These tips will help you reach more people and raise more money
1. Tell your story
This can be tricky, but being honest and open is always best.
2. Pick an image with impact
A picture tells a thousand words. Let your camera do the talking and make sure your photos clearly relate to your project
3. Set a realistic target
This gives your campaign a sense of purpose and a goal to work towards.
4. Share with your immediate network first
Tell your close friends and family about your page, once they’ve shown their support, share it far and wide.
5. Get social
Sharing your Page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp will help you raise more. People will want to hear about the amazing things you’re making happen.
6. Don’t forget about email
Make sure your page isn’t lost on the Facebook feed. Rally your colleagues together by sending an email to your workplace.
7. Pitch to the media
Contact journalists and include clear reasons as to why you think your project is relevant for their readers. Highlight the human aspect of the story. Journalists receive hundreds of stories every week, so be concise and direct, using powerful language to grab their attention.
8. Identify influencers
Identify influencers who you feel your campaign might resonate with and reach out to them online – a share or retweet from someone with an already established network will immediately expand the reach of your campaign.
9. Updates, updates, updates!
Keep your page regularly updated. Inspire your supporters to interact with and share your campaign by giving them an insight into your progress, struggles and achievements along the way.
10. Say thanks!
Don’t underestimate the power of a simple thank you. Turn your donors into true supporters of your campaign by showing them the difference their donation will make.