Colin Delany November 13, 2006

Easy Online Fundraising?

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Peter Deitz has written an overview of a promising fundraising tool on his site, First-of-its-kind. ChipIn lets activists set up fundraising campaigns without having a merchant account or going through a traditional fundraising vendor. The company can host the campaign completely for those without their own web pages. ChipIn is also trying to optimize its service for viral spread, creating a web widget that campaign organizers can embed in their own websites, MySpace pages or blogs and that other supporters can use to promote the fundraising effort. I couldn’t find anything on the site about the transaction percentage that they charge, however (update: see Peter’s comment below). Still, this kind of easy online fundraising tool could make a huge difference, particularly for small campaigns or individual people trying to raise money for an issue or cause.

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4 Comments:

  1. Peter Deitz

    Regarding the cost of using ChipIn’s system, they do not currently charge a commssion beyond the inevitable credit card processing fee of roughly 2.5%.

    The company’s founder said that a small commission of 1-2% will be applied to large campaigns beginning in a few months.

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  3. a fundraiser

    I put up a ChipIn widget on my blog in order to try and raise money for a website redesign. I’ve been shocked that visitors have actually been using the tool. WIthin the first week I’ve raised $125 toward my goal of $250.

  4. Gafrth Moore

    PlayPumps International recently launched our ChipIn widget to collect funds through social networking opportunities. The ChipIn goal is to raise $14,000 to fund one PlayPump water system.

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