Take advantage of all of the major social media sites, including LinkedIn. Here are 3 quick tips to get you started...
Each tweet that you post regarding your online fundraising efforts needs to contain a clear call to action and the link to your donation website page. After all, failure to follow this basic formula will make it much more difficult for you to receive good results from this particular social media site. People are used to receiving quick bursts of information in tweets, and you can make this work for you. For example, creating a tweet for an online fundraising campaign should include a quick hook and call to action: "Help my wife beat cancer by donating today." This gets directly to the point, and it also makes it clear that you need immediate assistance from your followers. Taking this approach has been proven to provide the best results, so we heavily encourage you to utilize this information for your cause.
The best way to capture attention for your charity via LinkedIn is to post regular status updates that do not contain more than 50 characters plus the URL to your DonationTo page. It is also essential to ensure that each of your posts is professional due to the nature of this particular social media site. For example, you might incorporate humor or a personal approach on Facebook, but it is better to stick to the facts and write with a professional tone in order to connect with people on LinkedIn. Minimizing the amount of words that you use to remind people about your crowdfunding efforts will increase the amount of interaction that you receive because it will require less of a time commitment.
It would be easy to sign up with the first website that you find, but this could end up costing you a lot of money. For example, the majority of online donation sites charge a fee of at least 5 percent of every contribution that is received. Alternatively, you can use the DonationTo approach to ensure that your total monthly crowdfunding expenses will never exceed $24. This is due to the fact that we have paid accounts as opposed to a percentage fee.
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Our research indicates that offering at least two payment options will dramatically increase the total amount of donations that you receive. The campaign for Coach Z has already raised more than $16,000, and the hosts are hopeful that they will be able to collect $50,000 to help remove Nick's financial burden so that he can focus exclusively on getting better.
Photos should be a major component of your race crowdfunding campaign, but it is important to make sure that you select images that are relevant to your cause. For example, if you will be participating in a charity run to support a local animal shelter, it will be best to post photographs of some of the shelter animals and your previous marathon experiences. Keep in mind that Google Plus allows you to include a brief message that explains each picture, and you can format that text to call attention to specific words and your fundraiser's URL. We recommend posting a new photo every day to capture attention and keep your supporters informed.
Social networking is a great resource for connecting with potential supporters around the world, and we recommend fully utilizing photo sharing sites. To help you get started, we have created a list of five tips that will help you increase the effectiveness of your fundraiser.
Spreading the word about an online charity page is imperative, and Facebook provides you with a great resource for raising awareness. Therefore, we have compiled a list of five proven tips to help you harness the power of this social media site.