7 Places You Can Get a Free Fundraising Website
As someone who loves to incorporate the Internet into my fundraising events, I have found many useful online resources for fundraising teams. One of these resources is a free fundraising website platform.
There’s actually many of them available online if you know where to look. I’ve tried a few of them, and found some to be better than others. The following are seven of my favorite free fundraising websites.
This free fundraising website, GoFundMe.com, is super easy. Set up is a simple point and click. For instance, put in how much you want to raise, site name, and choose the colors you like best. It’s that simple. Once your site is up, you can blog to let your donators know how your fundraiser is going, and what your organization is doing.
You can even implement videos and images. This is a great feature, as it really makes your donation page attractive.
Use your page to tell your Facebook friends about your fundraising event, tweet it on Tweeter, or one of the many other social networking capabilities the site allows you to use.
The only downside is that they charge you a transaction fee and then PayPal will charge you a processing fee whenever you receive a donation. The fees are small. It might be easier to stomach the fees when you consider the increase in donations you’ll receive from promoting your fundraiser online.
YouCaring.com is a free fundraising website platform that is similar to GoFundMe.com. The creation of the website is point and click. You can also include your goal amount, how much you’ve risen, and many images. It is not as attractive as GoFundMe.com, but it does allow you to have a homepage, and then tabs for your blog, supporters, and comments people would like to make about your organization.
The best part about YouCaring.com is that it doesn’t charge you a transaction fee on donations. Most sites will charge you a fee for each donation you receive, and then you’ll receive a processing fee from PayPal.
Social networking is possible with this site, and you can email your donation page to your friends and family.
The site targets medical, college tuition, and family based fundraisers. So, you might want to check to make sure your site fits into the theme of the website to achieve the most success in your fundraising goals.
Personally, I like this one strictly for fundraising events. People searching for something to do and a good cause to support can simply visit this page to see what’s going on in their local area.
If you list your fundraising event on this free fundraising website platform, all you need to do is enter in the most important information about the event. You will enter:
- Who it’s for
- What it’s for
- Where it will be
- Why it will be held
This site has many features others do not. Donators can purchase e-tickets directly from the website. A section tells web visitors how many tickets are currently available. They can also print out directions to the event, and invite friends via email or social networking.
This website has garnered a lot of acclaim from The New York Times, Microsoft, CNN, and others, because it guides you in creating a professional website for your fundraiser. While the site allows you to create a free fundraising website at no monthly cost, it does charge you a transaction fee for any donation you receive.
The website is much like the others in that you can upload images, videos, and enter your goal. What’s different is the ability to have your Twitter feed at the top of the donation page, which makes sending messages to donors simple. The downside is that there isn’t a blogging capability, so writing about your organization’s happenings isn’t possible.
Like Piryx, this website allows you to create a free fundraising website, but they charge transaction and processing fees for any donations you receive. However, the site promotes many of the fundraisers, which can help significantly with your fundraising. It might be something to consider when deciding if the transaction and processing fees are worth it.
While WordPress.org isn’t specifically a free fundraising website, it does have all the capabilities you need to make a great one. This is personally my favorite, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll see how amazing it is for website creation.
It’s absolutely free if you sign up at WordPress.org. You can choose one of the themes they have on the site, or you can find one through a search engine. Installing your theme is a simple upload to WordPress. From there, you can create a blog, use images, videos, and install plugins for the ability to share information with every social networking site available.
WordPress gives you the power to make a website that’s much different from others to spark donors’ interest. You don’t have to worry about transaction fees, but if you use PayPal to receive the donations, you’ll incur those processing fees.
Blogger is another free fundraising website platform that’s similar to WordPress. The only difference is that it doesn’t have as many features. You can choose one of the themes they have available and include video and images, but the plugin capabilities are limited.
Some people like Blogger over WordPress because it’s not as technologically advanced. It has a much easier interface for people who just want to post messages, images, or videos.
Create Your Free Fundraising Website
Now that you have all of these options to create a free website for fundraising, get over to one the websites mentioned here to start today. In a matter of minutes, you can start to market your fundraiser to friends, family members, and anyone else who’s online looking for a way to donate to a good cause.
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