One of the largest crowd funding sites, FundMyTravel, allows travelers across the world to raise money for their trips. Whatever the reason of the getaway, be it sheer willingness to see the world, a business projects or family emergency, FundMyTravel allows you to start campaigns to raise money so you can reach your destination.
While starting a fundraising campaign seems to be easy with FundMyTravel, running a campaign successfully and effectively requires effort and immense creativity.
Since the success of your FundMyTravel campaign solely depends on how effectively and extensively you share the campaign, here we have listed 17 tips to make this job easier for you. Check them out and get inspired to share your campaign to a huge number of people:
Use the ‘share’ widget on your fundraising page
Before trying out any other method to share your FundMyTravel campaign effectively, first click the share icon on your campaign page and share it on social media portals like Facebook, Twitter and through email.
Create a Facebook page for your campaign
Besides, sharing your fundraising campaign on personal social media profiles make a Facebook page specifically for your FundMyTravel campaign. Incorporate photos, latest updates, and comments to make it more interesting and interactive.
Create an interesting campaign story
Your campaign is more than just describing all the facts and talking about how much money you require for your trip. Write your campaign story in such an interesting way so that it explains the reason you are traveling the world quite clearly and captivates readers to give donations.
Don’t forget the power of local media
Let local media organizations know about your fundraising campaign. Write a short, interesting press release explaining your campaign and send it to local media stations. Do not forget to include the link of your campaign page to let people know where they can donate for your cause.
Write Blog Posts
Use your blog to share your campaign, tell your travel stories and the reason you are traveling to readers. From sharing your fundraising effort to documenting your story, use you blog to keep others updated about your progress.
Spread the word
From family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours to people whom you met at your friend’s last party, tell everyone about your campaign to reach a larger number of people. Try to reach as many people as you can and spread the news about your campaign.
Share it on social media groups
Let others know why your FundMyTravel campaign holds so much importance to you by posting your campaign link on social media groups that you belong to. There will be many like-minded people in these groups and they will not only carry forward the campaign but will hopefully donate too.
Share you campaign on chat groups
Don’t forget to share your FundMyTravel campaign through chats groups like WhatsApp, Wechat, Hike etc. Letting more and more people know about your travel fundraising campaign is the only way to get good donations.
Ask your friends to share your campaign page
Ask your contacts and friends to share your FundMyTravel campaign page as much as possible to reach a larger network. Whenever you are sharing the page on your social media or any other platform, ask your friends to share it with their contacts as well.
Distribute business cards
If you are looking for a low cost, fun yet effective way to share your FundMyTravel campaign to a large number of people, business cards would solve that problem. Make them fun yet meaningful by incorporating quotes and photos that describe your campaign.
Take advantage of social gatherings
While attending a social gathering or event, apart from discussing the Make My Trip offers, don’t forget to show everyone your fundraising campaign page to reach a large number of people.
Hosts a virtual competition
Hosting online sharing contest to make your FundMyTravel campaign popular is a great idea indeed. Post ‘thank you’ videos, pictures on social media to convey gratitude to those who share your campaign link the most.
Join hands with local business
If possible, request a small food joint owner or a local coffee shop owner in your area to name one of their food items after your fundraising campaign. This is a great idea to let people know about your campaign and get them interested in learning more.
An interesting campaign hashtag
Hashtags(#) are important when it comes to finding specific content or spreading awareness on social media extensively. It helps create social media awareness for your fundraising efforts. So think about an using an interesting hashtag to spread the word about your campaign.
Think beyond your direct network
When it comes to raising funds for your next trip, you have to step out of your network. Post your campaign link with some pictures on your city’s social media page, if it has one. Or print out brochures, leaflets, flyers etc. and distribute them among people wherever you go.
Team up with local event organizers
Look for event organizers who are willing to promote your campaign during their event. You can even make a catchy and interesting video of your campaign telling your story and request that they feature it sometime during the event.
Use your hobbies to share it more
If you love cooking, organize a dinner party or potluck to share campaign information with others. Tell your guests about the campaign during the party or event and tell them why it is so meaningful and important to you.
Think outside of the box and leave no stone unturned when it comes to sharing your FundMyTravel campaign. Take advantage of social media, local media, and any family gatherings to make a lot of people aware of your campaign. Raising funds requires continuous efforts and creativity so don’t lose hope and come up with creative ideas that can make your FundMyTravel campaign a success.
About the Author:
Vinod Kardam is a travel enthusiast and likes to explore each and every aspect of traveling. He strives to share his experiences and knowledge with people who love to travel. He believes sharing will not only guide and open doors for them but will also enrich his experiences as well.