Our Impact in crowdfunding
We have started our journey in the world of crowdfunding back in 2016. Despite facing challenges along the way, such as the shuttering of several platforms in Palestine, we persevered and continued our mission of providing Palestinian organizations with the tools to tap into the power of their networks through crowdfunding. Today, we are proud to take another step forward by sharing our expertise and resources with you.
With hundreds of training sessions and awareness campaigns under our belt, we believe that Palestinian organizations are well-equipped to lead their own successful crowdfunding campaigns. Our team is dedicated to making this process as easy as possible for you and is available to offer feedback and guidance on your campaign plans and drafts.
To start your campaign, you can use the following suggested templates to build your plot, text, and video and also plan your campaign outreach.
Over the years, we’ve encountered many questions about the crowdfunding process. To ensure that you have all the information you need, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of answers to these inquiries. Before you embark on your own crowdfunding journey, be sure to give these answers a thorough read!
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a method of raising funds for a project or venture by seeking small contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. It’s a way for individuals or organizations to raise money for their creative ideas, products, or services, by bringing together a community of supporters who are willing to contribute financially. Crowdfunding campaigns can be run through dedicated websites and platforms, and contributors typically receive a reward or perk in exchange for their support. The success of a crowdfunding campaign depends on building a strong community of supporters and effectively communicating the value and vision of the project.
Who can crowdfund in Palestine?
Crowdfunding is only available for registered organizations and companies in West Bank and Jerusalem. Organizations in Gaza can crowdfund through an international partner with a foreign registration and has the ability to transfer money to Gaza. Crowdfunding is not available for individuals in Palestine.
I am an individual in Palestine, or an organization registered in Gaza, can I crowdfund?
It’s unfortunate that crowdfunding is not currently available for individuals living in Palestine or organizations registered in Gaza. However, there may be options for you to still pursue crowdfunding. One option could be to work with a friend who holds foreign citizenship that is accepted by Launchgood. Another option could be to partner with an organization registered in a country that is accepted by Launchgood, such as in Europe, the United States, Canada, or another accepted country, and has a way to transfer funds to Gaza. By exploring these options, you may still be able to take advantage of the benefits of crowdfunding for your organization or project.
I am not Palestinian, how can I raise money for a cause or project in Palestine?
If you’re not Palestinian and would like to raise funds for a cause or project in Palestine using your personal bank account, you may want to explore crowdfunding platforms options and regulations in your country. However, please note that we are unable to provide specific information about transferring funds to Palestine after the campaign ends, as the process can vary depending on the country.
If you’d like to run the campaign using the bank account of a registered Palestinian organization, we encourage you to read the additional information provided on this page to gain a better understanding of the process.
Which crowdfunding platforms work in Palestine?
Launchgood is the only crowdfunding platform that works in Palestine and it’s restricted to registered organizations only in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Is crowdfunding suitable for my organization?
Crowdfunding is a powerful tool that can help you tap into the power of your network. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the success of a crowdfunding campaign depends on having a strong network of supporters to begin with. Before launching a campaign, take some time to reflect on the size and strength of your network, and consider how much support you can realistically expect to receive. If you believe that your network is not yet strong enough, it may be a good idea to work on building it up first before launching a crowdfunding campaign. This way, you’ll be better positioned for success and able to reach your fundraising goals.
Can BuildPalestine share my campaign with its network?
As we shift our focus to supporting local changemakers in building impactful social enterprises, we are unable to share campaigns with our network at this time. However, we are actively exploring ways to make this a possibility in the near future.
Can BuildPalestine receive donations on behalf of individuals or organizations?
Unfortunately, we are not allowed to collect and transfer any funds for individuals or organizations.
Does LaunchGood offer an offline payment solution?
Campaign owners can receive offline donations from their supporters and add them to the campaign by using the “Add offline donation” button in the campaign, and the offline amount will be reflected in the amount raised.
If you can a donor, you can reach out to the campaign owner to arrange a cash donation.
Yes! You can donate directly to projects in cash. All cash donations are added as offline donations on the platform.
What requirements and documents are requested by Launchgood to accept my campaign?
To launch your campaign on Launchgood, you’ll need to provide several key documents. As a starting point, Launchgood will require the following:
- An incorporation document translated into English
- A bank letter with your bank account information in English
- A copy of the passport or ID of 2 key controllers (authorized signatories)
It’s also important to have an online presence, including a website and social media channels in English. To further support your campaign, Launchgood may also request additional information, such as:
- An audited financial statement for the past year (optional)
- An organizational chart
- Proof of international affiliation or partnership (optional)
- A published AML policy on your website
Having all of these documents on hand will help ensure a smooth and efficient launch process.
I finished my campaign, but the fund was declined by my Bank. What should I do?
Some banks require additional information to accept the transfer from Launchgood. Try to check with your bank before you request the payment from Launchgood. If this is the case, you can reach out to Launchgood team and ask for a letter that describe the purpose of the campaign. This letter is usually accepted by Banks in Palestine.
I have a campaign draft, how I can get BuildPalestine’s team feedback?
Send us your campaign to [email protected], and we will make sure to get back to you in a timely manner.
I still have questions about the crowdfunding process, what to do?
You can send us your question to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Here are examples of campaigns we have worked with:
Creating safe and open spaces for children and families in Palestine
With your support, we will be able to to bringing the surrounding communities together through creating common spaces in Qalandiya’s historic centre
Help us provide Adha Qurbani for Families in Need in Gaza
Your generosity support is integral to the success of this campaign. Help out a family in the Gaza Strip. Donate directly to the campaign to support with Adha food parcels.
Help children with learning disabilities in Al Jalazoun camp, Palestine
With your suppoert Al Karama center will be able to prepare interactive educational classes that specialize in remedial learning for learning difficulties for students at Al Jalazoun refugee camp before it is too late.
Be the Hope for Palestinian Children By Supporting their Circus Education
At the PCS we strongly invest in the “circus for all” idea. In our vision we state that we want to contribute to a just and inclusive society. For us, this means that all Palestinians, despite their different backgrounds, possibilities, and abilities, are welcome at the circus school.
Help Jalazone Emergency Group Equip for The Upcoming Winter
support Palestinian Child Club to provide tools and supplies needed to prevent water damage during heavy rainstorms in the coming winter at Jalazone Refugee Camp, in the Ramallah and Al Bireh Governorate, Palestine.
Suporting Children to Express Themselves
Assirk Alsaghir is a Palestinian NGO working with a wide range of communities, we are working with children, youth, women, and people in a marginalized area
Assirk assaghir is located now in a historical building, it is 114 years old, from the Ottoman era.
Help us Continue Providing Educational Classes for Children in Beit Palestine
Help Tanweer center to sustain their activities, They are in need of funds to be able to continue helping vulnerable children.
Support children with autism with disabilities in Palestine
Help us provide 1,000 therapy sessions to 50 children this year – and to provide 25 therapy sessions per child every month.
Help us build “Al Wadi” library for children in Jerusalem
Help us create a library hall from scratch, With books and furniturein our community center offering access to regional and international literature and other programs for all ages in Jerusalem
Support Diabetes patients at Jazazone Refugee Camp
The Young Health Guards Initiative is running a crowdfunding campaign to launch a Health Cooperative and Store to serve diabetes patients at Jalazone Refugee Camp
Help us plant 1000 olive trees in Khan Younis, Gaza
Empower farmers in Abasan Al-kabira, Gaza by plant 1000 olive trees on eastern border farmland, located in the eastern region of Abasan Al-kabira Town.
Support Palestinian Tourism and Economy in Al-Quds
Grassroots Al-Quds is running this campaign to create the Arabic version of our book Wujood – The Grassroots Guide to Jerusalem. Wujood tells the Palestinian perspective on Jerusalem and promotes tourism in the marginalized eastern part of the city.
Adopt an Olive Tree in Palestine
Support Palestinian women farmers in areas threatened with confiscation by the occupation in the northern West Bank
Contribute to therapy support for affected people in Gaza
‘Hakini’ (“tell me”, in Arabic) is an online platform that provides mental health therapy support for people in Palestine. The recent attacks on Gaza bombarded the mental health of Palestinians. This campaign aims to provide free mental health services in Gaza for affected people.
Help Us Provide Adha Qurbani for Families in Need in Gaza Gaza
This Adha, we’ve launched a campaign to support vulnerable families in Gaza, especially those under the poverty line, as well as families with members with disabilities. The siege imposed on the Gaza Strip has left hundreds of families in dire situations. Help us bring cheer to them this Adha.
Help Sunbula & Artisans Overcome the Corona Crisis in Palestine
Help us keep open the only Palestinian fair trade shop in Jerusalem & protect the livelihood of artisans across Palestine
Help Children with Autism in Palestine Return to Treatment and Rehabilitation
“Sons of Sofi” is an initiative to help children with autism return to treatment and rehabilitation in Palestine
Support women from Gaza KickStart their Businesses
This project targeted women in Gaza affected by the Great March of Return demonstrations (GMR), and by the ever-worsening economic and political conditions in the Gaza strip.
First Ever Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Arabic
Farashe Yoga is offering the first 200 Hour Yoga Wellness Teacher Training program taught by Palestinians in Arabic – starting January 2020
The Mountain: Inspiring Social Change in Palestine
We will use your donation and the money to build a Well in order to sustain the Mountain, to support the surrounding farms and to go green
Paint the Walls of Balata Refugee Camp
Paint the Walls of the largest refugee camp in West Bank, Palestine with beautiful art murals from professional artists, Local and International.
Support Women in Gaza to Access International Markets
Help disabled women freelancers in Gaza improve their skills to compete internationally on different freelancing platforms and obtain job opportunities
The Palestine Youth Orchestra is coming to Europe!
The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is organizing a tour for 90 Palestinian Musicians in five European countries
Create jobs for talented women in Gaza
Purchase handmade Palestinian embroidered products and join the life-changing journey of talented refugee women.
Help Bring Medical Aid to Palestinians under Siege in Gaza
This campaign will purchase medicine and medical supplies from private pharmacies to help hospitals and clinics provide urgent services in Gaza
PaliSocks by Habibi Worldwide
We are launching a line of socks inspired and designed by Palestinians. Check out our new Hebron Pottery and Olives designs
Support uMake, Palestine’s Leading Coworking Space
We reached our full capacity, and with the current prices, we can’t sustain. The only solution is to expand and allow more people to join our community!
Interactive, sensory room for children with autism in Palestine
Raseel association is working to establish an affordable sensory room for children with autism in Palestine. Be part of this!
Order the First Palestinian Comic Novel
Tales of Elia is the first Palestinian comical series telling new stories about the land and the people to the world. Order your copy now!
Support Raya to earn her MA at Sussex University – Recollecting the dream
My dream is to join the world #1 Development program at the University of Sussex
Help Establish a Palestinian Cultural Scene in the Triangle
Tishreen Alternative space is a multi-dimensional platform that provides students, youth and artists with a welcoming space that facilitates networking
Support design, support Disarming Design from Palestine
Thought provoking design label opens alternative school on the crossroads of design, crafts and community
The Only True, Sustainable Solution for Gaza – Energy Independence
We #BringLightToGaza through extraordinarily affordable, solar energy access.
Embroidery from Palestine: An Instruction Manual
Invest in the first-ever book on how to make Palestinian embroidery. Buy a copy. Learn the techniques. Support our actions to reinvigorate the cultural heritage
Build Physical Infrastructure for Jahalin Community Center
We want to build a permanent classroom to host activities for Al Jahalin Kids in Palestine
Help Us Start The First Arabic Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
Farashe Yoga Center in Palestine wants to create the first Arabic Yoga curriculum for teachers.
Electrosteen: an electronic celebration of Palestinian heritage
Electrosteen is an initiative to bring Palestinian traditional music, in its widest sense, into the contemporary international art/musical scene
Help Me Win the first Olympic Medal for Palestine
I am Mohammed Khatib, and I want to win the first Olympic Medal for Palestine. Help me fund my training
Support the “Water Heroes” of Palestine
A game that introduces behavioral based environmental education in primary schools. The ultimate goal is to bypass the current water challenges in Palestine