1. Make your Igloo look its best
We recommend considering the following tips, to create a successful Igloo:
- Use a bright main image! This is your shot at a powerful first impression and we’ve found that adding the right images is key to your fundraiser's success.
- We also recommend using images of the people involved, since images of people get stronger reactions than a graphic or text
- Avoid blurry or low-quality images.
- Write a great and descriptive fundraiser title that’s fitting to your fundraiser. Make sure it’s action-driven, and includes the name of the person or organization the funds are for.
2. Share with friends and family on Facebook
Your first supporters will be the people in your life. Sharing your fundraiser with your Facebook network should be your first step to a successful Igloo, and it’s our best tip if you’re looking to increase donations.
When posting to social media, add a personalized message with your link, explaining why your Igloo means so much to you, and how grateful you’ll be for a donation or share! A simple, direct, and heartfelt appeal will get you the most views.
3. Send personal outreaches
Personally share your link with 4-5 friends or family members by sending a text message, Facebook message, email, asking in person, or by making a phone call.
4. Post frequent updates
Supporters appreciate receiving updates from fundraiser organizers which can contribute to an Igloo's success.
Why? Because it’s a way to continue engaging the people who want to help you most. You can write a fundraiser update quickly and we can help.
Some great updates include:
- How donations are being used
- Thank you shout outs to those who have donated or shared
- How you (or your beneficiary) is doing
- A request for supporters to share your link with their networks
5. Show your appreciation
Always thank your donors, as soon as you can!
Your donors are sharing their hard-earned money to help you accomplish something that is important to you and your cause.
6. Withdraw your funds
Once you've started raising funds, you'll need to set up withdrawals.
For personal fundraisers, withdrawals can take 2-5 business days to arrive to the bank account on file, so it’s important to get these started as soon as possible!