A FAQ is a Frequently Asked Question. This is our collection of FAQs, to get started click one of the topics below.
No, refunds are not possible.
Absolutely not. Our technology, platform and services can be used by anyone 18 years or older legally raising
money for themselves or others.
Anyone 18 or older who has a bank account or credit card.
A professional platform to raise the funding you need to support your ideas, projects and dreams. We are a team
and a technology that will help you raise money efficiently, effectively, and professionally. There is NO set-up cost
and NO membership fee; we only charge a 5% fee on the money you raise from sponsors using our platform.
Fund raisers may communicate with the public on their fund raising page by comments
Every contribution is sent directly to the central SponsorGoal.com PayPal account. The financial transactions between you and your sponsors remains secure and safe. SponsorGoal manages everything and charges you a small 5% administration fee. PayPal will charge a small fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents on each donation a fund raiser receives. Please keep these 2 fees in mind when determining your goal amount.
At the end of a fund raising campaign, you may request the funds you have collected be sent straight to your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may make arragements to have a check issued to you by contacting Sponsorgoal when creating your project @ NHCROWN@aol.com Checks sent to fundraisers by Priority U.S. mail are charged a S & H fee (allow 1 to 2 weeks for a check to be issued from our office)
At this time, Sponsorgoal only accepts and disburses funds in U.S. Dollars.
Sponsorgoal is not authorized to give tax or legal advice, therefore sponsors should consult with a tax accountant or attorney if there is any question regarding the donation.
Sponsorgoal does not make any representations regarding the tax deductibility of donations nor the tax-exempt
status of fundraising campaigns. Any questions regarding any tax implications of donations should be directed to a
If you would like your fundraising page deleted. Contact us at: NHCROWN@aol.com with a request asking us to remove it. Provide your name and the title of your campaign along with a telephone number where we may reach you to ask you a few security questions.
The project pages need to be clean!
Note: SponsorGoal restricts the use of campaigns for activities that involve raffles, drawings or lotteries. This is against the Acceptable Use Policy of PayPal.
Sponsorgoal deducts only 5% of the donations you raise in your campaign. If you don’t receive any donations, then you won’t pay anything at all. Keep in mind the set up of your web page on Sponsorgoal is FREE – other fundraising sites charge a fee to set up a web page.
Sponsorgoal uses PayPal as a third party billing source. The fees charged by PayPal for processing are passed along to fundraiser. PayPal will charge a small fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents on each payment a fund raiser receives.
All fund raisers will find it convenient to have a PayPal account in order for our office to transter the funds raised on the Sponsorgoal website. But if you do not have a PayPal account, you can make arrangements for our office to issue you a check. Just contact Kim Bass @ NHCROWN@aol.com upon setting up your project to make arrangements for a check to be issued to you. Checks sent to fundraisers by Priority U.S. mail are charged a S & H fee
Here is a link to outline PayPal fees: PayPal fees.
You will be able to write in your perks/rewards when you create your project page, and those perks/rewards will be showcased on your web donation page.
Below are some examples of perks/rewards in exchange for different contribution levels in a project.
Offering rewards or perks will provide an opportunity for more people to get involved with your project.
You may consider offering a one of a kind experience, a special acknowledgment, or a limited supply
As an incentive to donate, a person trying to raise money for a bakery might offer a perks like this:
*$50 gets you a coffee mug
*$100 gets you a coffee mug plus a coffee named after you, or
*$200 gets you a coffee mug plus a coffee and dessert named after you.
A person raising money for a film, might offer these perks:
*$100 gets you a VIP invitation to a premiere party
*$500 gets you a VIP invitation to a premiere party in addition to a walk on role
As an incentive to donate, a band might offer these perks/rewards:
*$10 gets you an advanced copy of our CD before the actual release date
*$20 gets you an advanced copy of our CD before the actual release date, plus…your name will be printed on the CD jacket!
If you would like to use our Sponsorgoal logo on any limited supply products you may choose to offer, email us with your idea and a request for the artwork (logo) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or NHCROWN@aol.com
Yes. Every fundraiser may request to edit their goal funding date or may request to cancel their fundraising campaign at any time after it has been posted.
Contact us at:
Note: If you request your funds be deposited in your PayPal account on a date earlier than you originally had us schedule and set up in administration for a goal date you may incur a $10 additional fee.
When the campaign goal date is reached, the fund raiser may request the funds be deposited in their PayPal account by emailing us at NHCROWN@aol.com
If you want to collect payments for your campaign and you do not wish to set up a Paypal account, you may request we mail you a check. Simply contact our office at the time you submit your project and provide us with your address, and we will mail you a check for any funds you have collected minus associated fees.
Note: Checks are mailed through the United States Postal Service Priority envelopes and S & H fees will be passed along to fundraiser. (allow 1 to 2 weeks for checks to be issued from our office)
As long as you want. You predict your timeline when you setup your goal in the creation process.
No. Your goal is have as many sponsors as possible.
Editing a Fundraising Web donation page – Can my web donation page be edited once my page is live and the campaign begins?
Yes. We understand sometimes you might want to extend your goal funding date or you might want to post a new photo or edit your text.
Keep in mind if you do change anything on your web donation page, the program automatically takes down the web donation page from public view for review by our team, before it is republished.
It could take a few days for our team to review and republish your page.
Yes. Every fundraiser may contact us at:
NHCROWN@aol.com to cancel their project at any time after it has been posted.
Note: If you request your funds earlier than you originally had us schedule and set up your transaction goal date, you may incur a $10 additional fee
Yes you may edit your project page at any time, but be aware that if you edit your page – your web donation page will automatically be taken down from public view to be reviewed by our team before it is re-published again. (Could take 2-3 days)
Yes. Goals can be reached and records can be broken!
You will receive a confirmation e-mail from a team member with your web donation page link
Of course! Here are some Tips and Best Practices below!
Best Practices For Fundraising
The directors at SponsorGoal.com have helped people like you raise hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 25 years. We understand what great fund raisers do to be successful.
Talk to your audience, converse with them. Socialize with your community and donors! A campaign that provides constant interaction and communication is a proven way to attract donors. Whether it be adding weekly updates to your progress or by answering comments left on your campaign, donor’s will feel much more comfortable knowing there is a face to the project.
• When creating your page
Be sure to customize your page by sharing your unique story, your fund-raising goal, and by adding a supporting video or image. A compelling story will engage your audience and help them share in your dream. Please make sure your page does not contain material that is copyright protected. Also, we will remove offensive text or images, so we ask that you keep it clean!
•When promoting your page
Ask your closest friends and family to sponsor you first. Having donations on your page prior to promoting your cause to your social network will encourage others to help you reach your goal. Be sure to ask your network of family and friends to pass along your page to others who might be interested in sponsoring you.
Don’t assume they will. Ask and make sure!
To give donors an incentive, you may decide to offer your potential sponsors/contributors a benefit, perk or reward for their donations. Any reward should be stated clearly on your fundraising page. For example, a beauty pageant contestant might include on their fundraising page:
A $25 contribution will get you an autographed photo
A $100 contribution will get you a personal appearance by me with my crown and sash at your next party,
event or place of business, if I am fortunate enough to win the Pageant
Keep in mind that you as a fund raiser are wholly responsible for fulfilling any obligations (Perks) you listed on the fundraising page you created.
SponsorGoal will not be held responsible for any fundraiser that does not meet their obligations
•As you begin collecting funds
Be persistent. Often an initial request needs to be followed by one or more reminders. You may have more success getting lots of small donations from smaller businesses than a large donation from a big business.
•Don’t overlook companies you spend money with
Displaying detailed cost information helps legitimize your request and it opens the eyes of potential sponsors who may underestimate the costs involved and aren’t aware of the magnitude of your goal.
An example for fundraising for a beauty pageant might include detailing the other costs that may be involved in addition to the entrance fee to join the pageant, for example:
•You may need an evening gown, swimsuit and interview suit
•Contestants may be required to sell ad pages in a souvenir program book
•There may be a requirement to buy admission tickets to the pageant
•Perhaps a gym membership is needed to get into shape for a swimsuit competition
•And one last thing…remember to always send a thank you note to your sponsors
Don’t just stop there! These are just some basic tips to help provide some idea’s to help expand your campaign. The more initiative you show to potential donors, the more likely they will be to support your goal.
There are 3 simple steps required to started, and we’ll help you along the way.
1) Sign Up and Create Your Project Page
2) Promote Your Project Web Donation Page with our cool social network sharing tools
3) Collect your funds!
Sponsorgoal uses PayPal as it’s third party billing source.
PayPal will charge a small fee of 2.9% plus 30 cents on each payment a fund raiser receives a fee that is passed along to the fundraiser.
Here is a link to outline PayPal fees: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees
Yes, you keep the funds donated to your project even if your goal funding amount is not reached. The goal funding amount is established simply to have a goal to aim for!