Reward Levels are a fun, personalized 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're 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 favorite 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 personalized 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’re Awesome!” Emails
Offer five days of personalized emails to your donors, sharing one awesome compliment about the individual each day. Special, right? We’d 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 'Edit' at the top of your Dashboard, and then click 'Story'
- Scroll down to the bottom and click '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're sending out physical rewards, select the option to ask your donors for their mailing information. You can export this information later, when you're 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.