Your GivingGrid can be placed on your Facebook Page or website in just a few minutes. Everything is synced, so a donation made on your Facebook page or website updates everywhere else. So cool! Go see examples!
In a hurry? Want something super simple? McFunder is the "wonder from down under!" It’s the easiest simplest crowdfunding site on the planet! Whether it’s for a personal campaign or a nonprofit, you can be raising money in about 5 minutes.
I loved the GivingGrid experience and ease of use. I think it is a wonderful tool that builds excitement, connects people and helps to keep momentum going that I have not found using other fundraising platforms.
I greatly appreciated your input and ideas and the follow up and follow through on your part was truly amazing.
With all the money I have raised in the last 30 days, we have covered all the tigers at our sanctuary that need corrective surgeries. A W E S O M E !
--Nichole Walls/Keepers of the Wild
The GivingGrid platform allowed us to use graphics in a way no other fundraising platform has. The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true and in our case our pictures were worth over $19,000, which we needed to fund the purchase of new transmitters for our endangered cranes.
The GivingGrid system was easy to use, responsive and fun to monitor. Tech support was almost immediate!
I would definitely recommend this to other nonprofits!
--Heather Ray/Director of Development Operation Migration Inc.
I really appreciate the care and guidance! That definitely separates you guys from all the other crowdfunding services out there!
--Aylam Orian/Our Planet. Theirs Too.
I had the good fortune to discover GivingGrid. It proved to be the perfect tool for my fundraising work with nonprofits nationwide. The Grid was easy to set up and manage, they don't charge fees and the GivingGrid team was very responsive whenever I had questions. Being able to donate in honor of someone (two- or four-legged) and then post a picture was extremely compelling. In fact, the first GivingGrid I managed exceeded its fundraising goal by 25%! I will absolutely use GivingGrid again for my fundraising efforts with other nonprofits. Read More…
--Dr. Lisa Lunghofer/Making Good Work
GivingGrid allowed us to raise funds to cover my husband’s ever increasing medical bills that have come along with his ALS diagnosis. With so much going on in our lives, I was extremely pleased with the ease of use and professionalism of the individuals behind this amazing tool! The entire process was seamless from end to end and the quick follow up to questions was incredible!
We looked at many other fundraising tools and we are so thankful we chose GivingGrid! An AMAZING experience! Highly recommended!
GivingGrid is unique because the donors participate by posting photos, which they can also share through social media. The visual element of the grid gives people a completely new way of seeing how their donations fit into the “big picture” by helping an organization achieve its mission. For Giving Tuesday, we raised over $10K through GivingGrid in 24 hours, which nearly doubled our revenue from the previous year. I would recommend it to anyone.
--Vaughn Maurice, Development Director/Animal Legal Defense Fund
We decided to use GivingGrid to attempt to enrich our year-end campaign. We were attracted to the innovative and creative fundraising tool because it allowed personalization options for our donors. We not only met our goal, but we exceeded it! Our donors loved being able to see the photos and messages from others in our Samaritans community and watching the grid fill up was fun for all involved. The GivingGrid employees were very responsive and answered all of our questions quickly and correctly. Thank you for your support of our life-saving work.
--Sunny Shannonhouse Samaritans, Inc
GivingGrid is pure genius! Thank you for your guidance through this…
--Krystyn/Desert Paws Animal Rescue of New Mexico
Thank you so much! This is the first fundraiser we've done with GivingGrid and I love the layout. The pictures make it so much fun and make people want to look at it. I also love how you don't take a percentage out, like the other fundraising sites. Thank you for making such an awesome site!
--Rebecca/Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue
Use GivingGrid to Fundraise for…
The Nonprofit You Work or Volunteer for
Animals, arts & culture, children & family, emergencies, environment, faith, health & disease, humanitarian aid, veterans and more…
Your Favorite Nonprofit, Charity or Cause
Raise money for an organization you love, but don’t work for.
A Community Project
A park, baseball field, community garden, memorial, block renovation, playground, community center, etc.
PTA, marching band, sports equipment & uniforms, new building, field trip, classroom equipment, computers, school supplies, etc.
Philanthropic initiatives, scholarships, events, leadership development, sisters or brothers in need, education, etc.
Medical expenses for you or a loved one, a memorial, a pet, tuition, adoption, an emergency, a sports team, a friend or family member in need, a veteran in need and so much more…
GivingGrid, where a picture is worth a thousand dollars…
Most other websites take 5% - 10% of every donation, in addition to credit card fees. That can add up to between 8% - 13% off the donation! That means if a $100 donation is made, as little as $87 makes it to the fundraiser. When it's for a good cause, we just don't think that's right, so unlike those sites, GivingGrid takes no fees from the fundraiser. Zip! The fundraiser only pays third party credit card fees (roughly 3% which can't be avoided), so on that same $100 donation, they get $97. Big difference!
So how does GivingGrid pay for its operating expenses? We apply a unique method where the donor is given the opportunity to add a small contribution for us, in addition to their donation. Think of it as a small tip. If they think we're providing a valuable service, they give us a little something. If not, they also have the option to make it zero and give us nothing. Sound fair?
Dr. Lisa Lunghofer, Executive Director of Making Good Work, has 20 years of experience working successfully with nonprofit clients, helping them to create strategic plans, write successful grant proposals, craft marketing materials and identify and track outcomes. She has worked extensively in the areas of child welfare, violence prevention, child and adolescent well-being, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond.
Dog and cat rescues/shelters and related nonprofits don't want to miss this!