Many young people set up a YWAM Fundraising to make a statement of their values by joining Youth With A Mission (YWAM). They need funding support to complete their Discipleship Training School (DTS) and undertake a YWAM mission trip. YWAM is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, dedicated to serving Christ throughout the world. YWAM fundraising is a popular appeal on YouCaring.
Successful faith-based fundraising depends upon believing in your cause and being able to communicate your passion to potential donors. Online crowdfunding is a proven way to achieve your goals.
An essential first step in engaging others to help for your YWAM fundraising is telling your story clearly. YouCaring is here to help you meet your goals by offering a free online fundraising platform to reach out to others and letting them know how they can help.
The First Step on Your YWAM Mission Trip Fundraising
Make a plan. Seems simple enough, but it’s the foundation for all that follows and it’s important to carefully determine some key points:
How much is needed? Set a goal.
How will the money you get in donations be used? People want to know that their funds will be wisely used.
What makes your cause a good one? Folks want to know how financially helping you will make the world a better place.
Write a mission trip fundraising letter or sponsorship letter. Link to writing a fundraising letter blog post.
Planning out your mission trip fundraising ideas will give you great results for funding your YWAM mission trip.
Create Your Free Online Fundraiser Page
Once you have decided on a plan of action that meets your goals, go to the YouCaring mission trip fundraising page and follow the easy directions to set up your YWAM crowdfunding page.
The tell your story section is your place to shine by telling potential donors your story. Write using your own voice, be eloquent and concise. Talk about the specifics and reasons for the mission trip in which you want to participate. If you are seeking support for DTS training, explain why it is needed to help you accomplish your goal.
The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” was never more true than when you’re raising funds. Posting authentic photos and perhaps a YouTube video on your fundraiser page puts a face on your story and helps encourage people to support your cause.
Make the Most of Our Free Fundraising Platform
As soon as your fundraiser is live, share it in all your outreach efforts. Using our simple social media tools on your fundraiser page, you can quickly spread the word through social networking sites and email.
Reach out to others in YWAM through a sponsorship letter and tell them about your YouCaring page. Ask your friends to help you reach your goals by using social media to spread the word. Don’t be shy about speaking to local groups and the media about your mission plans.
We are often asked how we can afford to charge no fees for setting up a fundraiser and when people withdraw their donations. The answer is that we rely on the goodwill of individuals who share our belief that it should not cost anything to give help to our neighbors. If you’d like to help out with our operating expenses, we greatly appreciate any donation you wish to give.
We take pride that we charge no fees for our help. The only cost you’ll ever see at YouCaring is the standard third party credit card processing fee (2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction). That fee goes directly to the credit card company, not YouCaring.
YouCaring campaigns allow you to raise funds for a broad range of personal causes. Many people organize an online donation page because they wish to help a neighbor or support a loved one’s expenses related to accidents, disasters, adoption, pets expenses, memorial services, funerals, mission trips, tuition or medical needs.
Start a YWAM fundraiser for free today. For more advice and ideas on how to raise money online check out our fundraising tips.
It is easy to Raise Money For Youth With A Mission DTS, when you combine it with creativity. Now that you have created a free online fundraising page. A major key to fundraising successfully is the ability to reach a wide majority of supporters.
We will cover how to fundraise creatively. This will help you to make the most out of your time raising support.
Key to Creativity. Get out of the Box!
- Create a way for your supporters to enjoy helping your raise money. Pledges are a great way to create a fun atmosphere around a fundraiser. You can pledge to do something out of the box and a little crazy if you reach your fundraising goal by a set date.
- Do something that no one else has done before. Don’t do the same thing you have done every year or even what everyone expects you to do. The internet is packed with great ideas for fundraising. Check out FundraiserInsight.com for an extensive list of fundraising ideas. Also check out our post on how to raise money fast through crowdfunding, you can partner these ideas with you personal fundraising site.
- Try using social media. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest are all incredible ways to fundraise. Not only can you spread the news but you can host campaigns on all of you favorite sites. You can also start groups around supporting your DTS, or join groups that share you interest in YWAM. See even more fundraising ideas here.