The huge amount of money that is donated every single day can make it seem easy. It’s a common misconception about crowd funding that if you just ask, and your need is great enough or your cause is worthy enough, people will find your fundraiser and donate. That’s simply not the case.
Crowdfunding is real work and maintaining momentum can be a daunting task. Whatever platform you choose, constantly promoting your project before, during and after launch should be a top priority.
Successful campaigns require getting the word out and making a connection with potential backers. Here are 5 actionable tips to launch a successful campaign.
Losing a loved one is hard, no matter how it happens. Dealing with the expenses and coordination of a funeral or memorial is an additional challenge that few are prepared to deal with. We can help!
When an accidental fire burned through the third floor and attic of an apartment complex, Colleen Fallon wanted to help her friends the Moore Family. After researching different crowd funding platforms, she chose FreeFunder because FreeFunder passes the entire donation on to the Campaign Creator, instead of taking 5% or more as other platforms do.
The Moores were unharmed in the fire, but many of their belongings were lost and they needed help getting resituated. Colleen set a goal amount of $1,482. Within 16 hours, the FreeFunder campaign had blown past that goal, already raising $2,370, as mentioned in this news article. By the end of the campaign, the fundraiser raised more than 300% of the goal amount, providing the Moore Family with $5,165 to help them rebuild.
"What an amazing thing to wake up to! ...In only 11 hours of this being created you all have seen the goal line and then hurdled it! ...Thank you to all who have donated and shared this link, everything little bit helps. I'll be seeing Marcus and Heather this weekend and can't wait to give them some hope for the future because of everyone who has shown compassion. Cheers to all!" - Colleen Fallon