How to Create a Personal Fundraising Page

At GoGetFunding we’ve helped people raise millions for all types of causes with our personal fundraising pages.

 

As a result, we’ve refined and made the whole online fundraising process as easy as possible so if you’re ready to create your page, you can go live in 5 minutes or less:

 

 

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Alternatively, if you’d like to learn more about how it all works and how to create a great page before jumping in, this post is perfect for you.

 

On our site there are four simple steps to setting up your online fundraising page:

 

4-steps

 

Step 1. The Basics

 

You need to decide how much you need to raise and what type of online fundraiser you want to create.

 

So, think about whether your fundraiser is for something specific such as a one-off event, like out-of-pocket medical expenses or a volunteer trip – in which case you should choose a timed fundraiser. Or, if you are fundraising for something long-term –  for example, keeping a charitable service for the elderly or homeless running – you should consider an ongoing fundraiser.

 

 

Step 2. Tell Your Story

 

You need to imagine that your potential donors will want to know as much as they can about your cause. It’s useful to think about the following question openers so you can write a great description:

 

Who is your story about?

What is their story?

When did this happen?

Why do you need donations?

and

How do you plan to spend the money?

 

Think about what it would take for you to fund a campaign, and then go ahead and add all of that information in.

 

In step 2, you also get the chance to give a little back by offering rewards to your donors. This is optional and you don’t have to think big. Many fundraisers offer their eternal gratitude as a reward, or a big smile. Some offer photos of them achieving their challenge (such as crossing the finishing line at a marathon), while others (such as artists etc.) may offer small original artwork, or credits in their film.

 

 

Step 3. Images & Video

 

This is where you really make your fundraiser come alive! Add pictures to your campaign and if you want, a personal video too. Our tests show that the more personal the campaign, through real images and first-person video, the more money you’ll raise.

 

You can also add links to your social media profiles and websites where there might be important action related to your campaign.

 

 

Step 4. Payment Info

 

This is the final step and where you enable credit/debit card payments and add your PayPal details so that your donors can donate effortlessly.

 

You receive all donations instantly and unlike some other sites you don’t have to wait for a check to arrive or reach your full fundraising target to receive funds.

 

fundraising payments

 

 

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There’s More!

 

Once you’ve added payment details you’re ready to go live with your personal fundraising page. However, make sure you check out your personal dashboard as we’ve provided loads of other features to ensure you raise more money online.

 

For example, you can send automated emails to your donors thanking them when they donate and you can add personalized messages at checkout too. You are also able to add details of donations you receive offline. So, if you have held a cake sale, or a car wash marathon, these totals can now be included on your fundraiser page.

 

You also have the ability to really connect with your donors – some of whom will want to follow you on your fundraising journey. You have the opportunity to provide them with updates, add comments and respond to comments they leave for you.

 

When your fundraiser finishes you may find (just as many other fundraisers have) that when you leave us, you leave with more than just donations – you leave with strengthened relationships, new friends and a heart full of love!

 

Ready to get started on your personal fundraising page? Lets go!

 

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Author: Sandip Sekhon

The founder and CEO of GoGetFunding. He graduated from University of Westminster and also holds an MSc from Cass Business School. Sandip is an avid martial artist and an absolute tech geek!

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