According to Hosting Facts, 75.1 percent of U.S. internet users access the internet via mobile versus desktop. With busy work weeks and schedules, it’s easier to log onto your favorite social media platform on your phone. Yet staying dedicated to important things, such as fundraising for a cause, can get pushed aside. Luckily, crowdfunding can be done on the go with your smartphone. Making time in your busy schedule for crowdfunding won’t be an issue with our tips on how to use your smartphone for fundraising.
1. Make updates to your fundraising page on mobile
The frequency with which you update your YouCaring page ties directly to your fundraising success. If you can’t find time to craft a detailed update for your fundraiser on your desktop at home, use your ‘Notes’ app on your smartphone. Once you type what you’d like to write for your next update about the beneficiary, open YouCaring in your internet application. Next, copy and paste your update to your fundraiser’s page.
2. Share your fundraiser on social media apps
Social media is one of the most valuable tools available to assist you in your fundraising process. While scrolling through your Facebook timeline, take the opportunity to share your fundraiser right there with your social network. Remember, every share your fundraiser gets on Facebook raises an average of $37!
3. Take high-quality photos and videos
Our data shows that fundraisers with a video raise 100 percent more donations than those without one, and fundraisers with at least five photos raise more than twice as much as those with just one photo! Shooting great photos and videos doesn’t mean you need to spend money on a digital camera. Using your smartphone is cost-effective and works just as well by letting you take high-quality images and videos, which will attract donors!
4. Reach out to friends and family
A great thing about having a smartphone is that you have a condensed Rolodex handy in your pocket, wherever you go. Leverage the contacts you have stored in your phone to tell friends, family members, and colleagues about your story, and inspire them to donate to your cause by sending them the link to your fundraiser. Click here for tips on how to ask for donations.
5. Thank donors
Not only can you reach out to your contacts to request donations, you can also conveniently thank them for donating with your smartphone. Whether you choose to reach out via text, phone call, email, or social media, thanking them with a personal and unique message will make them feel appreciated and more likely to share your fundraiser with their networks.
Using a smartphone for fundraising efforts is convenient and easy for organizers with hectic schedules. We recommend you take full advantage of using your smartphone for fundraising and all it offers to help you achieve your crowdfunding success. For even more fundraising tips for a successful campaign, visit our blog.