1. Getting started
People feel hesitant to be first. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get your fundraising off to a good start by making the first contribution. This will make others more likely to get involved.
2. Tell people why it matters
The most important thing you can add to this message is why you are fundraising. Let your family and friends know why this cause matters to you – that’s what they care about most!
3. Start with your close contacts
It’s always best to start by contacting your family and close friends because they are the most likely to donate. Try sending some personal messages (SMS, WhatsApp, emails) to your inner circle to build up some momentum.
4. Now move to social media
Once you received your first donations, it’s time to turn to social media. One of the best strategies to use is tagging and thanking people that have already donated when you are asking for new donations. This spreads your message further and lets people know that others are already supporting you.
5. Re-engage with email
Don’t hesitate to send a few follow up emails. Emails are easy to overlook, and people often open them up quickly and then forget to go back to them. Use email to keep people up to date with your progress as you hit different milestones (50% raised, 75% raised, etc.) and ask supporters to help you reach your next milestone.
6. Continue thanking and updating
As more of your network gets behind you, keep thanking them on social media and make sure that you continue to share your progress towards your goal. See here for information on how the donations are being used (link op d’haapt landing page op den deel how your donation helps)