Crowdera is a crowdfunding platform that supports individuals and non profit organizations in their efforts to create a social impact. Organizations start their fundraising campaigns on Crowdera and supporters rally to fund those campaigns.
Crowdera intents to complement organization’s existing fundraising and volunteering activities by offering a user-friendly platform to create visually compelling and viral fundraising campaigns that raise awareness and funding for an organization’s goals and missions.
Crowdfunding is a popular way to fund projects from a large group of people, mainly via the Internet and social media. It helps individuals and organizations reach their financial goals by receiving and leveraging small contributions from many people.
All you need is a mission to do something good, a funding goal and timeframe, some cool perks to promise to your supporters and show gratitude, and a crowd of family, friends, and fans / followers / customers to promote your campaign to.
Crowdfunding is for people or organizations who have few direct means to fund their initiatives that benefit the community or amplify their goals. Crowdera aims to bridge this gap and help organizations reach out to an even wider audience so as to gain support for their mission. By crowdfunding online with Crowdera, organizations can connect to people around the world who share a passion for their cause.
Your funders will consist of your existing supporters, volunteers, friends, family, fans and extended circle of friends on social network, or just call them all collectively ‘crowd’ who like your work and believe in your cause or mission.
People contribute towards campaigns they relate to or if they connect with a cause. They are passionate about what you are doing for the community and society at large. Contributing is their way of showing support for your campaign and organization. So be ready to feel the love!
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Individuals and/or Nonprofit Organizations that want to raise funds for Passion, Innovation, Impact or Need can create a campaign on Crowdera.
You can start creating your campaign here. Please refer to our Ebook for more crowdfunding guidelines.
Yes we do!
No, You can save the information as draft and complete it whenever you wish.
We are a free platform to help you do more good. We do not charge a startup fee, no fee charged on funds raised and no hidden fees. However, please note that the payment gateway (FirstGiving or PayPal) will charge a transaction fee.
There is no minimum funding goal to be on the platform.
The maximum funding goal is $200,000. If you would like to raise more, you may have to go through rigorous approval process so we understand your need better and help you to be successful. In such case, please reach out to one of our crowdfunding experts from the team here to evaluate your situation.
To accept contributions, you will need an active and verified PayPal. For country specific PayPal restrictions refer to the following link: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/country-worldwide
Nonprofit Organizations in the USA can also select First Giving as their choice of Payment Gateway.
Yes, you can edit certain sections of the campaign.
Yes, anyone can fund on Crowdera.
Crowdera ensures complete transparency. Therefore the funds will be transferred directly into your account associated with the payment gateway you choose while creating a campaign. We will never hold funds.
You can upload 5 images.
The image should be less than 3 MB and have an aspect ratio of 3:2 (width major). Formats acceptable are jpg and png
Crowdera believes that all effort put into the campaign deserves to be paid off. Therefore, you receive all of the funds you have raised even if you do not meet your fundraising goal.
You keep every fund you raise!
The campaign countdown starts once the campaign is validated by Crowdera Administrator.
The maximum duration is 90 days. However, you can reach out to the Crowdera Team to extend your deadline.
Deadline can be extended if the cause is genuine and verified by our Team.
The person who creates a campaign is the Campaign Owner.
People who are nominated by a Campaign Owner to work for a campaign are Co-owners.
You can add co-owners under the Admin section when you create or edit your campaign.You can add upto 3 co-owners.
You can nominate maximum of 3 co-owners for a campaign.
A co-owner can
Yes, you can! You can create your own perks as well.
No, perks are not mandatory.
Yes, you can create a perk even after a campaign is live by going to “Perks” under “My Campaigns”.
You can edit or delete a perk only if has not been selected by a contributor. Once a perk has been selected, it cannot be edited or deleted.
The beneficiary / campaign creator is responsible for shipping the perks.
You can edit the campaign or submit it for validation.
Pending banner indicates your campaign is still being verified by the administrator.
After submitting, the campaign go through an approval process. Once the campaign is approved , it goes live on the Crowdera platform.
Before approving a campaign, we go through all the details provided by you. We will contact you for any missing items or if we feel your campaign needs and can be enhanced. The checklist including but not limited to -
Please read the FAQ section and our crowdfunding guidelines sections thoroughly to understand the criterion of selection. If you feel you need more information, you can reach out to the Crowdera Crew to find out why your campaign was rejected.
Yes, you do. You have complete access to your campaign and check who contributed and how much by logging into your Crowdera account.
Yes, You can download the CSV report from the “Contribution” tab on the Manage Campaign page.
Yes, name and amount is editable.
No, as the online contributions are made via a Payment Gateway, they cannot be edited.
A Team owner is a person who helps you rally your campaign.
It’s simple, they go to the campaign detail page via Discover, click on “Teams” and hit Join Us!
Owner/ Co-owner have the authority to validate or discard a team request. Follow these steps:
Yes you can disable an existing team by following these steps.
Only Owner/Co-owners can enable/disable a team.
Yes, you can edit a Team’s fundraiser page. To edit a Team’s fundraiser go to Teams page from Manage Campaign, select the Team member whose page you want to edit. Now you will be on their fundraiser, go to Teams and click on Activity dropdown. You will see edit fundraiser.
Yes, you can comment on a Team’s individual fundraiser.
Access your campaign through the Discover page. Under the images displayed you will find all the necessary social media tools. Crowdera also provides a short link to your campaign that can be used to share your campaign on social media.
We have noticed that the campaigns that can rally about 30% of the funding immediately upon launch have a higher success rate. Therefore, we recommend that the initial 30% funding comes from your existing network and supporters. Share your campaign with your inner network as soon as you create it and encourage them to share it on their social media networks as well.
Campaign Owner/ Co-owner can create updates for a campaign.
You can upload multiple images but recommend not adding more than 3.
Your contributors, teams and those who have chosen to follow your campaign will receive an email about your latest updates.
Access your campaign from My Campaigns. On the right side of the page you will see the display picture of your campaign, the edit option is under that section.
Campaign Owner/Co-owner can enable/disable the campaign comments.
You can not delete a live campaign.
No, you do not need to sign up to contribute. However, we recommend you sign up so you can track the progress of campaigns you have funded.
You can contribute a minimum of $1.
Yes, you can contribute to any campaign.
Crowdera does not accept foreign contributions in India at the moment. But you can contribute on our global site crowdera.co
Yes, you can.
You can contribute offline to Campaign Owners/Co-owners/Teams and they can record it as offline contribution. If you want to give a large grant to a project, you can reach out to one of our partnership managers here
We have partnered with PayPal and FirstGiving as our payment gateway services, Campaign creators can choose either one for their campaigns. You can pay with any credit or debit cards.
100% of the funds reach the campaign creator, however the payment gateway charges transaction fee to the campaign creator.
All campaigns go through an approval process. Even though Crowdera carefully goes through all the information prior to approving a campaign, we request contributors to conduct due diligence before contributing.
Crowdera ensures that all the funds are directed from the payment gateway directly to the organization/beneficiary. You can be assured that your funds have reached the organization as the funds do not go through multiple hands.
We encourage campaign creators to provide updates to their contributors. If you have any questions related to the campaigns please reach out to the campaign creator.
Every contribution is displayed on Crowdera under the contribution tab. Your name, date and amount donated is displayed.
You can see your contribution details under the contribution tab on the campaign detail page.
Not all contributions will be tax deductible. Contributions made to registered 501 c 3 nonprofits are tax deductible. We recommend you check the details of the organization and contact them with queries about tax deductions.
If you have received an error while contributing, check your email for a payment confirmation from Paypal or FirstGiving. If you have not received a confirmation for your contribution your card has not been charged.
Crowdera doesn’t hold the payments and money is directly transferred to the beneficiary’s account. You may cancel the transaction by directly reaching out to the beneficiaries.
Yes it is. You can make an anonymous contribution even after being logged in.
Yes you can. Just check the anonymous box that appears when you make a contribution.
Logged In User
Non Logged in User
Yes, we do ask for your name and email to send you a receipt and that name is displayed on the campaign. However, if you don’t want your name to appear on the contribution page, choose to contribute as anonymous.
After contributing to a campaign, you can use social icons to share your contribution socially.
The campaign owner is responsible for disbursing the perks.
Yes, Campaign Owner can check the shipping details that you have provided while choosing a perk. Apart from Twitter Perks you can select all the perks if you contribute anonymously.
Yes you can. You will need to provide the shipping information required for the delivery of perk.
Please contact the campaign creator.
Under Teams Tab, Click on the Team’s Name. The contributions will be visible there.