7 Best Practices for Creating A Successful Drive

You’ve launched your YGG drive, now what can you do to help ensure you meet your drive goal?

We’ve compiled a list of best practices to maximize the impact of your drive and help you on your way.

1) Use Our Social Media & Email Sharing Tools

We hope you’ve noticed that your YGG drive page comes with built-in buttons for easy email and social sharing of your drive. You’ll see results when you use them! And, encourage your visitors to share on your behalf.

Email your drive link to family, friends, co-workers, and your online community. Tell them about your cause and the new way to give goods using YGG. This is far and away the number one vehicle for driving traffic and donations to your drive.

Post your drive link on Facebook, twitter, and all your favorite social media outlets. Like those popular crowdfunding sites, YGG drives are made for social sharing.

2) Invite Friends To Join Your Team

You can expand your reach exponentially when friends join your team and start a drive on your behalf. Their personal connections will spur you on to another level of support.

3) Make Your Drive A Challenge

Create a little friendly competition between groups, departments, or teams by creating a challenge drive. Typically the added excitement of the challenge translates into greater results.

4) Tell A Story

Your community will be more willing to give when they understand your cause. Is there a story behind why you chose to support your nonprofit? Are there interesting facts that you can share? The more personally you can relate your drive to your community, the more reason they will have to donate.

5) Enlist Outside Help

Consider reaching out to your local media, school, community groups and clubs to get the word out to support your cause.

6) Update Often

Post drive updates on your drive page, via social media and email and ask your community to help you reach your goal.

7) Send Thanks

Remember to send a personal note of thanks to all your donors and at the close of your drive, let your donors know the goods have arrived at their destination.

Check out our resources page where you’ll find more tips and suggestions. Remember, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions, comments, and suggestions. We’d love to hear from you.

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