Set yourself up for success with these top crowdfunding tips and start raising money today.
Begin with a realistic goal
It’s important to have an achievable fundraising goal to create momentum- you can always aim for more later. Make sure to show a detailed cost breakdown to show potential donors exactly where their money is going.
Take advantage of your campaign title
Your campaign title is the first thing potential donors will see, so it’s important to use your title to tell a shareable story. Choose a name that will make people interested and want to learn more about your campaign. Try to keep your crowdfunding campaign title within four to eight words- shorter, straight to the point titles are proven to raise more funds!
Upload high-quality photos and videos
High-quality images and videos will instantly evoke empathy, and go a long way in fundraising success. Select five or more photos to feature on your campaign- campaigns with more photos are proven to raise more than those with fewer.
Update your crowdfunding campaign regularly
The more often you update your crowdfunding campaign, the better. Increase your chances for fundraising success by posting new photos, text, and videos at least once a week. You can share the good news and setbacks- supporters want to be a part of your journey and the more you share, the more they will feel included.
Adjust your goal as needed
Remember how we told you to set a realistic goal when first creating your campaign? This is your chance to adjust your goal according to its momentum. If circumstances change or progress is slower than expected, then consider adjusting your fundraising goal.
Share your campaign
In order to meet your goals, you’ll need all the support you can get. Share your campaign link on social media, with your friends, family and your community.
Send donors regular updates on the progress of your crowdfunding campaign. It’s important for them to understand where their money is going and might encourage them to donate more!