Tips for Setting up a Donation Page

Published: December 12, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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While cremation services in Humboldt, TN. can be less expensive than burial costs, depending on what you choose, it can still be costly. This is especially true if the death was sudden and the family did not have money set aside or if the family is on a fixed income.

One way to help offset costs is to ask for donations. While some families may feel awkward about this, this practice is common and completely appropriate. There are several ways to do this from mentioning donations are welcome on things like the obituary to posting it on social media. A very effective way is to create an online donation account with a third party website such as GoFundMe.

These sites make it very easy for even the most novice computer users to be able to create a page in minutes. To help make the most of your donation page, we have these tips.

Be Open and Honest

When writing your description and bio for your page it’s important to be completely honest about what the money is for and how it will be used. You want the person donating money to feel confident that it will be used in an appropriate way. Things you can address in this area are: 

 - How the money will be used

 - Why you are using a fundraising page and not your own personal finances.

 - How the donor’s money is helping

For example, if the money raised will be going for a memorial service, make that known. If it will be used instead for cremation services and an urn, let donors know that as well.

2. List the Expenses

To help give the donor an idea of what you are dealing with, don’t be afraid of listing out the expenses you are facing. Many people may simply be unaware of how expensive cremations and other services such as memorial services can be. By listing your costs, donors can see for themselves how the money will be used and what is needed.

3. Explain the Importance

Although most donors will see that the donations are important, make sure to take time and write a compelling and something donors can relate to. Rather than simply listing costs and asking for the donations, you could add a special story about your loved one or maybe what they have done for the community and other city involvement. Let donors know your loved one as a person. 

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In Conclusion

While some families may feel awkward about asking for donations, the practice is very common and completely appropriate. Using a third party website such as GoFundMe can be a wonderful platform to use as it is user friendly and the link to the donation page can be shared on social media as well as text and email. This helps the page get more visibility with more chances of including the reason for the donations, the list of costs associated with the cremation services in Humboldt, TN., and a compelling story or biography of the loved one will help donors feel confident they are donating to a good cause.

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