Anytime! You can start a campaign for a wedding, graduation, marathon, party, or even to replace your holiday gifts. Visit the page here and we’ll get you setup.
Visit this page to create your campaign - it’s quick and easy! We just need a few things: a campaign name, a mission statement, an end date, and a background photo.
You get your own fundraising page on Watsi to celebrate a special occasion. Your friends and family don’t have to worry about finding you the perfect gift. Instead, they wish you congratulations on your wedding, graduation, or latest 5K by supporting a cause you care about. When your campaign is over, you choose the patients your campaign supports. Everyone who donated receives an email introducing them to the patients they helped fund.
100% of the money raised funds healthcare for patients on Watsi. Once the campaign is over you’ll get a Watsi gift card for the full amount you raised. You can use the gift card to choose the patients your campaign supports. If you don’t use the gift card within 90 days, we’ll choose the patients for you.
The mission statement is your chance to tell your friends and family what you’re celebrating, why you’ve chosen Watsi, what your goals are, and what they can expect after donating. Here’s an example from a recent campaign:
I’m turning 30! I feel lucky to have reached this birthday in good health with great friends and family. This year, I want to do something different to celebrate.
Watsi is one of my favorite non-profits. It enables anyone to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. All I want for my 30th birthday is to raise $3,000 for patients in need of care. If you chip in, 100% of your donation will fund healthcare. When my campaign is over, I’ll get to distribute all the money we raised to patients, and you’ll get an update on the people we supported together.
Thanks for the support!
You’ll need to provide a high quality landscape photo for the campaign page. We also encourage you to add a profile photo, which will show up on the campaign page. If you’re not already a registered donor on Watsi, you’ll need to create an account here.
By reaching out to your friends and family via email, social media, and carrier pigeon, you can easily reach your goal! Here’s a sample schedule for a three day campaign:
Send an email to everyone from day 1 with a link to your completed campaign, and thank them for their support. Post about your completed campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re looking for other creative ways to promote your campaign, here are a few ideas: