Tools to Fundraising & Matching

Fundraising & Matching

These tools help funders to connect with specific projects or organizations in need of funding.

Foundation Registry i3

FREE

intermediate

 

“The Foundation Registry is a website created by a set of funders around the [Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3)] program. It simplifies the process for organizations seeking matching foundation funds for their i3 proposals. Applicants need only register their proposals once to reach a broad set of foundations for potential support, and each foundation maintains its own decision-making authority to determine which programs fit within their investment strategies. Registered funders can sort applicants by tag and category, view other foundations’ interest levels and match considerations for proposals, and collaborate by sharing notes and comments on proposals in a password-protected area.”

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Global Giving

FREE

beginner

 

“The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities…. Select the projects you want to support, make a tax-deductible contribution, and you’ll get email updates from the project so you can see how your gift is making a difference.”

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Indiegogo

FREE

beginner

 

Indiegogo is a crowdfunding website that allows individuals to create campaigns to raise funds for creative projects. Campaigns are free to launch and do not require an application process. Indiegogo provides multiple funding models and payment methods to make it easy to find what works best for you.

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Kickstarter

FREE

beginner

 


"Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others."

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Kiva

FREE

beginner

 

Kiva is a nonprofit which leverages the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to people looking for loans to grow businesses, go to school, switch to clean energy and more. When the loan is repaid, you can use that money to support a new loan or withdraw it. Individuals can also join or create lending teams where members can connect with one another and rally around shared lending goals.

 

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Network for Good

FEE

beginner

 

“Network for Good is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers nonprofits and corporate partners to unleash generosity with scalable ways to advance good causes. Network for Good helps nonprofits raise funds for their missions through simple, affordable, and effective online fundraising services and offer free training through its online learning center, interactive community, and webinar series. Network for Good works with companies to help refine a cause strategy perfectly suited to business and philanthropic goals and implements effective cause initiatives powered by its proven donation platform. Network for Good has processed more than $788 million in donations for more than 83,000 nonprofits since its 2001 founding by AOL, Cisco, and Yahoo!.”

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One Spark

FEE

beginner

 

One Spark is an annual crowdfunding festival connecting people with great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality. One Spark also hosts a speaker summit which brings together some of the most accomplished founders, creatives, makers, and doers from around the country to share their stories.

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TeamRaiser

FEE

intermediate

 

TeamRaiser is an online event fundraising platform developed by Blackbaud, one of the leading providers of nonprofit software and services. TeamRaiser is cloud-based and offers services to help develop event fundraising best practices, integrate strategy, manage a campaign, and compile data analytics. TeamRaiser allows you to organize a campaign around a central fundraising event and gives your team the ability to create fundraising webpages and send donation appeals via email through various social networks.

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