How To Promote Your Fundraiser With A Widgetposted on 05/17/2011 by Cate Conroy
Promoting your fundraiser with a widget can really help increase traffic to your page. What is a widget and how is this magical creature supposed to help your fundraiser? Good question. A widget is a little box that you can paste in your blog or website that gives people a sneak peek at your fundraiser.
If you don’t have a blog, ask your friends to post the widget on their blogs or websites. This is an easy way for them to show you support and help spread the word about your fundraiser.
Actually getting the widget into a blog or website may seem a little scary to those who aren’t very familiar with ‘code’ or the language that tells your computer what the widget should look like, but I promise it isn’t as bad as it seems. Don’t worry, until I started working with GiveForward widgets and their code kinda scared me too. :)
So how does it work exactly? Well first go to a fundraiser page and click on the link that says “Grab this fundraiser’s widget!”. That link will lead to a window that looks like this:
Once this window opens, copy the code on the right. Next, go to your blog or website and paste it into your main text entry box. Once you’ve pasted this code, preview it to ensure it looks correct.
Not sure where your main text entry box is? Check with your blogging service. Here are a few links to some of the main blogging services and what they say about adding widgets: