TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Good news for charity walk, run or ride
participants - crowdfunding could be the fundraising answer you've been
No one likes asking people for money. It's arguably the least loved part
of the charity race experience. But with the emergence of crowdfunding,
charity event participants may have found their silver bullet.
Crowdfunding is a method of raising funds online by getting a "crowd" of
people to donate in small portions towards a larger dollar goal amount.
There are a number of options out there like Indiegogo or Kickstarter,
but with both of those U.S. sites you have to provide your own
incentives or "perks".
Canadian newcomer GreedyGiver.com actually provides perks for crowdfunders. Every time someone donates to
a campaign on GreedyGiver.com they get to choose a reward like free gift cards for major national
brands or savings at local restaurants, spas, even theatre tickets.
"We wanted to put the power in the hands of the fundraiser", says
Apostolos Sigalas, Founder of GreedyGiver.com. "By offering rewards, fundraisers can now feel more confident about
asking their networks for donations."
Campaigners can also track donor data, funds raised, page visits, even
social shares - all on the one easy-to-use platform.
Crowdfunding can make the fundraising experience more enjoyable and more
efficient which allows race participants to focus on all of the other
important things like training for the big day.
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