There are plenty of ways to share your GoFundMe without logging on to any social media accounts. The most important thing to remember is that you should share your GoFundMe in ways that you are comfortable with. This is different for every person, so read on to learn different ways to share without social media.
Of all of the ways to share your GoFundMe, sharing face-to-face is the most effective. Donors feel more inclined to donate when they feel like they have really connected with your story. And what's the best way to do that? Just simply share the story with someone in person.
If you are nervous at all, practice on a family member first. Then, ask your future supporter to meet you for coffee and start chatting. If it does not seem like they will be able to make a donation, asking them to share your campaign is just as important.
If you do not use social media, there are still lots of ways for you to share your campaign. If you are not sure what to say, see: 9 Message Templates to Send Right Now
Make a phone call
While some people would argue that phone calls are outdated, there's no better way to share your GoFundMe with loved ones who live down the street or across the country. Calling someone to share your GoFundMe allows them to hear your genuine emotions, which may encourage them to support your GoFundMe. Making a phone call shows how much you care and shows that you are a real human asking another human for help.
Send text messages
Texting your link to your friends is a quick and easy way to share your GoFundMe with those closest to you. You can text your friends quickly using our app or you can write personal text messages to send to your top 25 contacts. A successful text message will include the following:
- The person's name
- Your campaign link (Use a bit.ly link if you want to keep it under 140 characters)
- The reason you are contacting them
- A request that they donate or share your GoFundMe
Pro Tip: Send personal texts! Avoiding group text messages shows your donors how important your GoFundMe is to you
If you haven't added any email addresses to your GoFundMe account yet, don't forget to do so! If you have reached the contact limit, it's time to start sending individual messages. Although each of your emails can have the same general message, it's important to customise each email to include the person's name as well as a personal reason as to why you are getting in touch with them. This can be as simple as, "I love seeing you at lunch every day!" or "I'm looking forward to seeing you at book club on Monday evening!"
Still not sure what to say? See: 9 Message Templates to Send Right Now
Pro Tip: Create the body of your email in an email draft and copy and paste it for each new email. This means that you can easily send multiple personal emails without having to rewrite the majority of your content.
Social events are a great way to share your GoFundMe with people who you might not be friends with on social media or people that have the same interests as you. Feel free to share your story with colleagues at networking events, with your friends at happy hour, with other students at lunch or anywhere really! Don't forget that people do not know how to help unless they are asked, so spreading the word is the best way to do that.
Honesty is the best policy
Sharing your story honestly – using whichever form of communication you're most comfortable with – is the best way to receive support. Your supporters appreciate helping the most when they can tell how much their help is genuinely needed.