Lend a Hand During Lyme Disease Awareness Month

by Barbera May 19, 2015
At YouCaring, we’re honored to help patients and families that are battling Lyme disease find assistance through personal fundraising causes. During Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, we’re taking time to spread the word about this serious health condition and ways to extend compassion... [More]

Join The YouCaring ALS Support Community

by The YouCaring Team May 15, 2015
When you or someone you love has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), it can be tough to find others who relate to the battle you are fighting. We want you to know you are not alone— people are proud of your courage, understand what you are going through and want to brighten your day. That&rsq... [More]

Kindness in the News

by The YouCaring Team May 11, 2015
As the leader in free online fundraising, we help people help each other. We believe kindness is powerful, and—day by day, dollar by dollar—we see it make lives better. Always on the lookout for inspirational acts of kindness, we’re excited to share these recent news stories of peo... [More]

How to Rally Your Community Around a Personal Fundraising Cause

by The YouCaring Team May 8, 2015
As the leader in free online fundraising, we bring together communities of all kinds for personal fundraising and grassroots philanthropy. Whether the beneficiary of your YouCaring fundraiser lives nearby or halfway around the world, rallying your local community can create fantastic support and loy... [More]

Make a Mom's Day!

by The YouCaring Team May 6, 2015
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.”—Stevie Wonder Leave it to one of the most poetic musical legends to remind us that there isn’t a woman on Earth more important than our dear mom—her love forever blossoming in our hearts and souls. For Mother’s Day, YouCaring is celebrating [More]

Support Compassionate Crowdfunding for ALS Awareness Month

by The YouCaring Team May 3, 2015
May is ALS Awareness Month, and we’re excited to help attract attention to a cause that has a special place in our hearts. The YouCaring team is close to many individuals and families who are living with ALS. We’re honored to be part of their community of supporters, and we’ll be u... [More]

Join the Movement to Support Nepal

by The YouCaring Team May 1, 2015
Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. We are proud to see our YouCaring community rallying, one free online fundraiser at a time, to bring hope to a country facing vast devastation. In the spirit of kindness, nearly 200 compassionate crowdfunding campaigns have been cre... [More]

Compassionate Crowdfunding: The Free and Easy Way to Find Help

by The YouCaring Team April 30, 2015
YouCaring is the leader in free online fundraising, and we are dedicated to helping people help others. We believe kindness is powerful and by leveraging today’s technology, we can help the world by making the best of humanity’s most valuable untapped resource: compassion. Here’s ... [More]

Join The YouCaring Animal Lovers Community

by The YouCaring Team April 30, 2015
Does your heart go wild for pets and animals? Would you like to find people who are just as devoted to furry, scaly or feathered friends? To make it easy for animal lovers to connect — and lean on each other in times of need — we started the YouCaring Animal Lovers Community on Facebook.... [More]

Join The YouCaring Adoption Support Community

by The YouCaring Team April 29, 2015
When you decide to adopt a child, a thrilling journey begins — one that often involves exhausting quests and emotional rollercoasters. To help you find support and connect with others who are navigating the ups and downs of adoption processes, we created the YouCaring Adoption Support Communit... [More]

Join The YouCaring Children’s Medical Support Community

by The YouCaring Team April 29, 2015
When your child is battling a life-threatening illness, it’s one of the most heart-wrenching times your family, friends and neighbors will experience. To expand the circle of strong arms in such hard times, we are introducing a community that connects and encourages families and loved ones cop... [More]

Join The YouCaring Cancer Support Community

by The YouCaring Team April 28, 2015
For cancer patients, caregivers, families and friends, it can be difficult to find others who can relate to your daily experiences. To open a new channel of communications for anyone facing cancer or supporting someone going through it, we created the YouCaring Cancer Support Community on Facebook. ... [More]

Introducing YouCaring Communities for Crowdfunding Campaigns

by The YouCaring Team April 26, 2015
When you are figuring out how to get through a rough time, a rare kind of inspiration can come from connecting with someone who knows what it’s like to walk a mile in your shoes. To make that experience easily and quickly available to people in need, we are pleased to introduce YouCaring Commu... [More]

A Must Watch: YouCaring Testimonials Video Reveals How Kindness Changes Lives

by The YouCaring Team April 24, 2015
Today, we’re honored to present a very special look into how people’s lives are being changed through the kindness of crowdfunding. Our new video features YouCaring beneficiaries and organizers who share heartfelt insights from their crowdfunding success stories. We’re deeply grat... [More]

Spotlight: Earth Day Q&A, The Center for Sustainable Energy

by The YouCaring Team April 21, 2015
Think globally, act locally—a powerful set of words when it comes to something we all hold dear to our hearts, the Earth. At YouCaring, we aim to make the world a better place, one personal fundraising cause at a time, and we stand behind all those working to improve this precious planet. As ... [More]

Welcome to the New YouCaring

by The YouCaring Team April 20, 2015
For the last four months, we have been heads down working on a complete redesign for YouCaring. We have grown dramatically since our modest beginnings in 2011, and we now serve millions of people all over the world. Given all the incredible feedback and ideas we have received from our users, we... [More]

New YouCaring Website Makes Crowdfunding Easier for You

by The YouCaring Team April 20, 2015
Welcome to our new website! Our team is thrilled to share it with you. We’ve poured our hearts and minds into creating a better experience for every YouCaring visitor. Today, we’re especially excited to introduce our new video about how crowdfunding works. We hope you take a moment to w... [More]

How to Raise Money Fast Crowdfunding

by The YouCaring Team April 17, 2015
Disasters. Accidents. Emergencies. When a crisis blindsides someone, it often causes an immediate financial burden. Knowing how to raise money fast empowers you to help ease stress and restore hope in the midst of difficulty. With our fundraising tips for raising money in a hurry, it’s simple ... [More]

Seven Tips for Online Fundraising on YouTube

by The YouCaring Team April 13, 2015
With more than 1 billion users and more than 4 billion videos watched daily, YouTube offers a huge opportunity to network and share your crowdfunding cause. By making videos that stand out on this social media channel, you can rapidly attract support for your online fundraising efforts. Successful... [More]

Crowdfunding Is for Everyone, Not Just Techies

by The YouCaring Team April 9, 2015
Do you know enough about technology to raise money online? You do! People from all walks of life use crowdfunding to help each other. Here’s how easy we make it for you to get started. All You Need to Start Crowdfunding Raising money online requires access to a computer, the Internet and a ban... [More]

Why People Give to Personal Fundraising Causes

by The YouCaring Team April 4, 2015
Personal fundraising causes do wonders for beneficiaries and donors alike. At YouCaring, we have always believed that helping each other creates a shared path to joy. In our daily work, we see how giving helps everyone involved feel good. So we’re thrilled to share that there’s plenty of... [More]

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Five Steps to Featuring Your Fundraiser on Facebook Timelines

by The YouCaring Team April 3, 2015
When you promote your fundraiser on Facebook, the settings of your page can improve your reach dramatically. Many people are unaware that a Facebook algorithm selects information for each user’s news feed. With our simple steps to getting your cause on more Facebook timelines, it’s easy ... [More]

How Your Fundraiser Deadline Can Raise Donations

by The YouCaring Team March 31, 2015
What difference does duration make to your crowdfunding success? Your fundraiser deadline is a handy tool for attracting online donations. Here’s what you need to know to set a deadline that motivates supporters. How Your Fundraiser Deadline Affects Online Donations Crowdfunding donations are... [More]

The Fun Side of Crowdfunding

by The YouCaring Team March 27, 2015
Laughter and rewards are fabulous ways to draw interest and donations to your crowdfunding cause. With humor or a clever approach, you are more likely to create memorable connections and motivate people to lend support. To help spark ideas, read how seven outstanding fundraisers gained attention and... [More]

Kindness in the News

by The YouCaring Team March 26, 2015
At YouCaring, we believe in spreading kindness. We love to shine a light on inspiring examples of people helping others through crowdfunding, raising awareness or lending a hand in times of need. Here are five of our favorite newsmakers in March. Costco Employee with Terminal Cancer Gets Surprise V... [More]

Seven Steps to Using Twitter for Online Fundraising

by The YouCaring Team March 23, 2015
Spreading the word is a core function of Twitter, which makes it an ideal place to raise awareness and support for your online fundraising effort. With our tips, it’s simple to learn how to use Twitter to help meet and exceed your crowdfunding goals. 1. You Can Use Your Own Account for Online ... [More]

Celebrate Nutrition Month with Healthy Eating, Fitness and Crowdfunding

by The YouCaring Team March 21, 2015
YouCaring exists to help people thrive. As our crowdfunding platform shows, we encourage everyone who focuses on making lives better. That’s why we’re rallying this month around National Nutrition Month.   The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors Nutrition Month in America t... [More]

Seven Tips for Using Facebook to Promote Your Fundraiser

by The YouCaring Team March 20, 2015
Highlighting your fundraiser on Facebook lets you tap into a massive global community that loves to share information and support great causes. To be successful, your approach to promotion needs to differ from how you might normally share other things. Our tips make it simple for you to learn how to... [More]

Riley Sandler Memorial Foundation Fundraiser Surpasses $1 Million

by The YouCaring Team March 15, 2015
The legacy of a young girl named Riley is inspiring great generosity! The Riley Sandler Memorial Foundation has surpassed its initial goal of raising $1 million and is still going strong. During a recent fundraising event in New York, the foundation celebrated their memorial fund success and present... [More]

The Value of Telling Your Full Story on Your Fundraiser Page

by The YouCaring Team March 13, 2015
While you can share details about your crowdfunding cause in many places online, your fundraiser page is the one that matters most in attracting online donations. Fundraising organizers often tell beautiful, heartwarming stories on blogs and social media. Yet without a fundraiser page brimming with ... [More]

Inspiring Moments: February Crowdfunding Highlights

by The YouCaring Team March 10, 2015
Every day at YouCaring, people join together to help others overcome, heal and thrive through times of need. We love how online fundraising brings to light such wonderful causes and the people who make them successful.   We’ve compiled a list of inspiring fundraisers from the past month t... [More]

The Happiness of Online Fundraising

by The YouCaring Team March 6, 2015
Join us in making the world a happier place! The International Day of Happiness is approaching on March 20. Did you know that compassionate crowdfunding is all about small acts of kindness? These small acts can lead to amazing results for online fundraising, helping people in need overcome difficult... [More]

The Power of Promoting Your Fundraiser Online

by The YouCaring Team March 5, 2015
At its heart, sharing is how crowdfunding works. It starts with you sharing a request for help with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. But are you maximizing your fundraiser success and leveraging the power of sharing in raising money online? Learn how sharing matters to online fundraising, ... [More]

How to Raise Money for a Family in Need

by The YouCaring Team March 4, 2015
When someone in your community is struggling, it’s human nature to want to lend a hand. Perhaps a family needs assistance as they deal with an illness or cancer. Or maybe a parent is struggling with unemployment and unable to make ends meet? At YouCaring, we’re here to help you learn how... [More]

Which Donation Processor Is Right for Your Fundraiser?

by The YouCaring Team February 27, 2015
Online fundraising requires a third-party credit card processor. These donation processors allow for money to be safely collected and transferred online, but they do charge small fees for this service. YouCaring offers three donation processor choices: Stripe, WePay and PayPal. Each offers a secure ... [More]

How to Verify Authentic Online Fundraisers

by The YouCaring Team February 26, 2015
Crowdfunding is emerging as a powerful way for people to help each other. When an online fundraiser inspires you to make a donation, what steps should you take to ensure you’re funding an authentic cause? With our guide below, you can donate with confidence and rest assured that you are making... [More]

Five Tips for Writing Your Fundraiser Press Release

by The YouCaring Team February 24, 2015
If you want your crowdfunding cause to earn media coverage, a strong press release is key to your efforts. Writing for journalists differs from reaching other people because they receive many requests daily and always face short deadlines. You need to make a brief, clear case for why your online fun... [More]

How Your Fundraiser Description Length Influences Donations

by The YouCaring Team February 17, 2015
Word count is a major factor in generating online donations. With our advice, it’s simple to learn how to make your donation page description the best length to heighten visibility and attract donations. Read on for details about using our recommendations to: Increase your fundraiser’s... [More]

How Video Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign Success

by The YouCaring Team February 10, 2015
Without videos, many online fundraisers remain unnoticed and underfunded. A video is your most powerful tool to connect emotionally with potential donors, heighten awareness and raise donations for your crowdfunding campaign. By following our advice you’ll find it’s easy to make an effec... [More]

Support Crowdfunding for Medical Bills During American Heart Month

by The YouCaring Team February 6, 2015
February is American Heart Month, with many events to raise awareness about heart health issues. And today is National Wear Red Day to honor the Go Red for Women effort that focuses on women’s heart health. Great progress in making healthy lifestyle changes has occurred since Wear Red Day was ... [More]

Cancer Fundraising and Penny Valentines for Brooke Foster

by The YouCaring Team February 5, 2015
As Valentine’s Day approaches, a brave teenager would love to have your support. Penny Valentine for Brooke, a YouCaring cancer fundraising campaign, is raising money for cancer patient Brooke Foster, who is battling a rare form of bone cancer. Just before her 16th birthday last year, Brooke r... [More]

Support Breast Cancer Fundraising for Bald Ballerina on World Cancer Day

by The YouCaring Team February 4, 2015
"No one is too young; no one is too fit; no one is immune." Maggie K, the Bald Ballerina breast cancer fundraising organizer and beneficiary, wants everyone to know that breast cancer can strike anyone at any age. In the midst of rigorous work at Joffrey Ballet School, Maggie received a diagnosis of... [More]

Crowdfunding Campaign Strategy & the Importance of Courageous Storytelling

by The YouCaring Team January 28, 2015
When you tell the story of your online fundraiser, will it move people to make donations? Crowdfunding success stories start with courageous storytelling. Follow our simple and proven approach to tell stories that draw interest and donations for your cause. Learn From Crowdfunding Success Stories Ex... [More]

Improve Your Crowdfunding Campaign with Inspiring Images

by The YouCaring Team January 27, 2015
Compelling images can instantly develop understanding, spark empathy and inspire action. Yet many fundraisers are unsure how to utilize images to increase donations. With our advice, you can learn how to select inspiring images that drive donations to your crowdfunding campaign. Image Quality Drives... [More]

Help A Neighbor with Community Fundraising

by The YouCaring Team January 20, 2015
If someone you know is going through a rough time, it’s easy to raise money online to lend them support. Community fundraising offers unexpected help and hope to people in need. At YouCaring, we believe that asking for help should not cost you a penny, so we charge zero fees. With free online ... [More]

Great Ideas for Naming Your Online Fundraiser

by The YouCaring Team January 15, 2015
Many people wonder how to start a fundraiser online that attracts donors. It’s simple: give your cause an effective name that is easy to find. Names have dramatic impact upon the success of online fundraising for individuals. With these quick tips about how to raise money online for a person ... [More]

How To Have A Successful Fundraising Website

by The YouCaring Team January 14, 2015
A Checklist for a Compassionate Crowdfunding Campaign How do you start a fundraiser the right way? Successful fundraising for charity or personal causes start with these four characteristics of compassionate crowdfunding. Be Vivid: Paint Your PictureInspiring generosity begins with honesty, heart a... [More]

How To Use Social Networking For Fundraising

by The YouCaring Team January 9, 2015
Social Networking Tips to Raise MoneyAre you ready to find your crowd? With a few clicks, you can share your fundraising story easily, instantly, widely and for free. And through social networking websites, the speed of global crowdfunding generosity can outpace word-of-mouth efforts. Your soci... [More]

TOP 14 FUNDRAISERS OF 2014

by The YouCaring Team January 2, 2015
As we look back on 2014, it is heartwarming to see just how many people came together to support others in times of need. We compiled a list of the Top Crowdfunding Campaigns from 2014 - but each and every fundraiser was an absolute privilege to be a part of. We can’t wait to do even more in t... [More]

Over $200 MILLION Raised

by The YouCaring Team January 1, 2015
2014 was a great year for the YouCaring Community! We are happy to share that over 125,000 fundraisers have been started to help people get through hardships or accomplish goals AND over $200,000,000 raised! This is truly amazing.In 2015 we are committed to growing these numbers - and remaining... [More]