Once you have registered for the Great Guide Sleepover, simply set up your fundraising page by clicking the link below. Fundraising is really easy. You can do everything online. Grassrootz is mobile friendly and convenient to use from your phone, iPad, or tablet.
- Download our Grassrootz how-to
- Sign up for Grassrootz and create your fundraising page.
- Click the blue Join Us tab and sign up under your Girl Guides Unit by selecting Join a Team. Personalize your campaign page and then you are ready to start fundraising as an individual or as a Unit.
We’re here to make your fundraising a success. If you need help, please contact the Member and Supporter Engagement Team by email
or phone 02 8396 5200.
Funds raised from the Great Guide Sleepover go to support Taronga Conservation Society. Taronga cares for 4,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. This year the Wildlife Hospital was selected as our focus for all donations.
Our goal is also to help raise awareness and funds for Girl Guides NSW, ACT& NT and Taronga Zoo. If you or your donors would like to make an additional donation to Girl Guides you are able to do this through the Grassrootz campaign page as well.
Taronga is offering the below prizes for top fundraisers this year.
For Individuals & Units - sample prizes
• $50 or more – receive a Taronga Keyring
• $250 or more – receive four tickets (family pass) to Taronga Zoo or Taronga Western Plains Zoo (valid for 12months)
• $500 or more – receive a plush toy and pin
• $1,000 or more – receive a BTS experience at Sydney (Dubbo by request only)
Fundraising Prize Deadline:
30 September at 5 PM
Fundraising doesn’t have to be difficult. So follow these ten simple tips for success, and feel free to reach out to us at any time so we can help with your fundraising journey.
- Start your fundraising early.
- Once you create your Grassrootz fundraising page, share it. Keep your supporters engaged by regularly posting pictures and updates on your activities.
- Update your email signature and social media bio’s to include information about Girl Guides and your fundraising campaign.
You can use social media* to help your campaign and also provide more information about your fundraising focus. Download social media badges and graphics under the resources section.
- Ask your family, friends, teachers, and neighbours for their support. Share your fundraising page, let them know what you are fundraising for and keep them updated on how you are progressing to reach your goal.
- Draw up a list of your potential donors and approach them for their support (consider businesses in your committee or work colleagues).
- Always ensure you are with a friend or responsible adult at all times.
- Work in your Unit as a fundraising team. Teams are truly a great way to get others involved, have fun, and access a wider pool of resources and networks.
- Make a donation yourself to set the expectation. If you have a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or christening, ask your friends to donate to your fundraiser instead of buying a gift.
- Be cheerful, courteous and don’t forget to say thank you. Thank your supporters in person, via email or with a card and let them know how much you raised.
- Have Fun!
Ask your parents to share your link on their social media accounts. If you’re old enough and have permission you may use your own account too.
Is fundraising required this year for everyone?
No, fundraising is optional but highly encouraged. There are prizes available for both top fundraising individuals and Units.
What are the fundraising goals this year?
Our overall goal is $15,000 to support the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Conversation Society. For individuals the first goal is $50 with additional prizes on offer from Taronga Zoo for higher goals. For Units the fundraising goal is $1000. All attendees are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $10
What are the fundraising prizes offered by Taronga?
Wild Squad Pin
Zoo tickets and family passes
Behind the scenes tour
Who can help fundraise for the Great Guide Sleepover?
Guides, Leaders, and Parent Helpers are all able to create a fundraising page. Just sign up under your Unit, create your page and fundraise away!
What happens if I receive a cheque or cash donation?
Yes, If you receive a donation via cheque please download this form and mail your cheque to the Girl Guides Office:
Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT
Attn: Member and Supporter Engagement Team, Great Guide Sleepover
PO Box 950 Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Cash donations should be collected into a bank account and submitted online via the Grassrootz portal. Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT is not able to accept a direct cash donation for this event.
Can additional donations to Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT be made?
Yes, you are able to donate directly to Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT through the main page of Grassrootz by using the link in the About Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT section
How does fundraising work?
- Guides and Adults have the option to do fundraising to support Taronga Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital.
- Collection of funds is done online through Grassrootz.
How much money do I have to raise if I have purchased a Ticket?
The minimum encouraged sponsorship is $10 per Youth Member and Adult Member (this is an optional addition to the event fee). This includes the opportunity to raise funds and work toward earning exciting prizes from Taronga Zoo.
When do I need to return my fundraising money to Girl Guides NSW & ACT?
Leaders are responsible for ensuring that Guides who are fundraising have submitted their funds through the online portal.
All fundraising for prizes must be submitted by August 28 at 5pm.
The online fundraising portal will remain open through the event however to be eligible for prizes all monies must be in by the above date.
There are resources, below, to help you with your fundraising. Coming soon.
Grassrootz Step by Step for additional assistance setting up your Grassrootz page download this step by step guide.
Do some research on the Taronga Zoo Website or download this Taronga Wildlife Hospital Facts Booklet.
Great Guide Sleepover Flyers & Social Media Content use this flyer and social media to help you spread the word about the Great Guide Sleepover!
Fundraising Nametag. Personalise this download and be sure to wear Guide uniform when fundraising door to door. There's also a poster you can personalise and use to promote your fundraising efforts. Ask everyone that you know to hang it in there work or home, or use it as a leave behind when doorknocking and nobody is home.
Do’s & Don’ts for Charitable Fundraising
We’ve provided some great suggestions to help you fundraise for this unique Guiding event. But before you hit the ground running, please take time to read the following list of Do’s and Don’ts for Guides aged 10–17 (otherwise known as the boring but ever so important legal bits)
- Guides are to be adequately clothed in uniform and otherwise protected from extremes of climate or temperature.
- At all times reasonably practical, participating Guides must be able to contact their parent/s during the fundraising activities.
- Guides must be adequately supervised. Their supervisor must supervise no more than six Guides; be in close proximity and make contact with the Guides at intervals not greater than 30 minutes.
- Guides must work with at least one other Guide raising funds for the Sleepover.
- There must be 12 hours between shifts.
- Parents or Guardians should ensure that Guides receive appropriate and nutritious food.
- Food should be available at reasonable hours and drinking water available at all times.
- Toilet facilities (toilet, hand washing and hand drying facilities) must be accessible to each Guide participant.
- *After the appeal is finished the Guide must be accompanied by their parent or an adult authorised by their parent/s to travel home.
- *This requirement does not apply if the child is more than 12 years of age and the distance home is less than 10 kms and public transport is available, and the travel is in daylight hours
- Guides must not enter a private dwelling when soliciting door to door; and not solicit, sell to or collect from a person in a motor vehicle.
- Guides must not fundraise for more than four (4) hours a day—three (3) hours if under 12 years of age.
- Guides must not fundraise before 6am or sunrise (whichever is later) and not after 7pm or sunset (whichever is earlier).
- A Guide is not to lift any weight that would be likely to cause injury.