3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Fundraising Pageposted on 09/25/2012 by Ashley
As part of empowerment week at GiveForward, we will be providing our best fundraising tips to you! After creating a GiveForward Fundraising page, here are the next three things you should do.
A little extra elbow grease can really make your fundraising page shine. Here are the first 3 things you should do to get your page ready to share & spread the word.
1) Share a photo of your beneficiary.
Big, sunny, smiling photos are the best & feel free to share many of them! Proving a photo shows the world who will be benefitting from the fundraiser & can entice more people to share. Choose photos that cover all aspects of life. Share pictures of the family, pets, work environment, or a hobby that the beneficiary loves to do. The friends of Linda shared old and new photos to creating a touching portrait of her family though the years. http://www.giveforward.com/heartofgold
2) Link your page.
Your beneficiary many be part of one of the many web communities that provide support and medical advice. Provide a link to your GiveForward fundraiser on these personal pages. Websites like CaringBridge or LotsaHelpingHands can allow for great patient blogs and linking them to the GiveForward page creates a richer experience for supporters. Also, make sure to provide links to Facebook pages, hospital websites or pages with more information about their diagnosis.
3) Write a letter (or email).
Share your GiveForward fundraising page with close family & friends first via email. Write a personal email introducing your fundraiser & explaining why you started it. Emailing close family & friends can increase donations & get the ball rolling.
Where did you find the best photos to use for your online fundraiser? Did you find that writing a personal letter to increased donations? We would love to hear your thoughts!