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How to get noticed without social media

  • 26 October 2021
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How to get noticed without social media
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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.

Text messages

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!  

Phone calls

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.

Emails

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.

 

What are some other methods you’ve used to share outside of social media? Any creative tips for those who feel stuck?


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I made flyers and posted them at local and my home town businesses.

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Hi my name is Lawrence, I have multiple myeloma cancer and nxt month I'm going into the hospital to have a Stem Cell Transplant.  I'm struggling and need help. I'm about to be homeless bc I can't work to pay my rent or other bills.  How do I share my go fund me link

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I made flyers and posted them at local and my home town businesses.

Great idea 💡 thank you. Since we are running out of time that would be a great idea I'll get started on that today.

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I made flyers and posted them at local and my home town businesses.

Great idea 💡 thank you. Since we are running out of time that would be a great idea I'll get started on that today.

Im glad i could help

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I have tried this with and with out social media.  I am ready to give up hope.  

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Thanks so much 

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My name is Brenda Fernandez im here in hopes I can reach out to someone in help in sharing our GoFund Me for my son whom was diagnosed with Leukemia im not sure where else to turn to but I am a mother with No social Media and plead for help. Thank you all so very much🙏

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My name is Brenda Fernandez im here in hopes I can reach out to someone in help in sharing our GoFund Me for my son whom was diagnosed with Leukemia im not sure where else to turn to but I am a mother with No social Media and plead for help. Thank you all so very much🙏

I know its hard im struggling myself to get help but you can try posting flyers and calling friends and family.

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Hi my name is Lawrence, I have multiple myeloma cancer and nxt month I'm going into the hospital to have a Stem Cell Transplant.  I'm struggling and need help. I'm about to be homeless bc I can't work to pay my rent or other bills.  How do I share my go fund me link

Hey Lawrence! There is an option to copy your go fund me pages link where you can paste it anywhere Facebook Instagram 

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I have tried this with and with out social media.  I am ready to give up hope.  

I know that feeling way to well but anything worth fighting for isnt going to come easily so dont give up 😎

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Hey all, just a quick reminder that this community is primarily a space to share tips and advice with GoFundMe organizers like yourself.

Because all our members are trying to raise money for their own fundraisers, we ask that you avoid asking for donations or fundraiser shares in this space. Thanks!

Gofindme is a total scam. Nobody helps anyone else. Those that do get money are just be just laundering there own money...

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Heya @HelpOaklandHomeless sorry if you’ve been struggling to raise funds– can I ask what sharing techniques you’ve tried so far? Sometimes it can also help to improve your fundraiser story. If you’re looking for feedback about yours, I’d recommend checking out our Swap Feedback section.

Heya @HelpOaklandHomeless sorry if you’ve been struggling to raise funds– can I ask what sharing techniques you’ve tried so far? Sometimes it can also help to improve your fundraiser story. If you’re looking for feedback about yours, I’d recommend checking out our Swap Feedback section.

Sorry about that. Just dont know where to get help. I feel like nobody helps others. Unless its people they know. Everyone i know comes from poverty any rich people dont help others.

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Hey I get being frustrated @HelpOaklandHomeless, no worries. And yeah it can be hard. For a lot of people on GoFundMe, they raise money from people they have connections to, whether co-workers, friends, or family.  It can be tough when you don’t have that type of support system to help build initial momentum. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. 

If I can suggest, do you want to make a post in Swap Feedback, and the community can help give ideas about how to improve your fundraiser and get the word out? 

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Thank you for this advice, I am almost embarrassed to post this fundraiser on social media so this post really helps.

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Thank you for this advice, I am almost embarrassed to post this fundraiser on social media so this post really helps.

I think we all are kinda embarrassed i know im prideful so putting my business out there is hard but we have to put our pride aside when we need help....ya know? 

Hello. My family is in need of help with food, necessities, and our living situation with our toddler and doggy. Just started the page, https://gofund.me/0d0f3ab5 , and any tips would be grateful. I started a Facebook so far, not sure what else I can do to raise awareness about this page. Thank you ALL very much!

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Hi @Tiffani Miller welcome! One tip I have is to try to explain to your readers why you’re asking for the amount that you are. For instance, if you need deposit and first month’s rent on an apartment, talk to people about the cost and how you arrived at the amount you’re trying to raise. After you feel like your fundraiser story is in a good place, I’d start by reaching out directly to people you know, to try and help build initial momentum. 

Just joined, but dang it seems pretty hard for your post to get out there and noticed with or without social media help 😩

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Thank you for this advice, I am almost embarrassed to post this fundraiser on social media so this post really helps.

I felt the same way. It isn't easy asking strangers for money especially when you already down with the whole reason why  you gotta ask for help.

Thank you for this advice, I am almost embarrassed to post this fundraiser on social media so this post really helps.

Me too. I'm always the one that jumps at the chance to help others. I'm terrible at asking for help so I never do. My fire seems selfish compared to most post I've read. I ended up donating most of my money before I wrote mine!😂 The thing is everybody needs help at different times for different reasons. I had a fire so I was kinda drawn to other fundraisers related to that. I also was saved by my dog so the other half went to doggy fundraisers. I believe it's not a contest and if anyone on FB wants to gossip or doesn't like it. F them! If you know you need help ask for it. I have little expectations but it can't hurt. Might even root out some real friends you didn't know cared. 

Thank you so much for this information! 
 

This is my second Fund Raiser and i just have no luck... Any ideas how could i reach out to people??

I’m having no luck on here posted mine a few days ago. Nothing..but it felt good to share my family’s story at least. Thank you for this opportunity GoFundMe 

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