How it works
Step 1: Create a Campaign Page
If you are the Organizer of the campaign, you must set up a Stripe or WePay account that is linked to your bank account. This can be done on our site.
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 campaign. Keep it short and sweet. Upload a recent photo about your campaign. You can also add other links to outside sites as long as they are related to your campaigns fundraising efforts, but phone numbers are not allowed.
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 by us, promote your page via email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals, carrier pigeons or use any of the multiple social media outlets available on the internet.
Step 3: Receiving Funds
All donations are immediately deposited into the Organizers Stripe or WePay account. There is no holding period. If the donator chooses Stripe as their payment method, there is no need to Sign Up for an actual Stripe account. If the donator chooses WePay as their payment method, there is no need to Sign Up for an actual WePay account.
IMPORTANT: You (The Organizer) will need to link your WePay or Stripe 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 30 Days. You can raise as much money as you can, there is no limit. At the end of the 30 Days, your campaign will automatically close and no more donations will be accepted. Your campaign will remain archived within dearlybelovedfund.com. If you need an extension, let us know and we'll be happy to extend your campaign for another 30 Days (firstname.lastname@example.org).
So that's it. Simple right.