Where should you look to find good tips for fundraising? We’re here to help you learn what makes a great title for your crowdfunding fundraiser.
Often folks overlook the importance of the title when thinking about unique fundraising ideas. But when you read something the first thing that captures your attention is the title.
Tips for Creating a Great Fundraiser Title
Your fundraiser’s title should do several things:
Attract the interest of the reader
Give a hint about the content of the fundraiser
Say something about the tone of the story
Use keywords to make it easy for someone to find by search
Here are a few tips that can help you create a great title:
Write your story first, and then read it to find a title that sounds natural for your campaign. There is no set limit on how many words your title should be, but as a general rule, it’s better to keep it as short as possible.
Match the title to your subject content. Some causes, like those seeking donations for a school play, benefit from a witty or cute title; others, such as a memorial or illness, require a more respectful tone.
Include the first and last name of the individual or the exact name of the organization that your cause will help. Most people seeking to donate money on YouCaring search for a particular person or cause.
Insert a keyword in the title that summarizes your campaign.
Setting up an online fundraising page has A LOT of different aspects. Some of these are very obvious, and some are just baffling. In this post we want to help your decisions on some topics that are rarely discussed.
More Considerations For Setting Up Your Fundraiser
Setting up a time limit for your fundraiser can be a tricky task. You don’t want it to run for too long, but you do want your donors to have enough time to give. Here are a few tips to help you make your decision.
First, you have to consider what type of fundraiser you are having. For example, an adoption fundraiser could last for 3 months, because adoption is a long process. But, a memorial fundraiser would only last 1-2 weeks, because the funds are needed promptly.
The second consideration would be how much support you are receiving, and if you need to boost your donations. Some times you can set a shorter time limit and receive all of your donations quickly, this is usually because it does not allow your donors to procrastinate. This works best when it is a well known cause, like a disaster relief, a good friends medical expenses or an publicly known event. But, if you are fundraising for a surprise, you may need some more time to spread the word and build support. Most importantly, take some time to think about what you need for your cause, not all fundraisers will be the same.
Read More Online Fundraising Tips
We’re here to help you learn the best ways to fundraise and get great results in your appeal for donations. For some of our unique fundraising ideas on how to raise money online, check out our fundraising tips page.
Through YouCaring, you can raise funds for a wide variety 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.
YouCaring charges no fees to set up a fundraiser nor are there any fees charged when you withdraw your donations. The only costs are the 3rd party credit card processing fees (2.9% + $0.30 cents) 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 that want to help.