Crowdfunder Indiegogo launches Generosity a new platform for charities to fundraise

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The new platform can be used to raise money for charitable causes or personal funds, like raising tuition fees (Source: Indiegogo)

The world's largest online funding platform Indiegogo will today launch a new crowd-funding platform for charities and non-profit organisations.

Generosity will replace Indiegogo Life, allowing non-profit organisations to raise money along with individuals looking for donations for personal causes, and charities.

The platform will be free for users, except for transaction fees, so all the money raised will go to the cause.

It has announced four non-profit organisations have signed up for the launch, including Positive Planet, which has partnered with local NGO Makhzoumi Foundation in Lebanon to help Syrian refugees adapt and start small businesses there.

Indiegogo, which has hosted tens of thousands of charitable campaigns from 184 countries, was partly inspired to create a new platform by the response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Other funds include the Khan Academy Lite, a branch of Khan Academy, to raise funds to provide people with no internet connection educational resources; The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is fundraising to provide blood cancer patients with a stipend to help with treatment-related costs including lodging and transportation; and Project Scientist is creating Summer Academies Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) expeditions for girls .

Slava Rubin, chief executive of Indiegogo, said:

Generosity by Indiegogo is the perfect way to make sure anyone, anywhere can support the nonprofits and social causes that matter to them. Whether it’s in response to a natural disaster, humanitarian crisis or for an important charitable cause, fundraising on Generosity is literally changing lives for the better.

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