Easy Fundraising Ideas

Set your fundraiser apart with unique fundraising ideas. Here’s your guide to proven ideas that breaks down how to grab the attention of donors, inspire donations, and boost social shares in your community.

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Fundraising essentials

Set up your fundraiser

Add your fundraising goal, photos, videos, and a detailed fundraiser story.

Boost awareness and build your community

Share your fundraiser with our built-in links to your Facebook, Twitter, and email accounts.

Keep it fresh with fundraiser updates

Write several updates, add new photos, and send thank you notes to your donors.

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Fundraising strategy ideas

  • Set up your fundraiser

    This is your chance to tell a unique story. Make it stand out by choosing a memorable and descriptive name; add high-quality photos, and offer a heartfelt description of your financial needs.

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  • Connect with images and video

    Visuals are powerful. Fundraisers with compelling visuals raise more money than those without. Add high-quality photos and videos to your fundraiser page to help potential donors connect with—and share—your cause with the world.

    1. How Images Can Lead to Fundraising Success
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  • Raise awareness and build community

    Build a strong fundraising community to drive traffic to your fundraiser. Check out our proven ideas for building support for your cause.

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  • Reach out to media

    Getting your fundraiser featured in the news is a surefire way to get your story out into the world. And, it isn’t as hard as you might think. Check out these great ideas for shining a spotlight on your fundraiser.

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  • Use social media

    Social media is one of your most important fundraising tools. Use your social networks to spread awareness among family, friends, and even strangers— reach as many potential donors as you can.

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Fundraising tips

Easy ways to maximize donations to your fundraiser.