With FundMe, creating a crowdfunding campaign is free. There are no set-up or platform fees - only a small credit card transaction fee of 2.9% + ₪1.20 per donation. Instead of charging platform fees, we ask your donor to leave us a tip to fund our services.
You can receive donations in 35 international currencies. receive one-time or recurring monthly donations, and you always keep everything that you raise, even if you don't reach your goal.
We have 5 types of campaigns that you can create
Classic Campaign: This is the standard crowdfunding template, where you select a fundraising goal and challenge your supporters to help you meet it.
Team Campaign: Create a fundraising team, where with the click of a button your supporters can join your campaign and become fundraisers. Each fundraiser gets their own personalized version of your campaign, and can set their own fundraising goal. They become ambassadors for your cause, bringing you new donors and donations.
Membership Campaign: Create a Patreon-style membership campaign to recruit donations that automatically recur every month. Set a fundraising goal in terms of members (instead of dollars), and your recurring donations can last forever.
Matching Campaign: With a Matching Campaign, a donor agrees to match every donation that your donors make. You come home with twice as many donations, and the match incentivizes your donors to give! This template shows every donor the impact of your matching grant - 2x, 3x...up to 10x your campaign goal.
Rewards Campaign: Offer your donors rewards in return for their donation. Offer different rewards for different donation amounts, in different currencies. Easily track donations and rewards through your account.
Look and feel: If you want to change the look and feel of the page, change its colors or font, hide certain sections or the footer and header - it's all possible thanks to the magic of CSS and JS. Just contact us and tell us what you'd like done.
URL: Want the campaign to appear on your own URL address? With pleasure - just contact us.
You can create a unique email confirmation for each campaign. Learn here how.
Here's how to get started
If you're fundraising as an individual, create a free IsraelGives account by clicking here.
If you want to raise funds for a non-profit organization, go ahead and create your campaign by clicking here.
If you want to raise funds for yourself or your own cause, first complete your profile.
Next, enter your bank account details, including a copy of a cancelled check or bank statement. This is where your funds will be paid to.
Next, set up your payment accounts:
To receive payments by credit card and Bit, fill out this form and we'll help you to create an account with our payments partner, Meshulam.
To receive payments by Paypal, enter the details of your Paypal account here.
Now, go ahead and create your campaign.
When will I receive the funds that I raise?
if you're fundraising for your own cause:
Donations made by Visa, Mastercard, Isracard, Bit, and Apple Pay will be deposited into your bank account by Meshualm on the 10th of every month, for the donations made the previous month (so on February 10th you'll receive the payments made from January 1-31st).
Donations made by American Express and Paypal are deposited into your bank account by IsraelGives on about the 15th of every months, for the donations made the previous month.
If you connected your Paypal account to the FundMe platform, payments will be deposited instantly into your Paypal account.
Donations made in foreign currencies are transferred every two weeks, as you can read here.
Details of each transfer appear in your account under "Bank Transfers".
How to market your campaign
Click here for some great ideas on how to market your campaign.
Every month, you'll receive an invoice for:
The payments made by credit card and Bit (issued by Meshulam)
The payments made by foreign currency and any other payments that have been processed by IsraelGives.
All invoices can be found in your account under Invoices.
Credit card transaction fees
Our standard credit card transaction fee is 2.9% + ₪1.20. This is an aggregate fee: sometimes the credit card fee is lower than this (such as with Visa transactions) and sometimes it is higher (such as for American Express, Paypal, tourist cards, or foreign currency transactions). So to simplify things we just charge a flat fee for all card types and payment methods that we accept: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Discover, American Express, Bit, Paypal, and Apple Pay.
There are a few supplemental fees that may apply to your transaction:
If a payment is made in regular installments there is an extra 1% fee.
If you're a non-profit that has turned off the tip mechanism on the campaign, an additional 1% fee will apply.
To read about how we record tips on your invoice, click here.
Please note that the fees listed on this page do not include VAT, and that these fees were last edited on 17/03/2022