Crowdrise Fundraising Ideas


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Fundraising ideas for your online fundraising campaigns from Crowdrise. The 11 best things to do when you raise money online for charity through personal fundraising pages at Crowdrise.

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Crowdrise Fundraising Ideas

  2. 2. BE CREATIVE when thinking about how to craft your Project. That means really thinking about the ways to get people excited about your project; from the title of the Project to the photos and video you post to the way you present the story of your Project and what inspired you to get involved.   1
  3. 3. PERSONALIZE YOUR PAGES as much as possible. For example, make absolutely certain you include photos on your pages.  Pictures that aren’t that good are way better than no pics at all.  I believe it was Galileo first said that.   2
  4. 4. TURN YOUR PROJECT INTO A CAMPAIGN by setting a Fundraising Goal and setting a Deadline for all donations to come in.  A good campaign has a goal and timeline to give people a sense of urgency. 3
  5. 5. LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW THE MONEY THEY DONATED IS BEING SPENT and it's always best to do so with real life examples, photos and video. If you do this well, your donors will become your most passionate supporters and they'll help spread the word by posting a link to your Project on their own Crowdrise, Facebook and Twitter pages.  This is the power of the Crowd and we've seen it work over and over.    4
  6. 6. USE OUR BEST PROMOS EVER to incent your donors to donate more money, more often.  It's just a really smart way to get people to pay attention to what you're doing, in a fun and creative way . For example, depending on what promotions we have live right now, you can tell all your potential donors through email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. that if they donate $111 to your Project within the next 72 hours, they’ll be entered to win a MacBook. 5
  7. 7. ASK FOR DONATIONS   Use Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Email, etc. to ask everyone you know to donate. It goes a long way if you (1) make the first donation to your Project and (2) use real examples to make it clear how small donations can have a big impact. For example, one fundraiser wrote that “$25 feeds 5 families for a week. Please donate what you can and tell everyone you know about this amazing cause.” 6
  8. 8. TAKE YOUR CAMPAIGN VIRAL and you'll raise way more money and awareness.   Crowdrise gives your supporters simple tools to instantly share your Project with their network of friends. It’s even better if you’re proactive and ask them to put a link to your Project on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Emails, etc. If you make your supporters feel personally connected to your cause and the real-life impact your project is having they'll feel compelled to help spread the word.   7
  9. 9. CONNECT YOUR CROWDRISE PAGE TO YOUR TWITTER PAGE.  It's really easy to sync the Status box at the top of your Crowdrise pages to your Twitter Account.  Change your status message frequently so that your supporters can get more engaged in your campaign. This is the perfect place for you to use our Best Promos Ever to get everyone you know to donate to your cause.   8
  10. 10. GET YOUR SUPPORTERS TO JOIN YOUR TEAM AND HELP YOU FUNDRAISE .   With a single click, your supporters can create their own Project Pages to support your cause.  The team concept is the best way to turn your supporters into fundraisers and raise way more money for Charity so, if you're going to understand four sections on this page definitely make sure this is one of 'em.  9
  11. 11. .   ALWAYS THANK YOUR SUPPORTERS WITH A PERSONAL REPLY . If you tell them a very brief, but compelling story about how their money will be used they’ll instantly feel a personal connection to your cause and be much more likely to donate again, help you fundraise, and share your Project with their network of friends. 10
  12. 12. MOST IMPORTANTLY, there isn’t really an eleventh idea but we thought having 11 fundraising ideas sounded more exciting than having 10 fundraising ideas. For real though, if you really read all this, not only will your fundraising campaign raise way more money but you can email us at [email_address] letting us know you really read all 11 fundraising ideas and we’ll throw 2,500 Crowdrise Points your way. 11