November’s Most Decent Humans

The world is full of Decent Humans. It’s awesome and inspiring to see. Here are the some of the most amazing campaigns going on right now: November’s Most Decent Humans.

Kayla Decent Human CrowdRise

Get Kayla to Boston Children’s Hospital

Kayla is a smart, athletic, beautiful 15-year-old girl and she’s a fighter. Since her first visit to the hospital at 6 weeks old, she has battled Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteopenia/Osteoporosis and Addison Disease. Kayla receives monthly IV infusions to help her manage her pain. Despite all of these struggles, Kayla is still crushing it – maintaining a GPA of almost 4.0 while playing soccer, helping coach her little sister’s soccer team and also helping with her sister’s Camp Fire and Girl Scout troops. Amazing. Check it out.

Fashion Decent Human CrowdRise

Decent Humans using Fashion for Good

Using fashion and beauty to pamper and empower women. As founder Mary Alice Stephenson says, “After 15 years of working in the fashion and beauty industries, I asked myself if all the magazine covers, celebrities and advertising campaigns I styled had done anything to truly empower women and girls and the answer that came back was NO.” Check out Glam4Good here.

Climate change Decent Human CrowdRise

Decent Humans own their climate impact

Commuting to work, the trips we take, the things we eat, the clothes we wear all adds up to create climate impact. Understanding how your climate impact compares to an easy-to-grasp benchmark is the first step to making a tangible difference. CarboTax’s goal is to incentivize people for digging in and impacting climate change through political, charitable and lifestyle actions.

Music Decent Human CrowdRise

Over 130 new instruments are going to deserving kids

The Music Forward community is CrowdRising to give new instruments to 200 deserving kids in 14 cities across the US. The campaign gives aspiring young musicians a chance to nurture their passion, strengthen their talents, expand their possibilities and pursue their lifetime goals on a brand new instrument they can call their own.

Decent Humans CrowdRise

Join the movement

Decent Humans drop everything to help the homeless; we travel the globe to aid refugees and we understand that helping our friends, neighbors and even strangers is something you just gotta do. When you see someone wearing a Decent Human tee, you know that they’re a part of a special movement that’s relentless about giving back.


CrowdRise Giving Tower Charity

Giving Tower is almost here

November 22nd is the launch of our biggest Challenge of the year – the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge which features the Giving Tower on #GivingTuesday.

We know there’s a lot going on, so we’re going to talk about everything you need to know relating to the Challenge and the Giving Tower. Here we go…

What You Should Know About Giving Tower

  • On November 22nd the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge goes live and. The Giving Tower will officially start to grow until the end of the day on #GivingTuesday. We’ll send an email on 11/22 with instructions on how to download the Giving Tower app.
  • Every donation given to a CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge fundraiser between November 22nd and November 29th will result in a brick added to the Giving Tower.
  • Last year, the Giving Tower raised over $3.8 million for so many incredible charities and the Tower itself grow to be 4,359 ft tall (taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai).
  • The organization that raises the most on #GivingTuesday, November 29th, between 12am ET and 11:59:59pm ET, will win a $25,000 cash prize.
  • The Giving Tower is meant to allow you to share in the giving power of the day and provide your organization with an immersive and engaging experience for your supporters while encouraging them to continue to give and support your cause’s mission. By talking about the Tower on social media and using our customizable emails in the Toolkit, you’ll have a real opportunity to raise lots of money on what is the most impactful giving day of the year.

We also just launched a new dashboard that makes it so easy to manage your Challenge fundraiser. It’s amazing. Check it out by clicking the MANAGE CAMPAIGN tab. Such a great new tool just in time for the biggest Challenge of the year.

CrowdRise Giving Tower

Sounds great, right? Get started here.


Veterans Day crowdrise

Veterans Day and Crowdfunding

Veterans Day in the United States is commemorated on November 11th. The holiday honors all American veterans who have ever served their country. It is marked with parades and ceremonies across the nation – and is a day fully dedicated to giving thanks and remembering all the men and women who have put on the uniform in defense of our freedoms. While honoring veterans is a year-round duty of Americans, Veterans Day is a time for all of us to collectively say thank you.

Raising Money Around Veterans Day

Here at CrowdRise, we see charities and individuals raising money for veterans-related causes every day. And with Veterans Day right around the corner, we want to highlight some of the most amazing online fundraisers happening on the site right now.

Battle Buddies

As George Shelton says on his fundraiser page: “I lost a great soldier due to PTSD, and he has a 1-year-old daughter that no longer has her dad. Let’s all join together to help give her a future that I know her dad would’ve given her. RIP SGT Julio Garcia.” So far, people have raised over $1,000 for his daughter, Lauren. It’s so amazing to see people come together and help people in their time of need.

Teammates, Through and Through

Team RWB’S mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. They do this unifying events, such as taking the American flag across the country in a massive relay. Check out the video below.

In the last couple of years, Team RWB has raised over $1 million on CrowdRise to support their critical work. Happy Veterans Day, indeed.

Running Running Running

The mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps. It’s an amazing race – and a moving spectacle if you ever get the chance to see it in person. Just a couple of weeks ago, they had their 42nd running of it – and raised nearly $180,000 for charity on CrowdRise. How great is that?

Whether it’s Veterans Day or any day, you can raise money for your favorite veteran-related charities or a veteran in your life who may need a little bit of help. You can get started in a matter of seconds at crowdrise.com.


Chicago marathon fundraising

Marathon Fundraising – Making a Huge Impact

Running a marathon. What an accomplishment. 26.2 miles of physical and mental perseverance. The people who run them are incredible and we should all be inspired by their determination. But marathon fundraising is also a big deal. Setting aside the physical and mental awesomeness of these runners, most people participating in big races like the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon are also fundraising for the causes that mean the most to them. And they are all so successful in leveraging their athletic goals and pursuits for raising money for places that need it the most. It’s such a win-win that it almost doesn’t seem possible. But it is.

We Run Chicago

While the Cubs keep Chicago in a frenzy, the city is still coming down from an amazing marathon earlier this month, where over $2.2 million was raised by nearly 200 charity teams. And these donations came from almost 10,000 people. Talk about crowdfunding for a cause. Check out the leaderboard, which was topped by Girls on the Run – an amazing org afterschool program for girls ages 8-14 that uses the power of running to inspire them for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. This team alone team raised over $260,000 in donations for the marathon. Amazing.

Girls on the Run - marathon fundraising

Marathon Fundraising: We Make it Easy

So many of the top endurance events in the world trust CrowdRise as their fundraising platform. Ironman, Tough Mudder and the John Hancock Boston Marathon (which raised over $27 million last year alone) ar just a few examples of larger events. But we also offer full support and registration integration for more medium- and small- sized events all across the country, because we want to ensure that everybody has a chance to give back while pushing themselves to their limits. Now get out there and start training. And pick a cause that you want to do it for.


Decent Humans – October 2016

The world is full of Decent Humans. It’s an awesome and inspiring reality. And here are some of the most amazing campaigns going on right now on CrowdRise.

24-Hour Impact Project

Decent Humans - Ethan and Lisa Zohn

TV personality, former pro soccer player, two-time cancer survivor, and newly married Ethan Zohn and his wife, Lisa Heywood, skipped their traditional honeymoon. Instead, they decided to change the lives of over 600 children who escaped turbulence back in Syria and are now living in refugee camps in Greece. They raised over $45k in less than 24 hours and just released an amazing impact video showing your donations at work.

Harry Potter Fan Experience

Decent Humans and Fantastic Beasts

Join J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne at Carnegie Hall and see Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them on November 12 – before it comes out in theaters. That’s right, by supporting the critical work of Lumos, you can win a trip for two to New York, see the film early, and go to the post-screening reception with members of the cast. Plus you can win a signed copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

What if Halloween was about more than candy?

Decent Humans - Unicef
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 66 years ago as a way to help kids affected by World War II. The program is still going strong and you can be a superhero for millions of children in need. This Halloween, you can be a superhero for millions of children who live in countries where poverty, war, or natural disaster make it difficult to get even the basics they need to survive.

“We will ride for her and for all those who have cancer.”

Decent Humans - Mary

Mary is in the 8th grade and her favorite teacher, Mrs. Smith, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Determined to honor her teacher, Mary set out to ride 125 miles and raise $10,000 for a scholarship in Mrs. Smith’s name.

Music Therapy

Decent Humans - music

Following a dream of helping others Kate has always loved music and plays virtually every instrument she can get her hands on. Through a school research project, she discovered a technique where she could use music to help individuals who are developmentally disabled. After 5 years of taking her music to her patients, now she’s getting a space to set up her therapy clinic.

Join the Decent Humans movement

Decent Humans tee

Decent Humans drop everything to help the homeless, we travel the globe to aid refugees and we understand that helping our friends, neighbors and even strangers is something you just gotta do. When you see someone wearing a Decent Human tee, you know that they’re a part of a special movement that’s relentless about giving back. Get yours today.