Fundraising Help

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30 Oct: How to Ask for Donations Over the Phone + 3 Easy Scripts

We are huge fans of fundraising in the digital age. You can get your mission out there, en masse, in a matter of seconds, by setting up a FundMyTravel page, sending an email, or posting on social media. When bringing in moolah is the goal, there’s nothing better than reaching as many people as possible with the least possible effort (life’s busy enough, you know?). Still… there’s something to be said for a good old fashioned phone call. Asking for donations over the phone can sound intimidating, but in all reality, it’s one of the best ways to know you’re…

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09 Oct: 7 Social Media Fundraising Tips (+ 5 Examples)

Social media has changed the game for—well, just about #everything! From fast fashion, to gig-sharing, to hive mind research, to political activism, social media platforms have become the town criers we look to for knowing what’s up. And with that kind of reach and impact, if you’re thinking about sharing your travel campaign fundraising goals via social, you can really cash in…as long as you make sure that you have a social media fundraising strategy that works for you! When it comes to social media fundraising, one of the key factors for success is sharing copy that supports your cause…

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04 Oct: 6 Free Fundraising Letter Templates

Are you jazzed up and ready to become a professional fundraiser? We sure hope so, because this guide is all about getting down to business (letter-wise, that is). While you might be wondering what makes a good fundraising letter, fret not! We will not only explain, we will also provide 6 free fundraising templates for your perusing! And who doesn’t like free things? *cough* everyone *cough*.  While fundraising letter templates are not always necessary, they can definitely help to get the ball rolling. This guide’s purpose is to get you familiar with various fundraising letter templates, including fundraising templates for…

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11 Sep: How To Ask People to Donate Money—The Nice Way

If you have to ask people for money for your trip or cause, you’ll want to approach it the right way. Check out these polite ways to ask for money for some fundraising inspo! ☆ For some people, asking for donations is a breeze. You know the type—they’re absolute experts in making just the right connections between the donor and the cause. These folks make it all look effortless. But for the rest of us, just thinking about how to ask people to donate money can leave us with sweaty palms and a case of the jitters! We know it’s…

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04 Sep: 8 Fundraising Mistakes Made Online (and How to Avoid Them)

The key to avoiding common fundraising mistakes is to stay one step ahead at all times. But first, you’ll want to know what they are! ☆ It’s no secret that online fundraisers succeed or fail based on the impact they make with their audience. While that impact is typically measured in clicks and impressions, it’s important to remember that real people – with real expectations – are poking around in your content. Every opportunity to be viewed online by a potential donor is a golden moment. It can mean the difference between a sizeable donation or a big fat zero…