FundMyTravel and Youth Partnership for Community Development 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.
Youth Partnership for Community Development - Sierra Leone (YOPCOD-SL) is a non- profit organization that is established due to issues that confront the youth in communities such as high level of unemployment and underemployment, lack of education and skills, social exclusive, limited infrastructure to meet young people’s interests, unstable political environments and the involvement of youths in electoral violence, the struggle for identity and the massive incapacity of community development by most of our time. YOPCOD is a civil society and human rights organization focusing on youths in particular; empowering them through Education and life skills programmes, Freedom from Violence and exploitation, Gender Equality and the participation of youth in community developments for all. It is an indigenous community based organization that is non- profit making, and non-Governmental.
Sometimes it feels like the biggest obstacle to going abroad is financing your trip, but that doesn't have to be the case! Youth Partnership for Community Development 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.