4 Great Ways you can raise money for your favorite charity
4 Great Ways you can raise money for your charity.
We all know that fundraising for a worthy cause, which you are passionate about is a great feeling. Even so, it can have its ups and downs. It can be hard to stay motivated during the down times and to help keep you on the upside. Here we will talk about 4 great ways you can help raise money for your favorite charity or cause.
1. Viral Video Fundraising.

With the increase in viral videos and the popularity of sites like YouTube today, you can easily harness that popularity and help bring awareness to your favorite charity or cause. If you don't think it can work, just think of the Ice Bucket Challenge. It was a great fun way people used the power of social media in an new and innovative way.
How it worked: when someone was nominated, they would complete the challenge and donate to the ALS charity. They would then nominate someone else and the chain continued. An extremely effective way to raise money for a worthy cause. If you can you should think about ways you can do something similar.
2. Email fundraising.

Another cost effective way is to simply use email fundraising. When an email request for fundraising or helping a cause is sent from your private email, it provides a personal touch and a familiar face to the request. It has been shown that people are more likely to donate after receiving a request from a friend or family member. So why not use that to your advantage and give your fundraising efforts a good boost?
3. Open a online charity store.

This one requires a bit more effort and resources, but if you have the time, resources and skill set it can be a great way to raise funds. When it comes to what you should sell in your shop, the sky's the limit. You could sell second hand goods, estate or vintage items or if you have a particular talent even your own handmade goods.
You could create some unique products related to the charity you are supporting. For example, you could sell homemade cat toys if your charity is related to cats or an animal shelter. If you don't want to go the handmade route and don't mind spending some money, you could for example have shirts or mugs printed with a unique design. Whatever you decide to sell, try to make it relevant to your cause.
Another thing to offer regardless of your shop type is various items with your charity shop logo on it. Pens, mugs, mouse pads etc are all great examples. People love to show support for their favorite cause. Little daily use items are great for this and helps to advertise your shop for free. Many times people, if given the option at checkout will add an item or two to their basket. Think of it as a virtual impulse buy, similar to supermarkets putting all kinds of candies and other small items near checkout while you wait in line.
While this is the most costly out of the all the options mentioned today, you can lower the cost by finding a suitable e-commerce platform that will make it much easier and less expensive to start. Shopify is a good place to start. You pay a small monthly fee and most of the hard work is taken care of by them.
4. Submit Your Cause To Us.

The last way and certainly not the least is to use our site. We take care of all the logistics, all you have to do it fill out a quick form. We take care of the rest. Your cause will be added to our site with all the other great causes. Then it's just a matter of creating some links to share, sending them your friends and family members. Posting on forums, Reddit or any other online community you wish to share your cause with. The best part, your cause will be seen by every person who visits our site. Many times complete strangers will take up the cause and share links to it.
As you can see the internet is a great way to easily reach a wide range of people, this makes it a perfect way to raise money. We hope you enjoyed this article and maybe learned something that will help you in your fundraising endeavour.