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FanFunder Facebook Fundraising App Waives Fees for all Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraising Appeals

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FanFunder, a crowdfunding Facebook app for charitable fundraising today announced that it is waiving fees to aid non-profits raise much needed funds for hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 01, 2012

FanFunder, a crowdfunding Facebook app for charitable fundraising today announced that it is waiving fees to aid non-profits raise much needed funds for hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

With FanFunder, non-profits can specify exactly what they want to raise money for in order to appeal to subsections of their fan base and fans of those non-profits can create personalized reasons for raising the money from their own groups of friends. By turning fans into FanFunders, non-profits can reach further than ever before. As well, non-profits can embed a customized version of the FanFunder app into their own timeline format fan pages and showcase only their Appeals and related Campaigns. Tax deductible receipts for all donations are automatically emailed to donors on behalf of each charity by The Social Giving Network, a 501(c)3 which facilitates online giving through social networking sites.

“The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy will undoubtedly require enormous efforts to rebuild lost property and infrastructure but also simply to reestablish people's day to day lives. Day care centers, schools, libraries and hospitals all have immediate needs in order to return to providing their services and all can identify specific needs through FanFunder to enable targeted fundraising efforts,” said Neil Closner, Co-Founder of FanFunder App. “Through the reach of FanFunder on Facebook, people across the globe who wish to help with the relief effort can easily participate. By waiving our fees, we are ensuring that there are no barriers to launching an Appeal. Charities can now quickly and effectively create and promote an Appeal using FanFunder in just minutes.”

FanFunder has two elements: Appeals and Campaigns.

Appeals are created by a non-profit for specific needs and causes. Campaigns are then created by users to make a non-profit's Appeal more personal, customized and relevant to the user's own friends. Campaigns can also be used to break up a charity's larger Appeal into smaller sub-appeals that can be easier to achieve and connect with. FanFunder was designed to assist charities in reaching their fundraising goals as well as to help them attract donors who are otherwise beyond their reach.

About FanFunder: Built by a team of longtime volunteer fundraisers, FanFunder is a new, social way for charities to raise much-needed funds for identified and specific needs through the power and reach of Facebook.. Today's non-profits need better ways to communicate and to connect with their donors, their prospective donors and their supporters. With FanFunder, non-profits can now specify exactly what they want to raise money for in order to appeal to subsections of their fan base and fans of those non-profits can create personalized reasons for raising the money from their own groups of friends. By turning fans into FanFunders, non-profits can reach further than ever before.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebhurricane_relief_charity/fundraising_online_appeal/prweb10084479.htm

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