Based in San Francisco, California, Rally is a storytelling/crowdfunding platform that makes it easy for individuals and organizations to fundraise online. Anyone can create a beautiful fundraising page in just a few minutes – simply upload a photo or video with your story. Next, invite supporters by email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites straight from Rally. The site also lets your supporters and donors easily share your campaign with their friends and family.
Rally comes with an online dashboard and analytics so you can stay in touch with your supporters, monitor your donations, and more. You can collect donations by credit card, debit card, and eCheck. Rally takes a 5.75 percent cut, less than other crowdfunding platforms.
Backed by Reid Hoffman of Greylock Partners, Kevin Rose of Google Ventures, Michael Birch, Eric Ries, and Vianovo Ventures, among many others, Rally has been used to raise donations for medical expenses, startups, tuition, Hurricane Sandy relief, and more.