Family flowers only: How to collect funeral donations online
Remembering a loved one by collecting donations in their memory is a beautiful way to pay tribute to their life. We know there's a lot to think about when organising a funeral, so we hope that this blog will make it easier for you to arrange a collection for someone you love.
Choose a charity or non-profit
The first decision you need to make is which charity you want to support. If your loved one was cared for at a hospice or hospital, you might want to raise money to thank the staff and ensure someone else can receive the same treatment. If they were affected by a medical issue, you could see if there is a specialist charity that supports people, funds research or campaigns to raise awareness.
Alternatively, you might prefer to choose a charity that represents the life of your loved one. Perhaps they loved nature, animals or music? Maybe they had a favourite charity in their lifetime or volunteered for a local cause?
Create an online fundraising page
Once you've chosen a charity, the next step is to create your online fundraising page. There are lots of different fundraising platforms that allow you to collect donations for your preferred cause.
At Visufund, you can choose to create a beautifully personal page that features images representing the person you love. There are hundreds of pre-designed templates to choose from, and they're all free to use. You might want to pick a template that represents your loved one's passions or hobbies. Or, you may prefer to choose something more symbolic, such as a starry night or flickering candles.
Share your page with friends and family
Share the link to your fundraising page with friends and family, and invite them to make a donation.
If you've created your page on Visufund, donors will be able to add something to your picture, such as lighting their own candle or adding a star to the sky with a public message and photo. A lot of people have shared that they find it very comforting to read the messages and see photos of their loved one that they've never seen before.
All the money you raise through a Visufund page is sent directly to the charity you're supporting, so there is no need to worry about any further administration after publishing. Your page will stay open for as long as you want, so you can visit it at any time.
- Choose a charity or non-profit organisation
- Create an online fundraising page
- Share your page with friends and family
We hope this guide has been helpful, and please accept our condolences as you remember your loved one.
If you would like to create your own Visufund page to raise money in memory of your loved one, you'll find all of our tribute templates here.