With several online crowdfunding platform options at your fingertips, why should you fundraise with CanadaHelps?
1. It’s easy and impactful.
It takes just minutes to create a CanadaHelps Fundraising Page. Set a fundraising goal, tell your fundraising story, choose one or many charities to support, share why the cause matters, and include images and videos to better connect with your supporters. The result is a high impact page that will inspire your friends and family to support you and the cause you love.
Once created, your page is easy-to-find on CanadaHelps and you can easily share your page with your family and friends on social media, by email, and through word of mouth.
2. Donations are protected. They go directly to your charity and reach your charity quickly!
Unlike many other crowdfunding platforms, we send your donations directly to your chosen charity, saving you time and giving your supporters the added assurance that the money they donate will go directly to the charity. Plus, donations are processed throughout your campaign, which means you don’t have to wait until the end of your campaign or periodically withdraw the funds yourself. This means funds will be accessed sooner by the charity.
3. Your supporters receive a charitable tax receipt instantly.
When you fundraise with CanadaHelps, your supporters will receive an instant charitable tax receipt within minutes of making their donation. That’s not the case with most other crowdfunding platforms – most don’t issue charitable tax receipts at all.
Tax receipts mean charitable tax credits that can give money back to your supporters come tax time! Choosing a platform that offers tax receipts can increase the number of people who donate and the size of the donation they make because of the added benefit.
4. There is no cost to you! Plus, our lower processing fees means more money will go to your cause.
Because we are a charity, our non-commercial rates are lower than most alternative for-profit platforms.
On average, only 4% of your donation goes to CanadaHelps, including all payment processing fees. After we account for payment processing fees, the remainder is used to carry out our charitable mission to increase giving in Canada and provide charities with affordable fundraising technology and access to education. In contrast, alternative for-profit platforms take two or three times that amount. For example, Indiegogo and GoFundMe keep approximately 8% of each donation!
So, not only does more money go to your selected charity, the smaller fees we charge are reinvested into the Canadian charitable sector and ultimately benefit charities across the country, instead of for-profit industry.
5. You’re working with a trusted charity.
CanadaHelps is a charity committed to helping charities and donors, and we’ve maintained a spotless record for safe and secure online donations since our launch 17 years ago. More than one million donors have given through our platform, and more than 17,000 charities across the country rely on CanadaHelps to fundraise and securely accept online donations and many of those simply can’t afford to use for-profit solutions to raise funds for their cause. Our focus is on increasing charitable giving in Canada, not on making a profit.