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YouHelp Out of the Box Crowdfunding Campaigns
Here at YouHelp we have many different types of crowdfunding campaigns going on at any given time – in fact; it’s our job. From Global Warming and Climate Change initiatives to Leukemia Research and even sending the underprivileged to college – we deal in it ALL. If you want to start a crowdfunding campaign of your own – YouHelp is the place for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! No matter how big or small. No matter how wild, witty or fun. Today we want to discuss our more creative and ambitious side of crowdfunding campaigns and ideas that just came across our desk and into our fundraising cross hairs. In this blog we would like to highlight a few of the folks coloring outside the lines of the norm, the fun, the noteworthy and of course the unique. So here goes…

The Artist Formerly Known As….

Help crowdfund the life size statue of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Life Size Statue of Prince Rogers Nelson

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $12,000

$28,000 has already been raised toward the $40,000 total. For this amazing initiative any donation; or as much as you wish to donate will help us achieve the goal. No amount is too small or definitely too large… Read More

This is NOT a misprint and your eyes are NOT deceiving you. If you’re anywhere in the Henderson, MN area then your donation could most definitely award you the privilege and the eye candy of a life-size bronze statue of Mr. Purple Rain himself – The Artist Formerly Known As…Your favorite and mine…aka Prince.

Be some of the first donors to bring this dream to life for the good people of Henderson, MN and the campaign manager Kitty Hopkins. To learn more about Kitty Hopkins, the Prince Legacy Henderson Project or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – CLICK HERE.

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Help to restore the historic Thomas the Train prop - the Magic Lady

Help Restore Historic Thomas the Train Prop – The Magic Lady!

Total Amount of Donations Needed: $30,000
$350 of the $30,000 has already been raised for this amazing campaign.
In December 2017, a large scale wooden train prop was utilized in the 2000 feature film Thomas the Magic Railroad. Following this, our organization refocused our mission from being a fan driven movement for an unreleased version of Thomas and the Magic Railroad to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization educating the public about the vast history of railway representation in media…Read More.

Lights, Camera, Color – Thomas Train Prop Everyone! Now is your chance to bring this American icon back to life and restore the Magic Lady back to her former glory for EVERYONE to enjoy alike. You don’t need to be a Thomas the Train fan to love this piece of history. This is definitely eye candy for ALL to enjoy! Don’t pass up the chance to donate to this crowdfund and participate and support this amazing piece of art and history!

You can bring this dream to life for the good people of the area and the campaign manager Eric Scherer. To learn more about Eric Scherer, the Restore the Magic Lady Prop or to keep an eye on this amazing campaign – Click Here.

Be sure to visit both of the campaigns and get donating. These are worthy campaigns for anyone out there who’s ever had a dream they wanted to see come to life. Be a part of history in the making and the restoration of history which has already been made.

If you have an idea you’d like to bring to life, please visit the start page and begin your own campaign now! Click Here.

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How to Build Your UHelp Campaign Team

Once you've created your crowdfunding project on, connected to STRIPE to receive your contributions and completed your pre-launch checklist, your campaign will be submitted to a UHelp mentor for final review. When a UHelp mentor approves your campaign, it will go live on our platform. Your free 30-day marketing mentorship will begin following the publication of your campaign, and then comes your first task: building your UHelp Campaign Team.

Campaign Teams are one of the many valuable features unique to Complete the daily tasks of your 30-day marketing mentorship with the advantages of team collaboration and group accountability. To reach your fundraising goal, you will want back-up. Welcome trusted family members, friends and colleagues to your campaign team on UHelp, where "teamwork makes the dream work!" 

You can invite five or more trusted friends, family members, volunteers or coworkers to join your campaign team and help propel your project success. Invite those closest to you to share the responsibilities of marketing your campaign. This inner circle is also an ideal group to ask for initial donations, large or small, to kick off your campaign.   

You are in charge of who your campaign appeals to, such as nonprofits, children, and medical health professionals. When creating your campaign, you will write an "Urgency and Need" message. This message should clearly convey why the community should contribute to your project. Communicate this message to your campaign team to ensure everyone is promoting the same message to their online networks and connections for optimal reach. Your team will help drive the success of your campaign, but you are the Campaign Organizer; regardless of your team’s contributions, you remain in full control of your UHelp project. 

Building your campaign team starts on Day 1.

After signing into your account, click on "30 Days of Free Marketing Support" in the top right corner of the screen. Click “Day 1” to start building your crowdfunding campaign team!

You are welcome to include a photograph for each invited team member, though it is not required. With each invitation, you will select whether the invited team member will have full access to your daily campaign tasks or the limited ability to view only the dashboard. Below is an example of what you will see in "Day 1 – Building Your Campaign Team" as you send your invitations. If you're launching a personal needs campaign that is raising donations to support medical needs for a child with a disability, invite members of the child’s family to your Campaign Team.  If your campaign supports the efforts of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, build a campaign team of well-informed supporters such as directors, board members and volunteers. 

In the example below, Barbara Gordon is building a campaign team that includes her husband, parents and daughter to support the project for her sick child, Katie.   

Complete the required (and optional, at your discretion) fields of "creating your campaign team" and click "Save" to send your invitations via email. Invited campaign team members will receive an email that looks like this:

UHelp Campaign Teams

As you send your invitations, campaign team members will appear in the column on the right side of your "Day 1" page. Invited members will be labeled as "pending." When members click "accept" on the invitation email, you will see their status update from "pending" to "Access Type-Full access," and the new member will appear on your Campaign Team page. For example, the “Save Our Seas from Plastic” Campaign Team page will show “Alex Ruben,” along with the other members who have accepted the invitation. 

UHelp Campaign Teams


Once your invitations have been sent and accepted, your Campaign Team will be created, and you will be one step closer to reaching your Fundraising Goal!

Remember to keep in touch with each member of your Campaign Team. Ask your team which tasks they would like to complete over the next "30 Days of Free Marketing." 

If you have a wordsmith on your team who enjoys composing articles and is knowledgeable about your cause, he or she will most likely be the best candidate for composing your video script, press releases and blog posts. 

Have fun with it! Sharing the responsibilities of promoting your campaign will motivate your team and inspire donations from your extended community. 

About the Author: Staff writer for UHelp