FUNDRAZR is a Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first
released in 2009. It allows users to begin crowdfunding campaigns by
creating pages and/or embed fundraising apps on their Facebook pages
to raise money for causes such as medical care, memorials, and animal
* 1 History
* 2 Business model
* 3 Awards
* 4 Notable projects
* 5 References
* 6 External links
FundRazr was founded in 2008 by
Daryl Hatton . The head office is
located in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada. The platform was
initially a Facebook app that allowed users to crowdfund money over
Facebook. It has since developed into a full online fundraising tool
FundRazr was the first crowdfunding platform to provide a
collaborative community payment model, wherein funds are deposited
directly to a company or cause—an example of which is their
partnership with Heritage Education Funds to allow families to
crowdfund directly to a Registered Educations Savings Plan (RESP).
In November 2015,
FundRazr partnered with Place2Give to enable users
to crowdfund directly for any registered charity in North America
capable of issuing tax receipts directly from
FundRazr using the
FundRazr uses the donation/perks crowdfunding model, where users keep
everything they raise minus the 5% transaction fee. A fee is not
charged if no fund is raised.
FundRazr allows users to create a
campaign page for their cause. The page can then be shared through
social media , email or embedded onto a third-party website to solicit
donations from supporters. Supporters contribute to a cause through
comments, shares, likes, and donations, which are all visible on
FundRazr is in partnership with
PayPal which allow users
to deposit and withdraw funding.
On 20 August 2013,
FundRazr introduced "
Crowdfunding as a Service"
technology, which allows web publishers and companies to run
crowdfunding service on their site.
FundRazr subsequently announced
its first official PoweredBy partner,
HealthLine on 17 December 2013.
As of 2013, illness, medical and health-related causes represent 58%
of money raised. Memorials/tributes represents another 12%. On 28
February 2013, Fundrazr announced that it had raised $20 million for
its users. In May 2013,
FundRazr announced that it had raised $25
million from 37,000 campaigns. As of March 2014,
FundRazr has raised
Vancouver UX Awards Nominee - UX for Good
UK Trade and Investment
UK Trade and Investment Global Competition Winner
BCTIA Technology Impact Award - Most Promising Start-up
Vancouver Social Media Award - Best Social Media Campaign
* 2013 #30 on Profit`s Hot 50 Rankings
* 2014 CFWR Top UK Donation and Reward
The Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund raised over $2 million in 90
days to fund the legal defense for the #NODAPL protesters of the
Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.
Researchers at the American Gut Project, the world’s largest
crowdsourced, crowdfunded science project, has raised more than $1
million from over 6,500 “citizen scientists” who have agreed to
have their microbiomes sequenced.
Professional Gamer Athene's project Operation Sharecraft raises
over $1 Million (including a matching grant of $500,000 from DC
Entertainment ) for East African Relief by
Save the Children
Save the Children .
Wikileaks Staff Legal Defence Team raises £233,650 as of 7
November 2013 for
Wikileaks staff costs and
Julian Assange 's legal
Water Protector Legal Collective partnered with the National
Lawyers Guild to raise money for the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.
Over $181,000 raised in a peer-to-peer campaign by Aprons for
Gloves Boxing Association to support Vancouver's Downtown East Side.
Over $110,000 raised for Peterborough Mosque that was attacked and
Over $100,000 raised for Australian King Hit victim.
Over $100,000 raised for father with incurable brain cancer
Wikileaks Staff Legal Defence Team raises $63,969 as of 7 November
Edward Snowden 's legal defence
Almost $90,000 raised for single mother who lost 3 limbs in a dog
Over $90,000 raised for
Tiger Woods ' foundation to send 10
deserving students to college
The Heiltsuk First Nation of Bella Bella raised nearly $60,000 to
cover the costs of a diesel spill in their waters.
Over $30,000 raised for "good hearted boy",who used the money to
pay off overdue lunch accounts in local elementary schools.
* ^ Ivor Tossell, “
FundRazr pushes crowdfunding to next level
with social platform”,
The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail , 7 October 2013.
* ^ Knowlton Thomas, “Exclusive Interview: Vancouver\'s FundRazr
raises the bar with monumental
PayPal and Facebook collaboration”
Techvibes, 8 August 2010.
* ^ "
Crowdfunding for RESPs: Toronto company launches ‘simple
solution’ to raise money for child’s education" Financial Post, 2
* ^ "FundRazr, Dexterity Ventures to Launch Partnership on National
Philanthropy Day" TechVibes. 10 November 2015.
* ^ Stephen Hui, “
Vancouver startups put a new spin on
crowdfunding”, Straight.com, 27 November 2012
* ^ Nelson Bennett, “
Social media harnessed to raise investment
dollars”, Business Vancouver, 24 July 2012
* ^ Kate Taylor, “6 Top
Crowdfunding Websites: Which One Is Right
For Your Project?”,
Forbes , 6 August 2013.
* ^ “Exclusive Interview: Vancouver\'s
FundRazr raises the bar
PayPal and Facebook collaboration” Knowlton Thomas,
Techvibes, 8 August 2010.
* ^ Rob Lewis, “
Crowdfunding as a Service”
Rob Lewis, Techvibes, 20 August 2013.
* ^ Joseph Czikk , “VANCOUVER’S FUNDRAZR TO HELP AMERICANS
CROWDFUND HEALTHCARE COSTS” Joseph Czikk, Betakit, 17 December 2013.
* ^ Sumari MacLeod, "Vancouver\'s Fundrazr Hits $20 Million in
Donations", Techvibes,28 February 2013
* ^ Cheryl Alkon, "\'Crowdfunding\' sites pay medical bills, raise
hopes", USA Today, 18 January 2013
* ^ Lauren Dugan, “
PayPal Makes Online Fundraising a Social
Experience with FundRazr”, SocialTimes, 19 August 2010
* ^ Hansen, Evan; Tate, Ryan (1 November 2012). "Can Facebook Army
Supercharge Nonprofit Fundraising? First Test: Sandy". Wired .
Retrieved 13 November 2012.
* ^ Dianne Buckner, "
Crowdfunding websites trying to cash in on
crowded field", CBC,18 June 2013
* ^ Charles Luzar, "FundRazr: $25 Million Raised For 37,000
Crowdfunding Campaigns Since 2010",
Crowdfund Insider,21 May 2013
* ^ Bret Conkin, "The Funding Continuum Enters Stage Left",
Crowdfund Insider,27 March 2014
* ^ "UX for Good",
Vancouver UX Awards ,1 December 2015
* ^ "Canadian innovation heads to the UK", GOV.UK,12 July 2013
* ^ Cassandra Leger, "
Crowdfunding Platform Named Most
Promising Startup At The Technology Impact Awards", Right Startups ,10
July 2013 Archived 19 March 2015 at the
Wayback Machine .
* ^ Sumari MacLeod,
Techvibes ,1 April 2013
* ^ "
FundRazr (ConnectionPoint Systems Inc.)", ProfitGuide ,2013
* ^ "Four Stars and Top International Honors",
Reviews Dec 2014
* ^ "7 Ways to Support Standing Rock\'s Protest Against the Dakota
Access Pipeline". Harper's BAZAAR. 2016-11-23. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
* ^ "Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund". FundRazr. Retrieved
* ^ “American Gut Project Crowdfunds $1 Million to Study the
Human Microbiome”, UC San Diego News Center, 29 October 2015.
* ^ Kate Cox, “Gaming Provocateur Aiming to Raise $1 Million for
Kotaku , 27 March 2012
* ^ John Hudson, “Why WikiLeaks Is Raising Money Using MasterCard
The Atlantic Wire, 2 March 2011.
* ^ "Water Protector Legal Collective, formerly Red Owl". FundRazr.
* ^ “Faith manages: Peterborough rebuilds as mosque fire deemed a
Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail , 17 November 2015.
* ^ Emma-Jayne Schenk, “Ongoing battle for king hit victim Matt
Bendigo Advertiser , 4 January 2014.
* ^ Amy Remeikis, “Homecoming for Rome Torti”,
Brisbane Times ,
3 January 2014.
* ^ “WikiLeaks launches site for Edward Snowden\'s legal
defense” Adrianne Jeffries, The Verge, 28 October 2013.
* ^ “Ottawa mother loses 3 limbs after dog bite infection” CBC
News, CBC News, 21 July 2013.
* ^ “How an Ottawa mother lost three limbs to rare dog bite
infection, but not her spirit” Sarah Boesveld, National Post, 22
Tiger Woods Foundation, “
Help send 10 deserving students to
Tiger Woods Foundation, 19 April 2012.
* ^ "Support Heiltsuk Efforts in Diesel Spill". FundRazr. Retrieved
* ^ News, Elizabeth McSheffrey in; 2016, Energy October 18th
(2016-10-18). "First Nation considering lawsuit after diesel spill
destroys clam beds". National Observer. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
* ^ “\'Good-hearted boy\': 8-year-old pays off overdue lunch
Today (U.S. TV program)
Today (U.S. TV program) , 4 March 2014.
* Official website