Local media are always looking for feel-good stories about local people – why not send a press release to a local paper and try raise awareness of your campaign? Just include the what, when, where and why you’re fundraising – you can use the template statement in our Tips & Resources
section. It’s also highly recommended to include a photo of yourself or the event, and remember to include a link to your CrowdRise page to encourage potential donors!Social Media
Using social media can be one of the quickest and simplest ways of gaining donations for your campaign. It’s important not to simply share your CrowdRise page and hope for the best, however. Here are some simple tips:Be creative
Think about what you can post about. If it’s a sponsored challenge, could it be photos of you training? If it’s a raffle, tell people what they could win by donating to your page!Use photos/videos
Social media works best when using images and short videos, and this also makes your fundraising more personal. People are more likely to donate if the campaign to the person they know.Use your networks
Ask friends and family if they’d be willing to share your campaign on their social media – the more networks you can reach, the more likely someone will donate.Don’t be afraid to be repetitive
In today’s busy world, it’ll often take people several posts to finally donate to your cause. Don’t be afraid to post an update on your efforts every week or so, and remind people that they can still donate! Thank people for their donations It might seem overkill, but posting a simple ‘thank you’ to whoever donates really helps keep your campaign’s momentum going, and makes other people aware that they could donate too. It’s also just a nice thing to do!