Joey and His Class Crowdfund for a New Playground

Crowdfund Your Project On

Little Joey moves to a new neighborhood and goes to a new school.  On his first day, he is sadly disappointed to find that recess is always held indoors, where desk-bound kids throw paper airplanes out of boredom. Joey realizes that his beautiful new school, due to a lack of funding, does not have a playground!

Without a playground, the kids have nowhere to play! Joey has a brilliant idea! Why not raise money for the school’s playground through crowdfunding on

BUT – he can’t do it alone. He will need the help of his classmates, the PTA, the school faculty, and most importantly, people like YOU!

Joey and his fellow students create a crowdfunding project on

Will they succeed? Watch the video to find out!

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Do You Need Social Media to Crowdfund Successfully?

Crowdfunding sends your project out to the Universe. is the crowdfunding platform for community, business, entrepreneurial, social cause, scientific research, creative project and individual needs. It should ultimately reach countries around the world for financial contributions and support.

Even though you have ajkii great social cause and/or a great idea you may not reach your goal without social media.

You have to market your campaign on as many platforms as possible. Let’s discuss one of the most important social media platforms you must know in order to create a successful crowdfunding campaign. You guessed it, Facebook!


Present you project and present yourself as a valuable source of information in your area of expertise.  Donors will recognize the importance of your project and trust in its success!

Get creative! There’s always a new strategy, trick, or tip that someone else may find useful. Come up with new ideas about your business, nonprofit, or organization, that have helped you succeed in your field of expertise. Other people will become interested and begin to follow your posts.

After all, you must know something that other organizers do not.  Pitch your project and explain why you are running a crowdfunding campaign. Since you are an expert in your field, don’t be afraid to share your secrets. It will bring you followers, donors, and all other types of supporters.

Think of your Donation Page as the center of your map.  You want to build as many roads, or social media platforms, as possible. This is in order to promote your project and direct traffic to the center of your map, or Donation Page.

The road signs along the way are like the social media posts with which you engage your audience. Make it easy for your supporters to find and donate to your project! The more you connect with your audience through different platforms, the more legitimate your crowdfunding project will appear to your potential donors!


Being social is not a one-way street. It is a dialogue. You must interact with other people, no matter what platform, and care about what they care about. If #cutepuppies are trending on Twitter, then, by gosh, incorporate cute puppies into your post! Most people don’t want to read cut-and-dry advertisements. Instead, contribute to your audience and its dialogue by empathizing with their interests.

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In this book, you may find further advice on communicating your organization’s brand with social media, building a targeted audience, and converting an audience into financial supporters. John Williams’s book,  Social Media: Marketing Strategies for Rapid Growth Using: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube, is designed to help a wide range of organizations, from large staff sizes to small, and individual accounts. This book seeks to underline the important social media strategies of customer acquisition and conversion. Do not let social media remain an underestimated tool, find out how you can use social media platforms for your cause!

In Conclusion

While the internet has made crowdfunding more pervasive, it is nevertheless a competitive field. Social media has made crowdfunding easier in many ways, as you can express your cause and community’s need to people across the world. Once you master a few of these social media tips, you will be well on your way to successful crowdfunding!

Reach out to UHelp by emailing or by calling (888) 240-1494.

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Crowdfund Your Project to Raise Money – Featuring ACRI

Crowdfunding campaigns continue to raise billions of dollars from around the world. They are one of the largest sources of revenue for many nonprofits. This type of fundraising continues to grow. With the aid of social media, crowdfunding has become the largest financial source for new projects. Crowdfunding equals social media and email marketing for the campaign team, but it is well worth the effort.

What’s unique about UHelp is that it provides a crowdfunding mentor for every project! The mentor guides the campaign owner through the creation and the GO LIVE launch of their campaign.  This unique, human feature of UHelp allows you to develop customized projects, with social media strategies tailored to your creative or nonprofit cause.  The successful fundraising depends upon the campaign design and even more so on the owner’s willingness to build out the their audience and follow the mentor’s proven strategy.

Let’s take a look at a nonprofit, ACRI, that is working to raise awareness for their cause.

What is ACRI?

According to Murray Famuditimi, Executive Director of the Afro Canadian Relief International, “ACRI is an organization committed to raising awareness for violence against women.” Founded by Murray Famuditimi, the ACRI seeks to educate the international community about violence against women by teaching preventative measures and responsive techniques to these unfortunate kinds of situations. Mr. Famuditimi further explained, “We host courses, seminars, and conferences to distribute information and awareness about violence against women.”

Mr. Famuditimi advised,

“If there is any element of violence, the woman must speak. The best way to treat violence is to talk. Don’t keep silent.”

UHelp Crowdfunding Mentor 

We contacted Mr. Famuditimi after he started his project and reviewed his video images, the pitch of his campaign and his perks. Mr. Famuditimi explained his pitch more clearly, “Contributing to this project will enable ACRI to significantly decrease violence against women at a grass-roots level while promoting the awareness of violence against women, as well as women’s rights. We’re going to invite communities to attend, to raise awareness, to encourage women to speak.”

His next step is to Get Social! Develop his social media skills to share their project with people all around the world. Use platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and all other social media to get exposure for your project. If people don’t know, they won’t donate!


Crowdfunding is an integral part of your organization. It is a full-time job, and it requires expert strategies for networking and promotion. Go to and sign up to create your project today. We offer a mentor to guide your campaign from beginning to end.

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For more tips on managing your nonprofit, Darian Heyman’s book, Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, sets the definitive groundwork for leading a successful nonprofit. Heyman covers every topic from fundraising to marketing. While this handbook provides a great reference source, visit Uhelpfund to learn how to begin a successful crowdfunding campaign for your nonprofit.

Healthy Fundraising – How to Find Grants and Crowdfund for Nonprofits

The Health and Medical field is expanding at an exponential rate. People are struggling to find adequate healthcare coverage, even in developed countries like the U.S. As this basic need continues to grow, health and wellness nonprofits are springing up across the globe. From green-energy gyms for low-income areas to researching obscure diseases, nonprofits many find financial support from a variety of funding sources!

Fundraising Your Health Nonprofit

Health and wellness and sports nonprofits have to meet such a diverse spectrum of needs that it behooves your nonprofit to apply for money in a variety of ways.

One of the best ways to raise money and awareness for your organization is to crowdfund.  By crowdfunding, your group may reach a large number of new supporters that can equip you with the necessary capital to accomplish the goals of your campaign.

-Here’s how:

1. Create a Crowdfunding Campaign on

2. Setup Your Account and Profile.

3. Enter your Crowdfunding Campaign Details.

4. Connect Your Campaign to Your Social Media (to promote) and Stripe Account (to receive funds).

5. Begin Promoting and Fundraising Your Campaign!

The Free Fitness Foundation, based in Pomona, California, recently launched their campaign on UHelp. Their organization aims to aid the introduction and development of Free Fitness in churches, schools, businesses and parks with Free Energy Gyms. Their nonprofit is one of many that is crowdfunding their goals with the help of individual donors around the world.

Funding Your Health or Sports Nonprofit with Grants

Grants are a great way to fund specific community needs, especially those that align with the potential grant donor. Grant money provides a secure platform to fund the proposed services or products of your nonprofit. Applying for grants may be time-consuming; that’s why has made finding grants quick and simple! At, you can search by topic of interest, location, funding source, and much more. With over 50 categories to choose from, you may search thousands of grants, plus hundreds of new grants that are added each and every week. Here are some categories grant-seeking, health professionals and nonprofits may find helpful:

Health and Medical

Sports & Recreation


Life After Funding

Nonprofit Guide | CrowdfundingNow that you know how to fund your nonprofit on, and begin your crowdfunding campaign on, you need to know how to manage your finances successfully! Nonprofit Financial Management: A Practical Guide, by Charles K. Coe, provides helpful tips that cover the entire spectrum of finances, from budgeting, purchasing, and contracting, to IRS forms, cash management, and basic accounting. This book is an essential guide to correctly manage your finances. Because you worked hard to qualify for money, you need to work hard to protect it.

For More Information

Make finding grants for your health nonprofit easy! Subscribe to today to find hundreds of new grants for your nonprofit every week. Synergize your fundraising efforts with a crowdfunding campaign! Tap into millions of potential donors by promoting your nonprofit to individual donors! Call our team of nonprofit experts for more information at 561-249-4129 today!

About the Author: Staff Writer for, with contributions from Christopher Lim and Bryant Tucker.