So you know that you should raise money online, however, the question is how do you raise money online?
I’ll be talking about personal fundraising in this post (not creative) so if your campaign is relevant, you’ll want to visit a site like gogetfunding.com. My next instructions are nice and simple…
Just read all of the information they give on raising money online.
That means reading their tips when creating your fundraiser, reading the automated emails that come through, trawling through the FAQs and reading fundraising guides. There’s nothing better than that to prepare you for your fundraising journey.
Before you go out thinking that you can raise hundreds or thousands online like all the big shots on Kickstarter, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have a network of hundreds of people that are interested in your offering?
- Do you have rewards to offer in exchange?
- Are there people that will really put in the work and help you get the word out?
and most importantly:
- Would you donate yourself. Really, ask yourself that question – is your fundraiser good enough for you to part with your hard earned money?
If there’s a positive answer to each of these questions, you’re ready to raise money online.