Choosing the correct words when sharing your campaign can be hard, which is why we’ve created easy message templates to share your campaign anywhere and everywhere that you’d like. To use this tool, all you need to do is copy one of the templates listed below and fill in what’s asked for in the bold brackets. 

We’ve included real life examples for inspiration as well.

Facebook messages templates

Facebook is an incredibly effective way of sharing, and if you’re messaging a close friend, a friend of a friend, or a community member, we’ve got your back. Copy a template, fill in the bold brackets, and you’ll be set up for success. Our fundraising experts have found that Facebook fundraising is incredibly effective. Every time you share your fundraiser on Facebook, it can net an average of $43 for your fundraiser.

What to say to your close friend:

Hi [close friend],

I’m reaching out to you because I’ve finally started a YuFundMe for [insert reason here]. [Remind your close friend why this cause means so much to you]. [Include the reason why you need the funds]. [Include what you’ve done on your own to get closer to your goal].

Here’s my YuFundMe link: [Insert YuFundMe Link here]

If you could support my YuFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even $5 helps me get closer to my goal! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.

What to say to a community member:

Dear [Community Member],

I hope you’re having a good day so far. I’m reaching out to you because we’re both a part of [insert Facebook group name ] on Facebook, and I wanted to share my story with you. [Include how you normally contribute to the group].

While [include shared interest] has always been a passion of mine, I’ve been looking to fill another passion- [Include reason behind creating your YuFundMe]. [Explain what you’re raising money for]. [Explain how this will positively impact your life]. [Share what you’ve done on your own to raise money for this reason].

To help with the rest of the costs, I’ve created a YuFundMe, which you can view here: [Insert YuFundMe link]

If you could support my YuFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even $7 helps me get closer to my goal! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.

What to say to an acquaintance:

Hi [friend of friend],

I hope you’re having a good day so far. I’m reaching out to you because we have [insert mutual friend] as a mutual friend, and I wanted to share my story with you. [Explain what you’re raising money for]. [Explain how this will positively impact your life]. [Share what you’ve done on your own to raise money for this reason].

To help with the rest of the costs, I’ve created a YuFundMe, which you can view here: [Insert YuFundMe Link here]

If you could support my YuFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even $5 helps me get closer to my goal! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them.

YuFundMe update templates

Updates are an important way to connect with your supporters throughout your YuFundMe, so be sure to post Updates often. If you’re not sure what to say, feel free to use either of our Update message templates below.  

Update example 1

Thank you to everyone who has shared my YuFundMe so far. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating $5 – $10 to get me closer to my goal. No donation is too small!

Update example 2

I’ve hit [insert percent of goal] of my goal in just [insert how many days] thanks to your support! Please continue to share my YuFundMe with your network to keep up the momentum.

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