Here are some tips for running a successful fundraiser on Causes:
1) Make it personal - Be sure that the story you tell answers the question of why you're raising money for a specific nonprofit. Why is this important to you? What speaks to you about their work? How has it affected your life?
2) Plan around an event - Running a fundraiser around an event in your life, like a birthday, wedding, memorial, or race, can help you tell the story of why you're raising money. Turning a life event into a fundraiser is not only a great way to celebrate, it helps give your friends and family a reason to donate and a deadline.
3) Promote early - You want to announce your fundraiser to your friends as soon as you launch it, giving them enough notice so that they can plan to make a donation before your deadline. We recommend that you create and announce your fundraiser to your friends four weeks before your deadline.
4) Make a video - Making a quick video explaining why the cause is important to you and asking your friends to support your fundraiser is a great way to boost your chances of success. Since you probably can't ask all of your friends to give in person, the next best thing is asking them via video and giving them a deeper glimpse into why you care.
5) Make the first donation - To kick-off your fundraiser, make the first donation and ask your friends to join you. Your friends will know that the cause is really important to you when they see that you gave, too.
These are just a few of the best practices to ensure that your fundraiser is a success. To learn more, feel free to ask a question below.