Articles - How to run a successful fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need
27th September 2023

How to run a successful fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need

"The best way to make children good is by making them happy." Oscar Wilde...

If we can start the topic with something hopeful and positive, perhaps these are the appropriate thoughts of Oscar Wilde...

Alas, not every diagnosis offers great chances of a cure, and then the compassion embedded in each of us may be the only thing that spurs us on... Spurring us on, together, holding hands, to make a child happy... and ourselves, better!

Content:

  1. What is palliative care for a child in need
  2. How can I fund a campaign to raise money for Palliative Care for a Child in Need?
    • How does crowdfunding work?
  3. Is fundraising for palliative care for a child in need right for me?
  4. When should I start fundraising for palliative care for a child in need?
  5. Additional benefits of fundraising for palliative care for a child in need
  6. How to run a successful fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need - Tips and guidance

1.What is palliative care for a child in need

Palliative care for a child in need is specialised medical and social support. It provides children with severe, progressive or incurable illnesses with the opportunity to move on. This form of care aims to improve a child's quality of life and support their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Palliative care includes inpatient care, symptomatic treatment, and psychological support for both children and their families. It focuses on relieving pain and suffering, providing comfort and support, and emphasizing the child's dignity and quality of life, regardless of the prognosis for recovery.

2.How can I fundraise for palliative care for a child in need?

Underwriting the full cost of palliative care needs for a child in need is not within the means of families, in most cases. Then you have to think bigger. Although no one wants to "pray", "urge pity", it is not a choice that is made "just because". It's a big step that requires a lot of strength, courage, will and most of all a huge heart.

It's no secret that funding a campaign to raise money for palliative care for a child in need can be a real challenge. Yet, there are various ways in which you can raise the necessary funds. Here we've picked out a few ideas that might be a useful base to build on:

  1. Crowdfunding platforms:

Use an online crowdfunding platform such as PavelAndreev.BG. With its help, you can create a campaign and attract donors from all over the world. Create an exciting and engaging story, share it with your friends, family and social networks. This way you can expect support and donations.

  1. Support from foundations and organizations:

Research foundations and organizations that are involved in supporting children in need or palliative care. Check to see if they have funding programs for such campaigns and ask them for support.

  1. Communities and events:

A good tactic is to organize events that involve the community. These can be activities where people can donate funds or get involved in events such as charity, competitions or sales of handmade items,bazaars to raise funds for palliative care for a child in need.

Check out our Facebook group - Bazaar. There you can purchase an item and the amount will be donated to a charitable cause.

Important:

Remember to use different communication channels, such as social media, websites and local media, to promote your campaign and attract as many supporters and donors as possible. It's important to highlight the importance of palliative care for the child and show how even small donations can make a big difference to their wellbeing and quality of life.

Amidst all the stress, you don't need to add extra worries about raising funds for palliative care.

However, if you are wondering if crowdfunding could be of benefit to you, take a look at the following lines:

  • How does crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is an effective way to raise funds for palliative care for a child. It is a process where people come together to share their resources and help children and their families at a difficult time.

3.Is fundraising for palliative care for a child right for me?

Here at the Pavel Andreev Foundation, we help people in need and work on various campaigns. We can boast of hundreds of successfully completed charitable causes with happy endings, as well as those that have successfully raised the necessary amounts and are yet to cure the patients, which donors and every guest of the platform can be informed about continuously from the pages of the website: PavelAndreev.BG. If you have never considered the option of fundraising through a donation campaign, here are some questions to ask yourself before you take action:

  • Am I emotionally ready to ask people to help me financially?;
  • Do I have, already, a clear budget and goals for spending the funds on palliative care for a child;
  • Are my financial capabilities stable?
  • Do I have the time needed to invest in a fundraising campaign to raise money for a child in need of palliative care. Here it is important to budget one 3-5 hours per week to keep your campaign current. Included in this time are emails; creating updates on the funds raised and their use in the treatment and palliative care of the child, uploading them to the platform as well as sharing them on social media; other forms of updating the campaign, reporting on funds raised and spent and other ways of raising funds (Example: offline campaigns - organizing competitions, games, bazaars, etc.);
  • Do I have relatives I can rely on to work and support the campaign to raise funds for palliative care for a child?

If you are already able to answer positively to most of the above questions, then a fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child is right for you.

4.When should I start fundraising for palliative care for a child in need?

Starting a fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need should begin as soon as you are aware of the illness and its outcomes. Put another way, the moment you have already identified the need. We've mentioned a few situations here where it's important to start a fundraising campaign, but the situations can be much more or more pressing circumstances:

  • Diagnosis of a serious illness

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, palliative care can become the sole and primary income, namely, through an endowment fund. In such cases, fundraising should begin immediately. Only in this way is the chance to provide the necessary medical care and support, on time, greater;

Take a look at our Treating Children AbroadFund to see more examples of how specific donation amounts can help.

  • When specialist equipment is needed

If a child needs specialist equipment that is not covered by the health system or family resources, then starting a fundraising campaign is essential. This may include medical devices, mobile hospices or other specific needs;

An example of such a campaign is Together for THEM -Special Kids. Campaign to raise funds to purchase specialized equipment.

  • In the absence of funds

If a child's family does not have the financial resources to cover the cost of palliative care, starting a fundraising campaign is essential. This can be helpful to ensure affordable and quality care for the young patient;

  • When therapeutic services are needed

If the child is in need of therapeutic services, such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation or psychological support, then fundraising can be helpful in providing the necessary therapy and support.

In general, it is important to start a fundraising campaign as soon as possible. This is the only way to ensure that the child and their family receive the palliative care and support they need. Starting a fundraising campaign early will give you more time and opportunities to gather the necessary resources and help a child in need.

5.Additional benefits of fundraising for palliative care for a child in need

Fundraising for palliative care for a child in need not only helps provide needed medical care and support, but also offers additional benefits. These include:

Fundraising campaigns make people from different parts of the world and different communities united. They unite them around one common goal - to help a child and their family. This creates a strong community spirit that can last beyond the campaign;

The fundraising campaign promotes awareness of palliative care and the needs of children in need. This raises awareness in the community and changes attitudes towards these important issues.

When a fundraising charity is successful, it can offer the opportunity to help other children in need of palliative care. Raising awareness and support from the community can lead to the creation of permanent funding resources for children in need of palliative care.

When a child's family is in need of psychological strength and reassurance, awareness that there are others in their situation, as well as awareness of other palliative care fundraising campaigns that exist, is very supportive. This works in the plus for these people, to cope more easily with the emotional challenges associated with palliative care.

Fundraising for palliative care for a child in need has an added benefit, thanks to which a better society can be created that cares for its most vulnerable members.

6.How to run a successful fundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need - tips and guidelines

If you are ready to start afundraising campaign for palliative care for a child in need, here are some tips and guidelines on where and how to start, as well as how to run your campaign successfully:

  1. Set a clear goal

The organizers of each campaign set a specific fundraising goal. This may be to purchase specialized equipment, fund medical expenses, provide therapeutic services, or help the family at specific points in treatment and care;

  1. Choice of platform

The organisers choose an appropriate online crowdfunding platform. This is where you will be able to set up your campaign. We highly recommend starting your project with PavelAndreev. This platform provide you the opportunity to collect donations from people around the world, meet donors with kind hearts and unconditional attitude to help those in need;

  1. Create a campaign

The organizers create an attractive campaign that explains the purpose and the need for fundraising. For your campaign to be successful, add information about the child, their needs and how you will use the donated funds. Be sure to include photos with the campaign, as well as clear, motivating words that will touch even the coldest of personalities, prompting everyone to donate.

  1. Share and attract attention

Remember that successful charity campaigners actively share information about their causes. They do this through social media, emails and other communication channels. This, should be your idea too. The goal is to get the attention of as many people as possible and encourage them to donate.

Check out our blog where you can read how to promote a donation campaign on Facebook

  1. Gratitude and accountability

Remember that a good fundraising campaign organiser expresses their gratitude to all donors and keeps them regularly updated on the progress of the campaign. It's important that you do too. Show transparency and express your appreciation in all possible ways - accountability documents, words, thank you letters to each donor, etc.

If, after all this is said and done, you're ready to plan your palliative care fundraising campaign for a child in need, start today with PavelAndreev.

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