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Crowdfunding Tips

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet, and many crowdfunding websites today rank medical expenses as their largest category of appeals.
Many families turn to crowdfunding for assistance funding important, but insurance- unapproved medical expenses, like equipment.

Here are a few crowdfunding websites that can be used to raise dollars for your family:


YOUCARING

YouCaring is a free online fundraising platform that pioneered Compassionate Crowdfunding™—empowering people worldwide to rally support for personal and charitable causes without the fundraising fees associated with other sites. To date, the YouCaring community is 5.5 million strong and has raised more than $500 million for humanitarian causes.

GO FUND ME

Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $3 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 25 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else however, while it’s free to launch your campaign, fees are deducted from each donation.

FUNDLY

While it's free to create and share your online fundraising campaign, Fundly will deduct a fee from each donation that you receive and a small credit card processing fee will also be deducted from each donation.

Corporate Sponsorship Requests

Inspired by Drive is interested in hearing from your organization to explore ways to partner together in providing resources to families with special needs children. To learn more about how Inspired by Drive can help advance your organization’s mission through mutually beneficial partnership opportunities, please contact liveinspired@inspiredbydrive.com.

In Kind Donation Requests

Inspired by Drive is able to support a limited number of non-profit organizations and qualified tribal and governmental agencies, including public school systems with an equipment donation. In order to request an in-kind donation from Inspired by Drive, please ensure that your organization meets the following criteria:

TO QUALIFY, APPLICANTS MUST

  • Your organization must provide background on the specific event and specify the date of the event.
  • Your organization must have an established track record of community advocacy.
  • Your organization must provide a copy of your current IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.
  • Your organization must provide proof of Federal Tax ID number.
  • You must provide a contact name, address, phone number, and email address.

Please ensure that all details have been included with your submission. Unfortunately, requests that do not include all the above details cannot be considered. Please ensure your request is sent on your organization’s letterhead.

    Unfortunately Inspired by Drive is unable to support the following type of requests:

  1. Organizations lacking proof of 501(c)(3) status
  2. Individual donation requests
  3. For-profit ventures
  4. Religious groups for religious purposes
  5. Political Organizations
  6. Organizations that discriminate based on race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

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