USING YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK TO RAISE SUPPORT
Social networks are a great way to raise money!
GoFundMe is a for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. In many ways, it is a modern way to write a mission trip support letter.
Take a moment to visit gofundme.com to see if this would be something your family would like to do. It’s very easy…and it just might be the perfect way to get your story out there!
If you decide to do this, it will be created and maintained entirely by you. The funds you collect will need to be brought in on one check once your campaign is finished.
Have fun and be creative!
If you do a gofundme page, please include the following in your verbiage:
A note to my friends from Bellingham Covenant Church
Please know that we are going to provide our church an opportunity to give to our entire team during our one and only fundraiser in April. As a team, we’d prefer that you donate during that event. Thanks!
Here is an example of a student who created this video asking for support on Go Fund Me. As you can see, this can be a simple and effective way to ask for money. You can check out his profile here.