Welcome to Red Nose Day; the day we all try to make a difference and raise money for charity. One of the ways we can raise money on this day is by making special ’cause’ or ‘awareness’ GIFs. We can use these to urge people to donate to our chosen charities.

This year’s Red Nose Day is on May 23rd and you can read more about it here. Now is the perfect time to make your own special cause GIF and you can use our guide to help you make the perfect image for your chosen charity. We hope you enjoy the process and that your image encourages others to join in the fun.

Why Are They Important?

We all love a good laugh and it’s nice to see an image that makes us smile. However, these images can have a much greater impact than you’d think. In 2013, researchers Naomi Duke and David Stillman studied the effects of a funny image on a charitable donation and found that it could increase donations by 16%. That’s an incredible result!

Now, you might think that a charity which you have supported with your donation is the most likely to get your attention with an image that makes you laugh. But that’s not necessarily true. The type of charity you support doesn’t matter as much as the fact that you find funny images appealing.

When you see an image that makes you laugh, you’ll automatically think about the circumstances that made the image funny in the first place. That’s great if you want to help a charity that deals with animal testing, for example. If you see an image of a cat with a ridiculous nose, you’ll probably think about the animal testing which that product might involve. The point is that if you want to increase your donations on Red Nose Day, make sure you choose an image that appeals to the audience you want to reach out to.

How Do I Make A Difference?

Even if you don’t normally make a difference, you can still make a difference on Red Nose Day. Simply go to the website for your chosen charity and find the information you need. Once you’ve found it, you can use the ‘Donate’ button to make a donation. After that, you can use the ‘Shop’ button to make a purchase from the charity’s online store. You’ll be helping to raise money for a good cause without even realizing it!

Which Charity Should I Support?

There are over 500 registered charities in the UK that need your help. If you want to make a difference on Red Nose Day, there’s a perfect charity for you. Choose a cause you think is close to your heart and give generously. You’ll be able to make a difference without even realizing it.