Learn to Fundraise Online
Setting up a GiveForward page to fundraise online is the easiest way to support a loved one during a medical crisis.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Create a Page
One of the best ways to garner early momentum when you begin to fundraise is to create a page with unique and compelling content that captures the viewer’s attention. If you want to hit your goal, be as transparent as possible. Let people know exactly what money is being raised for and how their donation will have a profound impact.
Also, don’t be afraid to tell the beneficiary’s story. The more thorough your page’s description and the more insight you can provide into the medical hardships the beneficiary is facing, the better. Photos also go a long way in bringing your page to life. You can embed videos, post events and add links to outside sites to keep supporters up to date and interested.
Step 2: Spread the Word
Asking for donations is not easy, but all successful organizers overcome this challenge when they fundraise. While asking for financial support can be humbling, we’ve witnessed thousands of people come together, time and again, to help those facing high medical bills.
Start to fundraise on a smaller scale by asking close friends and family to be part of your fundraising effort. Then once you’ve gathered early momentum, promote your page via email, Facebook and other social media outlets. Supporters can donate to your GiveForward page online using a credit card, debit card or, if the fundraiser has it activated, a PayPal account.
Step 3: Receive Funds
Once your fundraiser reaches its end date, GiveForward will process and send the funds via personal check or PayPal transfer (minus a small processing fee of 7%). Do a happy dance knowing you just did something extraordinary for someone you care about.
Step 4: Pay it Forward
Once your fundraiser is complete, pay it forward by helping another family going through a tough medical situation learn how to fundraise online. They’ll be grateful that you did!
For Donors: GiveForward makes it easy to support a loved one in need through our secure donation platform. Please understand you can donate to a fundraiser in full confidence. We use the latest encryption technology to ensure every donation is secure and private. We never give out your contact information, unless you decide you want to share it with the beneficiary. Additionally, we never sell information about our donors, so you don’t have to worry about future soliciting.
For more ideas on how to be successful when fundraising online, check out our fundraising tips section.