Internet Fundraising

Tracy Whitelaw, 8 September 2010

The benefit of setting up for worldwide fundraising is that you can reach a large number of individuals at once for a relatively low cost. There are a number of ways to get involved with fundraising online. The main thing to consider is the extent of your involvement and what sort of time you have available to devote to it.

  • Donate to a charity directly through the website
  • Sign up to help with fundraising events for your particular charity
  • Get involved in spreading information about your worldwide charity to others using the Internet. This can be through social networking, adverts, word of mouth or more

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Whether you have small goals or are hoping to obtain larger amounts of cash, using your computer to work for you is important. You should follow a number of steps to ensure you’re taking donations worldwide for your cause.

  • Set up your own website
  • Ensure all your official charity and fundraising details are on it
  • Investigate different ways of accepting money – look into credit card payments, online payment services and cheques
  • Arrange reciprocal links to other similar sites
  • Advertise online and in print media if possible

There are numerous benefits to using the Internet for fundraising, not least the ability to reach out to as wide an audience as possible. Other benefits include:

  • Lower overheads
  • Ability to change information quickly and easily
  • Different pages of information for different locations in the world
  • Ease of access for those interested in what you’re raising money for
  • If you’re looking to get involved with a fundraising cause across the world, it makes it easy to donate online
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