How to get noticed without social media

  • 28 July 2022
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How to get noticed without social media
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Crowdfunding is often more successful when you have social media, but it’s certainly still possible. A lot of people find success by using these methods of sharing instead. 

Text messages

Many people find success by sending a text message to each of their contacts. You can make this easier on yourself by creating a template that you can copy and paste into each message. 

Phone calls

This is a great way to connect with friends and family who might not be local. Before reaching out, jot down the main points you want to get across to avoid missing important information during the call. For example, you’ll want to tell them what you’re fundraising for and why it’s important to you. 


Emails are another great opportunity to share your fundraiser with a personal touch. Try getting creative with the subject line to draw people’s attention.  For an idea of what to say, check out this fundraising email template.  

Ask a friend to share online

If you have any friends with a social media account, you can ask if they would be open to sharing your fundraiser with their followers.  You can also add them as a team member to your fundraiser so they can track how many donations they helped bring in. 

Hang posters or hand out flyers

Use GoFundMe’s print a poster feature, to post your fundraiser in places around your neighborhood.  The flier will include a link to your GoFundMe, so anyone can find  your fundraiser. 

Handwrite a letter 

You can make your donors feel special by writing them a personalized note with your fundraiser link and delivering it to them. Since writing notes can take time, this strategy is great to use at the beginning of your campaign to kick start your effort.  

Seek out a community

Relationships are at the heart of fundraising, so it may be worth getting to know more people if you’re having trouble finding donors.  Local Facebook or Meetup groups, religious organizations, sports clubs, and some online communities can be a great way to start building a community for your cause. 


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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