Raising Money for a Friend In Need [Infographic]

 

We have all been in the situation where we’ve seen a friend, loved one or family member in need and asked:

 

“What can I do to help?”

 

Raising money for that person is one of the most powerful initiatives as in addition to alleviating the financial burden, the messages of love and support go just as far on the road to recovery.

 

But before you create your fundraising campaign, check out our infographic that’s designed to ensure that you raise the most money possible:

 

Raising Money for a Friend or Family in Need

 

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1) Have Permission: Although some may like the surprise, others may not. Try to get the permission of the individual you’re raising money for. If that’s not possible, get approval from their closest family members.

 

2) Be Transparent: Some donors won’t know you so explain who you are, how you’re connected to the friend or family in need and how exactly money will be sent to them

 

3) Create a Team: Don’t take all the work on yourself. Add other friends and family members to the campaign page so you have a solid and trusted fundraising team.

 

4) Post Regular Updates: Donors want to connect with the person in need so post updates as often as possible. This is also a great strategy to boost donations and engage a wider audience

 

5) Enjoy It! Taking the initiative and raising money and love for a friend or family in need is great gesture. Enjoy the experience and the difference you’re making to the person’s life.

 

GoGetFunding.com Campaign Highlights:

 

The close friends and colleagues of Dr. Charlotte Massey raised $6,215 from 95 donors after her clinic was completely destroyed by fire Lt. Prunella Ellwood was involved in a terrible car accident that caused severe brain damage.

 

Family friend Mark created her GoGetFunding page to help with medical care, which raised £3,290 from 158 donors

 

GoGeFunding Insights:

 

Beyond the money raised, campaign owners tell us that the donor messages of support they receive are just as important on the road to recovery.

 

When a friend or family member is in need, it’s natural to ask “What can I do to help?” Campaign owners report that alleviating financial burden during a difficult time is one of the most powerful things that can be done.

 

Crowdfunding for social causes raised a staggering $3.06 billion in 2014 and that’s expected to increase in 2015*.

 

Sources: GoGetFunding Internal Information from Dec 2011 to May 2015.

* http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/global-crowdfunding-market-to-reach-344b-in-2015-predicts-massolutions-2015cf-industry-report/45376

 

We hope that it’s now clear how you can create a great campaign for a friend in need. Remember, if you have any questions or would even like one-to-one support with your campaign, don’t hesitate to get in touch so that you’re our next success story!

 

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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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