While we all know that asking for donations during your fundraising campaign is essential, it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Asking your network to spread the word about your fundraising campaign is just as important, if not more so, than asking for donations from them. Instead of saying, “Please donate $10 to my campaign.” try these:

“Hoping to get 30 shares/re-Tweets about my RedBasket.org campaign. Who’s on board? #tinydeeds [insert link to your RedBasket.org campaign]”

“Send me a virtual high-five by sharing my RedBasket.org campaign! #tinydeeds [insert link to your RedBasket.org campaign]”

“Help me spread the word about my efforts to raise $8,500 for my cancer treatments. #tinydeeds [insert link to your RedBasket.org campaign]”

“All it takes is one share/re-Tweet to start the ripple effect to create good. Are you game? #tinydeeds [insert link to your RedBasket.org campaign]”

Of course, you’ll want to put your own spin on these, but you get the drift. You’ll get people on your side without asking specifically for donations and, in the course of it, they’ll become invested in your success. A handful of re-Tweets or shares (or spreading the word about your fundraising campaign at their office) goes much further than one $10 donation.

Source: http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/12/10-things-to-know-about-social-media-savvy-crowdfunding/
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!