contact us to discuss your request. 


How do I bank funds if I collect cash through my fundraiser?

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You can bank or keep the cash, then do a direct deposit for the total amount into our bank account (please also send us an email so we know to expect it!): 

Bank Account Name: RSPCA (SA) Inc Head Quarters Account
BSB: 105159
Account No: 701758440
Reference: Name, Company or Event Name

Alternatively, you can drop the money into our Head Office at 16 Nelson St, Stepney, during business hours. 

The funds raised via your online fundraising page will automatically come through to RSPCA South Australia’s bank account.

What about the funds that were donated to my online fundraising page?

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You don’t need to worry about those as these donations come straight through to RSPCA South Australia automatically.

How can someone sponsor me by credit card?

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Please direct them to donate to via your fundraising page with their credit card, and your page will be automatically be updated with their donation. They will receive a receipt via email.

Will my donors receive a receipt for their donation?

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Anyone who makes a donation on your fundraising page will automatically receive a receipt via email. If you have cash donations you can complete the Receipt Request Register and RSPCA South Australia will issue receipts. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all details must be completed on the form in order for a receipt to be issued.

What is the difference between a donation and a purchase?

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A donation is tax deductible and the donor receives nothing in return for their donation. A purchase is not tax deductible (and a receipt cannot be issued), and involves the exchange of a service or product for money i.e the sale of a cupcake or hiring a person to mow lawns.

Can I donate items instead of money?

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You are welcome to donate items as well as, or instead of, financial donations - either animal care goods for our shelters, or pre-loved clothes and quality items to sell in our Op Shops. Before commencing your donation drive, please familiarise yourself with the items that can and can't be donated to our shelters and Op Shops

Can I use the money I raise to buy items?

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Our general preference is for financial donations, which we can allocate to areas of greatest need, and utilise to ensure the continutation of our range of vital services and programs. 

If you would prefer to purchase an item, please see our wish list, and speak to a fundraising team member before purchasing to ensure the item is still needed. 

Online Fundraising Page

I have lost my login details

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If you have forgotten your password, you can easily reset it via the Forgot Password link.

If you have forgotten what email address you used please contact us so we can reissue those details.

What is my fundraising dashboard?

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Your online fundraising dashboard is your own online page where you can easily manage your fundraising.

You can personalise your page with your own story and photos, as well as send out emails to collect donations and thank your donors.

You can edit this page whenever you like by clicking on the ‘Edit My Page’ tab.