About Us

About StartSomeGood

StartSomeGood is a crowdfunding platform exclusively for social change initiatives. We exist to help social entrepreneurs, non-profits and community groups to raise the funds they need to make a difference. We want to empower anyone with a great idea to make the world better. We provide unrivalled personalized support to enable campaign creators to launch great campaigns, rally a community of supporters and raise funds to create world-changing impact. Our team personally reviews and approves all projects on StartSomeGood.

Our Story

In 2011, Alex Budak and Tom Dawkins met while working at global NGO Ashoka in Washington DC. They both saw the opportunity to leverage the crowdfunding to fuel social change and felt that changemakers deserved a platform built specifically to support them and their world-changing initiatives in a way the mainstream or arts-focused platforms couldn’t.

There is no shortage of passionate people with great ideas to change the world. But the reality is that traditional funding decisions are made by a select few. As a result, new, innovative projects don’t get funded enough because current funding often requires a proven track record. This reduces the innovation we need to change the world for the better. That’s where we come in. We want to help bring to new, innovative ideas to life. We do this by democratizing the funding landscape, putting power into the hands of the community.

Four years later we’ve helped raise $6 million for projects in 35 countries. We are passionate about empowering and supporting social change projects by sharing our experiences and insights into successful crowdfunding and connecting them to our global community. If you have an idea to change the world we can’t wait to work with you!

Why StartSomeGood

Access to Hands-On, Customized, Global Support. Our team of crowdfunding experts is here to support you throughout the entire process. We provide feedback and advice about your crowdfunding campaign to help guide you toward success, and share the tools you’ll need to you meet your goal.

And our technique works! We’ve helped 550 ventures raise over $6 million, and our success rate of 53% is far above the industry average.

Our Unique "Tipping Point" Model is designed for social ventures. It helps your supporters know that when you succeed, you’ve raised enough money to do something great. Once you reach that tipping point goal, the sky becomes the limit. Having an all-or-nothing tipping point like this has been proved to help you raise more and increase your success rate vs “keep what you raise” models. We believe it adds credibility and transparency to campaigns and makes it easier for donors to support new projects or organizations.

Join an Awesome Community of Changemakers. Since we only launch projects that meet our criteria both for social impact and campaign quality, you know you’re in good company when your campaign is approved on StartSomeGood.

Access co-investment opportunities. We work hard to develop partnerships with funders interested in supporting grassroots innovation by matching funds raised on our platform through our “Crowdmatch” model.