Many families need help with medical bills. With GiveForward, raising money for medical expenses, can be the quickest and easiest way to help. Before getting started, however, it’s critically important to come up with an organized fundraising plan.
We know that most people raising money for medical expenses are fundraising for the first time, so we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. This step-by-step plan tell you how to raise money for medical bills and 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
Before you get started raising money for medical bills, ask a few of your mutual friends if they want to be part of the fundriaing team. 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 you will 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 Medical 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, making the first donation can help start the momentium. 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…