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Los “10 mejores” estrategias de recaudar fondos

Posted on 8/5/2015 by admin

  Las diez mejores cosas que usted puede hacer para recaudar fondos para un ser cuerido. (This post is a translation of Our Top Ten Fundraising Tips). 1. Personalice su página de recaudación de fondos con una descripción sincera y fotos personales. La mayoría las recaudaciones de fondos que hacen lo mejor son los que realmente... Read more

Online Garage Sale Fundraising

Posted on 6/14/2013 by admin

The Garage Sale Goes Virtual! Holding an online garage sale, as part of your fundraising, is the modern way to clean out your closets (basement, crawlspace, attic etc.) while also supporting a great cause. There are many benefits in doing so, especially because folks who buy items at garage sales, as well as on the... Read more

How to Start a Memorial Fundraiser

Posted on 1/23/2013 by admin

How to Start a Memorial Fundraiser: Step by Step Fundraising for Funeral Costs When someone we love passes away, focus is primarily put on expressing sympathy to their family, remembering their life, & memories, and supporting those who are affected by the tragedy, and it can be hard to face the reality of funeral burial... Read more

Fund raise: 3 New Ways to Share Your Fundraiser

Posted on 9/27/2012 by admin

Fund raising is easier when your community helps to share your story.  But how do you get your fundraiser in front of the right audiance? Here are 3 tips for getting your fundraiser in front of a larger audience. 1)     Start Local: Small and local media channels are a great first contact. These smaller stations... Read more

Help After House Fire

Posted on 6/20/2012 by admin

Assistance after a house fire can take a long time, and rarely provide adequate help.  Mark and Leslie Wharton know this far too well.  The two carpenters literally built a home together 19 years ago near Fort Collins, Colorado. They lived there happily, kayaking, climbing and hiking, until a recent fire took their home.  “We built... Read more

Fundraising on Facebook: How to Raise Money Using Facebook Groups

Posted on 8/10/2010 by admin

One of the best ways to spread the word about your online fundraising page is to create a Facebook group where you can quickly share information among friends and ask people to donate. The bigger your Facebook group, the more potential donors you have. So here's a useful tip on how to get lots of people to join your Facebook group. Step 1. Find a donor ahead of time willing to match up to $500, $1000 or some similar amount. If you don't have a single donor willing to contribute this amount, try asking 5 friends to each donate $200 and pool the money for a total of $1000. Read more

Fundraising on Facebook: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted on 7/15/2010 by admin

GiveForward co-founder Ethan Austin has yet another fun and insightful guest post up on, and this time it’s all about using Facebook to raise money. It turns out the website perhaps most commonly used in direct opposition to productivity can actually be used to great benefit by organizers of medical fundraisers. In this blog,... Read more

Raising Money For Medical Expenses: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted on 3/22/2010 by admin

When a friend or loved one gets sick and is facing huge medical bills, the quickest and easiest way to raise money for them is through an online fundraising page. Before getting started, however, it’s critically important to come up with an organized fundraising plan. Since we know that most people raising money for their loved one’s medical expenses may be fundraising for the first time, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you by creating a step-by-step plan that will make it super-easy for you to reach your fundraising goal. If you are about to start a fundraising page for a friend or loved one, please take the next 15 minutes to read through the plan -- trust us, it will make a HUGE difference in the success of your fundraiser. Step 1: Build a Fundraising Team to Help Spread the Word If you are thinking of raising money for a loved one, before you get started ask a few of your mutual friends if they would be want to help in the efforts to spread the word. With the assistance of a few friends all sending emails and Facebook messages out to their different networks your team will be able to reach out to 4-5 times as many potential donors as you could by yourself. As the team leader or team captain, you will, of course, still be responsible for drafting the emails and coordinating the efforts, but your team members will be able to help you in spreading the word to a wider group of people. Note -- If you cannot get a group of friends to help with the efforts, don’t worry about it. Creating a team of friends is definitely helpful, but is not absolutely necessary to be successful. Step 2: Kick Off Your GiveForward Fundraiser With a Donation From Yourself Getting off to a good start is the single greatest thing you can do to make sure you reach your goal. If you can afford to do so, the first thing you are going to want to do is set the tone for your fundraiser by donating yourself. Donate as much as you can afford, as this will show people how important this effort is to you and will set the tone for the rest of the fundraiser -- if you set the tone by donating a large amount, others will do the same. Read more

How to raise money on patient websites like CaringBridge, CarePages,, and Lotsa Helping Hands

Posted on 2/25/2010 by admin

In the world of online tools for people battling illness, nothing quite compares to those sites that help build a community around someone who is sick.  The two most popular patient websites are CaringBridge and CarePages, both of which provide free patient blog sites so friends and family can keep up on the progress of... Read more

How To Do A Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Posted on 12/28/2009 by admin

One of our users on recently had a great idea on how to raise a TON of money in a single day.  Erica Flament had a GiveForward fundraising page for her friend’s daughter Maddie who was battling Leukemia. In total, Erica raised over $10,000 to help with Maddie’s cancer treatments.  One of the more... Read more

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