Third-Party Fundraising Tools and Benefits

More ways to raise funds

Third-Party Tools

  • Due to the administrative work involved in using/integrating these third-party tools, OCF will charge it's normal fees on the incoming funds that are raised on the external sites.

  • There will be a delay in the processing time it takes to get funds raised on third-party sites into your Open Collective account's budget. (This is due to variations of disbursements schedules, manual administration, check processing & mail delivery, etc.).

  • If your initiative needs access to funds more urgently, we recommend raising funds directly on Open Collective.

ActBlue
Benevity
ActBlue
Benevity
  • Let us know if you would like to register with Benevity, and we will get your initiative signed up under our host's umbrella

    • Benefits include:

      • Fund-matching opportunities

        • many companies use it as their giving portal

        • Access to donors

      • Initiative becomes searchable on Benevity's website

      • Reporting to OCF for streamlined disbursement of funds back into account

      • Credits are made into your initiative's budget 1x/month

Others:

Please note: The following are not set up to work specifically with fiscal hosting situations and do not report where donated funds are meant to be allocated to. If you wish to have the raised funds from the following means allocated to your fund, you must inform us about your fundraiser. Unclaimed funds will be directed to the Foundation's operating costs.

Facebook
Instagram
AmazonSmile
GoFundMe
Facebook
  • Facebook Fundraiser

    1. Use the link to setup a Facebook Fundraiser with Open Collective as the recipient

    2. Contact us when you start a new fundraiser so that we can get the raised funds correctly allocated to your account

    3. Due to Facebook's disbursement schedule, there could be a ~1 month delay in disbursement of raised funds to your initiative after the Facebook fundraiser has ended

Instagram

If you want to raise money on Instagram:

  • Use the Donate sticker in your story,

    1. When you share a photo or video to your story, you can add stickers.

    2. From your story, tap to add stickers. From there, you can:

      1. Scroll to Live at the bottom of the screen.

      2. Tap Fundraiser on the left.

    3. Select opencollectives as the nonprofit you want to start a fundraiser for.

    4. Be sure to inform us about your fundraiser!

  • Start a fundraiser on Instagram Live

    1. Tap in the top left of Feed or swipe right from anywhere in Feed.

    2. Scroll to Live at the bottom of the screen.

    3. Tap Fundraiser on the left.

    4. Select opencollectives as the nonprofit you want to start a fundraiser for.

    5. Tap to start your Live video fundraiser.

    6. Be sure to inform us about your fundraiser!

Due to Facebook's disbursement schedule, there could be a ~1 month delay in disbursement of raised funds to your initiative after the Facebook fundraiser has ended

AmazonSmile
  • OCF's Amazon Smile link

    • Shop at smile.amazon.com and they'll donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our charitable organization, at no extra cost to you.

GoFundMe
  • GoFundMe Charity Fundraising

    • Select OpenCollective as the beneficiary in order for your donors to receive tax-deductible status [recommended],

    • or you collect them on your own behalf, and transfer them to your initiative as one lump sum. [non-tax-deductible status for your donors]

If you'd like assistance setting any of these up, please feel free to email us