How funddeed Works.
Projects on funddeed are created by volunteers who want to raise funds for a charity or nonprofit. Similar to a charity walkathon, volunteers register and solicit donations as they complete their event – in this case, it’s an artistic project that they complete. So instead of taking a walk, run or bike, your projects on funddeed can be any creative endeavor you are passionate about. The donations you raise on funddeed go to your selected charity.
To get started, here are the steps:
Step 1: Decide what nonprofit you want to help support. Join/register on funddeed and start your creative project, doing whatever it is that you do. You might be creating art, building something, traveling or discovering something new.
Step 2: Share your experience and your story – which becomes part of the nonprofits story. Bring your social circles along, and help raise awareness and funds for your chosen nonprofit.
Step 3: In the process of sharing your achievements and adventures, you are creating cause-marketing content that helps you spread the word without beating your own drum.
Step 4: Both funddeed and the chosen nonprofit add to the social amplification of the project, making new fans and followers aware of your work.
We invite artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, builders, scientists, inventors, explorers… in any form, around the world, and to raise funds to benefit any U.S. registered non-profit. Here you’ll share your heart-centered projects in words, pictures, video and conversations. Bring your friends and family to support you while thousands of other amazing people do the same, and everyone’s networks expand exponentially as the generosity does too.
Potential project owners submit their project ideas and the non-profit they want to assist. Once the project is started, donations are collected online where project status is constantly being updated. Sponsors donate through a secure payment system (Make My Donation). Throughout the project, donations (minus fees) are transferred to the non-profit registered with the project.
funddeed is a for-profit social enterprise. As a social enterprise, we strive to uphold the three bedrock principles of charities law, to respect the intent of the donor, protect charitable assets, and be transparent. Our back-end fees allow us to operate and avoid up-front fees, advertising on our site, and it also lets us to remain independent from capital investors.
There is no upfront cost for the nonprofit or the project creator. Fees are only deducted when donations are made. Our fees total .164 percent of each donation. Funddeed receives .10 percent for platform support and marketing, Make My Donation receives .035 percent for legal disbursement of donated funds to nonprofits, and Stripe receives .029 percent (+$.30 per transaction) for payment processing. Donors will have the option to add these fees to their donation.
And while these fees may be slightly higher than some fundraising sites, funddeed also helps generate added cause-centric content, provides professional marketing and social engagement of that content, and brings together the multiple circles of influence involved to amplify reach and exposure. These are benefits that other platforms don’t provide.
funddeed also provides a platform for creative individuals to promote their abilities and showcase their work and creative process.
Achieving mutual benefit for all is a goal we believe in and is the foundation of our platform.
If you would like to help support funddeed directly, you can become a funddeed patron by visiting this page:SUPPORT FUNDDEED ON PATREON
If you need help starting a new project, try these resources: