Crowdfunding hints and tips

Our crowdfunding top tips!

Our crowdfunding tips will help you reach more people and raise more money.

  • Tell your story: This can be tricky, but being honest and open is always best. Find out how to write the perfect story here.
  • Pick an image: A picture tells a thousand words, add pictures or videos to help tell your story. If you’re doing an event, you can livestream directly on to your page.
  • Set a target: Choose a realistic target to work towards. Having a target motivates people to help you reach it. You can change this at any time.
  • Get sharing: Get your JustGiving page out there by sharing it on social media and with friends and family on WhatsApp. Check out our sharing tips
  • Don’t forget about email: Social posts can easily get lost, email is way more personal. Remember to send an email to your colleagues too.
  • Say thanks: Thank your supporters and turn them in to true supporters by showing them how their donation has made a difference.
  • Keep it updated: Post regular progress updates to keep your supporters engaged. It may inspire them to share your page or donate again!
  • Posters: Create a poster to put up in your local area. Add a QR code to direct people straight to your JustGiving page.
  • Pitch to the media: Get more supporters by reaching out to your local newspaper and getting your page in the headlines. Here’s our tips for hitting the press.

Also, check out our other handy resources!

  • What can I use JustGiving Crowdfunding for: Crowdfunding is a great method of raising money for a personal cause you care about, that isn't covered by a charity: What can I use Crowdfunding for
  • Crowdfunding Guidelines: We share guidelines to help our community understand the kinds of campaigns that belong on JustGiving: Guidelines
  • Other ways to reach your target: Struggling to hit your target? Need some creative ways to help boost your fundraising? Here are some ways you can encourage people to donate: Tips to boost your fundraising
  • Crowdfunding safety tips: We’ve put together some tips to answer your questions about safety and security when crowdfunding with us: JustGiving safety tips

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