WonderWe vs. GoFundMe
When looking to raise money for a special project or cause, online fundraising, more widely known as “crowdfunding,” has become the route to take to ensure success. Nowadays, it’s hard to decide which online platform to go with since there are quite a few options to choose from. Should you go with a company just because it’s a household name or dig a little deeper?
In the crowdfunding arena, GoFundMe is probably the most popular choice. But how does it stack up when compared to WonderWe, a newer and lesser known platform, for example. Let’s take a closer look…
GoFundMe – suggests they are “#1 for crowdfunding and fundraising websites”
What: Crowdfunding for schools, education and sports; medical and emergencies; funerals and memorials; family, newlyweds and animals; businesses and volunteers; faith; the arts; competitions and events; and even travel and wishes.
How: Click on “Start a campaign;” sign up through Facebook or email address; create your campaign in minutes; share through social media and email; accept donations, and as GoFundMe says, “enjoy the results.”
Cost: Sign up is free, but GoFundMe deducts a 5 percent fee from each donation received, which is deducted automatically. A processing fee of 3 percent is also deducted from each donation.
Features: GoFundMe offers a free mobile app for Apple and Android that allows you to create a campaign, sends notifications when donations are received and offers the ability to send thank you notes to donors.
WonderWe – suggests they are “#1 crowdfunding for faith, family and friends”
What: Crowdfunding for animals and nature; arts and entertainment; community; education; faith and family; freedoms; hunger and housing; international and travel; medical and emergencies; memorials; volunteer and missions as well as pro-life efforts.
How: Click on “Start a fundraiser;” create your campaign in as little as 5 minutes; share through social media and email; accept donations.
Cost: Sign up is free. WonderWe does not take a percentage of the monies raised, rather they ask the donor for a donation, which is completely optional. Standard credit card processing fees apply.
Features: Peer-to-peer fundraising that allows supporters of a cause to start their own mini campaign to raise a percentage of the main financial goal. Multiple administrators are allowed, who have the ability to edit, promote and analyze campaign data. An option to share videos to ask for donations is also featured. And a mobile app is available with the ability for in-app sharing.
Conclusion: Though GoFundMe has the most publicity because of the success it has had early on, WonderWe has improved on their technology offering so much more. The peer-to-peer abilities brings an opportunity to receive many more donations and a larger network of supporters. Video ask sharing and in-app sharing make it more efficient to reach a financial goal. The option to enlist additional administrators brings the capability to utilize more ideas, experience and talents when multiple minds come together. Plus, if you’ve never ran a fundraising campaign before, this is helpful. On top of the better features, WonderWe has a zero feel model, which means more money for the cause. And that’s what it’s all about – helping others through fundraising. WonderWe is the better choice for your fundraising needs.