Global crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, is happy to announce the launch of Indiegogo Life, a service that brings the power of Indiegogo to anyone raising money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations or other life events. Indiegogo Life does not charge a platform fee, enabling fundraisers to keep more of the money they raise.
Since launching in 2008 as an open platform, Indiegogo quickly led the way in the personal cause space and made headlines when backers around the world contributed $700,000 to help bullied bus monitor Karen Klein. Since that time, Indiegogo has experienced consistent demand and triple-digit growth in the personal cause category, leading to a site that is focused solely on life events.
“Over the last six years, we have seen many individuals and families face serious financial implications caused by life events,” said Danae Ringelmann, Chief Development Officer of Indiegogo. “With Indiegogo Life, we’re delivering the necessary tools for families, friends, and even strangers around the world to connect and support one another at the most critical times.”
Indiegogo Life offers key benefits to its users, including:
- Quick Campaign Setup: A new campaign setup process enables people to start a fundraiser within minutes and just a few clicks
- Personalized Support: Access to one-on-one support from Indiegogo’s Customer Happiness team offers a human touch and ensures the fundraising process is easy and comfortable
- Tools and Resources: Community-building tools and dedicated resources help people reach their networks and run successful fundraisers
- No Fee: There are no platform fees on Indiegogo Life. The categories available are: Medical Needs, Emergencies, Celebrations, Memorials, Pets & Animals, Faith, Sports, Volunteer Efforts, Education
Examples of how personal cause campaigns on Indiegogo have changed lives include: