Indiegogo Life Is a New Charitable Crowdfunding Platform

December 15, 2014 4:21 PM

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Now, Indiegogo will enable more of these charitable crowdsourced fundraisers. Today, it’s launching Indiegogo Life, a standalone service that lets people raise money for emergencies, medical expenses, celebrations and other important life events. “We saw how many people started using the platform to raise money for themselves, a loved one, or even a stranger they wanted to help,” Danae Ringelmann, Chief Development Officer of Indiegogo, tells WIRED. “Indiegogo Life is a response to their needs.”

Indiegogo has always allowed charity drives in the past, but Indiegogo Life stands apart because it’s purely dedicated to cause-based fundraising, and it’s also completely devoid of service transaction fees. So why bother? By making it easier to find charitable causes and ensuring that more money go...

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