Are you looking for new methods to express your support for a cause that means a lot to you? The solution could be right in front of your eyes. Of course, we’re referring to your website.
Using your blog to assist a good cause will, among other things:
- Showcase your generous side to your audience.
- Communicate your values and interests clearly and concisely.
- Increase the visibility of your blog by collaborating with charities, fundraising platforms, and the media to promote your fundraising efforts. However, all of these advantages pale in comparison to the fact that your blog may help you make a difference.
Simply put, blogs are fantastic tools for spreading awareness and raising donations. After all, after friends and family, bloggers are recognized as the third most reliable source of information – making you more trustworthy than celebrities, journalists, brands, and politicians! “With great power comes tremendous responsibility,” as they say.
So, how do you go about leveraging your blog to raise money for your favorite charity? We’ve put all together a list of five entertaining ideas to get you started.
Donate a portion of your blog earnings to charity.
If you’re passionate about a cause, one of the simplest ways to help is to donate a portion of your blogging income to your chosen charity. It doesn’t matter if the percentage is one percent or one hundred percent; every little bit helps!
Donations to charity regardless of how big or small are always appreciated, whether it’s money or physical objects. There’s thousands of charities in the world, all in need of different things to help those that they provide for, but also those that put the work in to keep the charity alive. They could benefit from something as simple as a class e fire extinguisher for their little work premises or it could be provided to poor families in environments where building structures are poorly built or where water isnt easily accessible, this could save a small village/community.
Encourage your readers to donate to your cause.
Of course, the more people that donate, the better – so why not urge your readers to participate as well?
There are numerous ways to accomplish this, ranging from placing a “contribute” button in your sidebar to publishing a page that explains why and how people should donate. Most charities will be able to give you photographs, films, and other resources that you can use to promote their cause; if you can’t find anything on their website, contact them personally.
Write a blog post on the charity you’ve picked.
Instead of having just one website dedicated to your good cause, you could make a determined effort to blog about it regularly, keeping your followers informed about future events and campaigns.
Charity is a beneficial method if you’re actively associated with the charity – for example, a volunteer or someone who benefits from the organization’s work. This way, you’ll be able to incorporate a lot of personal tales and images, bringing the charity’s work to life for your readers.
Write a blog post about your fundraising efforts.
If you’ve decided to take on a challenge to raise money for a good cause – such as signing up for a sponsored race – you can also keep your readers updated on how your training is progressing. Encourage your readers to donate at the end of each post, and add a link to your online fundraising website.
Most online fundraising services, such as JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, also let you design widgets, buttons, or banners that you can post on your blog to promote more donations.
Organize a charity event.
Have you yet to register for a fundraising event? You may always organize your own and promote it on your blog, engaging your readers in the process.
If you have many readers in your area, you could organize something local — a baking blogger may contain a cake sale.
If most of your readers are outside of your area, you might want to try hosting an online event, such as a blog sale, where anybody can participate. If you go this way, make it clear that the proceeds from your sale will be donated to a particular charity, as people are more likely to buy if they know it’s for a good reason!
We anticipation that this blog article has given you a better understanding of all the creative ways you may utilize your blog to help your favorite charity.
Do you, or have you always used your blog to promote a good cause? Please share your experiences and advice in the comments section below.…