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Not-for-Profit Crowdfunding Sites

I’m looking forward to our iSchool symposium on Dec. 9-10 on crowdfundingf for libraries. It’s a reasonably new tool for getting the funds you need for special events and projects. Register now here: .

Until then, here’s a recent list opf some of the sites you can find for crowdfunding.

10 Fundraising Ideas Without Having to Sell Products

This is a useful list for raising finds for anything charitable or non-profit – like libraries!
Amazon School Rewards Program-your school makes money every time someone purchases on Amazon though your school’s link.
Crowdrise– basic plan=  5%+ Credit Card Fees 2.9% + 30¢
Fundly– a basic account is free, with 4.9% +3% credit card fees; mobile app available
Fundly – Your Best Fundraising Friend from Fundly on Vimeo.
Funding Factory-we use this site to earn money on recycled toner, ink, cameras etc.
GoFundMe– 18 categories, including education, non-profit, sports, teams and clubs
Piryx-“using Piryx is a 5.75% transaction fee on money that you raise through Piryx Fundraising, which includes merchant, credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover) and eCheck processing fees”– free to setup and charges a simple fixed fee of 5.75%, which includes credit card processing fees.
Razoo– ” line-height: 17px;”>Razoo Foundation retains a low, flat 4.9% on all donations, one of the lowest transaction rates in the online fundraising industry.”
Yesboxx-like Amazon’s SchoolRewards program, Yesboxx offers a long list of online stores people can shop, from 1800-flowers to Zappos.
YouCaring– “When registering your fundraiser at YouCaring you will have the option to choose between two credit card processors – PayPal or Wepay. Each of these processors charge a very similar processing fee, typically 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. Each accepts all major credit cards and even checks”

Posted on: November 11, 2013, 2:43 pm Category: Uncategorized

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