The internet has so many tools and apps to help your crowdfunding efforts. The resources available are endless. So where do you start? Here are a few websites and apps we think are super useful when it comes to online fundraising, especially online fundraising for kids.
Utilizing these tools will make your fundraising experience not only easy, but also fun!
Sharing on Social Media:
The most effective fundraising tactic, is sending emails. But don’t forget the power of social media. Sharing your campaign via social networks will make your campaign more personable and genuine.
- www.tumblr.com – Ask your followers to spread the word about your campaign.
- http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php — Create a Facebook Page for your campaign to engage your community.
- FUNDRAISING TIP: Even if you don’t create a Facebook Page for your fundraiser, make sure to post a link to your campaign on your timeline, friend’s timelines, and other Facebook Pages and Groups.
- www.twitter.com — Tweet about how your campaign is going, ask your followers and friends for retweets, and follow new people so they can follow you back.
- http://instagram.com/ — Share your photos, and make sure to use hashtags (like #piggybackr) so your pics are easier to find.
http://www.picmonkey.com/ - PicMonkey is a great online photo editor with color filters, textures, and more. No download necessary, and it’s all free. Sharing your fundraising ideas or updates through photos is powerful because photos generate 53% more likes on Facebook.
www.youtube.com – Great social-sharing environment for video hosting – you can add captions and annotation that directly links to your campaign. Also, you can integrate your Youtube video on a variety of social media platforms such as Facebook and Tumblr.
And the greatest part about Youtube – they have their very own video editor! You can add music, enhance clips, add effects, and more!
www.boomeranggmail.com – Boomerang allows you to send emails at a specific time of day, and schedule email reminders. It works within your Gmail, which makes it even easier to utilize.
http://www.usnpl.com/ - Contact local newspapers here – maybe they’re looking for a fundraiser/cause just like yours to feature in their paper!
Fundraising isn’t easy, and fundraising online can be challenging because you don’t know where to start. Piggybackr is a great fundraising resource for young people and those new to fundraising, but don’t forget to utilize the resources above too.
Sending warm fundraising wishes your way!
Alicia Li is a sophomore at UC Berkeley interested in consulting and product management. She is currently researching how consumer elective pricing affects consumer decision making at the Haas School of Business. Interning at Piggybackr has allowed her to understand the power of technology to inspire and empower youth, and she plans to align this mission with her future goals. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, discovering new music, and trying new foods.