3 Crowdfunding Tips for Medical Causes

by Alex Feldman

December 17, 2019

Finding the funding for medical expenses can be extremely challenging, especially if your insurance policy does not cover your treatment costs or your insurance claim is denied. Fortunately, crowdfunding campaigns can help support you in these situations by asking generous members of the public to donate money to cover your medical bills. To help you design a successful campaign, here are three crowdfunding tips for medical causes. 

1. Calculate medical fees 

The first step is to calculate how much money you will need to cover your medical bills. Make sure you consider all aspects including treatment fees, hospital stays, and any future medical costs. You should receive a bill from your healthcare provider with the total cost of your medical fees. Once you have received this and spoken with your insurance provider, you should be able to determine how much money you need to raise to cover the remainder. Make sure you also consider your options to claim compensation if your injuries were caused by negligence i.e. you were injured at work or hit by another driver. You may be able to claim compensation to cover your medical expenses along with any anticipated future losses. You can learn more about making a claim by visiting the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk.

2. Write a compelling story 

Potential donors will be able to read about your situation and learn why they should donate by reading your campaign story. You need to write a compelling story and provide details about why you are trying to raise money. It is also a good idea to provide a background on the person you are raising money for, whether it’s yourself, a family member, or a friend. This will help potential donors feel a connection with that person, meaning they will be more inclined to donate to the cause. According to advice on Fundly, the first sentence should be written to grab the reader’s attention and encourage them to read the campaign. The next paragraph should explain the individual’s personality and then go on to describe how the funding will be used to benefit that person. It is also recommended that you include photographs or videos of the person involved to help tell your story and increase donations. 

3. Choose a fundraising platform 

There are several different platforms where you can post crowdfunding campaigns for medical expenses. GoFundMe is one of the most popular platforms and raises around $650 million each year. Starting a GoFundMe account is super easy and can be set up in just a few minutes. You simply set up an account, write a description, create a fundraising title, and choose a goal amount. You can then share your fundraising campaign link to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Ask your family and friends to share your post to help you gain more support for your campaign. Make sure that you post regular updates including how much has been raised and how donations are being used, to help keep people engaged. Show your appreciation by thanking donors straight away and keeping them updated on your campaign.