Help with Funding

Fund My Travel

Fund My Travel and Tico Lingo

In 2018, Tico Lingo partnered with Fund My Travel to give students a platform to raise funds and break financial roadblocks. Their system makes it easy to ask for financial help to make your dream of learning Spanish a reality.

See below for some tips on how to make a compelling fundraising campaign!

Fundraising for your Trip

You may have the passion to give back or the dream to study Spanish in Costa Rica but funding the trip makes it a big challenge. We know that flights, program costs, and passports can lead to a very expensive endeavor. However, don’t let finances become a hindrance to making that big leap in your life.

If you want to join us on our Spanish Immersion Programs but don’t have the financial resources, then raising money through creative and innovative ways may be of help to you. We want to help make your dream a reality, so give online fundraising a try!

Tico Lingo has teamed up with FundMyTravel, an online platform where you can fundraise for your upcoming travels with us, create your own unique campaign page, complete a brief profile to build trust, and get sharing to watch the dollars come flying in!

Start fundraising with us!

Tips for a successful FundMyTravel campaign

Complete your profile and campaign page.

1.) Your profile page helps to build trust and confidence within your network of donors and supporters. An empty Profile is unsettling for potential donors and can cause sincere doubt if there is a genuine person behind the campaign.

2.) The first thing that people check is your campaign page so be sure to let people know why they should donate to your cause. You can add photos and videos that will showcase your work abroad. You can also write a compelling story to move people to donate to your page. Donors want to know why they should donate to your page so show them a reason why they should invest in you.

3.) Use high quality videos and photos to motivate the interest of your supporters.
Share your page on social media and emails.

4.) Don’t feel shy about sharing your campaign page frequently, because that is the only way people will see it. No matter how good you were in filling it, if no one knows about your campaign, no donation will be sent to you. Use the social media buttons on your page to easily share your page through Facebook and Twitter. For older people who are more comfortable with email, you can also send a personal email through the email button on your page.

5.) Even if your family and friends are not able to donate monetarily, you can still ask them to share your page through their own network of contacts.

6.) Sharing your page once is not enough. Think of it as part of your marketing strategy – regularly and frequently sharing your page helps them to familiarize with your page.
Aim to build momentum early on.

7.) Remember that your initial donors will likely be from your core group of family and friends. Did you know that fundraisers who have raised at least 15% in the first 2 weeks are more likely to be successful in campaigning? In the early stages of your campaign, focus on earning the support of these people first because they know you best, personally and can later endorse your campaign to other viewers.

Always keep your supporters updated.

Never forget about the updates. Every crowdfunding campaign takes time and effort. Continue to keep your page fresh by posting updates every now and then. Donors don’t want to contribute to a page that is stale and outdated.

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