FAQs

General Questions

WeDidIt is the crowdfunding platform for nonprofits. We’re a tech start-up in Brooklyn that provides all the tools and resources you need to develop, launch and promote successful crowdfunding campaigns.
By harnessing the virality of crowdfunding and leveraging it for those looking to fix the problems they see in the world.
All-or-Nothing Fundraising is a funding model in which the organization seeking funds sets an amount they want to raise and a deadline to raise that amount (usually 30 or 45 days). The campaign must be fully funded before the deadline, or else donors keep their money and don’t get their rewards.
What makes the all-or-nothing model great is that:
  • Creates a sense of urgency amongst your prospects and current donors.
  • Allows you to fundraise for interesting projects that require a certain level of funding.
  • Motivates donors to share the campaign with others in order to receive their rewards.
Traditional Fundraising is a funding model in which the organization keeps all money donated, regardless of hitting their fundraising goal.
People donate to crowdfunding projects all the time. And for good reasons:
 
  • Involvement - the opportunity to have a meaningful impact
  • Rewards - great rewards in exchange for their donation
  • Inspiration - a cause they believe in

For Donors

To make a donation, just click the large “Donate to this Campaign” button found on any campaign page. You will then be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward. Or you can always select a donation tier with a preset donation amount.
Creating an account ensures that the nonprofit can tell who made a donation, and enables them to properly ship your reward once the campaign is over.
If the campaign is all-or-nothing then the organization will only receive your donation if they hit their fundraising goal. After donating you can increase the likelihood of them hitting their goal by promoting the campaign to your friends and family members.
In all-or-nothing campaigns, your credit card will only be charged after the campaign is successfully funded. If an all-or-nothing campaign is not successfully funded your card will not be charged. If the campaign is a traditional fundraiser your card will be charged immediately.
Once the campaign you have donated to is over, the nonprofit organization will begin distributing rewards. The amount of time can vary depending on the type of reward, but we encourage all our nonprofits to be very communicative while distributing rewards so that you know when you will get yours.
You can request a reward that is in a lesser tier but never a reward that is above the level at which you donated. To request a lesser reward send a message with your donation letting the organization know your special request.
Absolutely! Just select the no reward option.
Depends on a few factors like if you received a reward in exchange for the donation and the value of your donation above that rewards cost, etc. You may contact the nonprofit you donated to directly to receive information on whether or not your donation is tax deductible. Nonetheless, the emailed receipts you will receive for your donation is the documentation you need to make it tax deductible.
To ensure that your information is secure, WeDidIt processes donations through WePay. WePay is a certified Level 1 PCI Compliant Service Provider (the highest level), which requires an annual independent security audit of their processes and systems. We don’t save or share your credit card info with anyone.
We use only WePay as a payment process because of their trusted security and flexibility. However we’re working on giving you more options in the near future.

For Organizations

WeDidIt is free to sign up, and free users are asked to only "Pay What You Want" before launching a fundraising campaign. Once launched, WeDidIt takes a perecentage of each donation as a transaction fee. For expert help, tools and resources, Contact Us to learn what premium subscription clients get when working with our fundraising experts directly.
WeDidIt takes a 5% transaction fee on all-or-nothing campaigns only if you hit your fundraising goal. And we take 5% of all funds raised in traditional campaigns. Premium clients can negotiate a lower fee.
WePay, our credit card processor, charges a fee of 2.8% + 30 cents per transaction on successful donations.
Absolutely not. Your organization can raise funds for any cause, goal, or expense, you wish.
Nope. You can launch an unlimited number of campaigns during the length of your subscription.
  • On all-or-nothing campaigns - if you don’t hit your goal, no money changes hands and no rewards are sent out. Your donors’ credit cards aren’t charged, and you receive nothing.
  • On traditional campaigns - If you don’t hit your goal, don’t sweat it. You still get to keep what you’ve raised.
Congratulations! You’ll keep the funds raised above your goal too. But don’t stop now - whatever you’ve been doing keep on doing it. Keep promoting your campaign and raise even more. You might even want to consider offering new rewards to entice donors to donate again and attract new donors.
  • All-or-Nothing: If your intended project or endeavor cannot be achieved unless you raise at least a certain amount of money. For example, needing to raise $25,000 to build a rooftop garden.
  • Traditional: If you’re raising money for general operating expenses or existing programs. For example, targeting $50,000 in your year-end fundraiser.
We strive to go above and beyond with our service and support for everybody using WeDidIt. So we ask that organizations pay what they believe is fair and what they can afford if they aren't under a premium subscription plan.
All of the funds you raise (minus fees) are collected in your own WePay account. We never touch it.

Campaign Videos

No. You have the option of uploading a video for your campaign or using a slideshow of photos. A video is far more effective, please contact us to learn about how we can help you affordably shoot and edit a campaign video.
Yes. Be sure the message of the video works for your fundraising campaign. You might confuse donors if your video is for a past project or does not have the most up to date information about your organization. If possible, re-organize and edit the footage you have to create a new, focused video for your campaign.
Yes, we have many resources to help you like sample vides and documents you can use to get started. We also have a national Video Production Network, where you can can find reliable and affordable video production crews in your area. If you’re interested in deeper coaching to help create a stellar campaign video contact us here to get info on becoming a WeDidIt Premium client.
Well, to name a few:
 
  • State your objectives and goals clearly
  • Show how you’ll reward the supporters who believe in you
  • Have your video show the passion/emotion of the people involved in the campaign

Choosing WeDidIt

Sign up here for a free account OR if you want more guidance connect with one of our fundraising experts.
WeDidIt is subscription-based because it includes two unique features:
 
  • A customized online crowdfunding platform for your organization
  • A dedicated coach to guide your campaigns toward fundraising success
While every other crowdfunding site just gives you a platform to use, WeDidIt uses crowdfunding experts to make sure your fundraising campaigns are successful from start to finish. The technology behind the WeDidIt platform can also be placed on your existing website, so you can maintain your company’s brand and have all the traffic come to your organization’s website, not just ours.
As quickly as 30 days from your campaign launch.
All other platforms restrict the kind of users or initiatives for which you can fundraise. Not ours. With a subscription to WeDidIt, you can crowdfund anything your organization needs.
Yes! Your dedicated coach will help you design, implement, manage and evaluate the effectiveness of each of your campaigns.
Chat with your coach to receive a full overview of our services. But in short, we help you develop, manage and launch your fundraising campaign from start to finish.
Absolutely not. You’ll keep 100% ownership of your campaign and any subsequent works created from the funds raised.
Don't see an answer to your question? Email us at: community@wedid.it