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Jun
20

How to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign

Start With a Realistic Target Choose a moderate, realistic target so you can create momentum. Remember donors can donate beyond your target. To set the goal, learn about the costs the beneficiary is facing and add up these expenses. You can also increase your goal at any point if you find the financial needs have grown since you kicked off the fundraising project. Be sure to update your campaign description with these new costs so potential donors can easily see what their money is supporting.   Name Your Fundraiser Well Pick a name that will make people want to read more about your cause and story. Make it short, descriptive, inspirational, and easy to find when people search online. Include the first and last name of the fundraiser beneficiary in the title as people almost always type this into the search field on our site and in Google. Also, include […]

Jun
20

Uganda’s First Crowdfunding Website is Finally here!

Are you in need to raise money? Is it for medical bills, tuition, shelter, food, charity, dream wedding, business idea, anything? Crowdfunding is now the way to go! According to Douglas K. Bagal’alina the business development manager at Kampala Webhost and the brain behind www.friendsfund.org, crowdfunding refers to the practice of funding a project or campaign by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people through the internet. He explains that individuals, companies or organisations with a need to raise money just have to register at no cost on www.friendsfund.org and publish their projects. As the project owner you can choose a currency in which you want your project to be sponsored, among options available is our very own Ugandan shillings. For this a new payment method has been developed where donors shall just enter their mobile money number on a secure webpage to pay, an […]

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