Cause-based crowdfunding for situations like these has provided a way for people to raise the funds needed to help relieve the financial stress of a funeral and burial.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2013
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowd funding website http://www.ClickStartMe.com, commented on the somber subject of paying for funeral expenses, and the role crowd-funding can plan to ease this burden. Almerico notes that crowd funding has moved beyond the traditional capital generation for entrepreneurs and small businesses to also being used to raise the funds needed to pay for funeral expenses that can cost $10,000 or more.
"When funeral expenses start to pile up, many times families struggle with where to turn to pay proper respects to their loved ones," Almerico, the nationally publicized crowd-funding expert says. "Crowd funding has become a viable way for families to help pay the expenses brought by these difficult times."
Almerico points out that life insurance and other plans that help pay for funeral expenses are sometimes not in place when a loved one passes, especially in situations when tragedy strikes. "Funerals are expensive and too often looking to family to help is just not enough to carry the financial burden," Almerico notes. "Cause-based crowdfunding for situations like these has provided a way for people to raise the funds needed to help relieve the financial stress of a funeral and burial."
Almerico also released a video in his 'Crowdfunding News" series that talks more about this use for crowd funding. The video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba6HaGdUJ30.
Cause-based crowdfunding involves raising money through an online crowdfunding portal to support a worthy cause or initiative rather than a new product or business. The cause that is funded can be an individual, a charity organization, an initiative, or any other non-product or reward-related funding project. Websites like http://www.ClickStartMe.com provide a portal for raising funds through crowd funding for causes as well as products or businesses.
About Kendall Almerico
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico is the CEO of http://www.ClickStartMe.com, the crowd funding site that provides individuals and businesses with an easy-to-use website to raise funds through online crowd-funding. Almerico is also the founder of charity crowdfunding site http://www.CrowdItForward.com where "Random Acts of Crowdfunding" take place. Almerico is a nationally recognized crowdfunding expert and has been interviewed extensively on the topic, appeared on national talk radio programs discussing crowdfunding, and has been quoted in major news sources including the New York Daily News, Huffington Post and Business Insider.
Kendall Almerico is available for interviews and speaking engagements by contacting media at clickstartme.com or by calling 813.410.4658.