Do you want to set up an online fundraiser to help support Warrior-Scholar Project? Whether it's your birthday, Live Day, Enlisted Day, Retirement Day, Giving Tuesday, or a day in memoriam of a loved one, here are our best tips and tricks to set up a successful online fundraiser to support Warrior-Scholar Project.
Our Staff is Here for You!
Our WSP staff is standing by to help you with your fundraiser. At any point, from the earliest stages of considering a fundraiser to the final stages of follow-up, we are happy to offer guidance. Alumni should reach out to Alumni Engagement and Outreach Fellow Derek Auguste at firstname.lastname@example.org for help and others to Whittney Gould, Director of Communications and Marketing, at email@example.com.
Create a Fundraiser on Facebook
There are multiple ways to raise money on Facebook. For maximum effect, use the method that allows you to create a separate fundraising page (as opposed to simply starting a post and clicking the “raise money for X” option).
Navigate to https://www.facebook.com/warrior.scholar.project
Click the “Fundraisers” tab
Click “Raise Money”
Edit the details (in left column)
Set the right goal. Empower your donors by setting a target that they can help reach. For example, donating $25 to a goal of $15,000 seems less impactful than donating that same amount to a target goal of $200, which can feel more meaningful. Generally, starting off with a target of $100 or $200 can be a good start. Based on the success of the fundraiser, you can edit the target and announce that you’ve set a stretch goal.
Consider editing the “why are you raising money?” section. While the stock information is perfectly acceptable, this block is also a great place for you to include a personal story about how WSP has helped propel you to success. Concrete examples of your WSP experience and what you are currently accomplishing our super helpful here.
Select a compelling cover photo (bottom of left column). We have created this graphic you can use if you wish.
Create a Fundraiser on Classy
Don't have Facebook? No problem. Warrior-Scholar Project uses a fundraising platform called Classy with a peer-to-peer fundraising option. You can create a team or individual fundraising page here. There's a helpful Classy support article if you want to go step by step.
Set Your Fundraiser Up for Success
People like to give to a fundraiser that has already raised some money. There are a couple of things you can do: