Over the years, we’ve taken these thousands of participants to many corners of the globe. Some destinations are real bucket-list items and others are untouched beauties that many had never heard of before. We have found that, ultimately, our participants are signing up for this challenge as a way to raise funds and awareness for a cause that they care about and to bond with others who understand what they have been through. As a result, often the destination itself is far less important than the opportunity to support this cause and make a difference.
We have been running our international, domestic, and mini adventures for many years, and have found success in each type of adventure. You can trust our expertise to guide you to what type of challenge type and itinerary length will work best for your supporters, maximising your engagement and ROI.
Read on to learn about the differences between these adventure types, and which is best for your supporter base.
What are they? Short, 2-3 day adventures that are close to home. In most instances, the participants are travelling within their state and tend to drive themselves to the starting point.
Who are they good for? Small charities with a local supporter base who are dipping their toes into the world of adventure fundraisers, supporters with young families who cannot travel for long, and corporate groups looking for a challenge that falls over a weekend.
These short and local adventures are more convenient for people who don’t have the time to travel further afield. They are also cheaper than other destinations, making the entire experience more accessible.
We find that despite their shorter length, they perform almost as well in fundraising outcomes, with an average of $50,000 per campaign when compared to our overall average of $63,000.
As a bonus, with less flying required, the carbon footprint of participating in the adventure is significantly reduced. And, we can support local operators and suppliers, which we are passionate about.
Standard domestic adventure
What are they? 4-7 days in length, these may be local for some participants but many fly in from around the country.
Who are they good for? Organisations of all sizes. Difficulty ranges depending on the destination, from relatively leisurely beach-side trekking to mountain climbing, and we can help you to choose the appropriate challenge level based on the age and general fitness level of your average supporter.
Like our mini adventures, our standard domestic adventures also allow us to support local tourism and explore parts of our beautiful country that are not often visited. Australia and New Zealand are home to some of the world’s best hiking trails, so opening your minds to a 4-7 adventure increases the number of itineraries that we can offer to you.
What are they? Most of these adventures are 7-12 days in length. They may be bucket-list items for your supporters, such as the Kokoda Track, the Inca Trail, or the Great Wall of China. They often include sightseeing days in addition to the trek or cycle.
Who are they good for? Organisations of all sizes, particularly those with very engaged supporters. These adventures are longer and have additional costs associated like international flights and international travel insurance, so they do require more of a commitment from your supporters. These adventures range in difficulty, from trekking 100km of the Tuscan countryside to massive undertakings like Everest Base Camp. Keep in mind the demographic of your supporters when making a decision on adventure difficulty.
These longer, often more challenging, adventures allow additional time for your team members to get to know each other and bond over shared experiences. For some of these participants, it may be their first time travelling internationally or travelling by themselves, making this an incredibly memorable experience.
International adventures perform slightly better in fundraising outcomes, raising an average of $64,000, when compared to the average of $59,000 for domestic destinations.
Regardless of which itinerary you choose, all of our adventures have the outcome of bringing like-minded people together, creating life-long friendships and memories, growing advocacy and awareness of your cause, and, of course, raising vital funds so that you can keep doing the great work that you do.
Speak to a member of our team so that we can help you choose the best destination for your next Inspired Adventure.
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