Causes.com is the world’s largest platform for online campaigning. The platform enables people and organizations to connect for a common cause and prompts them to act together. With Causes’ help, its members have raised over $48M for charities, collected 34M petition signatures, and launched thousands of grassroots and awareness campaigns. It currently has 186 million registered users in 156 countries.
The company’s goal is to aid cause supporters of the nonprofit sector, religions, and politics with a tool to create and run campaigns to fundraise, raise awareness, and advocate. Their online platform applies innovative technology to philanthropy and social action.
Any individual, political organization, or nonprofit organization can create a profile and organize campaigns for free. Although $0 is paid to Causes for organizing campaigns, their processing company charges 4% for each donation.
To start fundraising on Causes, your nonprofit must submit a request for an organization profile, as well as its EIN, mission statement, address, phone number and the website. All information requested is used to verify the official status. Only 501c3 and 501c4 organizations are allowed to fundraise.
Causes is an open platform that provides tools for the organization to run their own campaigns. Campaign leaders are fully responsible for their page’s content, from each photo they post to the number of updates they schedule. You may customize your campaign’s look to fit your needs and preferences.
You will be given an administrator’s right to delete unwanted comments, post pictures and updates, share on social media, send invitations to support your campaign, and many more useful functions.
Helpful tips and guides on how to start your own campaign can be found on their website at http://blog.causes.com/tips-guides/starting-your-campaign/.
Causes is an effective crowdfunding tool which is worth exploring.