Fundraise for Your Cause as an Individual
Individuals can fundraise for their favorite cause with GiveMN. There isn’t any one best way to start a fundraiser but there are ways to make your efforts shine.
Start by starting. Choose your passion. Sometimes you feel like supporting an entire organization. Other times you might feel like supporting a special program. Maybe you and a friend want to start a friendly competition to see who can raise the most for their favorite cause.
- Organizations can create their own fundraisers.
- Individuals can create fundraisers to show their support for an organization or program. This might take form as a birthday or anniversary fundraiser, or a board or staff member rallying support from their own networks.
Put your stamp on it. Fundraising pages are customizable on GiveMN.org. You can create your own message, upload your own images and videos, customize your donation form and even set up a giving thermometer to show your giving progress.
Set an ambitious yet realistic goal. It’s easy to get excited and go for the gold. Just be sure you’ve set a goal you think you can reach to keep your spirits up and the momentum going. For instance, if this is your first fundraiser, you might not want to start with a goal of $1 gazillion.
Tell everyone. Stand on a street corner. Blast out a tweet every hour. Message every single “friend” on Facebook. Just because you built it doesn’t mean people will come if you don’t tell them where to go. And don’t be afraid to ask. You’d be surprised how many people want to do something that makes them feel good, and supporting your fundraiser is a fast, feel-good task for the day.
Each fundraising page must be associated with a registered organization on GiveMN.org. When you successfully complete the fundraising form, the recipient organization’s information will automatically appear on your fundraising page.
Need some help? Get in touch with us through help.givemn.org.