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Crowdfunding Site Partners With CanadaHelps.org To Bridge Gap For Charities


RaiseHope | Sabrina Nicosia | April 15, 2015

RaiseHope_imageCanadian crowdfunding site RaiseHope.org has partnered with CanadaHelps.org to help charities capitalize on the booming crowdfunding phenomenon.

CanadaHelps, a donation portal for the more than 86,000 registered charities in Canada, has partnered to provide charitable tax receipts for anyone that crowdfunds for a charity on RaiseHope.org.

“This partnership further strengthens our offering for charities,” explains Apostolos Sigalas, Founder of RaiseHope, “Now anyone can crowdfund for any charity in Canada and offer their contributors tax receipts at no additional charge. No other rewards-based crowdfunding platform in Canada is offering this service. It’s pretty amazing.”

“Traditional forms of donor engagement can be time consuming, labour intensive & costly. continues Sigalas, “Charities now can encourage their networks to crowdfund for them in their own unique way - and it’s all done virtually through their online social networks.”

For many Canadians fundraising for their favourite charity meant waiting for the annual walk or gala. Now do-gooders can create an online crowdfunding campaign in just minutes & customize it so that it’s a reflection of their personality by adding fun Perks like “Give $30 to my campaign and I’ll bake you a dozen of my famous cookies”.

This partnership also adds a layer of security for crowdfunders & contributors alike. All of the funds raised for a verified charity on RaiseHope are given directly to the charity. This eliminates the risk of fraud - which has been a rising concern for charities & their supporters.

“Crowdfunding represents a significant opportunity for traditional charities,” says Craig Asano from the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada. “It allows them to stay current with the latest online fundraising tools that are unlocking channels to new donor markets including millennials.”

In addition to providing an automated tax receipting process through CanadaHelps, RaiseHope also allows charities to register as a Partner Charity for free. By doing so, charities get access to exclusive features like detailed donor data & analytics, 3rd party campaign tracking, and a customizable profile page from which all of their supporter’s crowdfunding campaigns are launched.

For more information or to register your charity for free visit RaiseHope.org or contact fundraising@RaiseHope.org


Sabrina Nicosia                           Shannon Craig

nicosia@raisehope.org              shannonc@canadahelps.org

416.840.9800 x24                      416.722.8768


The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada non-profit actively engaged with both social and investment crowdfunding stakeholders across the country.  NCFA Canada provides education, research, leadership, support and networking opportunities to over 950+ members and works closely with industry, government, academia, community and eco-system partners and affiliates to create a strong and vibrant crowdfunding industry in Canada.  Learn more About Us or visit ncfacanada.org.