Are you looking to raise money for an organization, a project, a startup, or a trip? Fundraising can be an extremely frustrating time-suck. Luckily, the days of bake sales and carwash fundraisers are over. Technology is helping people raise money on a broader and more organized level. If you’re looking to raise money for a cause, check out these websites:
Are you looking to raise money for a school trip or team jerseys? Piggybackr is a new website dedicated to helping groups raise money in a creative way. Individual members of an organization are able to create their own pages to share with family and friends, while still raising money for the larger organization. One great thing about Piggybackr is that they are especially dedicated to helping youth organizations raise money in a fun, but safe, way. The website also helps users raise money through contacting businesses and using social media.
Kickstarter has been an extremely successful model in the world of online fundraising, having funded over 39,000 creative projects. Especially aimed at artists, Kickstarter is a launchpad for the funding of people’s creative endeavors. A user can add a project by creating their own page and set a fundraising goal. One thing that I do not like about Kickstarter is that it is all-or-nothing when it comes to raising money. Meaning, that if you do not raise all of your goal you do not get any of the money. Though, the website reports that about 44% of Kickstarter projects are fully funded.
Causes, as the name suggests, is a website dedicated to helping people raise money for different socially-motivated causes. The categories of fundraising projects that Causes hosts include things like animal rights, criminal justice, disaster relief, and human rights. If you’re looking for a platform to launch your social-change-motivated product, Causes is a great place to start.
Crowdrise is a website that offers a dynamic and fun way of raising money for projects and causes. The website hosts fundraising for all sorts of different groups, individuals, and organizations looking to fund a project. The Crowdrise community is especially interactive compared to other websites, and dynamic in that they use crowdfunding, social networking, and contests to raise money.
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