We believe in the power of people.
And that together, we can accomplish amazing things.
How it works
Create a Fundraising page
Starting a fundraiser is a big decision that takes courage. We’re here to make your entire process an easy, joyful and memorable experience. The best advice we can give, is to tell a compelling story. No need to write a novel, but you should be specific about how the money will make an impact on your loved one who needs support.
After answering a few questions about the fundraiser, the person you are raising money for, and yourself — hit “Submit” and it will be active.
GiveForward recognizes that every situation is different. We like to focus on fundraisers that empower compassion. GiveForward fundraisers work best for:
Spread the word to friends,
family, & the world.
Sharing your loved one's story can make a big impact on the success of your fundraiser. We've witnessed thousands of people coming together to accomplish amazing things.
Gain early momentum by sharing your fundraiser with friends and family, who are likely to be early supporters. Then, promote your page via email, Facebook, and other social media. Next, post updates to keep people informed.
Supporters can give using a credit or debit card.
The Importance of adding Team Members
- Team Members can post updates, add photos, and share your fundraiser with their contacts.
- Adding just one Team Member may increase page views by 150%.
- Adding the person you are helping as a Team Member is a great idea. This way, they can play a more active role in reaching their goal amount.
A big benefit of social media is the ability for your fundraiser to "go viral" — meaning your fundraiser is seen and shared by many different people all at once. But if that's not your thing, you can always choose to hide your page from search results.
Collect hugs & gifts (donations)
Our payment process is quick, easy, and customizable. The Funds Manager can choose how and when the funds will be distributed, so the person you are raising money for can get the help they need, when they need it. We do have a small fee that covers the things that keep us running. To learn more, visit our fees section (or scroll down just a bit).
Gifts (donations) and Hugs (words of encouragement) stay on your fundraising page forever. After your fundraiser closes, a custom, hard-bound book featuring your Gifts and Hugs will be ready to order. You can continue to post and share Updates online, too.
For the average GiveForward fundraiser
99.5% of donations go directly to your loved one.
Here's how it works
Our fee is 7.9% + $0.50 per transaction
Approximately 2.9% + $0.50 goes to our online payment service provider. We use the remaining 5% to maintain our staff of fundraising coaches and developers who work hard to make sure you have the technology and personal support you need to make your fundraiser a success.
We let donors cover these fees…and 95% of them do.
The average fundraiser on GiveForward keeps 99.5% of the money it raises because of this feature.
People raise more money on GiveForward.
Fundraisers on GiveForward raise 21% more on average than our leading competitor. Learn how
We're seriously serious when it comes to
There's no need to worry when creating or giving to a fundraiser. GiveForward uses the latest encryption technology to ensure privacy and security. We never give out your contact info or sell information about who you're raising money for, Team Members or Supporters. Those practices are frustrating, annoying and not very joyful for our users or anyone, so we make certain it'll never happen.
We have coaches.
Who all just happen to be amazing.
GiveForward assigns a personal Fundraising Coach to each and every fundraiser, to provide you with guidance and support. That’s a picture of them right up there and no, it’s not a stock photo. They’re real people with real hobbies, allergies, superstitions, quirks, and well you get the idea. They’re willing to help, not only because it’s their job, but because they truly care about your fundraiser. Contact them via phone, email or live-chat.
Meet AdrienneAdrienne makes a mean gazpacho and can usually be found outside, in the company of her many four-legged friends. The road to her heart is paved in tropical popsicles.
Meet MichaelMichael loves breakfast for dinner and only wears hair product when he might be photographed.
Meet LokeshGoes by the nickname Lokey (Loki) - the Norse god of mischief and likes his food so incredibly hot that no one else can eat it. He also talks to plants.
Meet KelliKelli is on a mission to visit, attend a game and eat a hot dog at all 30 MLB stadiums during her lifetime. She has 7 down and only 23 more to go.
Meet EricaErica is proudly rockin’ the suburbs, where there is plenty of space for her cats to roam while she tries out every new Pinterest recipe and HGTV DIY project.
Meet DannyDanny has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old. His favorite rock band is Guster and he’s seen them live in concert 12 times...coincidence?