Funding your mission through Classy
Raising trip financial support doesn't have to be daunting. With Classy online fundraising, you have a powerful and simple way to share your mission trip with friends, family, family friends - anyone who might be interested in donating to your ministry. Read this page for quick tips, and click the link below to download a guide that will help you get the most out of your online fundraising.
tips for success
Log-in and make your page - This is the first step in fundraising success. This part is intentionally easy - you just need to fill out a basic info form and you're ready to go. There's already a template in place for you to use - feel free to add to or personalize your page with pictures, stories, links, etc. This is your personal fundraising page - make it your own! You can even personalize your URL name to make it something easy-to-remember.
Share your page - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog, email...these are all fabulous ways to get in touch with people about your trip, and Classy can be shared through them all. You can share the link directly through Facebook or Twitter, or copy/paste the URL into your social media platform of choice.
Send thank-you notes - You'll receive an email update when someone donates to you online with their address. Send a thank-you card - it's an extra step, but really shows that you value the gift.
Send updates - You can post updates on your preparation, thoughts about mission, things you're excited about, etc., directly on your fundraising page. By sharing updates on your trip, you accomplish two things: you generate excitement and prayer support for your mission trip, and you provide an instant and easy way for potential donors to give to your mission.
Reach out through friends and family - Classy is a powerful tool; maximize your reach by having your family and friends share your page! The average Facebook user has 200-300 friends...you can imagine the exponential amount of exposure your fundraising page can get if just a handful of your family and friends share your page.
Questions? Have an idea for using Classy that you'd like to share with others? Let us know!