If you are one of the most brilliant and thoughtful campaigners in the FundMyTravel community, then surely you’ve read FundMyTravel’s Fundraiser’s Toolkit already, top to bottom and several times over ; ) It offers some ideas for you in developing the main campaign page, as well as some offline initiatives you can use to boost the giving potential from your campaign viewers, BUT there are even more ways that you can increase the value of this experience for yourself and others.
After all, if you’re going to put the time and effort into make a campaign like this, you may as well get the most out of it that you possibly can! Go big or don’t go at all, right? So let’s jump into a few of these things that you can do before, during and most importantly, after your travels- when the real fun begins, and you set off on your journey of a lifetime.
Keep Your Phenomenal Funders Informed and Stay Engaged while Traveling
While your campaign is largely about reaching a monetary goal in order to make your meaningful travel experience accessible and possible, it is even more so about the “exchange” that takes place between the donor and the campaigner, not just financially, but also emotionally.
Just imagine, you’ve reached your campaign goal, have come close to it, or maybe even exceeded it, but now the campaign is closed and the time has finally come to gear up for your trip. Believe it or not, this is probably one of the most valuable times to keep in touch with your campaign audience, because this is the moment that they have been waiting, ever since they contributed to your project.
Let Your Donors Experience Your Journey
They gave to your campaign because they wanted to see you reach your goal and be able to go abroad. Let them be a witness to you achieving that feat. Of course, you would have thanked all your funders by now, but go ahead and thank them again in a creative way. Send a personal message by email, Facebook, even snail mail, it makes a persons day to get snail mail.