Everything is digital. Raising money isn’t an exception to this, for you can raise funds for your non-profit cause, charity, startup business, or personal needs online with the help of crowdfunding platforms. To date, there are 1,478 crowdfunding organizations in the US alone based on the 2021 Crunchbase report. On top of this, it is projected that the crowdfunding market will grow by 13.86% this 2021, with a majority of the growth coming from the Asia Pacific region (Technavio, 2021).
The said figures are no surprise since various crowdfunding platforms provide convenience and ease of use that individuals and organizations really turn to for their project, idea, or cause.
With a wide array of options, it can get confusing to identify which crowdfunding platform best suits your need.
One of the known existing crowdfunding platforms is GoFundMe, a versatile platform with a track record of success of more than $10 billion raised last 2020 from over 150 million donations supporting individuals, causes, and organizations, as reported in a Businesswire article. People prefer using GoFundMe over other platforms due to its trusted reputation. In addition to this, there is no platform fee which makes it easier for individuals or organizations to reach their target funds quickly. However, this success and simplicity of GoFundMe as a crowdfunding platform aren’t accessible to Filipino users.
The only way to go about this dilemma is to find a crowdfunding platform supported here in the Philippines. There are several options available with varying niches: (1) Indiegogo, (2) The Spark Project, (3) Cropital, (4) Gava, and (5) Airfunding.
Indiegogo and The Spark Project
Indiegogo and The Spark Project are some of the known crowdfunding platforms for
creative innovations. These platforms would have charges regardless if your goal were achieved or not. It is worth noting that supporters get to experience the products or services being promoted in exchange for their monetary support.
Cropital is a game-changer platform that provides a source of income for farm owners while giving gains also to investors or supporters. The funds directly go to the farmers, but Cropital charges a 5% service fee for the investors.
Gava is one of the leading portals for social and charitable causes, with over 4,000 funded and 100 live campaigns supported by 21,000 donors. This platform is integrated with blockchain technology, allowing donations from anywhere, making it accessible even in the Philippines.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a project manager, or a student in need of funds, Airfunding is your best alternative to GoFundMe if you reside in the Philippines. True to its tagline, “Helping everyone, with everyone,” this crowdfunding platform is accessible to Filipinos with more than 200,000 projects in over 200 countries. In fact, there are several live projects in the Philippines that are posted, such as Rescue Philippines: Help for the victims of typhoon Rolly & Ulysses.
You have a great reach with Airfunding since the project description will be translated into 17 different languages, allowing the collection of funds from people around the world including Philippines.
In terms of the collection of funds, individuals or organizations may request the collected funds even if the target fund hasn’t been reached yet. This is what sets Airfunding apart from other crowdfunding platforms since not all platforms allow the withdrawal of funds easily, but with Airfunding, the collection of funds is a breeze. Additionally, you can easily open a project in 5 minutes by simply following the steps listed here.
As you choose your alternative crowdfunding platform to GoFundMe, bear in mind the length of your project, your purpose, its base here in the Philippines, and your target fund.
Start with Airfunding now!