Once you decide to go on a mission trip, how can you learn the best way to raise money for it? A great way is check out past mission trip fundraising campaigns on YouCaring that have been successful. It makes sense that folks wanting to help others by going on a mission trip will seek support on a free online platform like YouCaring that maximizes the amount of money for your mission.
We want to make the mission trip fundraising process as straightforward and easy as possible. We are here to assist you at every step of your journey towards meeting your goals and getting enough support to embark on your journey, whether it be for medical mission trips or non-religious mission trips.
How to Fundraise for a Mission Trip
Make it easy for people to donate to your cause. Using a free online crowdfunding site like YouCaring is an excellent place to start. Turn your fundraiser page into an efficient tool for raising money online with these tips on how to fundraise money for a mission trip:
- Use engaging writing, images, and video to tell your story. A readable and compelling story helps you convince people to help you accomplish your goals.
- In your donation requests, be clear about the fact that YouCaring charges no fees. People are more apt to support your cause if they know more of their hard-earned money will be used for your mission and not go to hidden fees or charges.
- Set a specific goal for financial help. Be clear as to how you will use the funds raised.
- Realize that you have work to do to spread the word. Announce your fundraiser to family and friends through social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Ask them to re-post your story to their friends and ask them to check out your page on YouCaring.com. Share updates frequently.
Spending a little time in the beginning to create a great plan will pay off with a successful campaign.
We Simplify Mission Trip Fundraising
The YouCaring blog is full of helpful hints and videos on how to build a successful online donation campaign.
Through online crowdfunding, you can raise money for a broad range of personal causes. Many people organize a fundraiser because they want to help a neighbor or support a loved one’s expense related to accidents, disasters, adoption, pets, memorial services, funerals, mission trips, tuition or medical needs.
Remember, a YouCaring mission trip fundraiser is completely free to set up, and there are zero fees when you receive your money. We charge no fees to set up a fundraiser or to withdraw your donations because we believe it shouldn’t cost a penny to ask for help for a good cause. The only costs are the third party credit card processing fees (2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction) of which YouCaring receives nothing.
Our operational expenses are paid by the kind donations of those who believe in what we do, which is to build a bridge between those who are in need and those who want to help.
For more advice and ideas on how to raise money online for a mission trip check out our fundraising tips.