Using technology allows you to reach farther than you ever could before in your fundraising efforts. The Internet lets you tap into a worldwide community by sharing your fundraiser on social networks, blogs, forums, or via email. Here are some fundraising ideas for using digital technology to raise money.
Social Media Fundraising
Using social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, is a great way to tap into your extended network for fundraising. You can create an event detailing your fundraiser on a site like Facebook and invite users to attend. Once they click “Going,” they will be notified of the upcoming event the day of. Guests will have all the necessary info, like the time of the event, the location, and what the funds are needed for available directly to them online. It’s a great way to get the word out and make sure people remember when and where the event takes place.
Invite as many people as you can to join in the fundraiser. Encouraging people who join to invite new members will make your fundraiser grow more and more.
Like with social media, emailing can help you fundraise, but only if you have a lot of friends’ email addresses. Encourage your friends to send the email on chain letter style even if they’re not able to give to your fundraiser. Efundraising.com offers eye-catching integrated emails that will get your friends interested in donating.
Make it Interactive
Most people surfing the web, and most people in general, are looking for something more exciting than just donating and moving on. Try to think of ways to turn fundraising into a game. Raffles, challenges, and prizes are all more stimulating than straight donations. Maybe one of your digital fundraisers will go viral like the Ice Bucket Challenge! On efundraising.com, supporters can buy products like magazines and people who help you raise money earn fun prizes.
Hosting your fundraiser on a professional website like efundraising.com makes it easy to fundraise online. Participants can just click and buy products, earning you the profit. There’s no need to give out your personal information, like an address to send checks, so it’s very secure. They even offer traditional fundraising programs through their website.
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