Reward Levels are a fun, personalised way to show appreciation to your donors. Your rewards can be a physical item, a handmade gift or even a kind gesture. Feel free to get creative with these. Offering Reward Levels can create a more collaborative and memorable experience for everyone involved.
Adding Reward Levels encourages people to donate specific amounts. If you are an artist, business owner or can offer some sort of craft, you can definitely offer your donors a physical item or treat. For example, if you offer homemade chocolate chip cookies for $25 donations, your donors may be inclined to donate $25 instead of $10 or $15.
Ideas For Free Rewards
Since every dollar counts when raising funds, here are our favourite ideas for free rewards that you can offer your donors to give your campaign a boost.
- A Thank You Video
A simple thank you video that you can film on a mobile device or laptop may entice some of your supporters to donate. If you have a special skill—like playing an instrument or a great dance move—you can offer to perform it on a personalised thank you video!
- A Handmade Card
Offer to send your donors a handmade card. This gesture makes supporters feel so appreciated and adds a personal touch.
- Offer Five Days of “You Are Awesome!” Emails
Offer five days of personalised emails to your donors, sharing one awesome compliment about the individual each day. Special, right? We would sure love to wake up to an email like that in our inbox.
When selecting what type of Reward Levels to offer, remember that the reward should convey gratitude for supporting your GoFundMe. Your donors are supporting your campaign for you and not for the reward, so anything you offer will be appreciated.
How to Add Reward Levels:
To add Reward Levels, follow these steps using a desktop or laptop computer:
- Sign into your GoFundMe account here
- Click on "Edit" at the top of your Dashboard and then click on "Story"
- Scroll down to the bottom and click on "Offer Reward Levels"
- Enter the donation amount required to receive the reward, the name of the reward and a brief description of the reward
- Click "Save"
If you are sending out physical rewards, select the option to ask your donors for their mailing information. You can export this information later when you are ready to mail them out.
Once your Reward Levels are saved, your donors will see them when they check out your GoFundMe.
Please note that this product feature is not currently available for Certified Charity campaigns.