CrowdRise

Crowdfunding platform for raising funds and organizing charity events.

Website: crowdrise.com/charities 

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CrowdRise

Uses:

  • Create fundraising webpages
  • Start charity events with integrated registration
  • Create peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns—empower your supporters to raise money from their friends
  • CrowdRise Impact Points reward program—earn points whenever you raise money or give to a cause
  • Download real-time data into excel or integrate into your CRM system

Pros:

  • Can choose wheter to receive funds once a month or in real-time
  • Donations can be made directly from your website or Facebook, making it easier for existing supporters to donate
  • Design customization including colors, rich media, messaging, etc.
  • Can help gain more exposure for your nonprofit/cause
  • Mobile-friendly site—can collect donations from anywhere including smartphones and tablets

Cons:

  • Lacks the customization abilities of other sites—users are not as easily able to add different graphics and show their story in detail

Pricing:

  • The Fiver plan: Free + 5% fee/donation
  • The Tre plan: $50/month + 3% fee/donation
  • Payment fee: 2.9% + $0.30/donation