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I don’t have any help from anyone if I do go try to bring someone into this situation the first thing they will do is judge me and go talk behind my back I don’t trust anyone that I am close to this is one of the biggest reasons I am in this position right now people have taken advantage of me and now they have their backs turned and I am really trying to get my car back so I can be able to make it to work and not receive a probation violation for not having a job. My job is real far from where I stay my car was getting me there but I don’t have the car at the moment I owe money on the car

I’ve shared my fundraiser across many social media platforms that I’m on - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. - and shared it with friends and family and I’ve not even had a single comment on my fundraiser. I don’t think I have a story worth going viral and it’s frustrating. I want to further my education and it’s so close in my reach, but I just need a little help actually getting there. So many people in my life think I’m going to fail because I’ve failed once before when I was 18. I’m older now and learned and yet everyone still sees me as a child. 

I’m in total agreement with Rudolf.  I don’t have any help from anyone.  I and a friend of mine were victims of a vicious online fraud.  We both combine lost almost $200,000.  What we thought would be great returns by a very convincing scammer turn out to be fraud.  What worse is the government (FBI, SEC, FTC, and local law enforcement) can’t or won’t do anything to help.  We are alone, drowning in our misery for being gullible.  I’m embarrass as he is by this whole situation.  I’m trying as hard as I can to come back from this but it’s a long hard road.  I’ve yet to raise a dime.  I haven’t placed my story yet on Facebook because I don’t want to look foolish to everyone.  These scammers are professional and well-verse in the terminology they use to represent their fraudulent businesses.  Please be careful.  I hate for anyone to go through what I am.  What worse, is that my wife will suffer for my big mistake.

I’m honestly still torn between promoting my GoFundMe or deleting it. I hate asking for money period and I keep seeing ones for funeral expenses, medical bills, house fires, and such…all of which are more important than me hoping to get an ipad to continue pursuing digital art and character design (eventually hopefully leading into a career in game design).

 

I can’t ask people I know because they’re all struggling to get by financially and I don’t want to bother them. I figure I’ll just maybe leave my fundraiser open for a while and, if people donate, I’ll put it towards an ipad. If they don’t, I’ll eventually delete it.

I am where I am at my current moment because my family chose to cut me out completely. I'm new to the area and have coworkers not acquaintances/friends - none of which are willing to help me besides a place to stay. For which I am greatful - but I wanna get out of their way so all our lives can go back to some semblance of normalcy.

First time here hoping it will help. It will certainly go a long way for sure.

Losing a love one its the hardest feeling ever, my grandmother was like a mom for me and I cant imagine what my mom is going through at this moment being away from her. It's been hard for a lot of families the past few years, I'm trying everything I can to help my mom with all of this so we can go and say goodbye to her for the last time. Funerals are not cheap and I cant imagine how much all of this will cost us but hopefully I can help my family. 

From what I have experienced and seen around me is that people judge you too quickly if you ask for help. Even if you are not asking for any financially help and just sharing your story, people start making you feel so low that you feel bad that you even considered sharing your thoughts. And I am not talking about strangers but relatives and friends. 

From what I have experienced and seen around me is that people judge you too quickly if you ask for help. Even if you are not asking for any financially help and just sharing your story, people start making you feel so low that you feel bad that you even considered sharing your thoughts. And I am not talking about strangers but relatives and friends. 

Yes exactly!! They are too quick to judge because they are not living what you are living through! That’s why I have no idea where to start, where to share, We go through so much that I really don’t want judgement on top of everything else that’s happening:(

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Yes that's crazy we think of the one's that will help and don't but that's life I guess help comes from people you don't even know most of the time i had 2 donors 1 friend and 1 family member I guess I only have 2 people in my life that wanna see me win it's very sad and hard when u have zero help but to everyone on here looking for help including myself we will find it God always has our back stay safe and blessed my Bougi people 💓🥰

“God always has our back” WOW this is exactly what I needed to hear, thank you for this. 

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From what I have experienced and seen around me is that people judge you too quickly if you ask for help. Even if you are not asking for any financially help and just sharing your story, people start making you feel so low that you feel bad that you even considered sharing your thoughts. And I am not talking about strangers but relatives and friends. 

Yes exactly!! They are too quick to judge because they are not living what you are living through! That’s why I have no idea where to start, where to share, We go through so much that I really don’t want judgement on top of everything else that’s happening:(

THIS RIGHT HERE!! I skipped the share option in fear of judgment. I already set my pride aside to actually ask for the help, now you will try to make me feel even worse?? I’m so glad GOD is working on my confidence. 

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First time here hoping it will help. It will certainly go a long way for sure.

Mines as well. I truly hope you get the help you need!

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I’m honestly still torn between promoting my GoFundMe or deleting it. I hate asking for money period and I keep seeing ones for funeral expenses, medical bills, house fires, and such…all of which are more important than me hoping to get an ipad to continue pursuing digital art and character design (eventually hopefully leading into a career in game design).

 

I can’t ask people I know because they’re all struggling to get by financially and I don’t want to bother them. I figure I’ll just maybe leave my fundraiser open for a while and, if people donate, I’ll put it towards an ipad. If they don’t, I’ll eventually delete it.

I hope you get your IPAD and become one of the best designers this world has seen!! 

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I’m in total agreement with Rudolf.  I don’t have any help from anyone.  I and a friend of mine were victims of a vicious online fraud.  We both combine lost almost $200,000.  What we thought would be great returns by a very convincing scammer turn out to be fraud.  What worse is the government (FBI, SEC, FTC, and local law enforcement) can’t or won’t do anything to help.  We are alone, drowning in our misery for being gullible.  I’m embarrass as he is by this whole situation.  I’m trying as hard as I can to come back from this but it’s a long hard road.  I’ve yet to raise a dime.  I haven’t placed my story yet on Facebook because I don’t want to look foolish to everyone.  These scammers are professional and well-verse in the terminology they use to represent their fraudulent businesses.  Please be careful.  I hate for anyone to go through what I am.  What worse, is that my wife will suffer for my big mistake.

What goes around will come back around. They will not enjoy it for too long. I wish the best in the ending outcome. 

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I don’t have any help from anyone if I do go try to bring someone into this situation the first thing they will do is judge me and go talk behind my back I don’t trust anyone that I am close to this is one of the biggest reasons I am in this position right now people have taken advantage of me and now they have their backs turned and I am really trying to get my car back so I can be able to make it to work and not receive a probation violation for not having a job. My job is real far from where I stay my car was getting me there but I don’t have the car at the moment I owe money on the car

I’m praying that your situation changes!! I’m not sure if you believe in God or not but he takes away things that are no longer for you to give you something better!!

I am having the same issue i have noone to share my link with nor do i have social media. This was my last resort due to loans keep denying me i just need gas and to pay some bill before the shut off. But making this and seeing how i need to know people to get my gofundme out there is very depressing lol!

I been sharing more in people inbox instead on their pages... Feeling a little ashamed but no one is donating... What should I do

i know what its like you tell family and friends and still no one has donated to me hope someone will as i can’t afford to pay for my moms funeral on my own its expensive

I also have a hard time due to not having social media or even friends outside  of my mom.  I stay completely to myself so don't even know where to start. I prefer to not be a people person and block the world around me out because of past relationships and toxic people. My life has been a struggle and I've managed to hold it together pretty well until now.  I'm fixing to be homeless and this is a last try for me.  I'm hoping that others will see my post and help me but I put all my faith in God, really. I wish you all the best and hope you meet your goals!

i am in the same boat as all the others.  I have 2 family members and 1 colleague so far.  This was my first time using gofundme and a bit disappointed in response.  I’m now looking for advice on other steps I can take.  I believe I had the wrong impression of what this was about.  I thought gofundme blasted the charity, etc. to reach others as well.  Good Luck to everyone.

I reached out to family, friends and received no reply from any one, my sister is having open heart surgery on the 6th of JUNE,  and I truly wanted to be there for her when she had her surgery and I had no way to get there without asking for help, I posted on facebook, and also on twitter, WITH NO HELP, FROM ANYONE , so now I won’t be able to be there for my sister when she has this surgery, I have not seen my sister in over ten years we talk on the phone all the time, but for this I wanted to be there for her, I’M THE BIG SISTER , there was four of us sister’s our oldest sister passed away two years ago, from ALZEHEIMER’S, SO that leaves me as the oldest now and she always calls me to check up on me to be sure I’m okay. I had surgery myself not to long ago for the removel of my thyroid, and three large lumps from my throat, so I am still recovering from that myself,so that was my goal to be with my sister, on her day of surgery 

Thank you for the advice. I am reaching out but not getting too far

 

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Have tried the reaching out to family and friends but no one ever calls back or suddenly get too busy to respond to texts and the like. It's hard enough being in this predicament and it's almost degrading to repeatedly contacting those who obviously aren't of the mind to help. 

We’ve got this guys!! Be encouraged, God bless!!

I honestly don't really speak to many people not even family ,The only people I communicate with are my coworkers and I really don't feel comfortable talking about this or asking for their help if anything I would feel like a Burden since we are all there to make money and I know a lot are single parents as well that are saving money for their family or themselves as well. 

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