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The internet today has become the number one place for seeking help from a wide variety of people. With the emergence of mobile money and the increase in the usage of debit cards (Visa and Master), online fundraising is becoming well-known in Ghana.
NGOs, business, individuals and even political parties have now come to embrace crowdfunding as their number one method of seeking help from the public. Gone were the days when people rely on family and loved ones to seek help, today, anyone who is in need of help can utilize some of the fundraising websites to crowdfunded their intended project.
If you have a project or an idea that you are planning of putting into action but due to financial constraint or funding issues, then the only option you may have is to seek help from the public through a method known as crowdfunding. Most of the well know crowdfunding websites accept visa master card or PayPal as their method of payment, a manifestation of the high level of financial technology in Ghana.
But as people began to get much interested in crowdfunding, there necessitated the integration of our number one popular method of payment (mobile money payment).
The goal of this article is not to tell you the history of crowdfunding and how it works but rather to show you some of the best crowdfunding websites in Ghana that you can use to seek help for your next or incoming project. Below are some of the best crowdfunding space in Ghana.
Here are crowdfunding platforms in Ghana:
Payputt is a crowdfunded website that has help Individuals, social and economic groups, charity organizations and media houses in Ghana to raise funds for all manner of causes they are on. It uses the best security methods to ensure that your project contributor’s data and donations are safe.
When using this website for running your fundraising project, each of the contributor is given the chance to check campaigns and know how much is raised and the amount each donor has contributed.
Payputt has all the mobile network payments in Ghana integrated with their campaign and this means a contributor does not need an internet connection before he or she can contribute.
Another fundraising platform that helps individuals to easily source funds from the general public without complication is Funding Africa.
It helps individuals, organizations or business ventures Raise money online for anything they care about. This crowdfunding site can be used for personal or social projects, ideas, and causes. they offer local and international donation options and free support for all fundraisers.
The site also has the option for your contributors to make a donation using mobile money payments if they wish to do so. Check out the funding Africa website for more information and see the various campaigns run by them.
GoGetFunding is a crowdfunding website that lets you raise money for anything that matters to you. From personal causes to events projects and more. GoGetFunding helped people from all over the world raise millions of dollars online.
Recognized by Forbes as one of the top global crowdfunding websites, their campaigns have been featured in a vast number of leading press publications in the world.
See the list of their latest campaigns and all that you need to start your own cause from the platform’s official website.
GoFundMe is a platform that helps individuals to easily share their story via email, text, and social media to solicit support from the general public for a cause.
GoFundMe is trusted by many around the world for its simple and reliable fundraising platform. You can personalize and share your GoFundMe link in just a few minutes. Harness the power of social media to spread your story and get more support.
GoFundMe has an app that you can easily launch and manage your campaign whenever and where you find yourself. Visit the homepage for more info.
Mightycause is another online fundraising platform that enabled institution such as nonprofits, churches and businesses to crowdfunded the causes they believe in. Individuals, families, classrooms, sports teams, companies, and initiatives of all shapes and sizes make a difference by using Mightycause for raising funds for their cause.
Organizations like Giving Tuesday, run their fundraising projects on Mightycause year after year. Get full information about this crowdfunded platform from their website.
This crowdfunding platform is built and managed by a Ghanaian based, startup technology firm. It can be used for both online and offline fundraising. The platform gives Individuals, organizations, political parties, friends, family, colleagues, donors, the chance to contribute to a cause via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp etc.
Contribution can be done using Visa/Mastercard, PayPal or mobile money. Even though the site has now paused its operation for some reasons known to them, a chat from the developer shows that they are organizing things to bounce back with more improved service.
Crowdfunding has been in operation for some time now but in our part of the world it seems is now that people are beginning to take advantage of this method of soliciting help from the general public. Because of the earlier low patronage of the fundraising sites, there are still a few of these platform in Ghana.
The above are some of the best ones that we think are worth knowing. If you have any you would want to share with us, kindly list them below.