All articles tagged Fundraising (13)

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

At Goodshop, Online Shopping Becomes Charitable Giving at No Cost to the Consumer

In a Nutshell: When consumers shop online through Goodshop, a percentage of their purchases go toward a cause of their choice, at no extra cost. By partnering with some of the biggest names in the retail industry — Staples, Apple, Vistaprint, Old Navy — Goodshop uses everyday transactions to add to the $12 million dollars it has already raised for causes that range from local animal shelters to international refugee aid. With nearly 125,000 nonprofits, local schools, and... read more »

Growing a Nonprofit Like a Business: How Classy Brings Enterprise Strategy to Fundraising With Its All-In-One Platform

Growing a Nonprofit Like a Business: How Classy Brings Enterprise Strategy to Fundraising With Its All-In-One Platform

In a Nutshell: Classy traces its roots to a fundraising pub crawl in 2006, but has since blossomed into a powerful platform for nonprofits around the world. The founders wanted to help charitable organizations capitalize on online donations from a new, mobile generation, so they came up with responsive, adaptable tools to maximize the efforts of social enterprises. Connecting with those who have a shared passion is easy with Classy, and the platform helps a nonprofit run with the... read more »

Crowdfunding for Anyone in Need: The FundRazr Platform Has Raised Over $120M for Personal and Nonprofit Causes

Crowdfunding for Anyone in Need: The FundRazr Platform Has Raised Over $120M for Personal and Nonprofit Causes

In a Nutshell: Life often comes with unexpected costs; sometimes your budget can handle it, and sometimes it can't. If you find yourself needing money for a good cause, you can get help by sharing your story on FundRazr — an alternative funding source for startups, charities, and personal causes. From medical bills to disaster relief, FundRazr harnesses the power of social media to help spread the word and raise money for thousands of worthy campaigns. The platform is free... read more »

Smile Train’s Donor-Funded Cleft Treatments and Sustainable Model Puts Children with Clefts on Track for Healthy, Productive Lives

Smile Train’s Donor-Funded Cleft Treatments and Sustainable Model Puts Children with Clefts on Track for Healthy, Productive Lives

In a Nutshell: Most people have seen photos of children with cleft lips in passing — and they assume the problem is merely cosmetic. But cleft lips (and palates) are a serious medical condition that can impair a child’s speech, hearing, and breathing. Smile Train is an international charity that empowers local medical professionals in the developing world to help kids receive free cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care. A $250 donation can cover one surgery — and give a... read more »

‘Democratizing Democracy’ — Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Free Crowdfunding Campaigns

‘Democratizing Democracy’ — Crowdpac Helps Political Candidates Harness the Power of Free Crowdfunding Campaigns

In a Nutshell: Most Americans feel helpless in a political system that sees the vast majority of campaign contributions coming from the wealthiest 1% of the public. To reopen politics to the masses, Crowdpac offers a free platform where people in the US and the UK can crowdfund campaign donations for free. Donations can be made in any denomination and are only collected once the candidates officially enter their chosen race. The idea is to level the playing field and once again make... read more »

GlobalGiving Hosts Online Crowdfunding Campaigns that Raise Tax-Deductible Donations for Worldwide Causes

GlobalGiving Hosts Online Crowdfunding Campaigns that Raise Tax-Deductible Donations for Worldwide Causes

In a Nutshell: Online crowdfunding platforms garnered substantial media attention after several natural disasters impacted areas around the world in 2017. Multiple relief campaigns raised millions of dollars and showed the resilient spirit of the global community. While most platforms see donations spike when disasters strike, GlobalGiving.org works continuously with nonprofits around the world that request funds for communities with ongoing needs. These causes can include improving... read more »

Over $1 Billion in Donations — YouCaring’s Free Crowdfunding Platform Helps Raise Money for Medical, Personal, and Charitable Needs

Over $1 Billion in Donations — YouCaring’s Free Crowdfunding Platform Helps Raise Money for Medical, Personal, and Charitable Needs

In a Nutshell: Individuals and organizations looking to raise money for their cause or charity have several options when choosing an online crowdfunding platform for their campaign. Several niche crowdfunding websites emerged over the last three years, but YouCaring.com remains one of the only free platforms for nonprofits and individuals to raise money for medical, personal, or community needs. Credit card processing fees for donations, which include a 2.9% charge and $0.30 per... read more »

Chuffed.org Empowers Small- and Medium-Sized Charities by Helping Them Create Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Chuffed.org Empowers Small- and Medium-Sized Charities by Helping Them Create Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

In a Nutshell: A lack of transparency in the charity space has many would-be donors questioning where their funds will go once the charity receives them. Most major charitable organizations receive too many donations each year to properly track the distribution of every dollar. Chuffed.org aims to solve this issue with a global crowdfunding platform that supports small- and medium-sized charities and individuals in need. Since 2012, the Chuffed platform has helped raise more than $18... read more »

Direct Relief Raises More than $1 Billion in Donations to Provide Healthcare and Disaster Assistance For People in Financial Need

Direct Relief Raises More than $1 Billion in Donations to Provide Healthcare and Disaster Assistance For People in Financial Need

In a Nutshell: A stunning series of natural disasters in 2017 cast a spotlight on a worldwide lack of affordable food, shelter, and medical supplies. Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are underserved by society and struggle to survive without life's basic necessities. Whether in response to natural disaster or socioeconomic circumstance, Direct Relief has provided billions of dollars in assistance, as well as medicines and medical supplies, to more than 80 countries and... read more »

With More than $800 Million Donated, CanadaHelps.org Gives Donors Complete Control Over Their Charitable Contributions

With More than $800 Million Donated, CanadaHelps.org Gives Donors Complete Control Over Their Charitable Contributions

In a Nutshell: As a nation, Canada has one of the most generous populations on Earth. Canadian citizens consistently rank in the top 10 (of 140) countries in charitable giving, as measured by the World Giving Index. For more than 17 years, the nonprofit CanadaHelps.org has offered Canadians a single resource for discovering and donating to any of the more than 86,000 charities in its database. Anyone wishing to donate can search the CanadaHelps website and find charities by category,... read more »