Fundraisers That Crossed 100% Of Their Goal In The Past Week
By: Milton, Chiara
Published On: June 29, 2021
You cannot predict the future. There are some things that you just can’t plan in advance. In the same way people cannot predict their medical problems. For instance, when a person goes through a medical crisis, they run out of savings and usually are left with very little options. Through the advent of crowdfunding platforms in India, it is now possible to fund your medical expenses and personal or social causes. Here is how it works.
Aside from paying the bills, campaigners running fundraisers are determined to save the lives of their loved ones and therefore, it is very important for their fundraiser to be successful. The effort of donors should also be commended as they are the ones who make it possible to achieve the target amount. There are certain tips that you should follow if you want your campaign to be successful. They are mentioned at the end of this article.
Before that let us look at campaigns that were successful at raising funds in the last week:
- Homeless Street Children Project:
It was started by Krish Advani, a ninth grade student from The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai. The Church of St. Andrew and St. Columba started the ‘Homeless Street Children Project’ to provide education and food to street children in the Fort area of South Mumbai.
Volunteers used to help these children with their studies and also organized recreational activities like games and quizzes for them. The Church needed donations to provide the children with supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, umbrellas, masks, rice, dal, and sugar.
This fundraiser crossed 100% of its goal with the help of 30 donors who raised Rs. 1.59 lakh.
You can read more about this here- Homeless Street Children Project
2. Helping Bano raise funds for her kidney operation:
Shahnawaz, an acid attack survivor, was in need of Rs 50,000 to help his mother who was battling between life and death. His mother is 69, and needed an urgent operation for kidney stones but due to a financial crisis, Shahnawaz is struggling to support his family.
The fundraiser achieved its 100% goal with the help of 83 donors who raised Rs 80k in 15 days.
You can read more about this here- Help Bano raise funds to undergo Kidney Operation
Through online fundraising in India it is possible to raise funds for another person who needs help. If you know someone who requires assistance, you can help them in just a few steps.
3. The battle with brain tumor:
Ashwini Thoke is a single mother who was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor. She has a young daughter who is in the 4th grade. Ashwini lost her vision 4 years ago and now needs an urgent brain surgery for the removal of the tumor. The surgery costs around 3.45 lakhs which she is unable to afford because she has no source of income.
This fundraiser was successful as it completed its 100% goal with the generous support of 253 donors, 4.47 lakh was raised in only 10 days.
You can read more about this here- Single mother fights brain tumour
Here are some tips that will help you in achieve your fundraising target successfully:
- Fundraiser Story:
People should know what they are donating to, you should be very transparent about why you want to raise the money. Be very specific and elaborate your issue in your story
- Use of images/videos:
Images help the donor relate to the cause, pictures speak louder than words, try adding them in your fundraiser. For example, for a medical cause, you could use a before and after image of the patient.
2. A creative title:
A creative title will generate more clicks which will result in more donations to your campaign. Keep it short and sweet.
3. Create a group to promote your cause
You should create a group that consists of family and friends who will regularly share and talk about your fundraiser within their network. Make sure your fundraiser is shared far and wide by these supporters.
You can go through more tips on this page.
You can successfully raise funds while using the Self Driven Plan (0% platform fee). If you are finding it difficult to raise funds, you could always consider the Assisted or Collaborate Plan. It can be found on the Pricing page.
If you want to be of help to somebody, you could always donate to a fundraiser. Make a difference to their life.
Want some more instances of successful fundraisers? Here are Babies Who Got Their Surgery In The Past Month