5 Top Crowdfunding Platforms in Brazil

If you’ve ever walked along the streets of Brazil, you would see all colors of the rainbow left and right. After World War I and after claiming its independence from Portugal, Brazil tried to recover its cultural identity through art. Artists of different genres – painting, sculpting, literature, visual arts, music, and more – have fought critics for decades. It paved the way for what we know today as Brazilian art.

However, in the last years, the decline in the economy has threatened the growth of this sector in Brazil. Thus, many Brazilian artists have resorted to crowdfunding to financially enable their projects and social advocacies. Here are the top crowdfunding platforms where some Brazilian art projects have started.

Kickante

Kickante has been created with the Brazilian community in mind. They provide a platform for projects with social causes that benefit the community. The crowdfunding platform has flexible features to keep the artist at ease while raising funds for the project. It includes flexibility in goal setting, project duration, payment forms, and more. But, do keep in mind that Kickante charges a 6% platform fee on raised funds.

Catarse

Catarse has dedicated its crowdfunding platform to creators from Brazil. Projects related to the arts only are welcome to fundraise via this site. They offer help to up-and-coming artists on how, when, and where they can kick off their projects. Artists will go through a rigorous but worthwhile process to get funding for their creative projects. This process is the reason for the high platform fee of 13% that they charge on raised funds.

Benfeitoria

Benfeitoria is open to projects with cultural, social, economic, and environmental impact. The company prides itself on being the first in Brazil to offer free commission, recurring payments, and fund matching. In its lifetime, a total of $4 million have been raised for all projects mounted on the platform. They also charge a 4.5% fee on raised funds.

GoGetFunding

GoGetFunding gets much of the attention of different artists or creators in Brazil to fund their projects. With its platform open worldwide, there is little chance for projects to stand out with so many artists wanting to get the attention of supporters. Donations received will be charged with a 6.9% platform fee.

Airfunding

Airfunding is a donation-based crowdfunding platform open to supporters worldwide. More than 600,000 individuals have trusted Airfunding to finance their projects. With its free registration and easy project creation, more than 20,000 projects related to the arts have been funded globally, including Brazil. Not only is Airfunding open to artists, but it is available for crowdfunding for medical, disaster relief, education, and more.

Get inspiration by reading success stories from the Airfunding community here. There are more tips you can enjoy via the Airfunding blog.

Kickstart your creative journey in Airfunding today! 

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5 Successful Fundraising Projects in Turkey in 2021-2022

Airfunding: 5 Successful Fundraising Projects in Turkey in 2021-2022

Airfunding is a community of everyday heroes. They are ordinary human beings who have helped strangers worldwide however small their donations are. Today we celebrate them for the success of these fundraising projects in Turkey.

Crowdfunding Projects for Pets

Ulyana’s Cat

While walking along the streets of Turkey, Ulyana found an orphaned cat in 2018. She took it in and took care of it for three years. By the end of 2021, the cat fell sick and was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). It is a viral disease in cats caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus. The disease can be cured if the medicine is taken regularly. With the help of Airfunding heroes worldwide, Ulyana raised $1,262 (₺356.37). The fundraising provided medication for the cat good for more than a month.

Mia, The Warrior Cat

Mia is from Eskisehir, Turkey fighting for her life. Like Ulyana’s cat, Mia was also diagnosed with FIP. Together with her cat mom, they created a fundraising project in Airfunding to raise funds for medical bills, medicines, and more. Airfunding heroes have donated a total of $1,284 (₺362.58). In three months, Mia was able to pay for the medication with the help of the Airfunding community.

Medical Projects

Baby Aybar and the fight against SMA

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited disease that affects nerves and muscles. It causes muscles to become weak. Baby Aybar has Type 1, a very severe case of SMA. Infants with SMA Type 1 have difficulty swallowing and sucking. With the help of his dad, an Airfunding project was created. They needed to fundraise for the gene therapy of Aybar. In three months, the Airfundng community of heroes raised $1,290 (₺364.28) for Aybar’s medication.

Nabil’s Road to Recovery

Nabil needed help to recover from an accident that caused him an injury to his jaw and teeth. His medical insurance could not cover the expenses for the surgery he needed. With a loving community behind him, they created a fundraising project in Airfunding. And less than a month, they received donations with a total amount of $1,530 (₺432.05). Their story is a remarkable accomplishment for the Airfunding community and for the benefit of Nabil.

Community Projects

Kemal’s Family

Kemal Badalov is a guard at the Söğüt District Police Department. While driving a tractor one day, he lost control of the machine and was injured. The first respondents on the scene took him to the hospital where he died despite the medical interventions provided. Due to this unfortunate incident. Kemal left a family behind who needed financial support for their daily needs. The Airfunding community came together to donate $8,810 (₺2,487.83) within one month. This big donation will surely help his wife and kids as they recover from the loss.

There are more stories in Airfunding where our community of heroes donating and sending their help from all over the world helped make a fundraising project successful. You can be one of the heroes to help a family in need in Turkey today. Head over to Airfunding.net and find a project you would like to help out with.

On the other hand, the Airfunding community is always looking for individuals who need heroes to help them out. If you have a project you want to raise money for, create an Airfunding project here!

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Platforms in Nigeria

Top 5 Crowdfunding Platforms in Nigeria

The Nigerian government defines crowdfunding as raising funds to finance a project or business from the public through an online platform. The word has been synonymous with agriculture for most of the population since 2015. For five years, a boom in agriculture-focused crowdfunding platforms provided citizens to invest in agro-businesses with expected returns.

The trend created an opportunity for many crowdfunding platforms to expand services beyond raising business capital. Now, Nigerians can create a fundraising campaign for diverse reasons – medical, education, business, and more.

Why Crowdfund in Nigeria?

70% of the Nigerian population (Euormonitor, 2021) engages within their communities. People understand the need of helping their friends and family in challenging times. Thus, crowdfunding for your financial needs may be the best way to get the help you need.

Top Crowdfunding Platforms in Nigeria

Equity crowdfunding platforms for businesses have monopolized the market for years. Now, donation-based crowdfunding platforms are available for Nigerians to do fundraising.

Airfunding

Airfunding How to Raise Money for Medical Expenses

Airfunding has been the go-to platform for Nigerians in fundraising for medical, education, community, business, and COVID-19 relief projects. Airfunding has received donations from more than 130,000 supporters worldwide. These donations have funded many projects in Nigeria and other countries.

NaijaFund

NaijaFund is one of the crowdfunding pioneers in Nigeria. Starting in 2015, it has allowed projects related to the arts to random personal wishes. NaijaFund is only available for Nigerians. It limits the opportunity to open the community outside of the country.

Quickraiz

Quickraiz started in 2018 with the mission to create an efficient way for Nigerians to do fundraising. Backed by Electronic PayPlus Limited, it focuses on making sure donations are secure for both project owners and supporters. Many projects are already available in Quickraiz. But, it has yet to reach out to more supporters to receive donations for project owners.

FundAnEnterprise.Org

FundAnEnterprise.Org claims to be the first crowdfunding website in Nigeria. It operates as a donation-based and reward-based crowdfunding platform. They focus on micro, small, and medium enterprises dreaming to make it big in the industry. The site is still available for viewing, but it seems to be non-operational at the moment.

Kickstarter

Member of the early pioneers in crowdfunding worldwide, Kickstarter has reached the shores of Nigeria. The company has claimed to have funded more than 200,000 projects worldwide since 2009. But, project owners should be aware of how things work on Kickstarter. It is a donation-based crowdfunding platform with an all-or-nothing clause. If you have not achieved your set goal, all donations are refunded to the supporters. (Yes, even if it’s millions of Nairas already!)

Starting a Crowdfunding Project in Airfunding

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Crowdfunding India: 7 Different Platforms

There are several crowdfunding India platforms available online and it can be challenging to know which is the best suitable platform for your project.

Read more on the crowdfunding platforms you may explore if you reside in India.

1. Kickstarter

Kickstarter is one of the first crowdfunding sites in India. The platform is most known for creative projects. Films, books, research, and innovation are some of the kinds of campaigns that are often seen on this platform.

From edible cutlery to a photographic series on Indian deities, to wearable health tech for social impact, Kickstarter supports myriad initiatives. The campaigners are also expected to offer different rewards for different categories of funds to the donors.

Some of the successful campaigns on Kickstarter: The Sweet Requiem campaign – a film that narrates the story of a Tibetan woman living in India and her traumatic escape from Tibet – saw 296 backers with a pledge of $ 33,889.

Another project, Edible Cutlery: The Future of Eco-Friendly Utensils had more than 9000 backers who pledged $ 278,874.

Focus areas: creativity and merchandising

Purpose/mission: to bring creative projects to life

2. Wishberry

For those looking to fund creative projects, Wishberry is the platform to go to. The website is strictly for creative projects only. Art, comics, publishing, theatre, music, and dance, the platform supports all projects, creative.

It also helps campaigners with consulting and marketing services. Like Kickstarter, Wishberry is also a rewards-based platform. Funders and donors receive rewards from the projects that they fund.

Focus area: creative projects

Purpose/mission: to bring creative and innovative ideas to life and build a community of patrons for creative ideas in India.

3. FuelADream

A rewards-based crowdfunding platform, FuelADream gives campaigners the choice of AON (All Or Nothing) and KWYG (Keep What You Get). It is a platform that believes in “quality more than quantity”, as stated on its website.

A number of crowdfunding platforms face the issue of authenticity and genuineness of the campaigns posted on the platform. FuelADream keeps the number of projects less, in order to tackle this issue. A section called ‘Crowd Favourite’ lists the most-liked and most-funded campaigns.

Focus area: creative ideas, causes, charities, events, and community-led activities

Purpose/mission: to change the traditional methods and simplify raising fund

4. Fundable

One of the few crowdfunding sites in India that completely focuses on small businesses and enterprises, Fundable features campaigns across business sectors in India. The platform features campaigns across business sectors.

From raising funds for affordable clinical diagnoses to intellectual travel experiences within India, entrepreneurs and businesses across sectors have used the platform. Among other sectors are banking, travel, food, and beverage, and fitness. A section ‘New and Noteworthy’ ensures that people who want to support can browse through the newest and most engaging campaigns.

Focus area: small businesses

Purpose/mission: to help get businesses funded

5. Ketto

With a wide range of focus, Ketto is among the well-known crowdfunding sites in India. The platform features campaigns for health care, education, personal campaigns, animal welfare, sports, children and women empowerment. To make it easier for donors, Ketto has sections such as ‘Urgently Fund Required’ and campaigns that can provide ‘Tax Benefit’ to donors.

Some of the successfully funded campaigns on the platform include those for the Kerala Floods and a project titled, ‘Two Wheels of Hope’, which provided cycles for schoolgirls, among other campaigns.

Focus area: creative, entrepreneurial, NGOs, personal causes, education

Purpose/mission: bring social change, raise awareness, raise funds

6. Catapooolt

From startups, films, music, and technology, Catapooolt is a platform for funding personal projects or enterprises and businesses. It is more than a crowdfunding platform as it offers options for campaigners to partner within their network of investors, incubators, accelerators, mentors, and for marketing, distribution and sales, and community endorsements. This makes the platform, as it claims, a comprehensive ecosystem for crowdfunding.

Focus area: individual projects, startups, enterprises

Purpose/mission: provide an ecosystem for crowdfunding

7. Airfunding

If you are on the lookout for a platform that does not have a specific niche, then Airfunding is for you. Airfunding is a global donation-type crowdfunding service. Anyone in any country can quickly and easily create projects to raise funds around the world for their beloved ones, for themselves, for the community and for charity. This also includes India.

Take Lalith Arugula’s project for example. He was able to raise money amounting to $1,171 for ration kits to be distributed in India during the pandemic.

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If you wish to start your own crowdfunding journey like Arugula, you can create a project in 5 minutes by clicking here.

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Where can I post fundraisers for nonprofits

There are several charity fundraising options available online. In fact, according to the research group Nonprofit Research Collaborative, around 82% of nonprofits host fundraising events in order to raise awareness for causes and secure funds. 

To give you an idea on how to raise funds, we have listed different fundraising activities which you can organize.

Fundraising Ideas

A-thon and fun run events

Over the years, a-thon events for a cause have become popular as a form of charity fundraising. It is the go-to option of fundraisers because individuals feel their involvement with the cause since they are physically present.

Walk-athon, hike-a-thon, fun runs,and walks are good options especially if you have minimal budgets. However, the returns for your investment in organizing such events is highly dependent on your promotions. Smaller organizations may find it tough to deliver high return compared to bigger ones.

Auction

Auction is another option for fundraisers for nonprofits. It is not an upfront, hard push for raising funds, but a subtle way of incorporating it into another event. For this activity, you may organize a meet and greet for members of the nonprofit organization and allot a portion of the program to the auction.

This activity will attract more potential donors because they get to appreciate more lending their money since they have something to take home with them. It’s going to feel like spending more than donating. More than the value for money, bonds and ties within your organization will be stronger.

One of the most effective ways to bolster the scope of your event, attract more potential donors, and get supporters to spend more money at an event is by incorporating a live or silent auction. An auction fundraising event not only gives your guests a reason to open their wallets, it also gives them something to do while socializing. It also gives your employees something to talk to your guests about during the meet and greets.

Discussing items to be auctioned off gives you an easy tie-in to the fundraising component of the event without having to ask for a direct donation in person.

Auctions yield high returns on investment for midsize organizations and are easier to plan. For small organizations the return on investment is relatively good but requires more planning. For larger organizations planning auctions are difficult to plan with little return on investment.

Art Exhibit

Somehow similar to the nature of an auction, a charity art exhibit is an opportunity for members to take part in the cause by creating an output. You might be wondering where the fundraising comes in with this idea. It is pretty easy because you just have to tap a pool of local artists who want to showcase their work for a small entry free. You may opt to invite a professional artist to judge their work.

Since this is a contest, you will have to provide prizes for the winners. Since you are doing charity fundraising, it’s best to partner with other organizations and companies for sponsorships for the prizes for winners. You may also sell the work of the artists if they are interested and share a percentage of their sale to the organization. 

However, not all people are appreciative of art, so it can be challenging to find the niche people for this activity.

Crafting your plan

Fundraisers for non profits require rigorous planning. These events may generate revenue, but will really require manpower, financial preparations, and time. Hence, it’s best to do an initial research and survey if your selected charity fundraising activity will be feasible to conduct.

Apart from these ideas, you may also opt to set-up via crowdfunding which requires minimal effort from your end. This may serve as your main fund source or a passive additional pooling of funds.

Airfunding is one of the existing crowdfunding platforms online which has a proven track record of helping nonprofit organizations. 

Take MedEnforceKZ’s project as an example. They aimed to raise funds through various fundraisers, organized academic courses, and online workshops and seminars in order to buy medical supplies and resources for hospitals in Kazakhstan. They used Airfunding as one of their ways to raise funds alongside other initiatives. Their goal was to raise $250, but support came flooding in and they were able to claim $660.

If you wish to start a fundraisers for nonprofits with no frills, then create a project by clicking here.