Learning how a personal fundraising website works is a critical first step in setting up your personal crowdfunding website.
The growth of online crowdfunding sites has been one of the great stories of the past decades. The idea of communities banding together to help one another goes back centuries, but modern day online fundraising is a relatively new phenomenon. If you, or someone you know, has a good cause setting up a personal fundraising website on the YouCaring platform is a great choice.
How to Raise Money Online for a Personal Cause
People raise money on personal crowdfunding sites for a wide variety of good causes. Take a look at our list of the most popular types of fundraisers and see which category best describes your need. Once you have determined the focus of your campaign, the next step is to look for the best personal fundraising website.
One name you’ll see near the top of every list of personal crowdfunding websites is YouCaring. Widely recognized as one of the emerging leaders in helping people set up a personal fundraising online, in 2014 YouCaring was named the Best Crowdfunding Site by CrowdsUnite, the world’s largest crowdfunding review site.
There are some misconceptions about online personal crowdfunding websites that are worth mentioning. Let’s look at some of the most common ones:
- It’s a scam. YouCaring makes every effort to verify fundraisers as legitimate causes. We ask that if anyone suspects a fraudulent campaign to email us with information about a suspect campaign and we’ll investigate it immediately. The YouCaring community is a group of people dedicated to helping one another. While we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of each fundraiser, we do our utmost to be diligent. We recommend you only donate to campaigns that you feel comfortable with.
- Personal crowdfunding websites are too hard to set up. We continually are working to update our best practices to make sure our site is easy to use. For most folks, it takes less than an hour to create their campaign and have it posted. Check out our How it Works section and our FAQ section for answers to the most common questions.
- It costs too much. Different websites have different fee structures so check carefully. What makes YouCaring unique is that we charge no fees. The only costs are the third party credit card processing fees (2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction) of which YouCaring receives nothing.
We Are Here to Help
When you, your family, or someone you know are faced with difficult times, people want to know how they can help. Families find great comfort in the caring and support shared through online donations.
If you know someone who could benefit from crowdfunding support during a tough time, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through each step of how to raise money online for a personal cause and help ensure your success.
The best way to avoid being scammed is to find out how crowdfunding works. You’ll find the answers on our how does crowdfunding work page.