So, you’ve taken the first step towards raising money for a cause by creating an everydayhero page. But what do you do now? One of the most challenging parts when you start fundraising is getting others to feel the same passion for your cause that you do. Here are a few ways to get people paying attention to—and supporting!—your fundraising page.
Share Your Story
Everyone has a reason why they’re passionate about a cause. Did you help a loved one through their fight with disease? That’s what inspired Marathon Goddess Julie Weiss to start fundraising—she wanted to share her father’s battle with pancreatic cancer, a disease she felt people didn’t truly understand. Maybe you’re committed to making the world a better place for your children, like Luis Perez. Whatever your reason, explain why it hits close to home for you. When your story resonates with other people, they’ll be more willing to join you as an advocate for your cause.
Tell Me Why
You know your cause is important, but why should others care? Share the reasons why your cause should be one that others are want to support. Whether you want others to understand how multiple sclerosis impacts people (like Kristen Palermo) or educate your children about the importance of helping others (like Chris Clinton), explaining the details of why the cause is important will help others understand why it is worth supporting.
Want your fundraising campaign to get huge? Do something unique and tell others about your idea. Jacob French was passionate about Star Wars and was already known for dressing in costume for charity events, so when he decided to put together a fundraiser and walk across Australia, he walked in costume as a stormtrooper. Over the course of his fundraising campaign, the media got involved and spread the word. He ended up earning over $100,000 for his cause! When you think outside of the box, people notice.
Pick a Number
Sometimes, a potential supporter has already decided that they want to contribute, but they’re not quite sure how much they should give. To make it easier, offer some suggested donations and explain what each amount could potentially do. Perhaps $25 will purchase a school uniform for a child or $500 will provide a medical researcher’s stipend for two weeks. When people understand what their money could actually be contributing to the cause, they’ll feel more connected.
Make it Your Own
When fundraisers engage more with their page, they also raise more money! Make sure you’re customizing your everydayhero page with a profile picture and posting regular updates about your journey. Remember to thank donors on your page, too. When potential new donors visit your page, they’ll see all of your hard work and acknowledgment of those that helped along the way…and then, they will be more likely to donate.
Whatever cause you decide to support, everydayhero provides the tools you need to get started. Create your page today and start doing awesome things for the world!