Fundraising projects succeed because of the generosity, drive and determination of the fundraisers that run them – empowered, ideally by having the right tools on hand.
Here are some of the powerful fundraising features you can use when you start a fundraising project on GivenGain:
Every great fundraising project starts with a great story, and photos and videos merely add to the emotional punch. As well as sharing your message in text, you can upload your own pictures or embed videos from YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo or Mixer. And the fun doesn’t stop when you make your project public: you can post updates at any time to keep your followers engaged.
Designed for sharing
One of the big advantages of online fundraising is its ability to reach a global audience, without borders or barriers getting in the way. With GivenGain, your project can get global exposure with one-click share buttons for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and e-mail. Fundraising in your local community is also a snap: you can generate a unique QR code to share your project in person, on posters or on flyers.
Anywhere in the world
No matter where your followers are in the world, they can donate to your fundraising project in a range of international currencies. And you, the fundraiser, can back a cause you care about no matter where it is based. GivenGain has worked with charities in over 80 countries, and we are adding new ones all the time.
It’s about relationships
The biggest thing that successful fundraisers have in common is that they regularly engage with their followers to remind them to donate, and GivenGain gives them the tools to do so. Set up automated thank-you messages for anyone who supports your project – or write super-personalised ones by hand. You can also share project updates with your followers automatically, encouraging them to stay engaged and maybe even donate again.
Did you know that you can use GivenGain alongside other platforms to unlock new fundraising features? Link it to your Strava or Runkeeper account to keep your followers engaged with your pre-event training updates – or prove to them that you really did run that marathon.
Integrated services aren’t just for runners and cyclists either. GivenGain’s live stream widget allows you to fundraise and share your project progress through Open Broadcaster Software or Streamlabs OBS. Whether you’re playing video games, music or hosting a yoga class – if you can stream it, you can use it to make a difference.
You’re never alone when you fundraise on GivenGain. Every day, thousands of fundraisers around the world are working to help the charities they care about, and event organisers are adding crowdfunding to make their events more meaningful.
As a fundraiser on GivenGain, you can make a difference by taking part in some of the world’s biggest and best mass participation events, including the Boston Marathon, the Absa Cape Epic and the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Virtual cycling platform Zwift also hosts regular fundraising events in which you can fundraise on GivenGain from home.
And if those events seem exhausting, you can always join GivenGain’s own online events without breaking a sweat, like the recent Mandela Day 2021 fundraising challenge which raised over R415,000 ($28,500) for 43 different charities. Just pick a charity, start a project, and climb to the top of the leaderboard!
A platform donors can trust
Nothing puts donors off more quickly than the idea that their donations might not actually go to a legitimate charity. GivenGain only accepts non-profit organisations that are properly registered in their home countries, so donors can be sure that they are supporting genuine charitable causes.
Additionally, all donations go directly to the charity’s registered bank account and are not handled by the individual fundraiser at any point. Donors can give securely using a large number of internationally trusted payment methods. Donations are managed by the GivenGain Foundation, a registered non-profit organisation based in Switzerland that operates under some of the world’s strictest standards of accountability and transparency.
Want to get the most out GivenGain? Register now to receive regular fundraising tips or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help setting up your project.