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Trying to raise $10,000 through social media in ONE WEEK

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by deliz, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. deliz

    deliz Registered Member

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    Hey guys, I'm a little hesitant to post this but I've come to the point where I'm going to make a public appeal for your help, advice. and guidance. Basically I have a friend, a close friend, who is dying this very moment of pancreatic cancer. I met with him earlier today and they've placed him in hospice (means you are within several days of death). He is now refusing to eat because the cancer has reached his stomach and is causing him so much pain that he does not want to face the next few weeks in torment. His wife and family have appealed to me to try to reach out to everyone I know to raise around $10,000 to cover the funeral expenses, cost of the burial plot, and money for the wife he is leaving behind- because they were caught flat footed and do not have the money themselves. Unfortunately, I don't have $1000 to donate. I don't even have $500. But I do have knowledge of this forum and the magical things you guys can do. I own several tools which all of you also probably own as well (scrapebox, access to XRumer, etc.)

    My rough amateur plan was this: crowdfund this thing by creating a gofundme.com page, create a YouTube video in short notice, then promote it like hell over twitter, Facebook, relevant forums, blog comments, etc., over the next week. I am not a master at this and honestly I suck at generating content. But, two days ago I met with a marketing guy for help on ideas. I was also able to pull out of thin air a guy who's halfway decent at writing content who was able to put together a skeleton of what will eventually be the content for the video, tweets, forum postings, and the main content on the gofundme page based upon the what the marketing guy advised me. I know social media is very powerful and that's why I'm posting here for the advice. I'm not trying to rank a page on google or anything like that. I'm strictly doing this to help my friends family give him a decent funeral and righteous burial.


    I cannot think of everything and I know this. I'm just one guy who's trying to help a great friend who unselfishly helped me during some of my worst life experiences. He was basically that guy you knew (a rare one) who went all out for you and expected nothing in return. I want to do him a solid effort to help him in his final time here on earth because he would never do it himself and it's the least I could do after all he's done for me.


    Is there anything you guys in your great expertise can advise me on what YOU would be doing to help your friend in his hour of need? You can PM me, I don't care. I'm open to all advice at this point. Is there a tool I should be after? Is there a service that I should be after? Is there something I could be doing better than my plan above? I think maybe I just need to aim targeted traffic to this page over the next week.


    Please help me to help my friend and his family find peace before he leaves us all (and we lose one of the great human beings that this world clearly doesn't have enough of).


    Thank you.
     
  2. jahaz

    jahaz Regular Member

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    Read "Trust me I am lying" by Ryan Holiday.
     
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  3. deliz

    deliz Registered Member

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    Ok I'm gonna grab kindle version and actually reach out and try contacting this person. Thanks for the tip.
     
  4. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Just keep sharing through facebook. It'll go viral. A friend of mine needed a couple grand to get an operation for her dog, and she kept sharing it through facebook and asking people to share it and by the end of the week she reached her goal.
     
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  5. samatar_h

    samatar_h Regular Member

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    wouldn't it be better if you spend his last days with him instead of trying to raise money
     
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  6. Christian B

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    Hello,

    sad for your friend.

    I will say facebook too. If your friend is christian, target the christian groups : they swarm on Facebook. Talk about the funerals, the burial, ... It's important for christians, they might help.

    But don't ask money first. Ask for prayers, advice, ... Then talk about funerals and burial and the lack of money.


    Serious ? ...
     
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    haorancanada BANNED BANNED

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    Sorry to hear about your friend, and good luck, I can't really give you any advice since I normally succeed in raising money for my business campaign instead of for funeral
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

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    Almost always a funeral home will work with you when it comes to finances if you are short cash.
     
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  10. Christian B

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    I can't imagine a lot of things, but they still exist (sadly).

    If OP thinks he can help his dying friend chasing money, let do it. Without useless and moralizing speech.

    Besides, it must be incredibly GREAT dying knowing that he lets his wife into poverty.

    Yes, you. Not his friend.


    Other idea : search on facebook fanpages or groups which have the same goal than you (raise money for a sick/dying man), find the best (with a lot of likes) and copy them.
     
  11. mickyfu

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    It amazes me that posts pop up like this all the time. You have a two year gap between your posts. I have not written anything in my WF account for about the same time. Do you think I would go over to the WF and make a post which would be considered by many as a begging letter? Do you think there are not people here with their own problems?
     
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