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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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  • Stem cell therapy is no stranger to controversy; it’s labeled a miracle cure by many, yet receives a healthy dose of skepticism from researchers and medical professionals alike. But regardless of the noise surrounding it, stem cell treatment has become a powerful form of regenerative medicine in recent years. Traditionally, stem cell transplants are used […] The post Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for...

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  • The ongoing fight to stop breast cancer can sometimes feel like an endless battle against a many-headed dragon. In recent years, new research and treatments have given us every reason to believe we’re on the cusp of winning this battle. Until recently, cancers were studied, researched, and treated based primarily on where in the body […] The post Raising Money for Breast Cancer Research appeared f...

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  • Whatever the state of the economy, a personal financial crisis can strike at any time – all it takes is a job layoff, medical crisis, divorce, or other upheaval. According to a report by Pew Charitable Trusts, in the past year alone 60% of households faced a serious unexpected financial obstacle—and half of these households […] The post Get Immediate Help During a Personal Financial Crisis appeare...

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  • September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Started by President Obama in 2011, its goals are simple—to increase awareness, rally support, and improve America’s dismal childhood cancer survival rates. In the US, pediatric cancer research remains underfunded. The National Cancer Institute’s budget of $5 billion allocates only 4% to childhood cancer research. With more funding, treatment...

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  • Former NBA star Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs has started a YouCaring fundraiser in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, a category five storm that dealt a destructive blow to the US Virgin Islands. Duncan kicked off the fundraiser with a personal donation of $250,000 and offered to match donations up to $1,000,000, reaching […] The post YouCaring Partners with Tim Duncan for Hurricane Irma Reli...

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  • When Hurricane Harvey hit on August 27, Americans weren’t prepared for the most catastrophic storm in Texas history. With an estimated 450,000 Texans expected to seek disaster assistance and with damages costing up to $180 billion, Houston needs all the help they can get. One of the first public figures to jump in and help […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey, a devastating tropical storm that hit Texas late Friday, has left thousands of residents stranded amidst record-level floods. To date, this is the most catastrophic disaster in Texas’ history, with damages expected to amount to $160 billion. In response, YouCaring has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring much-needed aid and […]

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  • The YouCaring team is working with JJ Watt and the Houston Texans to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. JJ has personally contributed $100,000 to the cause, JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund. The campaign quickly surpassed its initial $200,000 goal and is now halfway to its $1,000,000 goal, as of this writing. It appears […] The post YouCaring Partners with JJ Watt for Hurricane Harvey Rel...

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  • When a community rallies together after a disaster, the collective power is undeniable. Directing that power effectively is essential for recovery and rebuilding. And no matter how strong a community is, in the aftermath of a disaster it needs real assistance from the outside. A relief fund can help you rally your own community, and […] The post Six Steps for Running a Successful Disaster Relief F...

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  • Do you have a passion for making a difference in the world? Are you called to go beyond volunteering to found a nonprofit organization? Passion and hard work will take you far, but every nonprofit needs a firm legal foundation. Starting a nonprofit without that foundation is like driving a car without learning the rules […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit: Legal Musts for New Organizations appea...

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  • I’m thrilled to announce that YouCaring has partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring crowdfunding into the Big Leagues. Through our partnership, MLB teams and players will be able to set up fundraisers on our platform for individuals or charities they support. This is an amazing opportunity to bring teams and fans together to […] The post YouCaring Is the Preferred Crowdfunding Platform...

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  • Why will some people give to your crowdfunding campaign, while others won’t? The psychology of charitable giving provides some clues. Use the following insights to help you create or refine a fundraising pitch that appeals to the greatest number of potential donors. What Motivates People to Donate? Having Skin in The Game People are more […] The post Use Psychology to Boost Your Crowdfunding Campa...

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  • For many, the Fourth of July is a celebration of freedom. It brings to mind barbecues, a breathtaking fireworks show, and people proudly wearing red, white, and blue. But for those facing hardship, freedom is a successful medical treatment, paid bills, or relief from pain. To celebrate freedom in the month of July, we invited […] The post YouCaring’s #FundingFreedom Facebook Roundup appeared first...

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  • Owning a pet has many benefits, including emotional support. Some pets, however, become officially designated emotional support animals (ESAs). How do pets get this extra-special badge of honor? Does it have any legal teeth? How are emotional support animals similar to, and different from, service animals? What Is an Emotional Support Animal? While service animals […] The post Emotional Support An...

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  • There’s nothing worse than the crippling anxiety that comes with financial hardship. This fear is only compounded by the fact that sixty-two percent of U.S. bankruptcies are due to medical expenses. Scarier yet, forty-seven percent of Americans don’t even have $400 saved in case of an emergency. If you ever find yourself worrying about saving […] The post 7 Tell-Tale Signs That You Need Financial ...

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  • During the month of June, donors and community members rallied to show their support for their favorite fundraiser on YouCaring. People nurtured compassion within their communities by posting photos of themselves holding a sign of support for the chance to win $500 towards a YouCaring fundraiser close to their heart. Check out some of our […] The post YouCaring’s #SignedWithLove Social Media Round...

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  • I’m very excited to announce that Maly Ly has joined YouCaring as Chief Marketing Officer. Maly couldn’t be joining our team at a more crucial time, as we enter a period of rapid growth and expansion. Moving forward, Maly will align our company around a new brand framework and marketing plan, while scaling awareness and […] The post YouCaring Welcomes Our New Chief Marketing Officer, Maly Ly appea...

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  • Imagine a close family friend is facing a surprise diagnosis. Feeling overwhelmed, you may be unsure of what to do next. Naturally, you want to be supportive. But there’s no guidebook for how to help a sick friend. It’s important to understand that your friend isn’t defined by their diagnosis. And as a part of […] The post How to Help a Sick Friend and Show You Care appeared first on Compassionate...

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  • Crowdfunding has seen immense growth in the past ten years. As a tool, it’s adaptable. It works across industries, from charity to real estate to music. As crowdfunding enters its adolescent years, we wanted to reflect on how far it’s come. There’s nothing more credible than an expert. Since we live and breath crowdfunding here […] The post Crowdfunding Expert Roundup: 13 Pros Make Predictions app...

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