With over six million projects funded across the world in 2020, crowdfunding has helped to hit major milestones in creating change for many powerful social causes.
In a new study from Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service, they reveal the world’s most searched for crowdfunding sites based on the type of fundraising offered.
Taking 10 of the world’s top-rated crowdfunding sites, the broadband team at Uswitch have scored each site based on five criteria; overall amount of money raised since the sites launch, overall total donators, total number of campaigns launched, Instagram hashtags and average monthly Google search volume.
Collectively, eight crowdfunding sites from the seed list are searched for 2.5 million times each month in the US, including Patreon, GoFundMe, SeedInvest and Fundly accounting for 79% of overall searches.
Nick Baker, broadband spokesperson for Uswitch.com, comments: “Crowdfunding sites have slowly become a fundamental part of growth and stability, not only for businesses, but charities and schools too.
“From the Crowdfunding Index, it’s clear that not all fundraising sites are equal. For example, some campaigns may rely on social media to raise awareness so Patreon and Kickstarter would be good options. Meanwhile, other campaigns rely on direct donations to raise awareness and bring about change, so would benefit from smaller platforms such as Crowdfunder and Fundrazr where they won’t get lost in the crowd.
“Depending on the kind of fundraising your specific project requires, our research clearly highlights the best crowdfunding website based on your needs.”