Fuel your fundraising with BackaBuddy Part 3
21 December 2022
Register as a #TTOM2023 charity champion or charity on BackaBuddy here, then fuel your fundraiser by following these tried and tested methods from BackaBuddy:
Getting your first donation
Data research shows that campaigns with initial support from family and friends tend to raise 220% more funds. No one likes to be the first person on the dance floor and donors typically support crowdfunding campaigns once they have a few initial donations.
Share your campaign with close family and friends:
When looking for your first donations, we recommend sending a personal, instant message on Whatsapp, Facebook, email or SMS to close family and friends, extended family, neighbours, and co-workers.
An example of a message you could send:
“Hi Monique, I hope you are well!
I am taking part in the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon 2023 to raise funds to support FoodForwardSA and the incredible work they do.
With my crowdfunding campaign launched on BackaBuddy, I aim to raise R10 000 to provide 100 meals to disadvantaged children living in Edenvale, Johannesburg.
Please donate to my campaign and cheer me on during the event if you can.
If you cannot contribute, please share my campaign with your friends and loved ones: Here is my campaign link: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/.
Once you have your first donations, we recommend sharing your campaign with a broader audience on Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.
Depending on your chosen social network, read through our guidelines on making the most of social sharing!
Set your target based on your network and available time
When setting your fundraising target, it’s essential to consider the following:
- The size of your network
- Your available time to share your campaign
- Your social media following
- The available time you have to share your message
Encourage more donations
- Finding out if the Organisation you are raising funds for is a Section 18A certified as a tax break is a great incentive to encourage donations in more significant amounts.
- Ask the BackaBuddy team to create a Snapscan code for your campaign as an additional payment option.
- Need more tips? Visit the BackaBuddy Impact Village
An essential thread in all successful crowdfunding campaigns is a well-written, emotive, and informative story that connects with potential supporters of your campaign.