Collecting funds from strangers isn’t always the easiest thing to do. No matter how noble the cause, many people hate being asked for money. With such a touchy subject, going door to door is often intimidating for most people. However, fundraisers are often important and can help a lot of people achieve a ton of good. If you need to perform a fundraising activity for school, work, charity or even personal reasons, there are many ways you can achieve it without going door to door.
Fundraising on Video Chat Sites
Video chat sites are highly addictive and greatly populated. Millions of people use these sites on a daily basis. You can even meet thousands of random strangers on a daily basis because you can go from one stranger on cam to the next with the press of a button.
This provides you with tons of potential for raising funds.
If you can get every person you meet to give you just one dollar for your fundraiser, you could make thousands of dollars every single day.
Creativity is the key to getting people to participate in your fundraiser. There are tons of ways that you can creatively come up with amazing ways to get people to pitch in. For instance, making signs that clearly explain what the cause is for and then inscribing the PayPal address where they can send the funds is a simple and effective way to get people to pitch in. Don’t ask too much – asking for $1 is plenty and more people will be willing to participate.
Another effective way to get people to participate in your fundraiser is to give a prize. For instance, for every $5 that a person gives, you can write their name & email address on a piece of paper and place it in a bowl. Then when the fundraiser is over, you can pick a name and the winner gets a prize.
Creativity will get the people you meet engaged. Make sure that you are clear what the cause is for and why you are fundraising.
Make it Legit
Don’t make up a fake charity or pretend that you are fundraising for something that you aren’t. Be honest even if you think people won’t give you any money; you’ll be surprised how many people are willing to help out others. Even if you need money because you are broke and want to buy yourself a phone so you can get a job – people will be willing to send you money. You just need to stay honest with the people that you meet. Honest is the key to success when fundraising online.