We often find that fundraising is as easy as just simply asking. Tell anyone and everyone that you are participating in the myFace Wonder Project and will be “choosing kindness” and raising funds and awareness for the craniofacial community. Not only will this make fundraising easy, but it will also bring awareness to myFace, our mission and those living with a craniofacial condition!
So you’ve set up your link and are ready to team up with your classmates to make a difference and earn recognition. What next? Here is a quick list of things you can do to start the process!
Identify Acts of Kindness you wish to implement; tell everyone!
Telling your story from the heart is the best way to inspire others to donate. Personalize your fundraising page, draft compelling emails and social media posts, and be confident in telling your story – why are you choosing kindess? Why is it important to you? What will you do this week to make a difference? Be honest. Be passionate. Be sincere. And don’t forget to let people know the difference their donation or participation will make in the lives of everyone affected by facial difference. Encourage others to join you in “choosing kindness.”
Make a List
Think about everyone you know that you’d like to reach out to (friends, family, co-workers, local businesses, your church, synagogue, mosque, etc).
Share Your Story
Make sure to use a variety of methods to communicate:
Make Your Post Shareable
Use hashtags on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get more eyes on your content. It can also help you engage people who have similar interests. Hashtags are important to help people find your posts, but you need to know which ones to use to attract the right audience. For platforms like Twitter, try keeping your hashtag use to two per post. While for Instagram, you can use up to 30, but best practices recommend somewhere between 6-11. Some hashtags you may wish to include in your posts are: #thewonderproject, #twp2021, #changingfaces, #transforminglives,#craniofacial, #cleft, #makeadifference #togetheralone
Importance of Tagging
Remember to tag your friends, family and online community in your posts and encourage them to share your message on their platforms, too. We want to see how you’re getting the message out, so remember to tag myFace in your posts, as well! Use our handle on the following platforms: @myface (Facebook), @thisis_myFace (Instagram & Twitter)
Update Your Supporters and Prospects on Your Progress
Make all of your supporters aware of your progress. Not only is this a way of showing people what you’re doing and what they’re supporting, it also acts as a reminder to those who have yet to donate.
Don't Forget to Say "Thank You"
Make sure to thank your supporters. It can be a call, an email or an old-fashioned thank you note. Recognizing people’s generosity lets them know how much their support means to you and the impact they’re having.