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The Top Tips for Medical Fundraising

Update Date: Aug 18, 2020 01:53 PM EDT
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There are countless people who are looking for ways to cover the costs of their medical bills. It might surprise some people to hear that the leading cause of bankruptcy is actually medical costs. Nobody should have to worry about losing their home or their financial future purely due to a medical issue. This is where medical fundraising is important. There are a few tips that everyone should follow.

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First, anyone who is facing medical costs should make sure they read their medical insurance plans carefully. While most people get their health insurance through their employer, some people get it on the exchanges and others might have a provider such as Medicare or Medicaid. Even though there is a lot of jargon in these plans, it is critical for people to understand what is covered and what is not. This will make it easier for individuals and families to figure out which of these expenses they need to cover. Then, people can plan appropriately.

When looking to raise money, it is important to start strong. Pick a great title. The title is going to be what catches the attention of potential donors. Get to the point immediately and post the name of the individual involved, if you feel comfortable doing so. This will help to reach out to the reader in a personal way. Then, explain exactly what the money is being raised for. Specify the name of the disease or the injury. This will make it immediately clear that this is a medical fundraiser, which will increase the success rate.

Next, those who are facing rising medical bills need to make it easy to donate to their cause. One of the tools at everyone's disposal is social media. Social media is a powerful tool because it allows everyone to reach a large number of people in a short amount of time. Start by sharing information about the medical expenses with family members and friends. If comfortable, think about including pictures. The more descriptive the fundraising campaign is, the more attention it is going to grab. Then, share this page as many times as possible to get the word out.

Using social media, post updates about the journey of the individual on a regular basis. This is going to be important for keeping the story at the top of people's newsfeeds and for keeping supporters involved. Each new post leads to more views and more shares. As people continue to donate to the cause, make sure to send thank you notes. This will help each supporter feel like a member of the team and could encourage them to push others to donate to the cause as well. Medical fundraising is a continuous journey just like the medical condition or injury itself. Update the status of the campaign regularly.

Finally, when looking for a donation platform, pick one that has an array of options for donating. There are lots of people who want to donate to charitable causes but might become frustrated with how hard it can be to donate to certain causes. Do not lose a donation purely because of this final roadblock. Take a look at a few platforms and pick one that has a lot of donation options. Think about using a platform that provides access to credit card donations, debit cards, Paypal, and more. The more donation options there are, the more people will donate.

These are just a few of the top tips that people can follow when it comes to collecting donations for medical fundraisers. Medical bills can be prohibitively expensive and nobody should have to worry about losing their future over medical bills. This is where having a medical fundraiser can be helpful. Put these tips to use.

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