How to set up fundraising goals

It’s time to set up your fundraising goals!

Each year Kidscan is allocated a certain number of charity places for each running event. The entry fee is at a discounted price in exchange you raise vital funds and awareness for us.

Here how it works:

Our Manchester marathon is £30 to enter, and we require a minimum of £250 per participate.

To help you get to your amount we have provided a ‘how to guide’ in setting up fundraising goals.

SMART goals


You’ve probably heard of SMART goals. If you haven’t, that’s fine. SMART is an acronym that has a few different variations however for this exercise we will stick to just the one.

S – Specific

Your goal must be specific. What do you want to achieve? Doing this will give you clarity and allow you to focus on your goal to work towards.

M – Measurable

How will you know if you are on target for achieving your goal? Measuring your goal is important because you want to be able to track your progress and stay motivated. You should also consider what you want to measure.

A – Attainable

Determine the time, effort and costs associated with your goals and ask yourself can I achieve this goal? It should challenge your abilities and motivate you. Take into consideration the resources you have now and skills you will need to achieve your goal.

R –Relevant  

Relevant refers to the question “should it be done?” and “what will be the impact?” It should be important to you because goals are there to motivate you and no one else.

To help you communicate the message to your friends and family, we have provided a list of the impact of their donation below.

T – Time-based

For every goal, you need a time frame in which you want to finish one task and move onto the next. This is crucial because if you don’t have a time frame in most cases, you won’t succeed in achieving your goal.


Download our  SMART goal worksheet to help your fundraising set up your goals.


Finally, you should set time aside time to go through your goals. We recommend setting short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. This way you can break it down into small, bite-size pieces.


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