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.
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 funand 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.”
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.
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 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.