What is CrowdRise by GoFundMe?

on April 02, 2018

What is CrowdRise by GoFundMe?

CrowdRise by GoFundMe is an online social fundraising platform designed to help nonprofits grow their event, run, walk, cycle, and peer-to-peer fundraising programs.

Fundraising has changed

There has been a shift in how people interact with each other and social fundraising is a direct result of that shift. Nonprofits have to engage supporters at this new level in order to get the most out of your fundraising efforts.

CrowdRise by GoFundMe… a little history

CrowdRise was launched in 2010 and spent the first 6 years in existence helping tens of thousands of nonprofits grow their fundraising. In January of 2017, CrowdRise was acquired by GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform.

Now, as the nonprofit side of the GoFundMe family, CrowdRise by GoFundMe has been designed to combine the years of experience CrowdRise has working with nonprofits with GoFundMe’s clear leadership in social fundraising to provide a social fundraising solution that actually works for nonprofit growth.

And by growth, we mean in every facet of their fundraising programs. From endurance events to year-round fundraising, peer-to-peer, event campaigns, galas, holiday campaigns, etc., we’re designed to help you crush your goals, stay relevant, increase awareness, and modernize your nonprofit along the way.

Social fundraising in under 82 seconds*

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Add social fundraising to everything you do

Social media has forever changed the way that people interact with charities, brands and online giving. When it comes to raising funds on behalf of your organization, event, or corporation, CrowdRise has long been the leader in social fundraising. And now that we’ve teamed up with GoFundMe, the leader in the peer-to-peer social fundraising space, we’re better together. With billions of dollars raised between our platforms, we have by far the most social fundraising expertise of anyone in the world.

The new CrowdRise by GoFundMe platform was built with smarter tools designed to crush your fundraising goals.

Dinners, galas, and other fundraising events

With integrated ticketing and registration capabilities, you’re able to power your entire event on the CrowdRise by GoFundMe platform. Additionally, every step of the way is optimized for social fundraising to maximize your dollars raised, exposure, and cause awareness.

“The customer support is impeccable. The report function is pretty great in terms of pulling data and being able to send out mass communication.”


Run, walk, and cycle events

With integrated ticketing & registration, as well as leaderboard and team functionality, running an endurance event on CrowdRise couldn’t be easier. The addition of social fundraising becomes a natural fit to generate awareness about the event as well as donations.

“We chose CrowdRise at the beginning because of the event system. We do hundreds of events each year. The ability for us to make an event page and ship it to a group is how we operate.”


Peer-to-Peer fundraising campaigns

Unlock your community’s massive potential by turning donors into fundraisers. You’re able to easily set up a branded peer-to-peer campaign that has easy-to-use fundraising tools for your supporters, including campaign updates, social sharing, and image and video capabilities.

“I love how interactive CrowdRise is with social media for our fundraisers, and I love the fact that our donors can create their own fundraisers. So many options. One other thing that is especially critical to me is the reporting process - CrowdRise reports are simple and efficient. No guesswork needed.”


Year-round online fundraising

Social fundraising doesn’t stop at holiday campaigns or dinners. Social fundraising can be, and should be, incorporated into your year-long fundraising initiatives. (Sorry for being so mean about it... we just really think it’s that important.) With our built-in Social Amp functionality, you’re able to create the best possible share experience for your supporters, fundraisers, and donors throughout the year.

“The thing we like most about CrowdRise is the ability to personalize fundraising pages and create unique pages and campaigns.”


Want to learn more how CrowdRise by GoFundMe can help your nonprofit grow in more ways than one? We’re ready to chat.

Gary Wohlfeill

Gary Wohlfeill is the Director of Marketing at CrowdRise. He works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns, and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. Gary has been named as having the “3rd best haircut of people under 6 feet tall at CrowdRise" and hopes one day to slip to 4th.