When raising money online, some of our fundraisers have told us that they initially felt scared and awkward and when reaching out to friends and family for help.
However, when we follow up with these individuals after fundraising the response has always been refreshingly positive.
Here’s what Samantha, a recent fundraiser said:
I realized that the only way to cover my medical expenses would have been, as suggested by a friend, to start an online fundraiser. The out-of-pocket expenses that I couldn’t meet came to $8,000. By myself, this was a mammoth bill. But if this was split with just 40 people that cared it was a much more manageable $200 each.
I created a pitch and explained my cause. I really paid attention to keep it friendly without any pressure. To my astonishment, I had raised the needed amount in just 12 days. People were incredibly generous and they even praised me for creating the page. The heart-warming comments really made my heart melt and gave me a new lease of life.
If there’s anyone else in the same situation, I’d recommend that you just jump in and create a page – don’t suffer in silence. People that care WILL come forward to help. Thank you to all my donors and to Go Get Funding 🙂
We get incredibly excited when we hear stories such as Samantha’s. It reminds us that by nature, when we see people in difficulty we want to lend a helping hand. It’s human nature and that can be easy to forget in today’s Internet age.
Giving is an extremely fulfilling act. And to back that up, we recommend you watch this video. It shows that more money doesn’t necessarily make you happier when you’re financially stable – it’s what you do with it that counts. For people that earn over $75k a year, there is no significant increase in happiness when the amount earned increases. However, studies show that when people spend money on other people they do feel happier.
Giving someone the opportunity to make a real positive difference in your life is not something that others are able to do everyday. Therefore, when in need don’t be afraid to reach out.
Start your fundraiser in just a few minutes. You can also check out our success stories page for more comments from fundraisers that have been astonished by what a fundraising page has helped them achieve.
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