In case you haven’t heard, crowdfunding websites have seen a huge increase in popularity over the years thanks to websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and my favorite which is dedicated exclusively to non-profits, Crowdrise.
Crowdrise offers a fun and simple approach to raise money for your favorite causes. Non-profit organizations can sign up and create profiles. Individuals can start and manage their own campaigns to increase awareness and create additional funding for any of these non-profits. You are also able to join in on causes created by others including celebrity causes. By using social media and your own personal network you can start to raise money for your favorite causes by encouraging others to donate.
I use crowdfunding websites to raise money for organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. It is hard for me to describe the sensation of seeing someone donate to a cause knowing there is virtually no form of reciprocation in it for them. Becoming involved in something selfless that benefits the masses is priceless. Not only can it boost your faith in humanity, but I also feel that it restores some good in each and every person involved. I am sure there are also numerous health benefits to donating to a charitable cause, don’t quote me on that. Now that supporting non-profits is easier than ever and considering the numerous therapeutic benefits of being an exceptional contributor to society with no intent of being rewarded, I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to start giving back.
As they say on the Crowdrise website, “If you don’t give back no one will like you.”