Online social fundraising – crowdfunding

Online fundraising is not as easy as setting up a page and watching money roll in. It just does not work that way. Even fundraising websites can’t produce a quick and easy result. Most of the members of fundraising websites are people who *need* help, not provide help. While they can offer moral support, don’t expect much for donations. I’m sure there may be a few people that are *givers* that go to these sites to help… but they are the vast minority. Some of the fundraisers on these websites actually do pretty well. If its a high profile charity or situation, people know about it. You had better be willing to spend a lot of time promoting your need or cause, and be willing to share personal information, as well as integrating it into your social networking pages like Facebook.

If you are willing to do all that… you might want to check some of these sites out:

With Chipin, you can create a fundraising widget and place it in your blog or website. You can link it to your paypal to accept donations.

The greedy or needy site is more suited for small requests ($50 or less), *BUT* you can list a wish for a higher amount, and it even connects with Chipin nicely. As with most social fundraising, you should try to promote your “wish” on your own website or social media platform.

You can use Kapipal to raise money for projects, presents, group purchases, charity, and any other dream! It connects with paypal as well. You can offer rewards to donors if you wish.

Pledgie is a broad based fundraising site, like most of these sites, you can link it to paypal. You can like it on Facebook, or Twitter. Again, success does depend on how well you promote it.

Fundly works much like the other sites, but you can also embed it into your Facebook.

GoFundMe personal online fundraising websites are perfect for individuals, groups & organizations! It can also be linked into Facebook.

Microgiving is a universal fundraising site. They do require you submit a W9 tax form, and they do take 13% of the donations received (10% fee, 3% for credit card processing).

I can’t say much about Wish upon a hero, because my registration never seemed to work (no validation email). Check it out, maybe you will have better results.

Modest Needs looks like a good site. It strives to avoid fraud, but this mean you have to provide a lot of personal information (fax a photo ID, provide bank balance info, ect…)

GiveForward is an outstanding website for people with financial related medical needs. This even includes pet related vet bills. It can be used for other needs too.

Well… that about does it for now. I may update this post again later if I find any more sites, or new information. Good luck with your fundraising needs.



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