“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank
There are many benefits of using LongTail Grants. Whether as a grantee, a donor, or a visitor to the site, there are a number of benefits that LongTail Grants provides.
Benefits of Using LongTail Grants to Fundraise for Your Endeavor:
LongTail Grants can provide grantees with a free and easy way to promote their projects. Being accepted as a “LongTail Project” will provide the grantee with additional legitimacy when fundraising. Joining the LongTail Grants community will give the grantee additional access to advisors, product/service discounts from LongTail sponsors, and publicity for their projects.
Why Would a Donor Give Money to a Project on LongTail Grants:
Many of the donors will personally know the grantees and will offer money out of friendship or goodwill. Because each project profile page will thoroughly describe the individual behind each initiative, the donor can feel comfortable knowing that his/her money is directly supporting someone who wants to change the world – and not just getting transferred around somewhere within a large, bureaucratic organization.
Why Would a Local Business Give Money to a Project on LongTail Grants:
Local businesses often provide the necessary resources for community projects to come together smoothly. Whether a dry cleaners sponsors an intramural soccer team or a pizzeria donates food to a school fundraiser, small companies often provide the lifeblood for successful projects. Aside from providing a streamlined way for local businesses to devote money or products to worthwhile initiatives, LongTail Grants also allows businesses to advertise their donations. By advertising such donations, the companies can better generate goodwill, and perhaps more business, within their communities.
We are pleased to work with WePay as our payment provider.
WePay is one of the safest, cheapest, and most flexible ways for people to raise and collect money.
Donors are able to pay using credit cards and recipients can receive their funds with a newly issued debit card, by check, or via checking account transfer.
Please visit our FAQ section for more information on the fundraising process.