TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Good news for charity walk, run or ride participants - crowdfunding could be the fundraising answer you've been looking for.
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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