Raise money for your favorite cause by selling autism awareness items
Chances are you’ve been happy to help out a friend who was raising money for a cause near and dear to her. You’ve probably pledged online to her Autism Speaks walk, bought a 50/50 raffle ticket (or several), or sent in a check on her behalf. April is Autism Awareness month, so it’s a great time to commit to fundraising to this important cause that affects so many people. Just as you’re happy to help your friends raise money for their cause, they’ll be happy to help you too. Selling autism awareness items on Facebook is a wonderful way to raise money and show your support for people with autism and those who love them. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Selling Autism Awareness Items on Facebook Tip #1: Sell something that’s high quality so you’ll be comfortable asking your friends to buy it (and they’ll be comfortable asking their friends). For example, an autism ribbon bracelet with a puzzle charm is something your friends will be proud to wear and to give as gifts. You can purchase these autism ribbon bracelets for $4.00 each and sell them on Facebook in the $10-$20 range. After you pay yourself back the $4.00 per bracelet you spent, you’ll have $6-$16 per bracelet to donate to your favorite autism awareness charity!
Selling Autism Awareness Items on Facebook Tip #2: Tell your friends your story. Don’t just post that you’re selling autism awareness items; post your reasons why. Maybe you know someone struggling with autism, or you have a friend whose child is on the spectrum. Whatever your personal reasons are for wanting to raise money for autism awareness are, be sure to share them, and then ask them to buy your autism awareness items to help your cause. Your story will move your friends to want to make the purchase and to share your efforts with their friends as well.
Selling Autism Awareness Items on Facebook Tip #3: Keep the conversation going. When one of your friends comments on your wall post, or offers to purchase one of your autism awareness items, be sure to not only Like their post but also to comment. Don’t be afraid to thank individuals publicly on Facebook who purchase your autism awareness items; people love to be recognized for doing something good. Tag your friends in your responses to bring extra attention to their efforts. Invite your friends to share your posts on their own walls and to ask their friends to show their support. You may be surprised to see your campaign go viral and raise more money for autism awareness than you anticipated!
Selling Autism Awareness Items on Facebook Tip #4: Update your status often. Set a goal for your fundraising efforts and post often about how close you are to reaching it. Don’t wait until Autism Awareness Month is over to let your friends know how you did; keeping them updated will keep them engaged, making you more likely to reach and exceed your goal with their support and enthusiasm.
Selling autism awareness items on Facebook is easy and fun, and it’s one of the best ways to raise money for your cause. Visit http://www.fundraisingforacause.com for more fundraising tips and the biggest selection of autism awareness items.