Because we want you to succeed and help as many people as possible, we’ve created a master plan for you. And remember, we are here to help. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your country coordinators. We’ll be happy to help you.
Nobody likes to be first. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get your fundraising off to a good start by making the first contribution (and if possible, a generous one). This will make others more likely to get involved. In addition, showing the amount donated with help people have a reference on how much people are giving.
We’ve put together an email template you can download to help you get started. The most important thing you can add to this message is the WHY you decide to engage and to fundraising for THSN. Let your family and friends know why this matters to you – that’s what they care about most!
It’s always best to start by emailing and use your Whatsapp to reach your close contacts because they are the most likely to donate. Try sending some quick personal messages to your inner circle to build up some momentum. Then use the email template you customized to reach all of your other contacts.
Once you’ve sent your first batch of emails out, it’s time to turn to social media. One of the best strategies is to use platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to tag and thank people that have already donated. This spreads your message further and lets the people you are asking to donate know that others are already getting behind you. And don’t forget the power of an image.
Don’t hesitate to send a few follow up emails or messages. Emails are easy to overlook, and people often open them up quickly and then forget to go back to them. Use email to keep people up to date with your progress as you hit different milestones (50% raised, 75% raised, etc.) and ask supporters to help you hit the next milestone.
As more of your network gets behind you, keep thanking them on social media and make sure you continue to share your progress towards your goal.