Fundraising Help

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29 May: How to Write Effective Campaign Titles + 7 Catchy Fundraising Titles

Congratulations—you’ve made the life-altering decision to spend time abroad! Your experience is going to be stimulating, enlightening, and about 100 other adjectives that you’ll have to go ahead and determine for yourself. In the midst of all the excitement, unfortunately, comes the reality that traveling abroad never comes free (and if you’ve somehow proven that to be untrue, let us in on your secret, please!). We know, it’s a harsh truth. Whether international travel is an item on your bucket list, a requirement for your graduate studies, a gift you want to give your family, or a way to volunteer…

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28 May: How to Raise Money for a School Trip the Smart Way

Your teacher just announced a school trip—there’s just one catch. Where will you get the money in time? With a deadline date and parents who may not be able to foot the bill, it’s understandable that you might be freaking out a bit about how to raise money for a school trip. Don’t worry, it’s not impossible! With a little perseverance, determination, and a bit of creativity, you will have the funds in no time. While raising money for a class trip may not be on the top of your to do list (if only we all had a million…

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22 May: 9 Tips to Score *Significant* Honeymoon Funds

You’re not there yet, but how will you feel when the knot’s been tied and the cake’s been eaten? Or when the flowers have almost died (*le sad*) and it’s time to handwrite your “thank-yous” (which, if we’re being honest, you’re probably dreading… at least a little bit!)? How do you want to feel at this moment? Bursting with love? Terrified by debt? If you’re planning on getting married soon, jump on the modern-registry bandwagon and consider some alternative gift opportunities to raise money for your honeymoon. You want that honeymoon trip of your dreams. You know you do. You’ve…

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21 May: Don’t Lose Steam: 5 Ways to Revive a Dying Travel Fundraising Campaign

Even the best, most successful crowdfunding campaigns can benefit from a well-timed boost–so, if you’re feeling like your crowdfunding campaign has wilted, it’s definitely time to energize your fundraising plan by remembering and engaging in some basic fundraising principles! Knowing that a failure to connect with donors can feel like a major setback when you’re trying to fund the meaningful travel experience of your dreams, remember that even if you’re feeling discouraged, the best thing you can do is shake it off, take a step back, and make a few changes that will help you get a fresh start on…

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14 May: How to Face the Cold Truth That You Can’t Intern Abroad for Free

Paying for internship abroad sounds *more* than a little crazy. You’re already giving them your time, energy, and expertise—and now they want you to pay to be there, too? Now, before you go running off into the land of mediocre professional challenges and coffee runs for execs, we want you to hear us out. Paying to intern abroad can make a lot of sense. There’s tons of overhead, admin, and liability that a middle-man organization is taking care of, not to mention vetting organizations for quality experiences and safety measures. We wouldn’t recommend paying an arm and a leg (or…