Get More Donations Part 3

This is a part 3 of how to get more donations. Take a look at part 1 and part 2 first.

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24: Have your amplification team use the DonationTo share feature that is on your donation page. This will enable the team to connect to all their contacts via email. Here is an example of this feature: https://www.donationto.com/Alex-Pearson-Recovery-Fund/email-share

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26: The process is easy: simply select your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Outlook/Windows or Mac address book. From here, confirm your connection to these contacts and DonationTo will take care of sending an email announcement for you.

27: Important reminder: be sure to connect DonationTo to all of your email accounts. For example, if you have Gmail and AOL, make sure to connect to Gmail and then also connect to your AOL account.

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28: This process is the same for social media. Simply select Facebook and LinkedIn, then connect all of your contacts and DonationTo will take care of the rest.

29: The point here is to get as many of your friends, family and loved ones to connect their email contacts to your campaign in order to help with the initial announcement. The reason this is important is because the initial launch is when the most donations take place. Without a good launch, most fundraising pages do not get much response.

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30: Amplify your fundraising page by having your team announce it on the same day and time. This means selecting a specific day and time such as Wednesday at 10 a.m. and having everyone send out the same announcement. This is the day that everyone involved should connect their email contacts to your DonationTo page.

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31: After your team has shared directly with their contacts, it will be time to share the same information via social media posts. These posts can take place on Facebook, Linkedin, Google Plus and Twitter.

32: Your amplification team should be very reactive after the announcement. Here is their to-do list, and be sure to set these expectations for them.

33: Replying quickly to emails as they come in. Encourage donations, and also encourage those who can and cannot donate to further share the cause by using the donation page share feature via their email account.fundraising-email-reply

34: Monitor social posts. This means the amplification team should respond to tweets or likes on Facebook from potential supporters with additional tweets, comments and links. This will help your cause become trending within your social network and outward.

35: Create some short conclusions to help everyone on your team understand their tasks and remain focused.

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