YouCaring is a crowdfunding website for personal, medical, and charitable causes. The company is a Certified B corporation based in San Francisco, California. YouCaring does not take a percentage of funds raised on its site, or charge those raising funds a fee (any fees associated with third-party credit card processors such as PayPal are paid by donors).The company relies on voluntary donations from donors to fund operations.

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  • The most successful crowdfunding campaigns are those that leverage the power of social media. After all, crowdfunding is a social form of fundraising. The more people your campaign page can reach, the more money it can raise. To set yourself up for success in crowdfunding campaigns, a strong social media following is essential. The only […] The post Three Strategies to Market Your Nonprofit Throug...

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  • Alumni donations to colleges and universities exceed $10 billion a year. Every college has at least one person, if not an entire staff, devoted to knowing how to get alumni to donate and writing alumni donation request letters. The art of alumni giving can be a subtle one, and there are many tricks to the development […] The post How to Get Alumni to Donate to Your Fundraiser appeared first on Com...

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  • Spring is in the air! Warmer weather plus a feeling of renewed energy means that people are once again looking to engage with the world. All of this makes spring a great time to freshen up your crowdfunding campaign or launch a new one. Spring is also the perfect time to host an event—check out our […] The post Spring Fundraising Ideas to Freshen Up Your Campaign appeared first on Compassionate Cr...

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  • Looking to step up your crowdfunding game? Then it’s time to take a deep dive into the stream of useful information you’ll find on the web’s top crowdfunding blogs. Here’s our list of top five crowdfunding blogs, each one created by experts with a wealth of fundraising experience. Together, they’ll give you valuable tips and […] The post Five Top Crowdfunding Blogs You Should Be Reading appeared f...

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  • In recent years, more and more students have turned to crowdfunding to offset the cost of college. We’ve seen students run campaigns for specific expenses, such as textbooks and supplies, food, housing, transit, tuition fundraising, and studying abroad. It’s a great way to avoid taking out loans, and we cover all the options in How […] The post Crowdfunding Your Student Loan Debt appeared first on...

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  • Are you looking for ways to get more donations for your fundraiser? It’s helpful to ask yourself, what drives people to donate? People are unique and feel compelled to support a cause for different reasons. If you can understand what motivates a donor to give, it’s easier to gain their support. But how do you […] The post How to Secure the Five Types of Donors for Online Fundraising appeared first...

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  • You might be reading this article because you’re facing specific crowdfunding challenges. Or maybe your fundraising campaign is going better than you could’ve imagined. In either case, understanding the most common problems fundraisers face can help you become a better fundraiser—you can avert trouble before it arises, and take advantage of opportunities others might miss. […] The post Six Online ...

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  • When you make giving easier, you raise more funds—and that’s what mobile giving is all about. Whether you take donations at an event with your phone or your supporters visit your fundraiser page on their tablets, mobile fundraising makes it increasingly easy for anyone to support your cause, wherever they are. At YouCaring, our platform […] The post How Mobile Giving Makes Fundraising Easier Than ...

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  • Guest blog written by Cara Benson from Eventbrite Whether you’re planning a fundraising event to benefit an ill family member or hosting an event for a large nonprofit, your goals are the same—attracting attendees and raising money to support your cause. To help meet (or exceed) your goals, check out our seven simple tips for […] The post Seven Simple Tips for Hosting a Successful Fundraising Even...

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  • Studying trends can give us insights into how people interact with the world. Once we understand why people are acting in certain ways, it can become easier to motivate them to take action. When it comes to crowdfunding, understanding the latest fundraising trends can give you an advantage. Here are seven of 2018’s top online […] The post Take Advantage of 2018’s Top Online Fundraising Trends appe...

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  • One of the first things we say to anyone thinking about running a fundraiser or crowdfunding campaign is don’t do it alone. Why is having a fundraising team so important? Hint: It isn’t simply because it’s less work for you. Why should I create a fundraising team? Team fundraising makes a fundraiser more fun. When […] The post How to Build a Winning Fundraising Team appeared first on Compassionate...

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  • When it comes to making a global impact, few charitable causes are more worthwhile than those that protect and sustain the planet we call home. In a century, people may look back on the environmental efforts we’re making today as the most important work we could have done in our time. The pace of climate […] The post How to Raise Money for Environmental Charities appeared first on Compassionate Cr...

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  • Today, I’m excited to announce that we’ve acquired Generosity.com and entered into a long-term partnership with Indiegogo to become their exclusive charitable crowdfunding platform. Generosity.com has helped Americans in need raise more than $100 million to date. This marks our second acquisition, after GiveForward, in the last year. We’re focused on building a brand centered […] The post YouCarin...

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  • You can raise funds in many ways, but in recent years social media has become a popular and effective way to share campaigns with friends and family—especially when it’s a crowdfunding campaign for a personal cause. Even if you use social media every day, you might have some hesitations about sharing a campaign on your […] The post Online Fundraising Without Social Media: 10 Ways to Share Offline ...

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  • Need an expensive medical procedure? What if you could have it done by a highly qualified doctor for significantly less in a different country? What if your costs were so much less that you could take a vacation while there, and still come out ahead? What is medical tourism? As medical costs rise quickly in […] The post Medical Tourism and How to Fund It appeared first on Compassionate Crowdfundin...

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  • Guest blog by Emily Walsh from Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Mesothelioma is a diagnosis that some may be familiar with, but few people really know and understand the severity of the condition. This rare form of cancer is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos when the toxic fibers are inhaled and cause irritation over time. […] The post Finding Resources and Financial Assistance for Mesothel...

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  • To grow and thrive, charity organizations must continually seek out new funding sources. When it comes to charity fundraising, every organization uses a different mix. Today, technology plays a bigger and bigger role in fundraising, with supporters making more donations via mobile devices and through social media campaigns. Crowdfunding has also emerged as a driving force in […] The post Eight Gre...

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  • Charitable giving is a fundamental part of American culture. A recent survey by Bankrate found that 96 percent of Americans have made, or plan to make, a charitable donation by the end of the year. And those donations add up: Americans contributed an estimated $390 billion to US charities in 2016, with online giving increasing by 7.9 percent […] The post Charitable Giving: 12 Easy Ways to Make an ...

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  • It’s become a sadly familiar tale. We pay private insurers outrageously high premiums for years, thinking we’ll have access to health care if the worst should happen. But when we actually need care, we’re shocked to find out how little our plans actually cover. If you can’t access or afford expensive medical treatments, it doesn’t mean you […] The post How to Pay for Expensive Medical Treatments a...

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  • There are a lot of specialized crowdfunding platforms out there, for everything from launching businesses to inventing products and completing creative projects. Among these platforms, the standard business model involves taking a percentage of all the funds you raise, typically 10% or more. There may also be a minefield of fees to navigate, including penalties […] The post Who YouCaring Is For ap...

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  • ’Tis the season for giving, and there’s no better time of year to ask for donations—in fact, 30% of all annual charitable giving happens in December. People start looking for good causes to share their holiday donations with. Online giving is a popular way to donate, and crowdfunding campaigns typically get a big boost during […] The post Winter Fundraising Ideas to Kick Start End-of-Year Giving a...

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  • What’s an emergency fund, and how much should you save in it? Personal financial planners will tell you that saving an emergency fund is even more important than paying off certain kinds of debt—because having an emergency fund is what prevents you from going into debt, especially debt with onerous terms (think payday loans and […] The post Tips for Building a Healthy Emergency Fund appeared first...

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  • Parents in the US are under tremendous financial pressure from all sides. Without key resources available to parents in first-world countries—such as paid maternity leave, universal health care, and free preschool—raising children can quickly become untenable for a single working parent. According to a 2013 report from the USDA, raising a newborn to adulthood currently […] The post Finding Financi...

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  • Hope will never be silent. —Harvey Milk If you’ve decided to publicly transition your gender presentation, there are many ways you can do so. Some of them, including hormones and gender confirmation surgery, can be quite costly; even processes such as securing legal documents that fit your current gender identity can incur costs. Here are some […] The post How to Crowdfund Your Gender Transition a...

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  • “Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.” —James Baldwin Crowdfunding continues to move into new spheres, and social justice fundraising is proving to be an important catalyst for change and progress. In 2017, a year in which issues of gender, race, immigration, social justice, and the environment stood at […] The post Raising Fists and Funds for Social Justice a...

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  • Fall kicks off the charitable giving season, and there’s no better time for fundraising. With fall festivals, Halloween, and Thanksgiving bringing people together, the season offers great opportunities for hosting fundraising events for your cause. Some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns on YouCaring boost their online fundraiser with offline events. You can do the […] The post 11 Festi...

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  • Move over, Taco Tuesday—it’s Giving Tuesday! You might not be as familiar with Giving Tuesday, which happens only once a year (and is, admittedly, less self-explanatory), but it’s an important date if you’re fundraising for a good cause—and a great way to raise more money for your YouCaring fundraiser. Giving Tuesday, often stylized online as […] The post How to Plan a Powerful Giving Tuesday Fund...

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