Get your fundraising on film

Another way to keep your family, friends and colleagues in touch with your fundraising and training is to make a video for your fundraising page. It’s really easy to do and a great way to keep people engaged with your challenge.

First off – think of a theme for your video. Maybe take inspiration from a movie or music video. This could be you out training, or talking about the event or charity you’re fundraising for. We’ve seen fundraisers filming while out running (even as they cross the line at marathons), talking through their fundraising efforts or holding cake sales to boost their total.

You can go as technical as you want – but your epic production doesn’t need super expensive HD video kit. A smartphone or digital compact/SLR camera that shoots video should do perfectly.

There are plenty of free tools to help with editing and post production, including iMovie (bundled with most new Apple computers) and Windows Movie Maker. Both are relatively easy to use and allow you to cut your clips and add on screen text (such as your Virgin Money Giving page address). If one of your mates is a budding director why not rope them in to help.

Here’s a couple of video’s we’ve seen fundraisers using:

Paris to London Run  by Anna and Victoria

Alex from Virgin Balloon Flights

When you’re happy with your video upload it to YouTube and make sure you add it to your Virgin Money Giving page too. There’s a handy help guide that tells you all you need to know on how to add it.

If you’re taking part in an event a few months away, why not look at updating your page and videos to let people know how you’re getting on (you can add more than one video to your Virgin Money Giving page).

Have you made a video for your fundraising page? Why not share the link in the comments below and we’ll update this post with more of your examples.

1 Response to “Get your fundraising on film”


  1. 1 andyswarbs May 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Anyone adding a video from YouTube needs to be aware that if you get your link from clicking the YouTube “share” button that youtube, by default, provides a short link, beginning “http://youtu.be”.

    Such a link is not accepted by Virgin Money Giving website. Before copying the link you must click the check-box “long link”. Then YouTube will present the full link, and it is this one that can be copied and pasted into your VMG web page.


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