What is What’s it Worth?
What’s it Worth is a simple way you can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change and the protection of nature. Its also FUN which is not a word we often associate with climate change. We’re asking you to gather friends and family for a guilt free get together and ask your guests to make a donation to The Wilderness Society in return for what they think it (the meal) is worth, to support the protection of nature.
Using sustainable ingredients in the preparation of your meal is also a great way for you and your friends to make a difference, learn more about the connection between nature and food supply, and understand the importance of protecting nature from climate change if we want to continue to enjoy what we have now, into the future.
When is What’s it Worth?
We encourage hosts to hold their event sometime over the weekend of 18/19th of March. But you can hold your anytime on or around that weekend. Whenever it suits you.
How do I plan a What’s it Worth event?
A What’s it Worth event can be anything you want it to be. A dinner at home, picnic in the park, or even a wine or beer tasting. You choose the style of event that best suits you. The most important thing is to have fun with your family and friends while raising money to help The Wilderness Society fight climate change and protect nature.
What do I need to do to organise a What’s it Worth event?
After you’ve registered, you will be set up with a personal fundraising page on the What’s it Worth website. You can login to your personal fundraising page here. You will also receive a host kit via email to help get you get started with planning your event. Visit the Resources page at any time before your event to review the Host Checklist and customise your Host Kit, including your own Invitations, Menu and Placeholders. Don't forget to download and print your customised Host Kit.
Does the event have to be vegetarian or vegan?
Choosing a vegan lifestyle is of course one of the best things you can do mitigate climate change and we strongly encourage all our vegan and vegetarian supporters to host an event and share it with as many others as possible. But we also want to encourage anyone who cares about nature and climate change to participate by planning their event using sustainable, organic, local or nature friendly produce. We hope that by doing so and being a part of our community you will become more aware about the importance of protecting nature and the connection between a healthy environment and food supply.
Where does the money go?
All funds raised for this event go directly to support the work of The Wilderness Society. The Wilderness Society protects nature. From the river systems of the north, the old growth forests of the south, woodlands of the west and the amazing oceans that surround our country, we protect our amazing wild places and ecosystems.
Australia is one of the most biodiverse continents on earth. Since we saved the iconic Franklin River from being dammed 40 years ago, our mission has continued so that the important ecosystems and habitats that we are lucky enough to enjoy are protected for good.
We fight climate change. Protecting nature is an essential part of the climate change puzzle. When we stop burning fossil fuels and clearing our land, and start to regrow native forests instead, we not only help biodiversity across Australia, we store carbon in our stunning landscapes. Protecting forests and restoring Australia’s landscapes is a key part of the solution to climate change.
Our current campaigns include:
- Protection of Great Australian Bight from deep water oil exploration
- Creation of the Great Forest National Park
- Stopping the mass erosion, biodiversity loss and carbon emissions caused by current levels of broad scale land clearing in NSW and WA
- Working towards a national ban on Coal Seam Gas fracking
For further information on The Wilderness Society campaigns please visit www.wilderness.org.au
How much of my fundraising goes to the cause?
What’s it Worth is organised and run by The Wilderness Society which is one of the most cost effective environmental charities in Australia. All event proceeds go to The Wilderness Society to support our campaign work.
What is my online fundraising page?
Your fundraising page is your personal event page. It’s where you can tell everyone about your event and collect donations from guests attending or from friends who can’t make it, but would like to support your event.
You can personalise your page with your fundraising goal, own story, updates, the date and time of your event. It’s also a great place to post photos and recipe ideas to get your guests excited about your event and geared up to donate.
You can use it to invite guests, share information via social media or email and collect donations. It makes it easy to track your progress and keep everything in one place. You can login to your personal fundraising page here.
How do I share my online fundraising page?
Use the link on your online fundraising page to share it with your friends, family and colleagues to help spread the word about your What’s it Worth event. Posting regular updates on your page is a great way to get guests excited which in turn helps you reach your fundraising target.
To share your fundraising page straight to Facebook, Twitter or Google+, click on the blue ‘Share’ button at the top of the page.
How do I personalise my online fundraising page?
All hosts who register for What’s it Worth will have access to their very own personal fundraising page. You can log into your online fundraising page via the What’s it Worth website or directly via everydayhero. Once you have logged in you can personalise your page:
- Share photos, stories and set a fundraising target
- In the ‘My Story’ section you can tell your story and let people know why you’re hosting an event, what inspires you about nature and why you think it’s worth protecting.
- In the top right hand corner of the page you’ll be able to upload a profile picture
- Down the bottom of the page you can post an update to let your guests know how your fundraising is going
- Click ‘Edit your supporter page’ to update your personal details and you can change your details and amend your fundraising target
How can my guests donate to my What’s it Worth event?
The easiest way for guests to donate is via your fundraising page on everydayhero. Once you have given them the URL for your fundraising page, you can use the instructions below to guide them through the process.
1. Click “Give Now” at the top of your friend’s Fundraising/Supporter page
2. Fill out the amount you wish to donate, your personal details, and the name and message of support you wish to appear on your friend’s page
3. Choose your payment method and click “Confirm & Pay”, if you have chosen:
- “Credit Card”- It will request your details
- “Cash, Cheque or BPay” – It will create a pledge form, with instructions on how to process
- “Paypal” – It will instruct you to sign into your Paypal account
Once the donation has been processed, a receipt will be emailed to you and your donation and message of support will appear on your friend’s page.
Are What’s it Worth donations tax deductible?
Donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.
Your guests will automatically receive a tax deductible receipt when they donate to you via your online fundraising page or donate using the pledge form.