Here are some tips and strategies that have worked well for applicants in the past:
Make a compelling proposal and video. Convey very clearly what your project is, why it matters, and what are your personal motivations for applying.
Make personal asks. Send individual emails, pick up the phone and call, go door-to-door, and don't be afraid to ask your friends and family for support. It takes a village.
Leverage your contacts. Using Mailchimp (or something like it) you can send custom message to all of your Gmail, Facebook and LinkedIn contacts.
Use social media. Regularly update your social media platforms on the progress of your campaign. We've seen applicants get $1,000 contributions from complete strangers via Twitter.
Local media outreach. Ask neighborhood blogs, newsletters, community groups, or city papers to spread the word about your campaign.
Reach out to like-minded communities. Approach companies or organizations that may have interest in supporting your campaign.
Organize a fundraising event or activity. Throw a party, host a bake sale, or get creative about other ways to raise money off-line.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to RICHARD@MILLENNIALTRAIN.CO