How it works
If you want to have a successful campaign, be as transparent as possible. Let your family and friends know exactly what the money is being raised for and how their donations will be used. Set a reasonable goal. You can always exceed your goal amount. When someone makes an online contribution, you receive it immediately.
Write a brief and compelling story about your deceased loved one. Keep it short and sweet. Upload a recent photo that shows your loved one as he or she would want to be remembered. You can also add other links to outside sites as long as they are related to your campaigns fundraising efforts.
Step 2: Spread the Word to everyone you know
Asking for donations or help is never easy for anyone, but having a platform to do so will make the process a little easier. We’ve witnessed thousands of people come together time after time, especially when families are in need.
Once your campaign page has been completed and approved, promote your page via email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, carrier pigeons or use any of the 300+ social media outlets available on our site.
Step 3: Receiving Funds
All donations are immediately deposited into the Organizers PayPal or WePay account. There is no holding period. If the donator chooses PayPal as their payment method, they MAY need to Sign Up for a PayPal account. If the donator chooses WePay as their payment method, they DO NOT have to Sign Up for a WePay account.
IMPORTANT: You (The Organizer) will need to link your WePay or PayPal account to a bank account in order to transfer the funds. This should be done immediately so your funds will be transferred as soon as possible. This can take up to 1-5 days. You can still collect donations during this process.
All campaigns are active for 14 Days. You can raise as much money as you can, there is no limit. At the end of the 14 Days, your campaign will automatically close and no more donations will be accepted. Your campaign will remain archived within funeralfund.com. If you need an extension, let us know and we'll be happy to extend your campaign for another 14 Days (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So that's it. Simple right.