How it works

The Launch

Everyone should have the opportunity to raise money. Now everyone does. No matter what you are raising money for, you can start right now with no up front fee or cost.
Creating a campaign is simple. Tell people what you are doing and how they can help you, start sharing, tweeting, and encouraging people to 'like' your campaign

Step 1: Create Your Campaign
Our goal is for you to have a successful fundraiser, tell a compelling story, be as transparent as possible. Let people know exactly what their money is being raised for and how their donation will make a difference to the beneficiary.

One way to really bring your page to life is to add photos and videos.
A video presentation is essential but not mandatory. The video is the vehicle that will convince potential contributors to fund your campaign. It should convey the basic information that a contributor is looking for, in a fun and dynamic way.
What is this about?
Why should I care about it?
What are you going to use the funds for?
How do I trust that you are going to succeed?

Step 2: Spread the word to friends, family, and the world.
By sharing your story, people will be inspired to help.
Promote your page via email, Facebook and other social media outlets. Supporters can donate online using a credit card, debit card. With each donation; you can watch as your fundraiser becomes more and more successful everyday getting you that much closer to your goal!

Step 3: Collect Donations
Once your fundraiser reaches its end date, LaunchPad will process and send the funds via personal check or PayPal transfer (minus a small processing fee of 10%).

Each project is independently created
The filmmakers, musicians, artists, designers and inventors on LaunchPad have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. LaunchPad is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the projects themselves. Anyone can launch a project on LaunchPad as long as it meets our guidelines.

Together, creators and backers give projects the lift it needs.
Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on LaunchPad is amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea.

Payment Security
There’s no need to worry when creating or donating to a fundraiser. LaunchPad uses the latest encryption technology to ensure every donation is secure and private. We never give out your contact information, unless you decide you want to share it with the beneficiary. Additionally, we never sell information about our donors, so you don’t have to worry about future soliciting.