The Internet Is At Your DisposalCrowdfunding is a great resource in today's day and age. Sites like gofundme and kickstarter are designed to help people raise money for their cause. Gofundme will be a great resource for many of you. Make an account and set a goal. Share the link with family and friends on Facebook and through email. Be sure to describe your exchange program and what you hope to get out of it. It is simple to create and will be an easy way for those close to you to donate to your exchange.
The way to make a successful crowdfunding campaign is through finding the right platform for you as well as sharing, sharing, sharing! It is extremely important to encourage family and friends to share your crowdfunding page along with your story.