Fundraising for the #NoDAPL Resistance

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As you probably know by now, the Standing Rock Sioux have been engaged in a protest against the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which will destroy sacred sites, and pose a huge ecological risk that extends to potentially poisoning their water supply. The original crowdfunding goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in …

New on FundRazr: Unbeatable Easy-to-Use Video Features

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Storytelling is the driving force behind successful fundraising, and video is the greatest storytelling tool at your disposal for increasing engagement and creating a real connection with your audience. We know that not every person who needs to raise money has the time to shoot and edit a professional video, so we’ve made it even easier for you to tell …

Tax Receipts: When to Collect Donor Information

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One of the many features we offer for non-profit organizations is the ability to automatically issue custom tax receipts. After a contribution is successfully completed to a nonprofit’s crowdfunding campaign, we’ll ask the donor for their information to issue them a tax receipt. This is why we do the data collection after the transaction. Make it at Easy as Possible …

New on FundRazr: Run Your Crowdfunding Campaign Under Your Own Brand

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When you’re running a crowdfunding campaign for an organization, whether you’re campaigning for a non-profit or a new business, you can lose a lot of brand equity on your crowdfunding page. We believe that your brand is a powerful part of what engages your followers and instills trust – and that trust is imperative to securing contributions. Your supporters are …

Pre-Crowdfunding Marketing is Not Optional

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Think of your crowdfunding campaign like a big project launch opening party. If you were throwing a party, you wouldn’t keep it a secret until the day of – if you did, no one would show up! Treat your crowdfunding campaign like an event that you’re selling tickets to – build momentum and get buy-in before your launch date. Spend …

To the Next Level: How to Convert Your Social Media Followers into Donors

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People are quick to like the causes they care about on social media. They’ll dole out the likes, shares, and retweets with abandon, but getting your followers to step up and support your cause with their hard-earned money requires more work. The good news is that if they’re already engaging with you on social media, they’re more likely to donate. …

Embedding Campaigns in News Stories: Why It Matters and How to Do It

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I’m willing to bet this has happened to you or someone you know – let us know if you’ve heard this one before. You see an article online on a news website about a family, nonprofit, or project that needs help. The article says that the cause has raised a certain amount of their goal, and names the website that …