Month: November 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Your Campaign During Holiday Time

Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your campaign. With people starting to celebrate all kinds of different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s), now is an excellent time to bring up your campaign! You’ll be surrounded by family and friends, who are your main target audience and donors. Since everyone will be together, this is a great time to ask for donations. By explaining what you will be able to do, see, and experience with their contribution, you will be able to convince others to donate. Below are some ideas on how you can bring up your campaign to your friends and family during the holiday season.

Give a Holiday Speech

Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, these are both perfect opportunities to let everyone know that you are raising money for your meaningful travel experience and that you need their help. By giving a speech or just connecting with other party goers, you will be able to connect with your donors in person. Doing this will add a personal connection to your campaign and increase your donations. An important thing to consider when giving your holiday speech is to motivate party goers to take action. You could ask your audience to pull our their phone and look up your campaign or even have a signup sheet where people could write down their email or phone number to learn more about your campaign. So make sure to take advantage of these social gatherings, and connect with your target audience to increase your donations!

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How Social Media Can Help You Travel

Social Media

Life can be stressful. People are pressured to earn and keep up with new daily challenges. Naturally, we strive hard to stay in the race, but are we really doing it right? Do we maintain a balance to maintain our efficiency? This is one issue that we need to address. We need to have a work-life balance, and one way to have it is by placing your passion into your busy schedules.

Generally, everyone has a passion for traveling. It is one thing that keeps us sane and balanced. It is one thing that we don’t want to give up. At times, your resources are limited. No matter how much you wanted to travel, money always seems to get in the way. However, there is a saying, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.” The only roadblock to travel would be your mindset. So, don’t allow yourself to be confined in a daily routine. There are a lot of ways to raise funds and travel. 

Shout Out Your Advocacy

Tell your story and be creative in letting the world know the purpose of your adventure. Is it about the exchange of culture? Do you want to tell other people’s story through your travel? Moreover, there are a lot of places and ways that remain untold. So, having this advocacy will make your story known to others. Facebook can be a number one avenue to share your story. You know how successful this site is when it comes to, connecting people. You can post pictures and interesting captions to entice social media users to like your posts or click on the different reactions like Facebook haha, love, wow, etc. At the end, you can insert your FundMyTravel campaign page to raise funds and be able to continue what you started. Other social media platforms are available, like Instagram. On your Instagram account you can post themed photos of travel and sparkling videos to increase views of your campaign.
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How to Set a Goal Amount

Goal

Is your FundMyTravel campaign goal amount too high or too low? Setting a goal amount for your campaign can be hard, especially if you don’t know where to start or how much to ask your donors for. Below are a few ways you can get started on setting a reasonable goal amount for your campaign and get the most out of your fundraising.

Consider your network

Your core group of family and friends are going to be the initial funders of your campaign. Can they help you hit at least 30% of your goal amount? By sharing your campaign on social media and through emails you will be able to reach your core group of friends and family. These people will be the ones helping you raise most of the funds necessary to travel. Your core group of family and friends may also be able to help you reach a larger audience if they share it on their own pages, which is how campaigns go viral! Continue reading