End of financial year (EOFY) is a great time to make the most of the tax-deductible status of donations made via the Fundraise Yourself platform. All donations, over $2, made by your supporters are tax-deductible. This is a great incentive for community members and businesses to receive a tax break when they complete their tax return for the 2020/21 financial year. Spread the word by using our templates below. 

Social Media 

Social media platforms are a powerful way to communicate with your school community and provide them with the opportunity of tax-deductible donations. 

Template 1

When to post: Between 10 June to 17 June 2021
Post content: Did you know that all donations over $2 to <Insert School Name> made via the link below are tax-deductible? With tax-time just around the corner, today is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students. Your donation will go towards our <Insert Project Name>. 

<Insert your Schools Plus Fundraise Yourself URL> 

Template 2

When to post: Between 17 June to 30 June 2021
Post content: We’re just days from the end of the financial year.  Don’t miss your opportunity to support <Insert School Name> students and receive a tax-deductible receipt for donations over $2, made via the link below! Your contribution will fund our <Insert Project Name>.

<Insert your Schools Plus Fundraise Yourself URL> 

Some example posts:

Tax-time Emails

When to send: Before 30 June  

Subject line:  Did you know you can make a tax-deductible donation to <Insert School Name> 

Email content:

Dear <Recipient Name>, 

Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is <Insert your name> and I’m a <Insert your title> at <Insert School Name>. I’m writing to you today because our students need your support.  

<Insert Project Name> is about <Insert Short description of your project>. Our students and teachers would greatly benefit from this initiative so we’re working hard to make it a reality. But for this vision to come to life, we need your help.  

Donating to <Insert School Name> is made easy through our connection with Schools Plus – a charity that connects Australian schools in need with generous donors. With the end of the financial year fast approaching, I thought you might like to know that all donations over $2 and made via our online fundraising page are tax-deductible: <Insert your Schools Plus Fundraise Yourself URL> 

Here is how your generous donation can help our students:  

  • $<insert amount> helps to cover the cost of <Insert item> 
  • $<insert amount> helps to cover the cost of <Insert item> 
  • $<insert amount> helps to cover the cost of <Insert item> 

Any support will be highly appreciated by our students and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on <Insert phone number you are happy to share> or reply to this email.  Thank you for your time and consideration.  


<Insert your name> 
<Insert your title & contact details>

Other tips and tricks

  • We highly recommend picking up the phone calling individuals you believe have the capacity to donate. You can use the email above as a draft for a call script when calling. 
  • Don’t forgot to follow up anyone you don’t hear from. Silence isn’t a no! If someone is interested in giving they will be thankful for a little nudge. 
  • Hand written letters are a nice way to stand out from the crowd. 
  • Don’t forget to thank and provide updates to your donors after they give!