Crowdfunding Fundraisers: What you need to know
Our crowdfunding fundraisers are user-friendly, customizable ways to help you generate donations for your cause. We have several flexible options to help you reach your fundraising goals, including:
- Simple crowdfunding: Create a page to receive donations for your organization. Use this page to share a compelling story about your organization and how donations will be used to further your cause. Add images and video to further bring your story to life.
- Crowdfunding with perks/rewards: Encourage people to donate at a higher level by offering merchandise or other incentives at different donation amounts.
- Crowdfunding with team fundraising: Allow participants to join your fundraiser to help generate donations. This option works well for schools and other organizations that can benefit from having people participate in the fundraising without receiving donations per unit of activity, as in a-thon fundraisers. Learn more about team fundraising here.
Types of donations accepted
- One time donations
- Recurring donations
How much does it cost?
Check out our crowdfunding page to see available pricing options, including our pricing model with zero platform fees funded by optional donor tips.
How to promote your campaign
To begin making progress towards your fundraising goals, begin spreading the word about your crowdfunding campaign to as many people as possible. Sharing your fundraiser with the greatest number of potential donors increases exposure and may make others more likely to share your cause with people in their network, too. You can share the link to your fundraiser on social media or send an email to your donors, family, and friends to get the word out.
Additionally, our free text-to-give tool helps to generate donations at live events. With this option, you’ll use a unique keyword and number, which will allow people to text and receive a link to the campaign on their phone. They can then make a donation at their convenience on their mobile device. Read this article for more ideas on how to use this convenient feature:
If you’re holding a live event and want to ensure the broadest possible visibility, consider live-streaming it so that anyone who can’t attend can still participate. Viewers will be able to watch your event on your fundraiser page and donate in real time. Find out more below:
Ready to get started?
Click here to create an account and get started. There is no charge to create an account. And the best part is, we won’t send you any unwanted emails for signing up!
You can create some test campaigns to get a feel for the ease of setup. Preview your campaign anytime by clicking the ‘Preview’ button at the bottom of any page in the campaign setup.
Got questions along the way?
We’re here to help! Our team is available via chat on our website during normal business hours. Just hit the orange message button in the bottom right of your screen. You can also search our knowledge base for answers.