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 17 Tips for Sharing Your FundMyTravel Campaign

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.

Where Are the Best Places to Travel on a College Budget?

Being a student does not mean spending all of your time on a college campus. Today, students can find cheap flights and cheap, or even free, accommodations in many cities across the world. If you want to travel, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars. Many destinations are affordable to everyone, you just need to know a few tips that will help you save some cash.

First, let’s go over the basic tips and tricks that will come in handy for everyone who wants to discover the world on a budget.

Check Tickets in Advance

Did you know that if you buy tickets 6 months before the departure you can save a pretty good sum of money? Even if you buy tickets 3 months before, you still save money. So, plan your trips in advance and keep an eye out for flight discounts. Continue reading

5 Ideas to Make Your Travel Fundraising Campaign More Appealing to Donors

Being a part of a travel fundraising campaign, the first thing you need to understand is that you don’t convince donors to pay for your trip, instead you help them realize that they already care.

If they are reading stories and blogs on this website, then the odds are that they are at least considering donating money for your meaningful travel abroad.

Crowdfunding is never easy and takes a lot of effort, here are some tips to help you finance your travels:

Research

To convince donors to contribute to your travel campaign, you need to understand the factors which would persuade them to willingly do so. In marketing terms, you need to know who your target audience is and the way their minds work. And that requires a lot of research.
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15 Amazing Trip Destinations When You’re a Budget Traveler


When we’re feeling a little bit down, going on a trip is one of the first ideas that comes to mind. Not because we can escape from our problems by traveling, but because it makes us see everything from a fresh point of view.                  

What about the money? What if you don’t have a huge budget that allows you to pack and book a ticket to the Maldives today?

Have you heard of the FundMyTravel initiative? It’s all about supporting meaningful trips. Check out this campaign of a member raising money to study sustainability in Ecuador. It’s close to achieving its milestone and donors keep supporting the cause. Everyone wants to see Logan go to Ecuador. $20 is not much for a donor who wants to support a cause. $20 by $20, and you’ll have enough for your trip.

It’s really simple to become part of such an experience:

  • You’ll start your fundraising campaign by telling your story. Get people passionate about your trip! The way you share your story is really important. If you’re struggling with this part, you can hire an editing service to help you with the content.
  • Share your campaign via social media. Write emails to people you know.
  • Once you make this happen, don’t forget to share updates. The donors who helped you will want to know how things are going.

Since you’re on a budget, you’ll have to pick a budget-friendly destination for your trip. This means you’ll have to forget about the Maldives, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the vacation of your dreams. These are 15 amazing destinations that won’t break the bank:
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How Getting Fired Taught Me About Saving for Trips

I was in the middle of reading “The World’s Most Dangerous Place” in preparation for a humanitarian project in Somalia.  But my plans collapsed as violence escalated in the region. It was no longer safe for me to go there, and I had to figure out a Plan B.

When those plans fell through, I fell back on my existing  job. A few weeks later, the CEO decided to not renew my contract. My financial situation became unstable.

I decided to launch a travel start up months prior, but it wasn’t making enough money for me to cover all my expenses. For the next four months I went without a paycheck. With less than $3,000 to my name, I went on a 3 week trip in Europe. It was something that I had planned 6 months beforehand. And my friends had already committed to it. I couldn’t back out. But my finances wanted me too.

Here is how I was able recover my financial stability and make that trip:

I eliminated “unreasonable” expenses.

Coffee, beer, eating out, public transportation, and shopping, were all wants. I started to focus on the needs. I eliminated the “want” expenses and started saving $600 per month. Do this if you want to enjoy future trips. Only focus on your real needs.

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