YouCaring.com Named Best Crowdfunding Platform
Largest Free Philanthropic Crowdfunding Site Passes $100 Million Milestone in TotalDonations
May 05, 2014 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YouCaring.com may be among the Internet’s few crowdfunding sitescharging no fees for its services, but the web’s largest crowdfunding review site rated it the top overall platformbased on metrics including Ease, Customer Support and Best Funding. According to CrowdsUnite.comfounder Alex Feldman, his independent reviewers ranked YouCaring best among some 300 sites—includingKickStarter, Indiegogo, RocketHub and Crowdrise.
“It’s always been our mission to provide the bestplatform for people in need, and we hope this
recognition ultimately benefits our fundraisersand their worthy causes.”
Co-founded in October, 2011 by CEO Brock Ketcher, Tampa-based YouCaring has—without paid advertisingor PR—become the web’s second-most popular site dedicated exclusively to philanthropic fundraisers. Andwhile other sites often use the term “free” in describing the cost to launch fundraisers, YouCaring is the largestplatform that does not charge users any fees on donations other than direct processing charges from PayPalor WePay. The site is funded entirely by donors who opt to support YouCaring’s mission while makingfundraiser donations.“We are grateful to CrowdsUnite’s reviewers for our ranking. When you consider how many options areavailable for crowdfunding, philanthropic or otherwise, it’s humbling to be honored as the top site,” said Brock.“It’s always been our mission to provide the best platform for people in need, and we hope this recognitionultimately benefits our fundraisers and their worthy causes.”The most significant benefit YouCaring offers fundraisers is the absence of service fees. Other fundraisingsites typically charge fundraisers commission fees ranging from 5 to 10 percent of the money raised, inaddition to processing charges. Brock believes CrowdsUnite’s reviewers also rated YouCaring highest for Best Funding and Ease because of the superior direction his site offers for creating effective fundraisers.Brock also noted that total donations through YouCaring passed the $100 million milestone earlier this year (March, 2014). “In just over 2 ½ years, we’ve helped more than 65,000 fundraisers raise over $102,922,000—80 percent of which was generated in the past 12 months. In the process, we’ve saved users at least