|What do you do when you are faced with large medical bills? Have you considered crowdfunding? Here’s a great article from Bloomberg regarding the use of crowdfunding to pay medical bills. Why does this make sense? Well, when you are in need your family, friends and other loved ones want to help but other than flowers or cards they don’t know what to do. So, consider creating a MedGift support page where you describe exactly what you need. Share it with your support community and watch our generous they are. If you haven’t heard of MedGift we are a not for profit, completely free, refreshing alternative to other sites such as gofu##me.com. Following are are some best practices for setting up and managing your MedGift support page.Crowdfunding Best Practices
1. Have a catchy MedGift page title. For example, which sounds better “Kickin it for Kelly” or “I need help” The first one, right? You probably have already done that when you started this page …but you can change it if you like…now or later.
5. Update your page frequently-– 1x /week at a minimum and share these updates with you social media connections as well. Your family and friends want to know how things are going, but often times don’t want to burden you by asking.
8. If you are raising funds, it’s just like the tip jar, people often prefer to donate after someone else, and so we suggest making the first donation yourself. Our experience indicates this will jump start your efforts. And adjust your goals and timeframes as you are comfortable.
9. Use the Wish List to pictorially describe what you need or how you plan to use the funds
10. Please also explore the calendar. It’s a terrific tool to let your friends know if you would like help with meals, someone to visit or perhaps even walk the dog, transportation to an appointment, help with laundry or any other physical related activity. This has helped many other MedGift friends ease their burden.