How To Make Awesome Videos

Be Awesome

You do you. Your WiddyUP video is all about celebrating who you are and what you love to do. Are you a baker? A soccer player? An aspiring pianist? Choose something that you love and are excited to show the world.

Get Creative

This is your showcase. Will you add graphics or let the action speak for itself? Film on your iPhone or use a cinema camera? Edit in Tik Tok or keep it simple? Whatever brings out your inner creator is cool with us as long as you're having fun.

Time It Right

Think like your audience. Make sure you're giving your donors something worth watching but not so long that they tune out. We suggest somewhere between 20-45 seconds for your Pitch and under 2 minutes for your WiddyUP.

Capture Great Audio

Let them hear you. If audio is important to your video, make sure to record in a quiet place so your audience can hear you speak, play or sing.

How To Raise The Most Money

Here are some ideas for getting the most out of your fundraiser

Send sign up reminders

Signing up is half the battle but sometimes it takes a little reminder. Send a text. Email the parents. Make an announcement in class. Share a message on Snapchat. Whatever works best for your students. The more people that register the more money you are likely to raise.

Include incentives

We see a huge increase in participation when groups come up with unique incentives for their students. Things like "The Human Car Wash," "Principal Uber Ride" or "The Duct Tape Challenge" can not only get everyone involved but also add an extra element of fun.

Create a QR code

QR codes are easy to create and make signing up a breeze. We can help design one for you that sends your students directly to your group’s sign-up page. Print them out, hand them out, mail them out, whatever it takes to get your participants in the game.

Write a pitch video script

A solid pitch can make the difference between a decent raise and a huge raise. Make sure your donors are getting a confident, informed request by preparing your message before you film. You can write one for the whole group to follow or adapt the template we provide a template for you, either way, we strongly encourage you to make it your own.

Film a group video too

We know your students are going to crush their individual videos. Consider making a fun one for the whole group too. This gives everyone more ways to participate and increases your potential donor pool.

Write a pitch video script

A solid pitch can make the difference between a decent raise and a huge raise. Make sure your donors are getting a confident, informed request by preparing your message before you film. You can write one for the whole group to follow or adapt the template we provide a template for you, either way, we strongly encourage you to make it your own.

Film a group video too

We know your students are going to crush their individual videos. Consider making a fun one for the whole group too. This gives everyone more ways to participate and increases your potential donor pool.

Host a share party

Get the group together and have everyone spend 15 minutes sharing their link out with as many people as they can. Take a few minutes before practice or during class while everyone is together. You will be amazed at how many more donors you can reach when you are all doing it together.

Design a shareable graphic

A simple graphic can go a long way. A fun design with your fundraiser info and a link to your page can make your posts on social media look awesome. Platforms like Canva offer great design templates that are very easy to use.

Share! Share! Share!

Sharing your fundraising page link is how you raise money so make sure to share it far and wide. Consider using every channel possible. Email, text, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and Snapchat are great. Save a QR code on your phone so you can show it to people at a party. Print it on a flier to post in a local store. The key is getting it in front of as many people as possible.

Have Fun!

This sounds like a no brainer but we have found that the more fun you have, the more money you can raise. Whether it’s a clever announcement, unique incentive, group filming session or some other activity, everyone has a lot more fun and your donors will too.

Design a shareable graphic

A simple graphic can go a long way. A fun design with your fundraiser info and a link to your page can make your posts on social media look awesome. Platforms like Canva offer great design templates that are very easy to use.

Share! Share! Share!

Sharing your fundraising page link is how you raise money so make sure to share it far and wide. Consider using every channel possible. Email, text, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and Snapchat are great. Save a QR code on your phone so you can show it to people at a party. Print it on a flier to post in a local store. The key is getting it in front of as many people as possible.

Have Fun!

This sounds like a no brainer but we have found that the more fun you have, the more money you can raise. Whether it’s a clever announcement, unique incentive, group filming session or some other activity, everyone has a lot more fun and your donors will too.

How To Get Everyone Involved

WiddyUP is super flexible. How your group uses it is totally up to you. We've seen a lot of different approaches, but these are the most popular ways to get your entire organization involved.
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Team Video

Get the whole group together to create one really cool video. Just remember, the more people that share the more money you will raise.
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Service Project

Do a community service project and share a recap video or scenes from the field. Donors love to support good causes so go ahead and double their impact.
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Group Challenge

A challenge engages your students in a fun way that leads to strong participation. A little friendly competition can go a long way.
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Individual Videos

This is the classic WiddyUP approach. Do something you love, make a video to share, raise a ton of money.

LET'S GET STARTED

You've got the team. You've got the tools. Start crushing your fundraising goals today.
Got Questions?

We've Got Answers

Parents

Who can see my child's video?

We take privacy very seriously. Each user has control over who can see their videos. You choose between sharing with all WiddyUP participants, everyone in your group or just donors. But they are never shared with the public without express written consent.

Who are the donors?

Whoever you want! Share your fundraising page link with friends, family, social media, community members or anyone else you want to support you. The more you share, the more you raise.

What is a Pitch Video?

A Pitch video is basically a video message to donors. This is your chance to connect on a personal level with potential donors telling them why you're raising money and what they'll get for donating.

What is a WiddyUP Video?

A WiddyUP is a video that showcases a talent, passion, hobby, interest or anything else that a kid loves to do. This can be anything from drawing a picture to tasting hot sauce, from pogo-sticking to pottery, from baking to building LEGOs. Whatever your child likes to do is fair game.

So what does the donor get?

Donors get access to the WiddyUP video. This acts as both a thank you and a reward for their donation. We've found that donors are way more excited to give when they get something unique instead of another bar of chocolate or sponsored lap.

Organizers

Will I have to do everything myself?

Not a chance. Once you've registered your group, your primary job is to support and encourage your participants. That said, we have found the more involved you are the more money you will raise.

Is there a sign-up fee?

Nope! WiddyUP is totally free to get started and you take home 95% of everything you raise.

How do I know the videos are appropriate?

Every video goes through a two-step screening process. The first is done with cutting edge cloud computing software ensuring all content is appropriate. The second is done by our team. Yes, every single video is screened by a real human.

Can we do this as a whole group or team?

Of course. WiddyUP is super flexible so you can make it your own. Our community team can help with creative ideas and we have a whole page dedicated to helping you crush your fundraiser.

How long does a fundraiser last?

The timeline is up to you but we have found that the sweet spot is 30 days.

Can I see how my students are doing?

Absolutely. Your online dashboard keeps you up to speed on everything you need to know. From how many students have signed up and uploaded videos to real time fundraising metrics and a timeline to keep you on target.

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