Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for Nonprofits

Published by Salvador Briggman. Find him on Twitter.

Crowdfunding for social causes is quickly gaining in popularity. These sites are redefining how NGOs, non-profits, and student organizations raise money for events and charitable causes. I’ve included a list of the top ten social sites below. Don’t forget to check out 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding and Non-profit Crowdfunding vs. Peer to Peer Fundraising.

1. Razoo:  “a movement of people who want to make generosity a part of everyday life.” Over 14,000 nonprofits have used this platform to raise around 100 million.

2. CausesFor people who want to change the world. Categories vary from disaster relief efforts to human rights. Causes has raised more than 30 million for non-profits.

3. BuzzbnkA UK platform that supports social entrepreneurs and innovators. “Positive People Backing Bright Ideas.”

4. StartSomeGood: StartSomeGood empowers “social innovators,” and forwards the trend of social entrepreneurship. It is a relatively new social site.

5. Crowdrise: Named the “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist.” Since 2009, Crowdrise has helped bring together volunteers and philanthropists to spread the call of service.

6. CauseVox: Is a NYC startup social site that focuses on helping small to medium sized non-profits raise funds and have a social impact.

7. Kickstarter: A project crowdfunding website that any organization or individual can use to finance their event or project.

8. Indiegogo: An international crowdfunding site for creative types that can also be used to raise money for charity and non-profit organizations.

9. Rockethub.com: A crowdfunding platform used by all types of organizations and individuals ranging from scientists to philanthropists.

10. Pozible.com: An Australia-based website that encourages creative projects and ideas. This website can also be used for charity purposes.

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    And here is one for the health and well-being of animals.


  • Jessica Zuzierla

    You cannot use Kickstarter for non-profit crowdfunding – it says so under the section where it states prohibited projects.

    • CrowdCrux

      Hi Jessica- Yes, you can’t raise money for causes on Kickstarter. However, non-profits can use Kickstarter to raise money for a project-based campaign. Example: A book that researches wealth disparity in third world countries.

      “Who can create a project on Kickstarter?

      Creating projects is currently open to US and UK creators over the age of 18 (see full details). Businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations can also use Kickstarter to fund their creative projects.”

  • Canan Sarah

    CrowdRise is #1. Hands down. I might be biased. But they are the best.

  • http://about.me/robwu Rob Wu

    Hey CrowdCrux! Thanks for featuring us at CauseVox!

  • startsomegood

    Thanks for featuring StartSomeGood! We’re a global platform, dedicated to seeing social good projects succeed. We have an a success rate of 56% which is far above the industry average and assign all of our ventures with a dedicated Venture Support team member to help them through the whole crowdfunding process!

    If you want to know our top tips for nonprofit crowdfunding you can check them out here: http://t.co/hfEMM9J3G1

    Any qs? I’m happy to answer them :) Send an email to natasha at startsomegood dot com

    Natasha at StartSomegood.com

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks for the comment. Be sure to mention @crowdcrux or @sbriggman on twitter when you post future articles so that I can retweet.

  • Guest

    It’s not listed on here, but I used Deposit a Gift for a personal fundraiser. GREAT customer service, I recommend DAG for sure.

  • Ann

    It’s not listed on here, but I used Deposit a Gift. GREAT customer service, I recommend using this crowdfunding site!

    • CrowdCrux

      Thanks for sharing!

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    The common mans portal
    SilverAlms is the world’s first philanthropic platform to raise fund for charitable purposes. The website features multiple categories under which any needy person from around the globe can feature their story and request for financial assistance to meet a
    difficult situation in life.

    Opened to all and following strict legal guidelines, SilverAlms boast on the status of most credible, philanthropic and advanced platform of crowd-funding. “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”

    ― Mahatma Gandhi