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Facebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding Platform for Education, Medical, Pets, Crisis Relief, Personal Loss, Sports and Community Needs

24 May

However, with a crowdfunding platform commission fee of  6.9% + 30 cents per credit card transaction fee Facebook’s Fundraiser Service will be considerably more expensive than competitors such as GoFundMe, Indiegogo and Kickstarter

By Robert Hoskins

Menlo Park, California – Facebook is a place where people come together to connect with their communities and support one another in meaningful ways. Today, we are giving people another way to mobilize around causes they care about by expanding personal fundraisers to everyone over 18 in the US and by adding two new categories – community and sports.

Facebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding Platform and Fundraiser Service for Education, Medical, Pets, Crisis Relief, Personal Loss, Sports and Community Needs

Facebook Rolls Out Crowdfunding Platform and Fundraiser Service for Education, Medical, Pets, Crisis Relief, Personal Loss, Sports and Community Needs

Facebook began testing personal fundraisers, a new product that allows people to raise money for a friend, themselves or a sick pet directly on Facebook, in March. Since then, they’ve been inspired by the response to create them and the support felt by those they benefit.

People can create a fundraiser to quickly raise money on Facebook and easily reach their friends in a few taps, without leaving Facebook, and can share fundraisers to help build momentum. People can learn about the person who created the fundraiser and the person benefiting from the fundraiser, as well as see which friends have donated. Now people can raise money for any of the following categories:

  • Education: such as tuition, books or classroom supplies
  • Medical: such as medical procedures, treatments or injuries
  • Pet Medical: such as veterinary procedures, treatments or injuries
  • Crisis Relief: such as public crises or natural disasters
  • Personal Emergency: such as a house fire, theft or car accident
  • Funeral and Loss: such as burial expenses or living costs after losing a loved one
  • Sports: such as equipment, competitions or team fees
  • Community: such as neighborhood services, community improvements or environmental improvements

Nonprofit fundraisers continue to be available for people on Facebook to raise funds and awareness for 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

It’s easy to get started:

  1. On mobile, tap the menu icon and select Fundraisers, or on desktop, go to facebook.com/fundraisers
  2. Choose to raise money for a Friend, Yourself or Someone or Something Not on Facebook
  3. Give your fundraiser a title and compelling story, and start raising money

All fundraisers are reviewed within 24 hours. Personal fundraisers are available on all devices, and have a 6.9% Facebook commission fee + $0.30 fee that goes to payment processing, fundraiser vetting, and security and fraud protection. Facebook’s goal is to create a platform for good that’s sustainable over the long-term, and not to make a profit from our charitable giving tools.

We’re constantly inspired by the good people on Facebook do, and we’re excited to learn more about how people use this new product so we can continue improving the experience.

Find out more about Facebook fundraisers at facebook.com/fundraisers.

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-eight years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
Robert Hoskins
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
On a regular basis, Mr. Hoskins consults with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.
Google search “Robert Hoskins Crowdfunding” to see why Mr. Hoskins runs one of the industry’s foremost crowdfunding PR, social media and marketing agencies that has amassed a huge social media following, which is dedicated to supporting donation, rewards and equity crowdfunding campaigns.
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Levitat Aerial Yoga Mats Soar Past Kickstarter Crowdfunding Goal for Triangle Hammocks that Support the Whole Family

24 May

Installation takes three minutes, making it perfect for yoga, having a family picnic, camping or just enjoying the backyard

Barcelona, Spain – In just one week Levitat Aerial Yoga Mats have eclipsed their crowdfunding goal, raising more than $70,000, and counting. Early-bird pricing is still available on Kickstarter.

Levitat Aerial Mats soar past Kickstarter crowdfunding goal for Triangle Hammocks for yoga or relaxing with friends and family

Levitat Aerial Mats soar past Kickstarter crowdfunding goal for Triangle Hammocks that are perfect for yoga, having a family picnic, camping or just relaxing in the backyard watching shooting stars

The Levitat team sought to make the most versatile hammock in the world, for fun, relaxation, or workouts and yoga. Levitat aerial mats are lighter than two water bottles and come stored in a handy backpack – and are easy to set up.

“It takes mere minutes for anyone to create their own personal oasis where they can play, workout, or recline in the trees and relax in nature,” said Enoc Armengol, creator and co-founder of Levitat. “We are thrilled that our concept has been met with such enthusiasm in the crowdfunding arena.”

Unlike other hammocks on the market, Levitat can safely and easily be hung between two trees and a pole using reinforced tension T-straps. Installation takes three minutes, making it perfect for catching a game, having a picnic, camping, or star gazing in the backyard. For those who prefer a roof over their head, Levitat can also be set up indoors using walls or a framed base. “We wanted to elevate the experience of hanging out and making new memories,” adds Armengol.

Levitat’s Potential Uses:

  • Outdoor or indoor fun and relaxation, whether used solo or as a multi-person hammock
  • Meditation, reading, or enjoying music – allowing users to take their mindfulness to a higher level of absolute peace and comfort
  • Yoga, offering yogis a new way to challenge themselves and focus more
  • Cross-training, which improves core strength and balance

For more information and early-bird discounts visit the Levitat Crowdfunding Campaign Page on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/levitat/levitat-the-revolutionary-aerial-mat/

Levitat was created from the simple idea that a suspended mat could elevate, transform and help center a yogi’s training and life. With unparalleled focus on design and innovation, the aerial mat offers ample space, combined with breathable, weather-resistant mesh perfect for any type of activity – or to sit back and relax. The versatile 360-degree design also creates a unique new experience for the user.

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Robert Hoskins, a seasoned Front Page PR veteran provides more than twenty-eight years of external communications, media relations, digital social media and SEO skills to Front Page PR’s crowdfunding PR and media relations service portfolio.
Robert Hoskins
(512) 627-6622
@Crowdfunding_PR


Mr. Robert Hoskins is a seasoned marketing veteran with a proven track record of helping entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses as well as Fortune 500 corporations launch successful marketing communications campaigns to gain market traction for a wide variety of products and services.
On a regular basis, Mr. Hoskins consults with crowdfunding campaign managers as well as crowdfunding sites, portals and platforms to deliver successful crowdfunding marketing campaigns.
Google search “Robert Hoskins Crowdfunding” to see why Mr. Hoskins runs one of the industry’s foremost crowdfunding PR, social media and marketing agencies that has amassed a huge social media following, which is dedicated to supporting donation, rewards and equity crowdfunding campaigns.
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