FundMyTravel and IPBio have teamed up to help provide solution to your financial roadblock! FundMyTravel is an online fundraising platform where you can easily build a profile, launch your campaign page and instantly share your page to your network of family and friends to help spread the word and encourage more people to donate.
IPBio is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops and supports projects in environmental education and scientific research on biodiversity, ecology as well as on the behavior of species of fauna and flora of Brazilian ecosystems. IPBio’s mission is to encourage conservation, management and sustainable use of natural resources; and promote the development of eco-tourism and cultural projects. In 2009, the reserve received accreditation as an “Advanced Outpost” of The Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Atlantic Forest is a “Global Biodiversity Hotspot” with similar levels of biodiversity to the Amazon, however, only 7% of the forest remains making its conservation all the more important.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! IPBio - Biodiversity Research Institute has teamed up with FundMyTravel so that participants can make their very own fundraising pages online. This way, you have a creative platform to communicate personal messages, keep your audience engaged with your travel plans, and collect the funding to help make this experience a possibility.
With a simplified payment system, participants collect funds right to their secure PayPal or WePay account. There is a solid team of experienced travelers and professionals at FundMyTravel, who are here to offer campaigners support, including insights for fundraising success. You can check out a few tips below before clicking the button above, to get started!
Just like travel, fundraising is about an exchange - so whether you send them post cards, create a video-diary, start a blog, or grow a photo gallery - make sure to share these things with your networks in exchange for their donations and online support! You can check out more unique and creative ideas on our Fundraising Toolkit.
Using Social Media, writing Personal Emails and sharing consistent Updates on your campaign are essential steps for reaching that fundraising goal. You can plan the most inspiring trip, upload a video about it, and complete your campaign with profile details, but it won't make a difference unless you tell everyone where to find it!
Be sure to thank any and everyone who contributes to your campaign either through funding, shares, or even just likes. Be sure to acknowledge your supporters through Facebook and Twitter shout-outs, fun and engaging videos, individual emails or messages, hand-written letters and they are more likely to spread the word on your campaign efforts.