The cost of treatment and medical care for breast cancer can be incredibly overwhelming. Many people turn to fundraising to come up with some cash to pay for their own cancer journey or for breast cancer awareness organizations. We've got some useful tips to help you reach your fundraising goals:
The more people there are spreading the word about your cause in person and on social media, the more likely people are to see it and have the chance to donate. Enlist your friends and family to help you send out personal emails to those who might be interested. They can also work at fundraising events with you.
Have an event
The trick here is to make more money than you lose. If you are not in a position to host a fancy charity gala, that's OK – masquerade balls aren't the only way to get donations! Host a mini carnival of kids' games for your neighborhood, and ask for a small donation. Hold a cupcake sale, garage sale or a lemonade stand. If you have kids, get them involved. They're cute and people love to support kids who have a cause. Plus, they'll learn valuable money-handling and customer-service skills.
Spread the word
People can't donate if they don't know about your fundraiser. Consider trying out a website that will deal with money handling for you, like Give Forward, YouCare and GoFundMe. These sites host your landing page and direct people who are interested in your cause toward it see what you're all about. Plus, they've got donate buttons that will make the giving process easy for you and for supporters. People looking to donate can know that they are using a trusted method to handle their credit cards, and you will feel safe knowing you don't have a massive wad of cash hiding in the back of your back closet.
Send thank-you cards to people who donate. Showing your appreciation will make them even happier that they could help out your cause.