5 Great Templates to Ask Others to Support Your CoFund Health Campaign

Asking others for help can be hard! For your medical crowdfunding campaign to be successful, you need as many people as possible to know about your campaign.

How do you find the right story? …the right word? Are the words different when asking directly on email instead of in a Facebook post? Fortunately, our professional copywriters are pretty good at picking just the right words to get you started. Your own story will be unique, but hopefully these examples can get you one step closer to reaching your campaign’s goal.

 
 
 

Email to family and close friends

Support from your family and close friends early in your campaign is one of the most important steps to have a successful campaign—their support can be what kickstarts your campaign so you can pay your medical bills.

 From this group, you are asking your family and close friends for two things:

1.    You are asking to make at least a small donation to your campaign

2.    You are asking for them to share your campaign with others

 Although it is easiest to do a large email or text blast, a personal message to each person to go along with your campaign’s link is more meaningful and more likely to encourage them to help you.

To help get you started, here’s a template to use (simply copy & paste!):

 

Subject: Please consider supporting my CoFund Health campaign to help me pay for {insert your campaign’s purpose here}

Dear {insert name here},

I recently started a personal crowdfunding campaign on CoFund Health to help me afford {insert your campaign’s purpose here}. I chose CoFund Health because it would assure those that want to support me that only I could use the money raised and only for healthcare expenses.

I won’t fully rewrite my campaign here to spare you having to read the same thing twice—there is a link below to my campaign’s story and why I need your help. I am trying to raise {insert your fundraising goal here} by {insert your campaign’s goal date}.

Link to my campaign: {copy & paste the URL for your campaign here}

If you find it in your heart, please consider donating to support my campaign. If you are unable to, I certainly understand and appreciate you anyway. Regardless, would you reshare my campaign on your own Facebook page? There is a link to easily do so on my campaign’s page at the link above.

I appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress in updates to my campaign that will send an email and text alert to those following my progress.

Sincerely,

{insert your name}

 
 
 
 

Facebook post on your own page

Facebook posts are easy to overlook—people are busy looking at babies, funny cats, and terrible political memes. You have to really make your message stand out and count on those close to you to reshare to their friends. With 170 million users, sharing on Facebook gives you the biggest opportunity to reach the greatest number of people. 

Quick tips:

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1.    Use the share button on your campaign’s page to make sure your campaign preview shows on your Facebook post.

2.    Don’t forget to make your post sharable.

 What to say? Here’s a start!

 

Hi all! I recently created a fundraising campaign on CoFund Health to help with my expenses for {insert your campaign’s purpose here}. Please consider a donation and also consider sharing my story with your friends. I chose to host my campaign with CoFund Health because it would assure those that want to support me that only I could use the money raised and only for healthcare expenses.

As some of you know, I have been fighting {insert your condition} for some time now. Despite my best efforts, I need help from those around me to pay for part of my medical bills. My fundraising goal is {insert your fundraising goal here} that I’m trying to raise by {insert your campaign’s goal date}.

Thank you in advance for your support!

 
 
 
Don’t forget to include your campaign's link if you didn’t use the share button on your page.
 
 
 

Facebook post to a Facebook Group you belong to

Facebook groups are a terrific way to reach people like you. Members of groups have shared interests and can often be closer than your actual family and friends. Groups will often rally support for members who are going through a difficult time.

 Quick tips:

1.    Use the share button on your campaign’s page to make sure your campaign preview shows on your Facebook post.

2.    Don’t forget to make your post sharable.

3.    Check with your group’s admins to make sure your post doesn’t violate your group’s rules.

Here’s a start for a post within a group:

 

Hi all! I recently created a fundraising campaign on CoFund Health to help with my expenses for {insert your campaign’s purpose here}. Please consider a donation and also consider sharing my story with your friends. I chose to host my campaign with CoFund Health because it would assure those that want to support me that only I could use the money raised and only for healthcare expenses.

As some of you know, I have been fighting {insert your condition} for some time now. Despite my best efforts, I need help from those around me to pay for part of my medical bills. My fundraising goal is {insert your fundraising goal here} that I’m trying to raise by {insert your campaign’s goal date}.

Thank you in advance for your support!

 
 
 
Don’t forget to include your campaign's link if you didn’t use the share button on your page.
 
 
 

Twitter posT

For many medical needs, Twitter can be a great place to catch the attention of people who actively follow certain diseases or conditions. Twitter is a place to deliver a short and sweet message in 280 characters to grab someone’s attention.

Quick tips:

1.    Use the share button on your campaign’s page to make sure your campaign preview shows on your Tweet.

2.    If your disease has a common #hashtag, us it!

 If you can’t think of anything, give this a go:

 

Please support my CoFund Health campaign to help pay for my {insert your condition} treatment. Learn more on my campaign page {insert URL here"}. Thank you for your support!

 
 
 
 

Email to your local media

You would be surprised how often the reporters from your local media are stumped to find a good story. Your story can often be an inspiration to others with a similar condition to yours and makes for a “feel good” moment on the evening news. You can usually find your local news and newspaper reporter’s contact information on the station’s webpage.

Quick tips:

1.    Your story is MUCH more likely to be picked up if your message is about your condition rather than your fundraising campaign.

2.    Don’t get discouraged if your campaign’s story takes back-seat to a local significant event. Try again in several days.

3.    Be sure to give your contact information in your email so the reporter can contact you for a full story.

Although this can be intimidating to write, here’s something to try:

 

Subject: Local community member battling {insert your condition here}

Hello, I live in the {insert your community name here} community and I know my story would be interesting to your audience. I am fighting {insert your condition here} and want to ensure others to not give up in their own medical struggles. {insert other unique parts of your healthcare journey here}.

You can reach me at the contact information below.

Sincerely,

{insert your name}
{insert your phone number}
{insert your email address}

 

Now that you have a guide, get out there and share your campaign on email, Facebook, Twitter, and in-person to ask those that can help you to (a) donate even it’s just a little bit and (b) to reshare your campaign! Without them, your campaign will struggle to meet your goals!