Crowdfunding often relies heavily on your social connections, but fundraising without social media is certainly still possible. In fact, a lot of people actually find success by using these direct methods of sharing instead. Here’s some alternative ways to share if you don’t have social media.
Many people find success by sending a text message individually to each person as a one-on-one conversation rather than a group text. Try using a template for your essential message, but shape it to each individual. It should be clear to recipients that you’re reaching out to them personally. Remember to offer different ways to support you, like sharing your fundraiser over social networks, donating, or both!
This is a great way to connect with friends and family who may not be local. Before reaching out to your list of contacts, try creating a script or jot down the main points of your cause you want to get across. Why is it important to you? What is needed and how will your donations be used? By making your cause feel personal to whoever you’re calling, you could persuade more people to support you because they feel like part of your cause as well.
Taking the time to tailor your outreaches to your personal connections might be all you need to reach your goal. Another option is to try asking a friend with social media, or some form of online presence to help share your page regularly. By amplifying your fundraiser online, they’ll make more of an impact on your cause than if they had just simply donated.
Also, be sure to check out this fundraising email template to help get you started.