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How To Build Your Own GoFundMe To Collect Donation

May 8, 2021

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While creating a fundraiser on popular crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe can bring you a lot of exposure, imagine how much more you could do if you could build your own GoFundMe. That’s right, in today’s post, we are going to show you how you can create your own fundraising platform with the help of all-in-one digital solutions like Crowdfundly

Digital crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe allow thousands of small businesses and individuals to garner the capital they need to fund their growth, bring ideas and innovations to life, and develop their products and services. Non-profit organizations and activists can gather donations to support meaningful charitable causes.

However, creating donation campaigns on third-party crowdfunding platforms also come with their own limitations. On the other hand, if you were to build your own fundraising platform, not only would you be able to start fundraising campaigns, but you could also set up your own team and manage them, create branded pages for your fundraising organization, and even use analytics tools to get insightful data about your campaign performance.

This is where Crowdfundly comes in. It is, an all-in-one digital fundraising solution that lets you build your own crowdfunding platform with complete control over all campaigns and donations. Whether you are a part of a nonprofit, a small business, or an individual activist, this all-in-one digital solution gives you the ultimate flexibility to create and manage your fundraising platform.

Before we dive into Crowdfundly and its many advanced features, let us find out why building your own fundraising platform is a good idea.

Why Should You Build Your Own GoFundMe Platform?

As mentioned earlier, working with large fundraising websites such as GoFundMe is a great way to raise funds, but there are some limitations to what you can do. You may not get complete control of your campaigns and have to compromise your privacy by handing over personal details. Moreover, you are bound to pay a portion of your fund regardless of how small the amount you have collected.

The best way to avoid any such inconveniences is to build your own crowdfunding platform and collect donations. Many immediate and long-term benefits come with it when properly designed and carried out.

Advantages Of Building Your Own Fundraising Platform Like GoFundMe:

👉 Get more exposure and engagement: With a branded fundraising page solely dedicated to your cause and campaigns, you can easily grab the attention of potential donors and backers. You can tell your story more conveniently and connect to a broader audience through direct involvement.

👉 Get complete control of your campaigns: By building your own platform, you will be able to control every aspect of the fundraising campaigns and projects. Unlike when collecting donations through a third-party website like GoFundMe, you will get direct access to user information and contribution data.

👉 No entry barrier: Platforms like GoFundMe can reject campaign ideas and causes. This is not a worry when you have your own crowdfunding platform, as you get to approve which campaigns should be published.

Crowdfundly: An All-In-One Digital Alternative To GoFundMe

Crowdfundly is a digital fundraising platform built to facilitate anyone who wants to raise money for different fundraising causes. It is one of the best alternatives to GoFundMe and other similar websites for many reasons. Here, you not only get to create campaigns and raise donations, but you can build your own crowdfunding organization as well.

With many advanced features, Crowdfundly enables you to create and manage multiple types of campaigns, work with fundraisers, collect funds, and much more. It is the perfect solution to take your online fundraising experience to the next level. Let’s find out how!

1. Create A Contributor Profile And Donate To Campaigns

Crowdfundly allows you to create a contributor profile from anywhere in the world. With a profile on this platform, you can contribute to and participate in running fundraising campaigns with just a few clicks.

The contributor profile will hold information and data related to all your contributions. You will be able to view the number of times you have contributed to a particular cause, the campaigns you have participated in, and also the number of times you’ve shared a campaign on social media to spread the word.

That’s not all; you can also keep track of the amount you have contributed, including the exact date and time of contribution. You can find out about the refunds you have asked for and tips you have given over time.

The contributor profile also enables you to create your own fundraising organizations and work in teams through the Crowdfundly platform. But more on these features in just a bit.

2. Add Your Own Fundraising Organization With A Few Clicks

Once you have created a contributor profile through Crowdfundly, you can add your own organization. You no longer have to rely on other fundraising sites like GoFundMe to host your campaigns. This amazing feature allows you to create multiple campaigns within your organization, handle all your crowdfunding tasks and donations from one place and also analyze their performances.

This advanced feature enables you to tell engaging stories by adding descriptions to attract and convince potential donors to contribute to your cause. You can add related images and videos to create a stunning organization page and make it stand out from all others on the web. Through simple, easy steps, you can set the locations, accepted currencies, and other details for your organization effortlessly.

On your organization page, you can also add links to your social accounts to showcase authenticity and use social proof to garner the donors’ trust. You can also visualize all your campaigns from the same page.

Through the organization dashboard, you can track your campaigns, manage all online and offline contributions and donations collected, data about your donors, and much more. You also get to view graphical statistics and analyze the performance of your campaigns.

Moreover, with Crowdfundly, you can easily add team members to your organization and assign them different roles. The premium plans lets you add unlimited number of team members and You can also work with other fundraisers and local communities or non-profit organizations to host meaningful campaigns.

Every feature that you will find on GoFundMe is available to you here but with much more control and personalization opportunities.

3. Add A Custom Domain For Your Fundraising Organization

A feature you will find on Crowdfundly is the ability to add custom domain for your fundraising organization. This is an exclusive and premium feature, that lets you add your own domain for your organization page.

You can make your fundraising organization page stand out and make it seem more credible with your own custom domain. It will also increase your organization’s search engine ranking.

4. Create Your Own Campaigns And Host Multiple Fundraisers

With your own fundraising platform, you can create and host multiple fundraising campaigns.

Crowdfundly enables you to create up to two campaigns through its free account, but you will have to purchase the premium subscriptions to enable more campaigns and host fundraisers.

It gives you the flexibility to collect donations through any kind of campaign. You can choose to launch a ‘donation based campaign’ or create a ‘reward based campaign’ and then customize each type through a wide range of categories available on Crowdfundly.

You can also work with third-party fundraisers or the local communities. Just like GoFundMe, you can allow others to create meaningful campaigns and host them within your organization’s platform. Of course, you will have to manage all the responsibilities and activities yourself.

5. Add Team Members To Manage Your Fundraising Activities

Managing multiple campaigns and dealing with all crowdfunding tasks can be quite tedious. To help you streamline your work and increase efficiency in your fundraising organization, Crowdfundly allows you to add team members to your organization.

Having multiple team members can assure your success in running numerous fundraising or donation campaigns. When you add new team members, you can also assign them different roles.

You also get the flexibility to assign permissions for each role separately. This will help every team member work in a streamlined manner without any problem.

6. Allow Anonymous Contributions To Protect User Privacy

When it comes to donating to certain causes, investors and contributors may feel the need to keep their identities hidden. Crowdfundly has an impressive feature that allows the contributors to donate anonymously and ensure privacy.

If you want to see how many anonymous donations a campaign has received, you can easily do that by heading over to your campaign page and clicking on the 'Activities' tab to view your anonymous contributions.

7. Integration With Popular Payment Methods

Crowdfundly has seamless integrations with many popular payment methods. You can seamlessly connect various online payment gateways to allow hassle-free donations, manage funds and handle refunds or withdrawals. These include Stripe Payment methods for both individual and business accounts and PayPal.

However, Crowdfundly makes the payment procedure more customizable. Depending on the region you set for your fundraising organization, there might be other options available, such as AamarPay online payment gateway (for Bangladesh) and SSLCommerz (for Bangladesh).

8. Get Insightful Analytics Straight From The Platform Dashboard

Crowdfundly allows you to analyze your campaign data. However, this platform goes one step ahead of other fundraising sites like GoFundMe by enabling you to view the analytics straight from the Organization dashboard.

You'll be able to evaluate and monitor the success of each campaign on your website. You can check graphical representations of your organization’s performance on the dashboard.

Accelerate Your Fundraiser With Advanced Features

While the features mentioned above are truly impressive, Crowdfundly has many more advanced features that can enhance your digital fundraising experience. You can find countless other features to help you create and manage an excellent fundraising platform.

Manage Funds Effortlessly From Your Dashboard

You can effortlessly manage all sorts of financial contributions made to your campaigns from the platform dashboard. Whether you are receiving funds through the digital portal or collecting cash and checks by hand, handling funds is no longer a worry - you can manage both online donations and offline donations on Crowdfundly with ease.

There is an advanced wallet feature in Crowdfundly that enables you to keep track of all your financial data such as the net earning, the amount paid, pending clearances, tips received, and the amount available. All your financial summaries will be held in one place.

You can also enable ‘Escrow' to monitor your fund’s payments and transfers. Moreover, with Crowdfundly, you can payout methods and refund options too. To find out more about the amazing features available, visit our documentation.

Share Your Campaign Brochure On Social Platforms

Now that we have covered some of Crowdfundly’s advanced features on creating and managing campaigns, let’s talk about growing them. With everyone glued to their screens in this online era, you can easily reach donors and contributors through various social media platforms directly from your Crowdfundly accounts.

This platform allows you to create custom, ready-made brochures to spread the word to the world by sharing on popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Connect Crowdfundly With Your WordPress Website

One feature that sets Crowdfundly apart from all other fundraising platforms like GoFundMe is that this SaaS platform also comes with a powerful WordPress Plugin. You can easily connect your WordPress websites through seamless integrations.

With Crowdfundly plugin for WordPress, you can take advantage of all the features mentioned above without ever having to leave your WordPress dashboard by connecting Crowdfundly with your website.

Moreover, Crowdfundly WordPress plugin has a powerful integration with Elementor Page Builder and comes with three exclusive addons for Elementor. So if you are using this popular drag-and-drop page builder, you can easily create your fundraising or donation website without any coding.

Besides this, you can also build your donation website or fundraising website instantly with the help of ready Elementor template packs from Templately. These template packs are seamlessly integrated with Crowdfundly, so you can quickly and effortlessly build your donation website.

Build Your Fundraising Platform Today With Crowdfundly

Crowdfundly allows you to raise funds and create campaigns with absolute ease and collaborate with your entire team, all from one place. It can truly take your crowdfunding experiences to newer heights and make them enjoyable. Try it yourself and experience all the excellent features that this platform can bring to the table.

If you want to unlock all premium features and have the best digital crowdfunding experience, sign up for Crowdfundly’s super flexible and affordable premium subscription plans.

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