Everyone has a dream. Here’s the opportunity to realize yours. We specifically curated this list of tips and tools to help you succeed.
Your AngeLink story should summarize your cause in a heartfelt, engaging way. Use four to five sentence paragraphs that are short and easy to read and understand.
Titles are one of the first things potential donors will see. Make donors compelled to notice yours by capturing their interest and using specific descriptions. Every word counts, as you have a 40 character limit.
State who the funds are for and why and how the funds will be used. Use words that are easy to read and inspire action. Also, make your title searchable by using your full name as the fundraiser and the full name of the beneficiary (if it’s not yourself) or full name of the organization you are raising money for.
For example, a young girl in your neighborhood is raising money for her college tuition and you’re creating a fundraiser on her behalf.
As you review, assess your title for clarity and uniqueness. Is it captivating? Does it make the reader want to know more? Does it inspire action? Will others want to share it?
Remember, you can always raise your goal at a later time. Review and research all potential costs—including medical expenses, bill amounts, transportation costs, etc. Small donor amounts between $5-$20 are generally more common than large amounts.
Each fundraiser has one title image, with the option to add more photos or a short video. Use high-quality, clear, and compelling photos that feature the beneficiary of your fundraiser. Photos of the beneficiary him- or herself will perform higher than stock images.
Campaign organizers and donors both receive unique sets of virtual badges and rewards as they participate on AngeLink. Why do we do this? Because we’re proud of our AngeLink community and want a fun way to say thank you and help you track your progress!
For Fundraisers: Receive a badge each time your fundraiser comes 10% closer to its goal!
For Donors Receive a badge each time you give to a fundraiser and work your way through gamified levels.
Did you know AngeLink has its own emojis? Text, email, post and share bright and fun Angel emojis with fellow campaign organizers and donors or friends who don’t yet use AngeLink.
Using Angel emojis is simple and fun. It’s also a special way to let others know you’re thinking of them, grateful for them or supporting them along the way to their fundraising goal.
It’s amazing how many different ways you can connect with your friends and family! Send your community a simple, heartfelt message that explains why this cause is important to you and encourage them to help you by sharing your AngeLink fundraiser with their own network of friends on social media.
The AngeLink App: To share your fundraiser with friends and family, download the AngeLink app. Then select “Share” to text or email your fundraiser to others and post on Facebook or Twitter. For the greatest success on social media, try to post in the afternoon between 12-3 PM or 5-8 PM to maximize views. Also ask your friends to share the link!
Emojis: Send our cute AngeLink customized Angel to grab your donor’s attention, and make giving fun!
QR Codes: Use your unique QR code and/or link. Take a screenshot or send text to friends for instant easy donation from any cell phone.
Instagram: Post the cover photo of your fundraiser on Instagram and make sure to include in your caption ‘link in bio’. Don’t forget to add the fundraiser link to your bio!
Snapchat: Take a screenshot and send from your camera to Snapchat, adding emojis and a short description. Add it to your story and send it to friends with the link to your fundraiser. Make sure when you post it to your story to include the link so that your friends can easily “swipe up” to donate.
LinkedIn: Share your fundraiser story and paste a link on LinkedIn, asking your network to donate and share.
WhatsApp: Message your friends on WhatsApp asking them to donate and share your fundraiser. Include the link and your fundraiser story.
Having an extra personal touch is key. Send your community a simple, heartfelt message explaining why this cause is important to you, and encourage them to share on social networks with their community of friends.
Pro tip: Reach out directly to one individual at a time. Make your communication personal and compelling.
Send a shout out or thank you to donors and supporters to let them know how much their donation and attention is appreciated. Gratitude and kindness keeps the world spinning.
We create customized flyers for each fundraiser that you can print and post! The AngeLink flyer prints easily on 8.5 x 11 stock paper and includes the QR code, the title, the description, and campaign organizer/team members.
To print a fundraiser flyer, sign in to your account, make sure that you’re under the “Manage fundraiser” tab, select “Share & Invite” and select “print fundraiser.” And voilà, you’re all set!
Your fundraiser link is extremely important because it serves as the instant connection from social media networks to your AngeLink fundraiser. AngeLink assigns your fundraiser a unique URL that takes users directly to your fundraiser where they can donate and share.
Don’t be bashful. This is a sure-fire way to spread your fundraiser news and boost your success! Send your URL and QR code to easily share your fundraiser.
Once you have created your fundraiser, share it with your friends and family and ask them to share with their network of contacts. This is the most important task to make sure your fundraiser reaches its goal. To boost awareness and increase donations, consider:
Make sure your posts include compelling images and the link/QR code to your fundraiser
If you see a notice of “Fundraiser Trending” on your AngeLink account page, this indicates that your story or cause has become very popular. This usually means your fundraiser has reached a significant amount of shares/donations within a period of time. If you don’t see this fundraiser trending message, don’t worry! Just continue reaching out to your network of friends. You got this, Angel!
On AngeLink, you can build a team of friends and family to help you fundraise. Inviting team members is a great way to increase your chances of success as you and your teammates post and share your fundraiser with an even wider network of potential donors.
You can invite team members to help raise money for your fundraiser immediately after you set up your fundraiser—or you can go back later and create a team at any time.
As the campaign organizer you can:
AngeLink creates a unique link for each team member to share with their network on social media. When donors click this link, their donation will be matched to that team member. Please make sure to ask your donors to donate through this link so AngeLink can assign proper “funds raised” to each team member. Also remember to encourage team members to send personal thank you messages to each of their donors!
Organize events to promote your fundraiser and broaden awareness of your fundraiser as a team effort.
Remember to print out your fundraiser’s unique QR Code 8.5 x 11 AngeLink flyer, get it laminated and display it at your event so funds can be donated directly to your fundraiser through the AngeLink app. This way you don’t have to worry about collecting cash and all funds will be donated quickly and easily.
Here’s some super cool event ideas:
You may notice in the beginning that you receive donations fairly frequently but then the pace may decline. To keep your fundraiser rolling, you need to keep raising awareness by trying new marketing methods, like:
The most successful fundraisers on AngeLink reach their goal through continued effort and creative thinking. We’re here to help you!
Occasional updates inspire an urge to re-share and re-donate, keeping your fundraiser fresh. Encourage your friends to re-share your fundraiser link.
Post updates with meaningful, inspiring photos or brief videos that show your beneficiary’s progress, how their story is unfolding and how the funds raised are helping them or are being used. You can also consider sharing news about special events or fundraisers held on their behalf. Don’t be afraid to share both the hard times and the good times, because everyone has them.
Starting an AngeLink fundraiser with your child can be a powerful way to encourage your child’s compassion for others.
To help your child get started, choose a personal cause that’s near and dear to their heart.