When you run a crowdsourcing site, there’s a serious cost to doing business. From our team to our technology, it’s easy to see why fundraising and crowdfunding sites—DirectlyTo included—collect a nominal 4.5% fee from funds raised to, essentially, keep the lights on. But we’ve decided to do something revolutionary. We’ve decided to channel a portion of the 4.5% fees collected on every charitable or non-profit-based initiative back into those same vital causes.
That 4.5% can really do a lot of good, too. The average crowdfunded campaign right now hovers around $7,000. If used for a non-profit that’s $315 DirectlyTo will donate back to Habitat for Humanity or American Cancer Society. Launching something a little bigger? Then the donation will be, too! That 4.5% adds up fast: $450 on a $10,000 campaign, $900 on a $20,000 campaign, $4,500 on a $100,000 campaign…the sky’s the limit!
Why are we making this commitment? Because, when we started DirectlyTo, our goal was to support real, meaningful change from coast to coast, and around the globe. And that remains our #1 goal—and we’re putting our money where our mouth is. If yours isn’t going to an established charity we’ll collect the 4.5% and funnel it back into other great sources, including DirectlyTo’s upcoming initiatives and other top tier charitable programs we support. And, of course, no matter your project, we’ll be with you every step of the way, making sure you have the tools you need to succeed.
We’re proud to be the only fundraising or crowdsourcing site making this kind of commitment to our users—and we’re doing it because we believe in you and what’s important right now. Think about the charities you believe in and start mapping out the steps to achieve your goals. And when you’re ready, DirectlyTo will be here to help you every step of the way—all the way through to that 4.5% charitable donation at the end!