#TipTuesday – Get Creative

Feel like your fundraising has hit a road block? Getting close to your goal and wondering how to push donations? Think outside the box and get creative with your efforts! RedBasket.org provides the avenue for people to support you. The way in which you encourage them to do so is up to you. The more creative and unique you get with your fundraising efforts, the more likely people will be to support you by donating or sharing your campaign.

We know this may be your first experience with online fundraising, so here are a few ideas you can use to spark more interest in your RedBasket.org fundraising campaign:

Put out an irresistible challenge. For example, “If I can get 50 people to share my fundraising campaign today, I will [insert crazy challenge]…like shoving a pie in your face, dumping cold water over your head or something even crazier!

Give supporters a virtual high five for every $5 or larger donation they make. Simply recognize them on social media, thank them for their support then send them a mighty high five via the web.

Follow Emily’s lead. Emily was working really hard in physical therapy to learn to walk with only the assistance of her walker, so Emily’s mom, Erin, challenged supporters to donate $1 for every step that Emily took. Erin posted a video of Emily walking and drumroll please…she took 85 steps! Click here to check it out.

Set Up a RedBasket.org “Donation Station” in your front yard, at your church or at your office. Have a computer set up, show people your RedBasket.org fundraising campaign and ask them to donate or share your story.

Ask for donations for your birthday or to celebrate a milestone – like completing radiation treatments or finishing a phase of your community project. Psst…Sharing a photo or video of this will get you bonus points!

If you’re still feeling short on ideas, just give your RedBasket.org Account Manager a call at 877.969.7378 for a brainstorming session.

Lauren Fischer
Communications Specialist
Lauren is the Communications Specialist for RedBasket.org. She writes content for the blog, social media and other materials, as well as secures media coverage for RedBasket.org projects!