Crowdfunding Alberta platform

The Crowdfunding Alberta platform is for Alberta non-profit organizations to share their ideas and seek community support.

Introduction

Non-profit organizations are able to easily showcase their projects on the Crowdfunding Alberta platform and share them with their networks and communities. Albertans seeking to support causes that are meaningful for them can search the platform, support and share campaigns and contribute to a strong and connected non-profit sector.

How it works

Through the Crowdfunding Alberta platform, organizations create their campaigns and invite supporters to share on social media and donate. The organization receives all of the donations raised, less third party payment processing fees and optional platform fees, whether they reach their funding goal or not.

Non-profits establish how often the campaign donations are deposited to best align with bookkeeping and reporting needs. If an organization is approved for match funding from us, it will be deposited via electronic funds transfer.

The Alberta government administers and funds the Crowdfunding Alberta platform in partnership with ConnectionPoint Systems Inc.

Start a campaign

Learn how to start a fundraising campaign, eligibility information, processing fees, and match funding that is available.

Support a campaign

You are encouraged to support any or all of the listed fundraising campaigns.

Start a campaign

Eligible non-profits are able to run as many campaigns and as often as they would like, but should plan to ensure they are as successful as possible.

Learn how to start a campaign: eligibility, fees

There are a variety of Crowdfunding resources and videos to help non-profit organizations learn how to create and promote campaigns.

Match funding

Match funding incentivizes new and existing donors to support organizations and causes that matter most to them.

Eligible campaigns can receive up to $15,000 per year in additional funding from the Government of Alberta.

Match funding provided to crowdfunding campaigns is an innovative small grant alternative for organizations that does not require the group to complete an additional grant application.

The Government of Alberta will match 30% of funds raised by an eligible campaign in its first 8 weeks on the platform.

Learn from the campaigns that achieved their goals and received top-up funding.

Referral bonus

Organizations signed up on Crowdfunding Alberta may be eligible for a $1,000 referral bonus from the Government of Alberta if the organization they refer reaches its first campaign’s goal.

There is no limit to the number of organizations you can refer or the number of referral bonuses your organization can receive.

The referred organization must indicate your organization when asked 'How did you hear about Crowdfunding Alberta?' when completing their organizational profile. This information must be completed before the referred organization reaches its first campaign’s goal.

Support a campaign

Everyone is invited to support as many campaigns as they wish. If the campaign is run by a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency the donation is eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

Only registered charities or non-profits with tax-exempt status are able to issue tax receipts through the platform system. In that case, donors will receive a receipt in an email a few minutes after receiving a payment notification email with the transaction details.

Find and support a campaign

Contact

Connect with us through Crowdfunding Alberta's chat feature or email us to request support:

Email: [email protected]

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