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8 Ways to Meet Your Birthday Fundraising Goal

It’s not hard to get people to give for your birthday, and we guarantee that you will be surprised and excited about those who give you the best birthday gift ever this year. The gift of clean water!

Here are some tried and true tips for making your birthday campaign incredibly successful:

1. Social Media

Did you know that your Facebook post only reaches an average of 12% of your friends and lasts just 3 hours in the news feed? Though you may feel like you are asking too frequently, only 88% of your friends actually see your post so don’t feel bad for posting often. We recommend posting daily or every other day in the weeks leading to your birthday. Here are some post ideas:

  • Facebook
    I want to make a day that is usually about me and make it about serving others. This is why I’m teaming up with #Lifewater and donating my birthday to to provide water, health, and hope to others who need it the most. Please help me reach my goal by donating here:<<Your Fundraising URL Goes Here>>social-post
  • Twitter
    This year I’m donating my birthday to help provide safe water to those in need. Check it out at<<Your Fundraising URL Goes Here>>

 

2. Write Emails

Social media, is great but a well written personal email will go further than you think. We even wrote an email for you! All you need to do is customize it and hit send. Try sending to 5 people, and watch as you get closer to your goal.

“Hello <Name Goes Here>,

I hope that this email finds you well. I’m reaching out because for my upcoming birthday, I want to make a day that is usually about me and make it about serving others. This is why I’m teaming up with Lifewater.org and donating my birthday to to provide water, health, and hope to others who need it the most.

Lifewater believes that every underserved child and family should have the opportunity to drink safe water and to live free of water-borne diseases, and that anything less is a grave injustice. Just $40 will bring one person safe water for life!

The donation process is fast, easy, and secure. I truly appreciate any support that you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Please consider a donation by clicking here: <<Your Fundraising URL Goes Here>> 

Thank you,

-<<Your Name Goes Here>>

 

3. Personalize

Write a personal paragraph sharing about why you are so passionate about safe water and put it on your fundraising page. Make sure that when people stop by your fundraising page that they recognize you in your profile picture. Your picture of your cat might be cutest thing ever, but people want to know they’re on the right page. Remember… smile for the camera 🙂

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4. Facebook Banner

Wish you had an awesome header banner to promote your page? No problem, we’ve got you covered: Download Here

 

5. Honor Your Donors

You got a donation! Congrats! Now thank your donor on your fundraising page. They will get your message in their inbox. Go the extra mile and thank them on social media as well. This will show social proof that others are giving.

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6. Create Urgency

Keep a countdown going on social media. If you have already raised $200 of your $500 goal, let your friends know that you only have $300 to go by your birthday! This will help increase the urgency.

 Only 3 days and $250 away from my $500 goal of serving 12 people with water for life. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift!

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7. Throw a Party!

Just because you’re donating your birthday doesn’t mean you can’t throw a party and invite all of your friend. Let them that instead of presents, you want donations! (Download Artwork)

 

8. Email Signature

Send a lot of emails everyday? Add this to the bottom of your signature and link to your fundraising page.

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