What are the best resources for fundraising?

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    #1Kickstarter

    Kickstarter
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. 
    Websites

    Free- 5% fee from final funding total

    Emma Torres
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I love Kickstarter. I fumbled for years with a great business idea but no way to fund it. I was unable to get any bank loans and was too scared to go for investors as a startup. Kickstarter allowed me to reach my goals and get my business started. Crowdfunding is awesome!"
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    #2Indiegogo

    Indiegogo

    Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. It allows users to raise money for their project and find their first customers from the community. 

    Websites

    5% plus processing fee of 3% and $0.30/transaction

    Esteban Lozano
    Written on June 8, 2017
    "Indiegogo is a collaborative way to fund ideas. If you check their website you will find tons of interesting projects and ideas you might directly fund so you could receive the final product right after it will be completed and produced. It's very interesting and worth at least a little of your time."
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    #3GoFundMe

    GoFundMe
    GoFundMe is a personal online fundraising website that allows individuals, groups, and organizations to rais funds for all sorts of projects and charities.
    Websites

    Free- 7.9% plus $0.30 per donation

    Mario Aguilera
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "I was in a real desperate situation and needed to raise money to pay for my back surgery. Unfortunately, my insurance would not pay for the procedure and I do not come from a wealthy household. A good friend recommended me to try crowdsourcing the funds, so I made a profile and created a campaign on GoFundMe. Within two weeks thanks to GoFundMe I was able to raise enough money to pay for my surgery and get my life back on track. I am really thankful that a resource like this exists."
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    #4Crowdfunder

    Crowdfunder
    Crowdfunder is an equity crowdfunding site that will help you raise capital for your company through a network of VCs and angel investors, from the Pre Seed stage to Series A.
    Websites

    $449- $999/month

    Joyce Jimenez
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "Crowdfunder is a great site for crowdfunding for all different ideas and industries. The blog is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs and the site allows you to connect with top level angel investors. The analysts at Crowdfunder also look at each in depth business plan and have an index fund that attracts angel investors so you can rest assured you are getting the most and best investors for your ideas. I highly recommend this site for startups and entrepreneurs! Very organized and value oriented!"
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    #5Crowdrise

    Crowdrise
    CrowdRise is the world's #1 fundraising site for charitable causes. Raise money for over 1.5 million charities through marathons, events and employee giving.
    Websites

    Free- Starter plan. Varies by plan.

    Nathan Harper
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "Fundraising can be a heavy job with a lot of red tape. Crowdrise does a great job of taking some of the burden off. It provides a fantastic website and interface to raise money for charities through various means. I definitely recommend checking this one out!"
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    #6Fundly

    Fundly
    Create an amazing page that represents you and your story, then share it and instantly start to collect online donations.
    Websites

    Free- 4.9% plus credit card processing fee (2.9% plus $.30/transaction)

    Rakesh Chauhan
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "Due to the unfortunate recent events, I have been swamped in medical bills I can't pay. So, I started looking online for resources for fundraising. Luckily, I came across Fundly. This is super helpful I was able to create a great looking page and share my story and I have now been able to pay my bills due to the support."
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    #7Classy

    Classy
    Classy is a technology company that helps organizations mobilize their community to solve social problems more effectively and efficiently. More than 2,500+ organizations use Classy's online fundraising platform to raise money and increase their impact.
    Websites

    Free- Starter plan. Varies by plan.

    Jane Howell
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "There are a number of platforms that allow for fundraising these days, but I particularly enjoy using Classy. I find the site very straightforward and easy to use. Plus, it has a wide reach and greatly increases awareness of your project. I found fundraising easy with Classy!"
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    #8CauseVox

    CauseVox
    CauseVox is an online fundraising platform built to help fundraising and communication teams at nonprofits activate their supporters, reach new donors, and raise more online. CauseVox helps anyone create a beautiful website to raise funds for social good without a developer.
    Websites

    Free- Starter plan. Varies by plan.

    Olivia Brown
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "CauseVox is the perfect combination of SquareSpace and IndieGoGo. You get everything you need to start fundraising in the 21st century with this website, and it's beautifully designed and easy to use."
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    #9Ratafire

    Ratafire
    Ratafire is a site for creators with less than 50k followers. You can share your ideas and get funding through their platform.
    Websites

    Free

    Verónica Montiel
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Ratafire is helping me a lot. I have such few followers, that I did not know how I was going to accomplish anything. Thanks to Ratafire I see some light at the end of the tunnel."
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    #10First Giving

    First Giving
    FirstGiving is the leading peer-to-peer fundraising platform for nonprofits & their supporters.
    Websites

    Free- Starter plan. Premium nonprofit account for $500 a year.

    Carl Carpenter
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Crowd funded non-profit fund raising, it is a great idea, there is something that sets this site apart from the rest and its the transparency. There are several widgets/apps that allow you to follow your NP fund raising statistics. There is a great resource center full of webinars and free ebooks and pamphlets/guides/checklists. You can tie your company into this site for matching. The site isn't free, so it may be a little harder for smaller NPs but the overall outcome is amazing."
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    #11DoSomething.org

    DoSomething.org

    DoSomething.org is a global non-profit organization for social change and community service for motivating young people transforming their communities.

    Websites

    Free

    Nathan Shaw
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "This is fundraising it is a non-profit. The query is looking for something like selling donuts not this. yeah dosomething.org does great things but is not going to help a football team raise money for new uniforms."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for fundraising
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Kickstarter Websites 16 Free
2IndiegogoWebsites 12 Paid
3GoFundMe Websites 10 Free
4Crowdfunder Websites 9 Paid
5CrowdriseWebsites 7 Free
6FundlyWebsites 6 Free
7ClassyWebsites 3 Free
8CauseVoxWebsites 1 Free
9RatafireWebsites 0 Free
10First GivingWebsites 0 Free
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