Fundraising websites 101
August 20, 2013 4:03 PM Subscribe
Help me find a website that meets the needs of the small, nonprofit fundraising event I'm organizing.
posted by itstheclamsname to computers & internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm putting together a small fundraising event for a program that is very important to me. It will involve a small group of people (less than 10) who will each be raising pledges before the actual event.
We would like to set up a site where people can record their pledges, but there are complications. We don't want to accept or process the donations, only allow people to make a pledge and refer them to an existing donation page on the organization's website, where they will enter their payment information. (We have no control over that page, as it is part of a much larger organization's website. That organization will process the donations and follow up with tax information, etc.) We would also like it if, prior to exiting the site to make their donation, donors could sign up to receive emails from the event. I'd also like the site to display a running total of funds pledged so far. It doesn't necessarily have to track which individual raised how much.
I'm willing to pay a small amount for this functionality, but a couple of the sites I looked at charge a percentage of the funds raised. I worry that this could get expensive, even though I expect that the total amount we raise will be somewhere around $10,000. Also, if the site doesn't actually process the donations, they will likely think we didn't actually reach our goal, and some sites (indiegogo) penalize you for falling short.
Can you suggest some crowdfunding sites that would work well with what we're trying to achieve?