Fundraiser Resources

If you’re new to crowdfunding or just don’t have much experience yet, setting up a fundraising campaign can often times seem overwhelming or confusing - especially if you’re under a deadline and haven’t had time to do much planning. YouCaring makes the fundraiser creation process fast and easy, and luckily, there are a ton of tools and resources you can turn to for guidance along the way. In this article, we have pulled together a list of helpful resources and tips to assist you with improving your chances of fundraising success.

  1. Social Media, Email and Blogs

    We can’t say this enough: The use of social media and email is extremely vital to the success of your campaign! Spreading word of your fundraiser through outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, email, and personal websites or blogs is the best way to gain momentum, engage supporters, and up your chances of raising the most donations. Start by connecting with your friends and family first and then work outwards; you’ll be able to build up progress from your core supporters towards your fundraising goal and people will become more likely to donate to you..

  2. Photos and Videos

    People are visual beings that are drawn to compelling images, so it’s important to add high-quality images to your fundraiser which will help tell your story. Another important visual aspect of your campaign are videos. Videos make your fundraiser come alive, will move your donors to tears, and can create quite an impact on donors and your potential supporters.

  3. Offline Fundraising

    Hosting offline fundraising events is a perfect way to receive additional support and continue gaining momentum for your cause, and using promotional items to market your campaign is another effective and fairly low-cost tool that can help drive additional traffic to your YouCaring fundraiser.

    • Print flyers with a site such as such as Vistaprint or Zazzle and pass them out to local businesses, family, friends, colleagues, and at fundraising events- this will surely help spread the word!
    • Get creative and add your own fun twist to traditional fundraising events such as bake sales, car washes, walkathons, dinner parties and other great options. Check out these Fundraising Event Ideas on Pinterest.

Other Resources

You’ll also find several useful resources through the YouCaring Help Center which can assist you throughout your campaign should you have any questions about your account, receiving donations,  editing your fundraiser or other general inquiries. You need to get in touch with our Customer Support Team via email or live chat.