"Bring Change by Being the Change" - Free Online Fundraising Website "Be the Change Fund"

Top Quote Be the Change Fund is a newly launched online fundraising platform for anyone to use free of charge for any cause, need, or idea. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 10, 2014 - In the summer of 2013, 19 year old Shannon Nixon founded Masked Productions, a production company that stages theatrical entertainment for non-profit organizations. Shannon has enjoyed the process of combining her passion for the performing arts with lending a helping hand to charitable organizations by fundraising for them. While rewarding, she continued to search for additional fundraising mediums that would allow her work to not only assist non-profit organizations but individuals. For many months, she knew she was passionate about various humanitarian efforts yet without knowing what it was exactly she wanted to do to contribute. This led her to develop the crowd funding website http://bethechangefund.crowdfundhq.com/, an online center available to anyone free of charge to create their own fundraising campaigns. Through Be the Change Fund, they can easily start their online fundraising campaign for any purpose and invite friends and family to donate. Some campaign examples include covering medical expenses, educational fundraisers, political campaigns, faith-based mission projects, volunteer projects, humanitarian aid, activism activities, celebrations, and artistic endeavors among many others.

    Be the Change Fund is similar to many other crowd funding websites such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com. Like those websites there is a small marketplace processing fee taken from each campaign to cover operating and administrative overhead. However, unlike any other crowd funding website you will find, Be the Change Fund reduces their operating expenses as much as possible so that of the 10% deducted from each campaign, 5% will go to a specific charity. "So people who use our website for campaigns will not only being funding their cause and passion, but be helping people in some form of need. As Be the Change Fund grows, it will allow users to decide the percentage that will go toward a charity. The minimum is 5% and operating stays at 5%, but if it is placed on someone's heart to donate more they can choose any percentage higher than 5% they wish to see go toward the charity," states Nixon, who goes on to explain Be the Change Fund will be very particular about the charity organizations it donates to. "Too often, we fail to do our research and see that many large non-profits have an exponentially high percentage that does not go directly to the people in need, rather toward operating expenses. This number is sometimes approximately 50% of the donation. We would want to carefully choose charities that use their donations wisely and directly assist a wide array of people including those undergoing medical treatment, impoverished communities, underprivileged children, disaster relief, small, local, non-governmental organizations and so on."

    The name was conceptualized because its founder knew it had to be a statement of something important: inspire people to change the world by first changing themselves. Be the Change Fund will be an online community of ambitious, goal-oriented dreamers who are beginning the first steps toward their dream, cause, or project by fundraising and also contributing automatically to important causes. Be the Change Fund will stand as a center of motivation, inspiration, hope, compassion and humanity. Donations can now be made to the active campaigns on the website and anyone is free to create their own fundraising campaign at this time. For more information, visit http://bethechangefund.crowdfundhq.com/ or email shannonnixon15 ( @ ) gmail dot com.

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