Backers are what make crowfunding happen! Read detailed tips about tending to these wonderful people in our series, “The Basics on Backers” Part 1 and Part 2. You can also find tips on structuring and running your campaign by signing up for Faithify University, our free online crowdfunding course. There are sections on Making the Most of Your Campaign Page, Using Social Media to Your Advantage, Donor Engagement, and more.
There are two ways to interact with your Faithify backers:
Option 1: Send your backers an email Update right from your Faithify Dashboard.
Update your supporters on how both the crowdfunding and the actual campaign implementation are progressing. To make an update, go to your Dashboard using the “My Account” link at the top right of the home page, then choose the “My Projects” tab. Hover over the image of your campaign and click the first icon on the left, “Edit Project.” There is a text field for entering an update which will send an email to every backer AND show as a tab on your campaign page.
Option 2: A list of backers can be downloaded at anytime.
Use a list of your backers in any email service you choose. Access your Faithify Dashboard using the “My Account” link at the top right of the home page, then choose the “My Projects” tab on the right of the Dashboard. Hover over the image of your campaign to see four icons. Click the icon on the right, “Export Orders” to download a list of backers and their email addresses. Be sure to respect the wishes any people who have pledged anonymously, as indicated on the Backers List on your campaign page.
Updates are a great way to connect with current backers and develop stronger relationships for this project and future campaigns. Remember, you are nurturing a lasting relationship with your community of supporters!