Easy fundraising ideas to get you started!
Easy Fundraising Ideas For Raising More Money Online!
We all know how hard it is to fundraise. It’s not something that most people are comfortable with let alone good at! Whether it’s because asking your friends and family is hard to do or that you don’t want to bother them, you’ll find out that fundraising is really not as hard as you think! It takes however dedication and a willingness to be persistent. That along with our Fundly Guide, we teach all fundraisers how to be the best fundraiser they can be!
We love data here at Fundly as well so we’ve spent countless hours tracking different fundraisers on our platform and come up with these tips and tricks to make your next fundraiser a huge success!!
Create your story
Each campaign is unique in their own way. Don’t be afraid to show it! Here at Fundly, we have campaigns of all types and sizes. They range from schools, kids, pets, churches, to local sports teams, we’ve got them all! And each campaign is different and unique in each way! Don’t be afraid to show what makes your campaign different and make sure at the end of the day that people who land on the campaign page know
1) What they are donating to
2) How the money will be used!
Think about who might be willing to help you?
Your biggest advocates are your friends and family! We like to say that “Behind every great campaign, is their core group of family and friends” It’s true that your friends and family are the people who will not only donate to your campaign but also be the first group of people who will also help spread the word about your campaign!
Use your favorite social network
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr they all work! One of the best things you can do for your campaign without doing much at all is to link your social network account to your Fundly account! At Fundly, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you as we will post on your behalf (you can control this) when you make updates to your campaign or when people donate or support your campaign.
You are your own marketing firm
Have you always wanted to start and run your own marketing firm?! Well, ok, even if you haven’t know that you control what kind of exposure your campaign receives! It all starts with you and you should feel free reach out to everyone you know to get the word out.
Sent them an email already? That’s ok! Reminders work wonders! We’ve seen that our Fundly automatic reminder emails typically have a 10% conversion rate. Fundraisers must realize that most people are running around each day and will likely forget that first ask or first email that you did a week ago about their campaign. If at first your don’t succeed… ASK AGAIN!
Treat your supporters as you would your friends!
No one likes to be left out of what’s going on so keep them updated! On Fundly, we’ve seen with most successful campaigns that the fundraisers have kept their users constantly up to date with the status of their campaign. Use our blogging feature and make sure to keep your friends on facebook and on email updated at all times! You can even use your mobile device to make these updates!
Local Newspapers are your friend!
Most of our campaigns on our site as mentioned above have their own unique story. Local newspapers are always looking to help grow and foster their local community. Make sure to reach out to your local newspaper and ask them to help you get the word out about the campaign.
We’ve seen a number of campaigns on our site do particularly well when you can provide some incentive to why they are donating
Don’t forget to say thanks!
Our two favorite words “Thank You.” You’d be surprised on how many people forget that the online donations that come in to your campaign are out of the goodness of their hearts. So don’t forget to say thanks! Your friends and supporters will feel much better after it and maybe even help you spread the word as well!
Set aggressive but manageable goals
Understand what you are trying to do and how much money it’s really going to take. Set realistic goals that you do believe you can hit. And don’t worry! We wont hold you to it, we want you all to be as successful as possible so we let you control that goal amount at any time!
Fundraising at get-togethers
When you are fundraising, remember that there are opportunities everywhere you go! If you are out at a party, or an event, remember that all it takes is a credit card for someone to donate to your campaign.
Make sure to stay on top of your campaign! We try and help make sure that are always notified whether online or by email when an update happens to your campaign. Ultimately you are in control and the more organized you are with thanking your supporters and keeping them engaged, the happier they will be.