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 charity 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 charity and having the most fun in the world while doing it. Read More.
Is Crowdrise Free?
Yes, Crowdrise is entirely free to use. You can create as many fundraisers as you want. When you or anyone else donates to a fundraiser or charity through Crowdrise, we take a Transaction Fee that covers all the credit card fees and the mess of stuff we need to pay for to make sure we don't go out of business. Our Transaction Fees are extremely competitive and we offer three plans so charities can choose the pricing option that's best for them. More riveting information on this below.
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.
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. 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.
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