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’re comfortable with. This is different for every person, so read on to learn different ways to share without social media.
Ask Face to Face
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’ve really connected with your story. The best way to do that? To simply share the story with someone in person.
If you’re nervous at all, practice on a family member first. Then, ask your future supporter to meet you for coffee, and start chatting. If it doesn’t seem like they will be able to make a donation, asking them to share your campaign is just as important.
If you don’t use social media, there are still lots of ways for you to share your campaign. If you're not sure what to say, see: 9 Message Templates to Send Right Now
Make a Phone Call
While some would argue that phone calls are outdated, there’s no better way to share your GoFundMe with loved ones who live down the street, or even across the country.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’re a real human asking another human for help.
Send Text Messages
Texting your link to your friends is an easy and fast way to share your GoFundMe with those closest to you. You can text your friends quickly using our app, or you can craft 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're reaching out to 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 email addresses to your GoFundMe account yet, be sure to do so. If you’ve reached the contact limit, it’s time to start sending individual outreaches. Though each of your emails can have the same general message, it’s important to customize each email to include the person’s name, as well as a personal reason as to why you’re reaching out to them. This can be as simple as, “I love seeing you at lunch every day!” to, “I’m excited to see you at the neighborhood bbq this weekend.”
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. That way, you can easily send multiple personal emails without needing 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 share the same interests as you. Feel free to share your story with co-workers at networking events, with your friends at happy hour, with your classmates at lunch, or really anywhere. It’s important to remember that people don’t know how to help unless they’re asked, so spreading the word is the best way to do that.
Honesty is the best policy
Sharing your story honestly, using whatever communication method 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.