Peer-to-Peer Crowdfunding

Peer-to-peer crowdfunding campaigns typically follow this structure:

  1. A nonprofit sets a goal, determines a timeline and plans a peer-to-peer crowdfunding event.
  2. The nonprofit reaches out to loyal supporters and asks them if they are willing to participate in the fundraiser.
  3. If supporters are willing to participate, they then set up their YouHelp.com team member profile. These individual pages link up to the nonprofit’s main YouHelp.com peer-to-peer crowdfunding page.
  4. Individuals reach out to their networks such as business associates, friends, and family to ask for donations on the nonprofit’s behalf.
  5. Supporters’ friends and family members make donations via the individual’s peer-to-peer crowdfunding page.
  6. The nonprofit collects the donations, acknowledges and sends thanks to the supporters and donors.
Influencers Accelorate Crowdfunding For Nonprofits
Influencers Accelerate Crowdfunding For Nonprofits

This Youhelp.com peer-to-peer fundraising page is linked to the nonprofit’s primary fundraising page.

This peer-to-peer campaign follows a few best practices that we are a huge fan of:

  1. They include several images: Both the nonprofit’s main page and the individual’s campaign page have images and videos that allow supporters to see exactly what their donations are going toward.
  2. They describe what the contributions will help accomplish: Each page highlights the need for homes and volunteer time. Both pages have giving tiers that describe what a donation amount will be able to buy. For example, $300 will buy a bed, while $600 will buy a handicapped restroom.
  3. Each description is detailed: A good peer-to-peer campaign description is the key to encouraging people to donate to your cause. Without it, people won’t know why you’re raising money! This campaign has listed out the reasons for fundraising and lets people know why renovating homes for the disabled is important.

Takeaway: Peer-to-peer fundraising is a type of online fundraising that enables your nonprofit to raise more money and acquire more donors. As your supporters reach out to their networks, your nonprofit can introduce more people to your cause and mission.

Each of the team members can share the campaign on their Facebook.com and Twitter.com pages

For more information on how you can create a Peer Peer YouHelp.com, crowdfunding campaign sends an email to support@youhelp.com

Crowdfunding in Today’s Divided Country

Crowdfunding in today’s divided country has become a challenge for many nonprofits. It is our belief that the average American citizen is a good and giving person by nature. This is clear by the support that we offer to other countries both militarily and financially. As American citizens, we are constantly looking at how we can make the world a better place.

Americans have disagreements on how to give but in general, our nature is to give

Americans have disagreements on how to give but in general, our nature is to give. It is impossible that two countrymen growing up in completely different upbringings and surroundings will have the same social viewpoint.

When crowdfunding campaigns focus on the core issues of helping those that are in need and stay true to their mission.

When crowdfunding campaigns focus on the core issues of helping those that are in need and stay true to their mission. For example, helping the poor and the needy is agreed upon an important cause. How to solve the problem can be argued by people differently.

So for nonprofits in this arena YouHelp.com suggests keeping your focus on the problem more than on the solution you chose to fix the problem

So for nonprofits in this arena YouHelp.com suggests keeping your focus on the problem more than on the solution you chose to fix the problem. In your crowdfunding campaigns spend ample time explaining in detail the severity of the specific cause you are addressing. Nonprofits can use statistics to back up their claims.

Quotes from leaders that express the problem that you are dealing with is another tool to get people to agree with your mission. Try using different types of stereotypes so that you can gather a wide range of people.

Finally, go straight to proving your accomplished success

Finally, go straight to proving your accomplished success. Proven track records are very important in convincing donors to give to your cause. Try using illustrated detailed personal stories that will ignite the feelings of the potential donors.

Look for opportunities in which your nonprofit can get some free publicity

Look for opportunities in which your nonprofit can get some free publicity. Advertisement budgets can be very expensive. Look for opportunities in which your nonprofit can bring its work to join a viral subject so that you can receive some free publicity. Crowdfunding is about getting as much online exposure as possible.

Try making an online request for friends to comment ideas for your nonprofit. This helps engage your audience and many times you find a great idea that is easy for your nonprofit to implement. Share this content on Facebook and Twitter and share out as much as possible.

The country might be divided into its ideologies however at its core we are all good people looking to make the nation stronger and better for future generations.

If you would like to learn more about how your nonprofit can crowdfund send an email to support@YouHelp.com