Crowdfunding For The Student Trip
The first weeks of school are upon us and the fundraiser forms have arrived. Ugh. I can almost see the neighbors locking their front doors and hiding behind the curtains. Really, there’s only so much cookie dough a person can eat! If you’re ready to put away the wrapping paper and try something different, crowdfunding may be the answer. It’s a great way to fundraise for the student trip.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a relatively new, online alternative for raising funds for the student trip. It’s the practice of collecting small amounts of money from large numbers of people online.
Crowdfunding sites allow tour groups to collect and organize donations from people they know (friends, family, etc.) AND those outside their inner circles (think businesses looking to donate to a good cause).
Creating a group campaign in this way helps to ease the pressures of individual fundraising while working toward a financial goal.
Great Crowdfunding Options
There are lots of great sites out there to explore. However, there are a few that work really well for student travel.
Fundmytravel is specifically designed to give travelers a platform for raising money. Fundmytravel takes 5% of donations and payment processor fees.
Fundly is free to create and share your campaign. However, they deduct 4.9% of each donation you receive as well as a 3% payment processor fee.
Gofundme is probably the most well-known online crowdfunding site. Gofundme now has a 0% platform fee but charges a 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction fee for payment processors.
Each site gives simple, clear instructions for setting up your campaign. Regardless of which you use, start with an engaging story that inspires giving and lots of appealing imagery. Share and update often to build momentum!
Kaleidoscope Adventures, a trusted student trip planner for 30+ years, understands that every student deserves the chance to participate in the school trip, regardless of finances.
That’s why KA introduced a new online crowdfunding feature to help pay for the school trip!
When an individual creates a trip account in the KA payment system, the traveler has the option to activate a contributions page. An active link is then available to share with family and friends who may want to help pay for the trip.
The Power of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding for your student trip taps into the power of social media and the internet. It’s a great option for the digital world in which we live- and you just may get to see your neighbors again!
Why Kaleidoscope Adventures?
As a leader in the student travel industry for 30+ years, Kaleidoscope Adventures exceeds expectations for student and performance group travel.
We’ll work with you to plan an exceptional travel experience and provide impeccable customer service from start to finishLearn More