While creating your fundraising campaign with FundMyTravel, you probably came across the Adventure Registry. This is a great tool to show your donors how dedicated you are to your campaign and we’re going tell you how you can make the most of it. The Adventure Registry is similar to a wedding registry, but for traveling! You can use your Adventure Registry to ask for specific things such as airline miles or a backpack that people might give or lend you for your trip. You can also highlight anything you’ve done offline to raise money for your trip such as scholarships, financial aid, or savings from your summer job. In this article, we will give you tips on how to get the most out of your Adventure Registry!
A Wish List for Travel Items!
Think of the Adventure Registry as an opportunity for your donors to sponsor something you might need. Instead of donating money to your cause, donors can buy you something you may need or lend you a specific item. For example, maybe your Aunt Sally bought a nice backpack last year for her trip to Mexico and she sees it on your Adventure Registry. Now instead of buying one yourself, you can just borrow hers! Plus, other people can see that she sponsored this item when they come to your page. Use your Adventure Registry to ask for anything you need for your trip – from the GoPro you always wanted to the airline miles you were hoping you would already have in credit card points. Remember, you never know who might be able to lend you something they have just sitting in their closet or share a resource with you!
Don’t Forget All the Work You’ve Already Done
Another great way to use the Adventure Registry is to show your donors all the work you have done so far to make your dream a reality. By listing out other ways you’ve raised funds towards your trip, visitors to your page can see that you’re dedicated and motivated, not asking for a handout. Whether you earned a scholarship, received financial aid, worked a part-time job, or had an offline fundraiser this is the place for you to inform your audience. Maybe you were able to pay for your flight by working or you received a scholarship for your books. Add them as items in your Adventure Registry! Don’t forget to show your audience all the work you already put into your travels – it will make it much easier to donate when they know how much you’ve done on your own!
Letting Your Audience Know About Your Adventure Registry
In your ‘My Travel Story” you have the opportunity to describe where you are going, why you are going, and what you hope to get out of your trip. You can also use this section to tell your audience about your Adventure Registry and encourage them to check it out . Highlight what you need and let people know why these items are important to your trip.
The Adventure Registry is a place for you to ask for offline support and to show your audience the work you have already done for your trip. Inspiring your donors will help you reach your goal amount in no time! Think of the Adventure Registry as a wish list that also highlights the funds you’ve already raised. When creating your campaign, don’t forget to add items to the Adventure Registry!
About the Author:
Megan is a senior at Colorado State studying Marketing and Media Studies. Megan recently got back from studying abroad in Torino, Italy where she had the chance to travel to 10 countries and 28 cities. Megan loves a good book and gelato that is bigger than her head; however, her favorite thing is traveling and she can’t wait to see where her next adventure will take here. Megan is currently a FundMyTravel Marketing Intern with GoAbroad.com.