Why use Goshen Funded?
- Highlight third party support
- Make your campaign a barn raising event. Connect with businesses, organizations, and individuals willing to support your campaign, and recognize them in your campaign. Goshen Funded makes it easy to name heroes, highlight third party rewards with the sponsor’s branding, and promote “matching” challenges. We also them to help promote your campaign to their constituencies through easy communications tools.
- Off-line contributions
- Goshen Funded’s offline fundraising feature allows you to represent amounts that you have raised offline (not through the Community Funded payment system). When entered, these amounts will will be reflected as progress towards your goal.
- Increased local audience
- By promoting your campaign to a local audience alongside other initiatives, it will be easier for community members outside of your social networks to discover and support your project. An average crowdfunding campaign only receives about 10% of it’s donations from donors not connected to the campaign creators and promoters, but local promotion will boost that. With Goshen Funded, local interested donors are more likely to discover your campaign as it’s promoted along other local initiatives.
We won’t suggest that Goshen Funded is the best platform for every campaign (if you’re contemplating a project not based in Goshen or a start-up focused on a broader market, you may want a national platform like Kickstarter). But since 80 to 90 percent of contributions tend to come from direct asks and people within your sphere of influence, we believe focusing the target audience for the platform as close to home as possible makes sense.