Crowdfunding with 4Good

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BlackPress4Good combines proven crowdfunding technology with the valuable community exposure of your local newspaper. Providing an easy and effective way to raise money for what matters to you. Powered by FundRazr, Canada’s leading crowdfunding platform with more than $80 million raised so far. You can do it too.

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How it works

Raising money with BlackPress4Good is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4.

STEP 1 CREATE

Create your BlackPress4Good campaign for free. Tell your story in words, pictures and videos. Start raising money in just minutes. We give you help and advice every step of the way.

STEP 2 SHARE

Share your campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Websites, blogs and email. BlackPress4Good engages your supporters and grows your funding.

STEP 3 CONNECT

Connect with your crowd
take them along for the journey.
Share with your fans.
Make them part of it.

STEP 4 COLLECT

Collect secure online payments by credit card, debit and PayPal. With our Keep it all option, you can access the money immediately.

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Who’s it for?

Anybody!

People Like You

People like you can raise money for personal reasons like education, health, sports, accidents, travel, gifts, legal, memorials, family emergencies, and more.

Communities + Groups

Like-minded people can come together to make good things happen: alumni, reunions, volunteering, sports, faith, celebrations or group travel and more.

Organizations + Non-profits

Charities, non-profit organizations, schools, churches, political groups looking for a new way to raise money or generate campaign contributions via their social media following.

Creative + Entrepreneur

Support your dreams or make them happen for aspiring artists, musicians, entertainers, performers, entrepreneurs and small businesses. Use perks to engage your supporters.

Politics

Political groups looking for a new way to raise money or generate campaign contributions via their social media following.

Animal Rescue

Support your favorite animal rescue, raise money to help with expensive vet bills, rescue an abandoned pet from a shelter. You can make a difference for our little friends.

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Why choose 4Good?

BlackPress4Good gives you the power to reach your fundraising goals.

Easy & Effective
Over 45,000 people and organizations have raised millions of dollars for needs and projects they care about.
Start for Free
Every campaign is free to create. Pay absolutely nothing until you receive your first contribution.
Social Super Powers
BlackPress’ deep social integration lifts your campaign above the noise on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email. Our social super powers make fundraising simple, fast and visible.
Easy & Effective Over 45,000 people and organizations have raised millions of dollars for needs and projects they care about.
Start for Free Every campaign is free to create. Pay absolutely nothing until you receive your first contribution.
Flexible Funding Raise money the way that suits you. Choose Keep it all to access funds immediately. Or choose All or nothing to charge supporters after you reach your goal. Either way, you never pay extra fees or penalties.
Global Reach Raise money in 26 currencies and over 37 countries worldwide including USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Australia. Learn more
Social Super Powers BlackPress’ deep social integration lifts your campaign above the noise on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email. Our social super powers make fundraising simple, fast and visible.
More Success Tools Run your campaign on your Website or blog with our Widgets. Full campaign functionality on your Facebook page.
Better Perks Perk images and shareable perks create more engagement, sharing and social media visibility.
Easy Payments Easy and secure payments by PayPal, credit card, bank card or WePay.
Great Value Contributors pay no fee. Recipients pay a 7% administration fee plus Payment Provider fee of 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. There are no additional fees or penalties.
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Who’s used 4Good?

Over 45,000 people, groups, and non-profits in 37 countries have raised more than $80,000,000 with FundRazr – the platform powering 4Good. You can do it too.

The results were great!

“With over $1500 raised for Opportunity International Canada, I challenged myself to do the Tour De Victoria race with the support of my friends and family.”

local Courtenay resident, Jeff Lucas

+ Raise money for medical bills with BlackPress

Jeff Lucas raised over $1500 for Opportunity International Canada.

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BlackPress will provide a venue where heartfelt community stories are told, along with recognition of the countless private individuals and organizations for the great work they do. The ‘Power of Good’ will showcase stories from around the province that have been published in print and online media. Readers will be able to visit the power of good blog to see positive contributions individuals and organizations have made to make their communities a better place to live, work and play.

blog.blackpress4good.com

INTRODUCING: BLACKPRESS4GOOD

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We are extremely excited to offer readers an opportunity to share fundraising initiatives through a new crowdfunding service, blackpress4good.com.

Crowdfunding is a way for individuals, groups and businesses to appeal to the public to provide financial support for a cause or initiative.

Black Press has deep connections in every community served by a local community newspaper and website. Our hyper-local focus allows readers to help people in their own community.

Anyone can start a campaign. This can include; Support a loving pet that needs specialized care, create a campaign in memory of a loved one, help a family member cover expenses of treatment or even a fundraiser for a wheelchair accessible van. Perhaps your son or daughter wants to compete at the nationals? Launch a fundraiser campaign at blackpress4good.com and get your message out to your community.

As with other online crowdfunding platforms, there is a service fee for blackpress4good.com. The fee is set at seven per cent plus credit card processing fees.

There are checks and balances throughout the program to ensure the cause is legitimate, but as with any crowdfunding site, you are asked to exercise discretion when contributing.

In addition, Black Press will provide a venue for heartfelt thanks to private individuals and organizations for the great work they do. The ‘power of good’ will showcase many stories that have been published in both print and online media.

CROWDFUNDING BASICS: The service is available to registered charities, non-profit groups and private citizen public appeal projects.

Campaigns may have an objective to raise funds for a charitable cause or purpose, to assist people in need, and advance efforts to address community issues and concerns, i.e. food bank programs, health concerns, school band trips, sports programs etc.

Should you wish further information about blackpress4good, please email: support@blackpress4good.com

ABOUT BLACK PRESS
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Black Press is home to some of the oldest, most trusted community newspapers in North America. Market by market these are the leading newspapers in their communities.

As the largest independently-owned newspaper group in Canada, with more than 170 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) Star-Advertiser, Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal and San Francisco (Calif.) Examiner daily newspapers.

The company has 3,500 employees, and newsrooms with history dating back to the 1800s.

What elevates Black Press newspapers from the crowd is our diversity.

In print and online, our urban, suburban and rural newspapers provide clients a superior blend of localized news coverage and unmatched integrated marketing solutions. We invest in relevant journalism that affects the communities we serve. And we strive to meet the marketing needs of our clients with a strategic blend of print, online and mobile marketing solutions.

In all corners of B.C., throughout Puget Sound, Ohio, Hawaii and Central Alberta, Black Press titles are widely read in vibrant, fast-growing communities.

Black Press is administered and majority owned by David H. Black of Victoria, B.C.

We offer a wide range of marketing solutions that leverage broad reach and deep connection in your community. The digital news sites deliver more than 1 million unique visitors and 4.4 million page views per month.

When you are looking for hyper-local reach for digital marketing, Black Press has the answer.

www.blackpress.ca