We were lucky enough to be able to interview one of our most successful campaigners, Amy Abrigo. Amy isn’t only successful because she reached her FundMyTravel goal once, she has actually created and reached her goal for 3 different campaigns using the FundMyTravel platform! Her 4th campaign has only been live for a month and is already 82% funded, which you can view and donate to here.
Amy caught our eye because of her story, the great campaigns she has ran, and her motivation to reach her goal. Read her interview below and find out just how she is able to get the donations needed to fund her travels!
How did you find out about FundMyTravel?
I was made aware of FundMyTravel by Reynolds Whalen when I was accepted into a program to study at RADA in London during the summer of 2016 through Performing Arts Abroad.
You have 4 FundMyTravel campaigns, 3 of which are already completed and were all successful! Congratulations!! How did you make that happen, and keep on getting your friends and family to donate to your campaign?
I utilized all of my resources: social media, email, letter writing, in person discussion, phone calls, etc. to let people know I was campaigning and asked them personally to share their support. The best results came from personalized letters or emails. General emails with the same information never really got the job done, but if I printed out a formal letter to an individual using their name and included a handwritten note as well as a handwritten signature, that really helped my results. I also did my best to explain why those programs were important to me, vital to my life experience and once in a lifetime opportunities. If someone had successfully donated to a campaign previously, I wrote them a personalized email mentioning how they had supported me in the past and how I appreciated them taking the time to consider supporting me once again in this endeavor. I tried to have a lot of fun with donor rewards!