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WeRaise: Christian Crowdfunding Platform
WeRaise.us is Wheat Ridge Ministries’ crowdfunding site designed to help Christian organizations engage their online community to support new, inspired ministry ideas … ideas that meet community needs and bring health, hope and healing.
What is Crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is the process of generating support (typically funding and awareness) for a project or venture by raising various amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet.
What is unique about WeRaise?
Here are just a few things of the many things that set WeRaise apart…
- Additional funding available through Wheat Ridge grants! Projects that successfully raise funds on WeRaise are eligible to apply for additional grant funds from Wheat Ridge Ministries.
- No added fees! Wheat Ridge doesn’t take any cut of the funds raised on WeRaise. Project leaders only pay platform and credit card processing fees of 4.9%+$.030/transaction (unsuccessful projects don’t pay any fees).
- Free crowdfunding resources! We want your project to be successful. That’s why we have a crowdfunding library full of free resources. We also host free monthly crowdfunding webinars to share tips, strategies, and best practices!
- All gifts are tax deductible! Wheat Ridge collects the funds and sends them to the project in the form of a grant. Wheat Ridge ministries handles the tax deductible receipt process. Even though the funds come to Wheat Ridge, project leaders get all the contact information for their project donors.
- Wheat Ridge vets every project! Before being approved to the site Wheat Ridge staff review the 501c3 status of the project, the project budget, and the project plan. Donors can be confident they are giving to a legitimate organization with a real plan.
Who is Wheat Ridge Ministries?
For over 100 years, Wheat Ridge Ministries has been helping organizations launch new ministries by providing resources and needed initial support. Our mission to “seed new ministries of health and hope in the name of the healing Christ” comes from our Lutheran roots. Through these efforts, we know that more people are experiencing wellness of mind, body and spirit made possible through Christ.
Wheat Ridge launched a crowdfunding platform in order to equip even more ministry leaders to serve others. Through WeRaise, we aim to remove the barriers that may keep inspired leaders from trying out their ideas. Our hope is that, as these inspired leaders find success with their new ministry ideas, they’ll come back to us for additional support and funding.