CrowdRise is about giving back, raising lots of money for great causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it. CrowdRise is way more fun than anything else aside from being all nervous about trying to kiss a girl for the first time and her not saying something like 'you've got to be kidding me.'


The CrowdRise community was named a “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” by Barron’s. We beat Oprah. And, Mashable named CrowdRise something like “the best place to raise money online for your favorite causes.” CrowdRise is one of the fastest growing online fundraising websites. We used to try to keep CrowdRise a secret but we're making a slight change and encouraging you to tell two friends and one person who you don't like all that much about the site.

CrowdRise is a unique blend of crowdfunding, social networking, contests, and other nice stuff. If you don't understand how easy it is to raise lots of money for your cause on CrowdRise, please check out the How It Works page, contact us, or just ask any fifteen year old. Here's a nice quote. We bribed the person who said it with lots of licorice:

CrowdRise is a phenomenal fundraising platform that really helps us broaden our reach ”
— Mary Wittenberg, President, New York Marathon

The Story


The Crowdrise team, which includes Edward Norton, Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffro Wolfe, created a super unique campaign to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust during the New York City Marathon. A couple of us also ran the marathon which was awesome and we're fairly certain we own the record for the most number of incredibly subtle yet effective complaints during our training.


We raised $1.2 million for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in less than 8 weeks, much of it from small donors who gave more than once, making it one of the top fundraising success stories of the marathon. And, it was all really, really fun.


The site we built for the marathon was so impactful, so incredible, that we decided to take it to a whole new level and open it up to everyone. The concept was to create an innovative web platform where millions of individuals can use the best tools and technology to raise money for over a million different charities, and where charitable organizations can start events, team fundraisers, and turn their base of grassroots supporters into a base grassroots fundraisers.


Quintas at Crowdrise spent the entire month of December writing this. We're including it only because he worked so hard on it but you probably should skip it… “Our goal at Crowdrise is to make fundraising so fun and addicting that everyone wants to do more of it. The power of the crowd is real, lots of small donations really do add up, and the Crowdrise community can have a monumental impact on causes around the world.”


One of Crowdrise's awesome customer service people, who prefers to remain anonymous but his name is Falco, got a bracelet from his girlfriend's parents for Christmas. He thought they were joking but they weren't.


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