Three Best Medical Fundraising Ideas
Watching a friend or loved one face the challenge of dealing with a serious medical condition can be a heart breaking experience, but you don’t have to feel hopeless. Helping your friend or loved one pay for their medical expenses through a medical fundraiser can offer both you and your loved one comfort and a sense of control during a difficult time. Medical fundraising can be a challenge, but with a little research and some hard work, you can raise money for your cause by reaching out to your networks—and beyond. Here are the 3 best medical fundraising ideas:
1. Use Social Media: Social media can be an incredibly useful tool to for medical fundraising. With millions of users of Facebook alone, creating a Facebook page specifically for your medical fundraiser can access not only your friends, but the friends of your friends too! Facebook also gives you the chance to make a compelling case visually by including photos, videos, and other anecdotes from friends and family about a certain medical issue. Visitors to your page can learn more about the person you are trying to help, their specific condition, and you can even include a link so that they can donate immediately when visiting the Facebook page.
2. Offer a Prize: People love to know that they’ve “won” something, so contact your local businesses and see if they are willing to offer a donated prize. Set a financial goal and a timeline for when you hope to reach this goal and start asking for donations. Once your timeline is over, give the grand prize to the highest donor.
3. Send an Email: Much like a fundraising letter, an email can be a very effective way to raise money for medical aid. In fact, emails can be a low-cost way to reach a lot of people. You can draft a compelling email about your cause and send it out to your network of email contacts—both business and personal. Emails can easily be forwarded on to more people, so ask your contacts to send the fundraising email to their contacts. You never know who might share common ground with you—and who might want to donate!