Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Surprise! LRBC reaches 24 hr goal

In the end they made it. With 4 hours left panic emails went out will we lose all this money if the goal is not reached? B"h at the closing moment they reached 726k. The Goal Was For 720K.  These crowdfunding online campaigns Are innovative And Reach More people.
Lately people have become weary of these all or nothing campaigns. Is it real?  Are my dollars really matched? the pledges paid? Which  other money is counted toward the goal?  For now however this fundraising shtick is working how long will it last is anyone's guess.

10 comments:


  1. The website owners take a huge cut too. It's like other fundraising: a lot of overhead, but they still make money. Some campaigns are legit, but I know some which are not. They do not vet well. There was a campaign to pay for a trip to EY (after he was already there) claiming to need the money to be mesameach cancer patients. One matcher was his father's business other was his mother's business, and the other was a friend's business.

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  2. Looks like mesameach did not reach their goal of only 72k

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  3. Pure corruption. And what happens if they are short by 50k? They find 2 people to each fakely donate 25k so that they reach the amount needed and from the money made give them back their 50k. I call this pure dishonesty and corruption

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  4. Matchers give the money either way, for some reason every campaign makes it, often there are big donors waiting to pay huge money if when needed last minute, (site owner I believe from crwn heights)

    Whats the connection between lakewood bikur cholim and bikur cholim of Raritan valley which serves rwj and st Peter? Is there one? Lrbc sure seem to imply they serve rwj hospital. See the charidy page

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  5. When the campaign is falling short, some of the organizations puts the rest on their own credit card. They say they'll raise the money back. I know this as a fact.

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  6. If you believe thag that organisation would do something so dishonest, immoral and unethical like putting the money on their own credit card to meet the goal, then DONT GIVE TO THAT ORGANISATION, whether or not its a Charidy campaign. If you believe theyre exceptionally dishonest dont trust them with your money. If you believe its an honest and reputable organisation, then give them, especially through a campaign like Charidy where your money will be leveraged.

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  7. http://bikurcholimrv.com

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  8. looks very legit to me a campaign failed today with less then $1800 to go.
    no big guy to save them. charhidy didnt dump in money or extend the clock

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  9. I work directly with charidy and I can tell you that they take no more than any other credit card processor. Their fee is minimal.

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  10. As someone with a mossad who has thought about doing one of these Charidy campaigns, I definitely plan on succeeding. So yes, besides for finding the matchers (legitimate, of course), part of my strategy has to be "what if I'm down at the end?". And I think I would ask more big donors to be available at the end to donate as needed at the end of the 24 hours if we are down. I don't see anything wrong with that strategy, as long as all the money is indeed given to the mossad and not refunded. And I have no reason to think that any tzeddaka organization that has used Charidy has ever refunded donors after they have made their goals.

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