Are you a nonprofit looking for funding? Have you applied for grants and while waiting for approval want to try another option, as well? Why not start a crowdfunding campaign at UHelp.com?
Nonprofits already have an established following with other nonprofits, nonprofit associations, philanthropists, benefactors, volunteers, the community and their target audience. These sources make nonprofits rich in assets. It is these resources that will be first in line to contribute to crowdfunding efforts because they know the good work that you do.
For example,The HandyCapable Network is successfully raising money through UHelp.com. They have used their own nonprofit email lists and posted the project on Facebook. UHelp.com then posts their project on our Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+ networks.
Nonprofits are a treasure trove of dialogue. Why not apply your great mission and vision statements to the description at UHelp.com? Nonprofits can take the text from a grant and apply it to their crowdfunding campaign, too. Tell the people what you do and why they should contribute to your cause.
Here is a sample project descriptions:
Be a HERO for HandyCapable Network!
HandyCapable Network works with developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals to teach them computer skills in an inclusive environment. Our "HandyTechs" come to use with a variety of disabilities – from Autism to Down's Syndrome to Cerebral Palsy. Focusing on their strengths, each HandyTech is trained in some aspect of refurbishing computers donated to us from the community. Once refurbished, the computers are redistributed back into the community to economically challenged individuals and nonprofits.
All of our HandyTechs are volunteers. We receive no government funding for our program. We rely on the generosity of private donations to support our mission. On average, it costs $50 per day per HandyTech to cover our basic program expenses. In July, we relocated to a larger space to accommodate more HandyTechs and provide more computers to our community.
Now we are looking for a hero (or two, or three, or more) to help fund our mission so we can welcome more HandyTechs into our program.
Can we count on you? Will you be a Hero for HandyCapable?
Please make your online donation today.
So, as a nonprofit creating a UHelp.com campaign, remember to say WHY you're looking for funding and HOW contributions will be used.
About the Author: Staff Writer for UHelp.com