Unfortunately we can't share as many of your amazing fundraising stories as we'd like to on our social media pages and we want to explain why so you don't feel disappointed.
We are incredibly lucky to have thousands and thousands of supporters fundraising for Mind. We sometimes get hundreds of fundraisers contacting us on Twitter in just one day.
We have to make difficult decisions about what to share on social media as we usually have many things we want to share about different areas of Mind’s work – from new information about conditions and support, to campaigns for better services and blogs from supporters. We know that tweeting and sharing too often can sometimes put off our supporters so we have to try to get the balance right.
Lots of our fundraisers have incredibly interesting and moving stories to tell, and are taking part in amazing challenges. As much as we want to support and celebrate every one of them, if we shared all of these pages and stories, it could turn off other supporters and leave us little room to talk about anything else.
We do try to share fundraising stories when we can but we can only share a fraction of them and there’s no easy way to decide what we should share.
Please don't be too disappointed if we can't share yours - it's not because we don't love what you're doing, because we do and we think you're amazing!
Another important point is that Mind sharing your story probably won't help your fundraising! Even with a great story, it's quite rare for a stranger to donate. It's much more effective to concentrate your efforts on telling your story to your own friends, family and contacts and we hope the advice we've put together above will help you to do that!