We know that when we sum up all the expenses to realize your volunteer travel it might create a barrier to your plans. Don’t worry we are here to help! Iko Poran and FundMyTravel have teamed up to provide you a solution to fulfill your travel dreams. FundMyTravel is an online fundraising platform where you can easily build a profile, launch your campaign and instantly share it to your network of family and friends to help you spread the word and encourage more people to donate.
Iko Poran is a Brazilian non-profit organization that offers a wide range of affordable, meaningful, and rewarding volunteer programs in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Our variety of programs includes Teaching, Childcare, Community Development, NGO Support, Construction, Environment, Animal Conservation, Sports Development, Arts & Design, Women Empowerment, and many others. Volunteering abroad is the best way to experience a country from a local perspective whilst you give back and help a local project. Volunteers work side-by-side with local people we give them all the information and support to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Iko Poran 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.