In 2015 over ₦12,308,000,000,000 ($34 billion) was raised worldwide by crowdfunding, according to the University of Cambridge.
The following sites are used by people and organizations to do crowdfunding.
1. Fundable This site is used for people trying to generate money to start a business. If you have a business idea and are serious about getting it started, then take your idea here and ask for help.
They have gotten₦206,702,000,000 ($571 million) in funding for their users.
2. Ulele This one is meant more for people who have an idea they think other people will enjoy. This could be something like a product, a book, a music album, art, or any number of things.
If you get enough people into your idea and they fund it, then you can use the money to create the product for them any other buyers in the future.
3. Patreon This is a unique type of crowd-funding site because it works off on monthly payments.
Basically, you set up a page for your business, hobby, or so on. Then you offer reward tiers at different prices and then every month you give them a reward!
4. Crowdrise Are you trying to raise money for charity? Then this site might work for you. It’s designed specifically for non-profits.
You can organize charity events like:Dinners
The site is designed to help organizations get their fundraiser on social media right away and reach people in the most optimal way possible using popular social media techniques.
5. Gofundme This is actually the site that owns the formerly mentioned Crowdrise. GoFundMe is a crowdfunding site meant for anyone to use.
You can raise money for anything you need. Best of all, there’s a 0% platform fee so you don’t have to worry about them taking a cut of your money.
6. Fundly Fundly is a fast and easy site to use for raising money. It has no raise requirements or start-up fees.
You can raise money for individual needs or non-profit charities. Many popular fundraisers have gotten over 2 thousand dollars!
7. Kickstarter Most people have heard of Kickstarter before. It’s a site that lets people fund your business or product development.
People have used to to get things funded like:
And much more
It’s almost important to note that you only get the money if you manage to get your project fully funded. Otherwise, you will receive nothing.
8. IndiegogoThis is a very similar site to Kickstarter, with one key difference. Kickstarter releases funds only after the campaign reaches its funding goal while Indiegogo will let you choose to receive funding as it comes in.
So, if you need the money to get started right away on whatever project you want to be funded, this might be the site for you.
9. Fund my Travel Maybe you need to get somewhere for an emergency situation or maybe you just want to travel for fun. It doesn’t matter on this travel-funding site. You make the campaign, convince people why they should help you, and then start raising money!
10. Plumfund You can fund almost any type of project on this site.
They will let you raise money for:
Animals and pets
And anything else you can think of!