HEALfundr is dedicated to helping you afford your medical care through the great tool of online fundraising and we want to make the process as easy and effective as possible. For those new to crowdfunding or the Internet, we have lots of ideas that may help you spread your campaign and gain the support you need.
E-mail your campaign to family and friends. Haven’t seen your college roommate in years? E-mail them anyway. Support can come from strangers; don’t discount those you may have lost touch with. Only after your campaign receives the support of the people you personally know can it begin to attract the support of others.
Post your campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and anywhere else friends and family can see it. They can support the campaign and share/retweet/+1 the post, spreading the reach of your campaign in a rippling effect.
Remember to update your donors with how you’re doing and the care you’ve been able to undergo due to their donations. The ongoing narrative of your journey can attract more people to your aid.
Don’t forget the old-fashioned way! Contact your local newspapers, TV or radio stations, print posters or flyers, host a spaghetti dinner or yard sale, or try educational outreach about your condition and your healthcare needs. Direct them all to the URL to your HEALfundr campaign, where they can see your latest updates and contribute their support.
It’s important not to spam your friends, family, and community with your campaign. Over-posting or begging people you don’t know for money can be detrimental to your campaign, alienate friends and supporters, and cast other users’ campaigns in a negative light.