Guelph Ontario Canada (PRWEB) May 20, 2011
click2cause.com has officially launched their new website where individuals and organizations from across Canada and the USA can create online fundraising pages to connect with donors, raising much needed money for worthy, ethical registered and non-registered causes.
Every day, millions of lives are enriched by the efforts of registered charities and not-for-profit organizations. Jobs for the differently-abled and at-risk youth, attention for seniors, funding for medical research, benefits for mental health care and awareness, and support for the arts are a few ways that charities improve lives and communities.
Over 80% of North Americans contribute, financially, to charities and foundations each year. These statistics do not include contributions to non-registered individual, community, and school fundraising efforts.
Strategies to raise money for worthy causes has been a necessary part of many charities’ business plans for as long as there have been charities. Typically, this means hours on the telephone, traipsing door-to-door or standing outside popular suburban hot spots like the grocery or liquor store working to raise money for good causes.
By providing a secure to fundraise online, benefits are also realized by the donors. The use of social media and email to communicate with friends, family and colleagues is more ubiquitous by the day. Sales of mobile devices have now outflanked those of both laptops and desktops and the use of mobile devices will continue to rise. It is estimated that by 2015, Internet access via mobile devices will exceed desktop access by 25%. (Morgan Stanley Research) People are on the move and won’t be home to answer the phone or come to the door to write a check. click2cause.com makes giving accessible and simple.
The founders of click2cause.com realized this impending trend. They were inspired to create the site after learning about a child who required very expensive surgery, treatment that was not available in Canada. The boy’s family took on the arduous task of organizing efforts to raise money. These efforts were disparate; coordinating between the different accounts and pursuits did not seem to be the most efficient route The fundraising website was built to allow fundraisers to coordinate their efforts, make donating money online effortless, and securely centralize funds.
Specifically designed as a social network platform, click2cause allows personal fundraisers and charities to benefit from instant access to a web presence that links to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Champions (as the fundraisers are dubbed on the site) create profile pages sharing photos, videos, and passion for their cause. All beneficiaries are verified through a rigorous screening process and causes are not activated until the beneficiaries have been approved.
An interactive site, donors and supporters of causes can post questions, comments, and suggestions, receive updates on cause progress, and communicate directly with the Champions.