Effective crowdfunding starts with simple strategies and free fundraising ideas to raise awareness, draw donations and sustain your campaign’s momentum.
(story, images, & video)
(social media, Facebook page, & blog)
(local press, Facebook, & bloggers)
Help cover out-of-pocket costs for health care, surgery, rehabilitation and cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Reduce the financial burden of a funeral or raise money to remember the life and legacy of a loved one.
Need help for a furry friend? Raise money for veterinary bills, surgeries, animal rescue and service dogs.
Support loved ones with adoption agency costs, program fees, travel expenses or expanding a family through surrogacy.
Raise money for children’s college funds, provide supplies or help maintain critical school programs and facilities.
Whether you are a nonprofit or want to support one, you can raise money for organizations to help the sick or disadvantaged, provide scholarships and training, or effect positive change on a local and global scale.
Fund travel, training and other faith outreach activities for those with spiritual or religious callings.
Provide financial assistance to struggling individuals or help fund projects benefiting the local community.
Support athletes and youth with sports and team activities. Fund equipment, facilities, races and other related fees.
Give back by supporting your local community or assisting in humanitarian endeavors close to home and abroad.
The best, most profitable crowdfunding campaigns incorporate unique and creative ideas to grab the attention of potential donors, drive traffic to your fundraiser and compel people to donate.
Creating a moving campaign page that tells your story through words, photos and videos is the first step. Then it’s all about utilizing the best techniques to rally support for your cause, from social network sharing and pitching your story to the press, to supplementing your online campaign with off-line events to further boost donations to your cause, personally involve your community and raise awareness. Developing and maintaining an effective ideas strategy will quickly put you on the path toward hitting your fundraising goal.
A story that comes from the heart and inspires compassion
Several high-quality images and at least one well-orchestrated video
A regular social media-sharing schedule that encourages others to share as well
Several campaign updates, including the addition of new photos
A Facebook page or blog dedicated to your cause
Off-line fundraising events and strategies
Thank you updates, emails or cards for supporters
Helpful techniques, best practices, creative events and other strategies to make your campaign shine.
For additional strategies, check out our Fundraising Tips page.
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