Therefore, if you truly want to spread the word about your fundraising ideas, start blogging today. The real power of social media comes by engaging your donors, volunteers and supporters. It is the easiest way to promote your events, website or blog. You would be surprised to know that the World Wide Web is your ultimate resource pool for fundraising.
You can choose one of the many online crowdfunding websites like Fund My Travel or Travolta.
A great thing about these websites is that they let you advertise and appeal for your volunteering travel abroad. You have to set up a profile, create a write-up about your travel, invite all your friends, use pictures, videos and make it as interesting as you can. Here is a list of crowdsourcing or fundraising websites from where you can raise fund online:. To convince people that they are giving their money to a worthwhile cause and the program you are participating in will give something back to the society, you will have to sell your purpose. Advertise your volunteering plan in your social club, sports club or gym.
If you are a student or college goer, prepare a plan of the particular program, print it out and paste a copy on your school, college or university notice board.
You can also visit some universities website that directly handles volunteering for their students. You can also circulate the enclosed press announcement to publications like your local newspaper, alumni magazines, church bulletins, or any organization bulletins. Working professionals can circulate an email in the office or put up a notice on the corporate portal. This will surely be a wonderful start for your fundraising quest. Volunteering is a life-changing experience and to make this experience worthwhile you have to plan in advance.
Remove all bottlenecks, start saving in advance. Most of the volunteers that sent us reviews wanted to volunteer more. These volunteers came on a short trip of weeks. If you are planning for a longer volunteering trip then you should start planning 6 to 7 months in advance. Start as early as possible and keep in mind that fundraising will take time and effort. Try to cut out your weekly luxuries, make your weekly savings calendar. Students or college goers can do some part-time job. If you are already working somewhere and want to take up a volunteer trip without spending much, you can approach your HR to initiate corporate group volunteering.
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