Category: Fundraising (page 1 of 6)

How to Raise Money For Your Trip And Get Your Friends Involved


I am going to begin by stating the obvious. Raising money for a trip is hard.  And getting your friends to commit money to you, so you can see the world, is daunting and uncomfortable. But if I can do it, so can you. Here are 10 tips that helped me raise over $15,000 in under thirty days for my trip in Nepal.

1. Start with a cause. People aren’t often comfortable with the idea of giving you money so you can experience a new city. There has to be something more. You need to do something that benefits people outside of yourself. When you are planning your trip, make sure to find an activity that allows you to give back to the local community in tangible and meaningful ways. Use this cause as leverage when you reach out to people in your network and request cash.
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9 Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign


Launching a successful crowdfunding campaign for your travel often takes a lot of consistency, patience, and hustle. When you’re looking for people that are willing to take money out of their pockets for your cause, you have to do your best. There is a lot that goes into setting the foundations of a crowdfunding campaign.

There’s the pre-launch, the launch, and the after-launch phases. All of these phases are extremely important, as they represent your roadmap to crowdfunding success. If I wanted to write about all of the aspects in detail, I’d had to write a small book about it, so I chose to keep it short and precise.

During today’s post, we’re going to explore some straightforward actionable tips that’ll allow you to boost your crowdfunding campaign success rate. This way, you will be able to get enough money for your studies, internships, volunteering work, or personal projects. Don’t just read these strategies,  apply them to your own unique situation. Let’s get going:

Choose a Platform That Fits Your Needs

Start off by choosing a good crowdfunding platform. As you may know, FundMyTravel is one of the most popular networks that allows people to put their crowdfunding campaigns in front of thousands of interested donors. It helps students, travelers, and volunteers get enough capital to pursue their dreams.
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Pitch Your Way to Success: How to Convince Others You’re Worth The Investment


In order to be a successful traveler, one needs to ensure they can afford the expenses necessary to accommodate the lifestyle. After all, when you are traveling, you will need to consider certain costs, such as plane tickets, food, and recreational activities. Perhaps one of the best ways to travel, while still ensuring that you are financially covered, is to have your travels funded by others. Here are some ways to convince others that you are worth the investment.

Teach While Traveling

There are many nations around the world that lack the necessary supplies for properly educating their youth, and therefore lending your knowledge can be a great way to give back when traveling. If you are trying to raise money for your travels, consider making it a point during your adventure to help those that do not have the means to a proper education, as this can show others that, while traveling is your goal, you are willing to do your part in making the difference in the lives of children. This could involve anything from showing children how to draw to teaching them a second language.

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Powerful Tips To Help Fund Your Australian Holiday With Crowdfunding

The time has come for you to make your dream Australian Holiday a reality, but for one reason or another you don’t have the financial means to accomplish this all on your own. This is where an option like crowdfunding can make dreams come true. Crowdfunding is a way to set up a virtual campaign and raise funds from a larger crowd. However, this process is a bit more challenging than just joining a site and asking for money.

So, if you’re serious about funding your Australian Holiday via crowdfunding then check out the following tips to help you create a successful campaign:

Identify Your Target Audience and Platform

Perhaps, the first step to successfully crowdfunding your Australian Holiday is by identifying your target audience and platform. With numerous crowdfunding sites flooding the internet, it’s important to choose the one that best represents your campaign. In this case, choose a crowdfunding site that covers traveling campaigns , like FundMyTravel, and not a general one that covers all sorts of topics and ideas.

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How to Use the FundMyTravel Toolkit

FMT Toolkit

Deciding to go abroad is a big step! However, starting a crowdfunding campaign makes it easy to raise the funds you need. While you may be feeling overwhelmed by the cost of going abroad, FundMyTravel helps you make your campaign the best it can be so you can reach your goal. One resource to check out  is our FundMyTravel Toolkit. In this post, we’re going to break down how to get the most use out of it. 

Downloadable Resources

Downloads

On the right side of the toolkit page, there are three downloadable documents you can use. We suggest you take a look at all of them! First is an offline PDF version of the FundMyTravel toolkit  – you can print this out or save it to your phone so you can access it whenever you want. The second document is an outreach letter you can use to reach out to possible donors. While the letter is set up for you to fill in the blanks, we suggest that you personalize it. Adding your own voice and creative flare will stick with your donors. Lastly, there is the FundMyTravel checklist. This checklist is a great resource! We suggest completing every item on the list. A complete campaign page is more trustworthy to possible donors and has a higher chance of being successful!

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