With FriendsFund it’s easy to raise funds quickly for the causes you are most passionate about. Donors from Uganda can now donate in Ugandan Shillings using mobile money online without pressing codes. Donors from the rest of the world can securely donate using any major credit or debit card.
Signing up is completely free, administration fees are only deducted from each donation. For more information on our fee structure, check out this helpful article. Our Pricing
Before you get started, here is an overview of what to expect when you start a campaign.
Creating Your Campaign
If you’re raising funds for yourself or a friend, you can create a personal campaign.
The process is simple to complete and allows you to create a high quality campaign from your mobile device or computer.
To create a compelling campaign, make sure to write a thorough campaign description and use high quality photos and videos.
Don’t forget to customize your campaign link to make it easier to remember! The campaign link is the easiest way for your supporters to locate and donate to your campaign.
Sharing and Managing Your Campaign
After you have finished creating your campaign, it’s time to start sharing with your friends and family! We make it easy to share your campaign link via Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and emails.
We completely understand that it may be difficult to ask your friends and family for help. It’s important to note that most of your donations will be from people you personally know or who are familiar with your cause.
Your friends and family can still share your campaign with their extended networks even if they are unable to donate. This can help you gain more exposure and also establish credibility for your campaign.
Each time you receive a new donation, you will be notified via email so you can thank your donors.
To keep donors engaged, we recommend posting frequent updates to your campaign as well.
Collecting Your Donations
For projects in Ugandan Shillings (UGX) we can send to your mobile money account (mtn or airtel), give a check or send to your bank account. For other currencies we send to your paypal account.
All information entered during the withdrawal process is completely encrypted and locked in monitored databases. Your safety and security is our top priority.
You also have the option to add your beneficiary’s bank account information so they can personally withdraw all funds raised.
Getting Support for Your Campaign
Our Customer Happiness Team is here to ensure the success of your campaign. If you have questions at any point, get in touch with us here. You’ll get an answer 24/7.
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