Need a donation website that allows you to collect money online? As mentioned in detail here, our top choice is fundraising website Go Get Funding.
However, launching your campaign is just one step of the process to receiving the donations you require. Here are some other tips that will help ensure you get as many donations as possible:
> Include a personal picture in your fundraiser. We relate to human faces and not logos. If you are running a corporate fundraiser, include a logo in the background but the primary image should be of a person.
> Create great fundraising content. Your text should cover exactly what you're going to do with the money you rasie and how much of a difference it will make. For those that want to take things a step further, consider including a video message. Video fundraisers are known to get significantly more pledges that fundraisers without a video. It also increases the chances that someone will share your cause.
> Get the ball rolling. A dry fundraising page doesn't entice anyone. Speak to close friends and family before you launch your campain so that they're ready to fund it as soon as it goes live. Getting this positve momentum will increase the chances of getting more donors on board.
> Send personal donation requests. In addition to requesting money via social networks, email individuals and ask them to donate to your cause. A social media update is a lot easier to ignore than something landing in your inbox.
> Include updates. Make others feel truly part of your fundraiser by including frequent updates on progress. Giving donors a mention as your fundraiser progresses make donors feel appreciated and increase the chances of raising more money.
> Offer rewards. A new trend, especially with crowdfunding websites, is including rewards for various donation levels. That makes it more likely that someone will donate and it makes it easier for them to choose a donation level.
> Take your campaign offline. Don't forget the traditional routes of raising money likes door to door collections and hosting fundraising events. A few of these offline fundraising tips are discussed in the fundraising videos I've linked to.
> Get some press! Reporters love to hear real life stories that make a difference to peoples lives so consider contact your local radio, newspaper and even TV station. Some coverage can lead to a huge rise in donations!
I hope that helps and if you have any other ideas, please do contact me. I also welcome others to submit their own content to help others raise all the money they need.