Crowdfunding is not exactly a new concept, but it is evident that there is a surge towards the “crowd.” Words like crowdfunding and crowdsourcing are becoming the everyday vernacular. The concept allows for many to come together to support a common goal, be it a cause, business, candidate, or simply for entertainment. This offers organizations and businesses an avenue to be innovative and socially connected, increasing their reach and chance of success.
Here are a few examples of the how the “power of the crowd” has manifested:
- The United States of America JOBS Act- signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012, which allows any person to be an investor/have a stake in a company
What does this mean for your fundraising? Look no further than Obama’s last campaign to see an example of how powerful crowdfunding can be in garnering support and donations from the masses. How does an organization accomplish this? By using the supporters you already have and adding tools that will increase your reach exponentially. Karma411’s platform was built on this concept of using social networking tools that leverage existing supporters’ networks. We make the experience authentic, meaningful and fun with personalization and easy-to-use tools for supporters to share their passion and stories about their cause.
To get into the crowd spirit this summer, have some fun and promote worthy causes, Karma411 is launching Crowdshare for Your Cause! This is your chance to win a $500 donation for your cause.
Supporters and Nonprofits can enter in three easy steps:
1. Visit Facebook or Twitter
2. Like or follow Karma411
3. Post an inspirational message about why you support a specific nonprofit and share with your network to get likes and retweets!
Get creative with your posts by using Instagram, Youtube videos or simply inspire with words. Karma411 will choose the most inspirational message taking into account posts with the most likes and retweets. Each month one person and one nonprofit will win. People will receive a $100 donation to their cause in their name and nonprofits will receive a $500 donation from Karma411. Happy posting!
Visit www.karma411.com/crowdshare to learn more!