2020 has taken its toll on the world, and the world is itching to get back out and travel. With 2021 on the horizon, we want to give people the opportunity to give the gift of travel and get something they REALLY want this holiday season. If you are anything like us then you would agree that Experiences > Material things, so we are giving you the opportunity to forego the socks, new blender, or whatever crappy, unwanted presents you may receive this holiday season to instead raise funds for the holiday that we all know you need. Whether it’s for the holidays, your birthday or you simply are just ready to get back out in the world and need a bit of help - create a page and share your link with your circle to make 2021 a year to remember. See you in paradise ;)
We are TruTravels - the tour operator for 18-35 year olds that has been delivering life-changing experiences since 2013. We don’t run ‘good’ tours. You see, for us, ‘good’ is about as good as average. And one thing we don’t do is average. We’re the travel company with the blow-your-socks-off tours, the OMG-this-place-is-incredible destinations, the I-can’t-believe-that-happened experiences, we want to spread good vibes & help make the world a better place attitude. We do the things that stay with you forever. We run the kind of trips that you’d never describe as ‘good’. Because you didn’t come here looking for ‘good’. You came here looking for ‘life-changing’.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! TruTravels 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.