Whether you’re running a marathon, volunteering in Haiti, pledging your birthday or raising money for a cause you're super passionate about, create an online fundraising page and everyone will like you more. And, make sure you have fun when you do it... that's what CrowdRising is all about.
--Rusty Robertson, Co-Founder, Stand Up 2 Cancer
Create your online fundraiser and start accepting donations for any cause within 21 seconds. The record is actually 19 seconds by Usain Bolt. Set a fundraising goal, add compelling pics and video, and you'll have a stunning, personalized fundraising page.
Email a link to your fundraising page to all your friends, family, co-workers, classmates and ex-lovers. Message your friends through Facebook, Twitter, and everything else you can think of. Be relentless. It's ok to ask two or even three times. It's for a really good cause.
The idea is to make your online fundraiser so fun that everyone you reach out to wants to give money and join your fundraising campaign. Dye your hair blue when you raise $500 or do a little lap around a ping pong table for every $10 you raise. Anything notable is awesome.
What is Crowdrise?
Crowdrise is about raising money online for causes and having the most fun in the world while doing it. Read More.
What does CrowdRise cost?
It's free to create an online fundraising campaign on CrowdRise. If you're raising money for your own personal cause (medical expenses, accidents and emergencies, tuition, volunteer trips, etc), your fees average under 1% and that includes all credit card fees. That means you're keeping more than $99 of every $100 you raise. The reason the costs are so incredibly low is that your donors have the option to make it so 100% of their donation goes to your cause. And most do it. For those that don't, CrowdRise takes a 5% fee before the funds are sent to your personal bank account. If you're raising money for charity, CrowdRise takes a fee of 3%-5% before the funds are sent to the charity. The credit card company also deducts their standard 2.9% + $0.30 fee from each donation. The finest charities in the world such as the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Stand Up to Cancer and Clinton Global Initiative all choose CrowdRise. The fees are used to deliver the most amazing online fundraising platform and give you such amazing service that you'll feel compelled to tell ten, no eleven, friends about CrowdRise.
How do Charities get their money?
Crowdrise has developed a system that not only ensures the money you raise gets to charities safely and quickly, but also complies with all the laws that protect donors, fundraisers and charities. Charities can opt to receive a lump sum check every 30 days or they can receive each donation in real-time. In either case, Crowdrise doesn't touch the cash. We are committed to full transparency and compliance, and that's one of the main reasons why the biggest charities and events in the world choose Crowdrise.
How do Individuals get their money?
If you're raising money for a personal cause (e.g. a family member's medical expenses, a friend's tuition, a house fire, legal fees, pet medical expenses), you'll receive your donations in real time. There is no minimum amount to raise in order to keep your funds. It's all incredibly simple. Payments are processed quickly by WePay, our payment processor, and are automatically transferred from WePay to your bank account.
What are some success stories I can check out?
Here are some amazing fundraisers worth checking out. Robin Hood had an incredible Fundraising Team in the NYC Marathon. The Leslie Family raised over $50,000 for medical expenses. Sophia Bush gave up her Birthday for Charity. Molly and Matt created a Charity Wedding Registry for causes they both support. Mozilla Firefox sponsored a Fundraising Challenge where charities competed for prize money. Dan Adams started an Adventure Fundraiser when he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. And, Random Acts used the innovative concept of Sponsored Volunteerism to raise over $300,000 for Haiti.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Your donation to a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization through Crowdrise is 100% tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You'll automatically receive an email receipt that meets the IRS requirements for a record of your donation. Donations to personal fundraisers that aren't going to a US-Based 501(c)3 charitable organization are not tax deductible. Only donate to people you know and trust.
Is my donation secure?
Do I need an account to make a donation?
You do NOT need a Crowdrise account to make a donation. We've timed it, and you can make a donation on Crowdrise in less than 30 seconds.
"Crowdrise is a phenomenal fundraising platform that really helps us broaden our reach."
- Mary Wittenberg, President, New York Marathon
"Before I found Crowdrise, I never realized raising money for a cause could be so easy and so fun. And I'm not just saying that. I raised over $60k for charity for my birthday."
- Sophia Bush, Activist, Storyteller
"HUGE thanks to @crowdrise, you are SO giving, innovative & you inspire others to get involved w/ grassroots change making."
- Ian Somerhalder, Ian Somerhalder Foundation