Mothers Turn to Crowdfunding for Maternity and Pregnancy Costs

Maternity crowdfunding has emerged to fill the gaps in work policy and budget needs Having a baby is expensive and people are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to cover the costs of pregnancy and maternity leave. WebMD estimates the cost of pre-natal care at upwards of $2,000 and hospital costs of $15,000 and higher. Top it off with the fact that most maternity leave is unpaid. The Family … [Read more...]

5 Crowdfunding Ideas to Steal from President Obama

Steal these 5 Best Crowdfunding Ideas from President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign to raise more money from the crowd Think President Obama has never run a crowdfunding campaign? Think again. His 2008 presidential campaign rallied the masses to raise more online than any other political campaign in history. By the end of the campaign, his Facebook page counted nearly 2.4 million fans. By … [Read more...]

Go Ahead! Steal these 7 Crazy Fundraising Ideas!

Sometimes it helps to get a little crazy with your fundraising. Steal these seven crazy fundraising ideas to make an impression With small business funding and fundraising moving increasingly online, I get emails regularly questioning if offline fundraising ideas are even worth it anymore. Campaigns reason that their crowdfunding campaign is online and that’s where their outreach should be as … [Read more...]

How to Build a Basic Crowdfunding Social Media Strategy

Launch a campaign without a basic crowdfunding social media strategy and risk being one of the many that fail to reach their goal. We’ve talked about using social media for crowdfunding in the past but have yet to work through a basic crowdfunding social media strategy from start to finish. We’ll walk through a basic strategy in this first post and then work through more detailed strategies for … [Read more...]

30 Minutes Tripled Donations to this Fundraising Campaign

A quick phone call and some great ideas helped to triple donations to one fundraising campaign. Apply these lessons for your next fundraising project. When I got an email from the Epitome of Soul fundraising campaign mid-July, things were not looking great for the Patterson, New Jersey non-profit. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $15,000 had raised just $800 in the first 22 days … [Read more...]