May 28, 2010

24 tools for fundraising with social media

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  1. Thank you for the Giving Impact mention! Noticed a couple things that I hope is okay to share here. For some reason we didn't get a link to our site – Also, our transaction fee is actually $1 per donation > $20. Any donation under $20 does not get charged a transaction fee. Thanks again.

    Minds On Design Lab | Giving Impact

  2. Great blog. Check out IndieGoGo – collaborative funding platform for creative, cause and entrepreneurial ideas. The site has over 4,500 projects. In over 120 countries. It's democratic and rewards projects with 5% cash rewards when they reach their funding goals.

    Come check out all the amzing projects using IndieGoGo to turn dreams into reality:

  3. Great list Vivian and J.D.! We're actually just launching a new platform to help causes raise money in a fun manner for their supporters. Our site is We let people win donations to causes just by searching the web. Each week, we promote a cause of the week to help them get more exposure as well as to raise some money.


  4. Another alternative for Tools for larger fundraising efforts is MWare, www,

    MWare provides a full range of online fundraising and event management software for non profits. It can handle online donations, event registration, (ticket or RSVP), assigned seating, applicant type registration process, family and child registration with built in validation logics, volunteer management and personal and team fundraising for third party community, athletic and thon type events.



  5. Hey guys –

    Our company Piryx specializes in online fundraising for causes via social media and more. From non-profits to political campaigns, corporate giving programs, groups, clubs, sports teams, and variety of other causes – we help them raise money online.

    We offer plenty of free social media marketing tools, analytics, widgets, applications, and much more. Check us out at:

    Thanks guys, hope all is well!

    – Mike

  6. Hi! I'd like to add ContestCause – Fundraising Design Contests for a Cause.

    ContestCause enables anyone to run a fundraising design contest for any cause. Participants can invite friends, create shirt designs, vote daily & order the winner. 1/3 of all sales go directly to the cause & supporters get a custom-made shirt!

  7. I'm aware of a company operating from Boston, that is supporting organizations with customized donation systems. They were quite interesting, and offer many back-office operations support as well… Maybe someone here can find use for them too —

  8. I'm aware of a company operating from Boston, that is supporting organizations with customized donation systems. They were quite interesting, and offer many back-office operations support as well… Maybe someone here can find use for them too —

  9. Vivian – Thanks for this post. While it's not as sophisticated as some of the other tools you've mentioned, I wanted to let you know about a new tool that we've created.

    It's a fundraising thermometer, however, unlike every other thermometer, it's customizable and easy to update. We use a widget-based system that is unique because:

    – Charities can put their name, their own text, and even their own color scheme on the thermometer
    – Once it's embedded on a website, it can be changed very easily. People just login and edit their progress and/or goals…no need to replace code.

    Here's a link to the tool:

    And if you have any questions or feedback I'd love to hear them.

  10. It says something interesting about the sector that the comments section is mostly social giving startups throwing their two cents in. Lots of different people trying lots of different things. I think that the more we can do as a sector to figure out giving mechanisms that are well integrated with the experience of the network itself (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

    I won’t buck a trend, so please keep HelpAttack! on the list. Our model is that donors pledge a small amount of money for each update they make – no need to RT, tag, or send any specific message. Just tying a habit of giving to the habit of social media.

      • Hello
        Sir, I am Mann Khan and reside in India city Bhopal as I am searching to raise fund for poor actually I am a private teacher and teach english langauge but I want to do something for poor also as the people who are not able to pay money to learn english but highly desireous to learn I want to give the best and want to raise the fund from other countries also but I have no idea how to intiate it could you plz help me to show me the way. my email id is : [email protected] . I wil be awaited your reply. thanks.

  11. The information about Causes is incorrect. Causes is integrated with Facebook, but is a separate company.

    Most importantly, anyone can donate through Causes, not only Facebook members.

  12. Great article! You have put together a fantastic list that can help organizations streamline their fundraising efforts. With the ease and popularity of social media many sororities and fraternities will be able to significantly increase the positive social impact they can make locally, nationally and internationally.


  13. reading all this is complex i just want people who can help me teach the slum and rural females of idia especially, Punjab.I want to empower them but running short of funds. If somebodey is interested kindly call me at 9888404813 india Punjab My name is Gurpreet Kaur

  14. you missed Fundly – – the most successful online fundraising platform for cause based fundraisers of all sizes. no matter how much money you are trying to raise, fundly provides the tools necessary to fundraise more effectively using social media networks like Facebook.

    • We’ve covered Fundly on several occasions on Socialbrite, though I agree the writer should have mentioned it here. Thanks for the reminder!

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  16. This platform are all recommended to have a good tools for doing some fundraising.Thanks for the share we have additional technique that we can apply to build a much better way of raising funds.

  17. Hi Vivian / J.D,

    Sandip from Go Get Funding ( here.

    Excuse the belayed contribution but I just wanted to give you the heads-up on what we’ve been up to.

    We launched in late 2011 and so far have helped people from all around the world raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various causes, projects and events. That’s thanks to our low fees and nifty social features.

    I hope to connect with those trying to fundraise and anyone else just wanting to get in touch :)

    On another note, I love what you guys are doing at Socialbrite and it would be great to connect. In fact, I just spotted your contribute page ( and I’m about to get typing…!

  18. Great article, very comprehensive! I would just like to add an alternative social type of fundraising service – it’s called

    You get your own fundraising website and use any of the available sports prediction games to run your own online fundraisers. 20% of funds go into a prize pool to encourage more people to play.


  20. I’m a board member of various organizations which fundraise. Can someone tell me if one of these platforms allows me to show my all my fundraising ventures on one page, so that I’m not constantly giving different sites for people to go to?

  21. StayClassy wasn’t mentioned, either. We power the social fundraising of over 3,000 social impact organizations (of all sizes), including Oxfam, Invisible Children, Pencils of Promise and others.  Here’s a link to a holiday fundraising infographic we made that has some of our stats, and tips for social fundraising that you can check out:

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