Looking to score higher levels of success with your online fundraising campaign? We’ve compiled a short list of tips certain to help get your quest for funds moving in the right direction.
Communicate: Develop a clear, concise, compelling request for donations. Make people believe in you and your cause and let them know how their gift will be used.
Connect with prospective donors with a well-written fundraising page, and a clearly crafted email and keep them posted on the progress on your campaign.
Email: Fundraise.com makes it super easy for you to import all of your email contacts and create custom emails to send to friends, family, coworkers, colleagues, and potential cause-supportive donors.
Email is potentially the most important step towards receiving donations.
Spread the Word: When you ask your family, friends and coworkers for donations, ask them to help you spread the word by clicking the “Become a Supporter” link on your page.
Leverage Your Networks: Do you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media sites? Publish your link on your pages to keep your friends and followers updated with your progress.
Update Your Signature: Consider including your Fundraise.com page link in your email signatures.
Embed a Video: Fundraise.com allows you to embed any video link to your page for an enhanced donor experience.
Add a Widget: You can add your Fundraise.com widget to any existing websites - blogs, personal or organizational websites, or social networking pages. Widgets are an easy way to turn existing traffic on other sites into supporters for your cause.
Post a Message: Forums are a great way to get the message out about your online fundraiser or event. Think about sites you already visit or search online for new communities with like-minded interests in your cause or organization.