Let’s Grow Change!
Greetings! We are so excited about the possibilities that exist when we collectively decide to be the change we want to see in the world. Raise it Up is designed to be a tool for people interested in positively impacting their communities. Here, you can plant and grow the Seeds of change. The tool we use to cultivate these Seeds of change is crowdfunding, a great asset that we hope to bring to Emerging Communities of Change everywhere.
What is Crowdfunding?
If you have ever helped a cause by placing a small donation into a donation bin passed around a room, then you have crowdfunded. Online crowdfunding provides the proven model of fundraising for unmet community needs directly from community members with an innovative leap into the digital era. Crowdfunding refers to the collective effort of people in a given network to pool multiple donations online in support of a particular initiative. By channeling the power of web-based social networks and the ease of digital funds transfer, crowdfunding helps to cultivate the Seeds of change so they ultimately bear fruit.
Through crowdfunding, Raise it Up Seed Generators i.e., people with great ideas) can easily raise funds, awareness and community support from their networks to support their initiatives. On the site, community members—our Growers—join together to support activities, organizations, and entrepreneurial efforts proposed by Seed Generators which they believe in. As a result, through crowdfunding campaigns on Raise it Up, the Seeds of change that would have previously gone unplanted take root and flourish.