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Customize your nonprofit's profile page. Make sure you post a compelling story that is super reflective of your mission. Add a logo, lots of great photos and a video if at all possible. Here's a great example of a nonprofit who's crushing it.
Start a campaign. Create a fundraising campaign for your cause that you can customize wit ha compelling story, then share with your supporters.
Make your cause tangible. Making your campaign tangible by suggesting donation amounts to your supporters that will lead to real life results really works. It's fair to say that small donors want to buy something that they can tell their friends about instead of just contributing to operational funds.
Example: "a $25 donation will provide meals to 5 people in need."
Spread the word. Reach out to all of your supporters, board members, volunteers, friends and family, and encourage them to give. Learn all about how Social Sharing can engage your network and raise the most funds possible.
Recruit fundraisers. When you reach out to your supporters, make sure to also ask them to fundraise for your cause. A $25 donor is great, but a $250 fundraiser is a game changer. Imagine the reach you'll have when your network of supporters engages their personal network. And, it's so easy. All they have to do is click the "Join the Team" button on your campaign and in less than two minutes, they’ll be able to start fundraising for your cause.
Get the widget. A widget allows you to seamlessly get donations without ever having to leave your organization's website or blog. It's just a bit of code embedded into the HTML. If you don't know how to do that, just send the code to your web person and they'll know what to do with it. Or contact us and we’ll be able to help solve everything.
Get your board involved. Your nonprofit's board is your most passionate group of supporters. Make sure to get them involved. They love your cause so they can help lead by example.
Thank you thank you thank you. Thank your supporters immediately after each donation and make them feel super appreciated. Be so good at thanking them that they fall in love with your cause, too.