352 Inc. / News & Accolades / April 26th, 2013

352 Inc. Client YouCaring.com Sets Site Records for Free Online Fundraisers and Donations Raised

There’s no better feeling for a digital agency than seeing one of your clients have a big win. It’s even more impactful when it comes from a company like Tampa-based YouCaring.com.

YouCaring.com is a free fundraising website where people can raise money online for personal causes and life events like medical expenses, memorials and funerals, and education assistance.

On Wednesday, it set new records for visitors and money raised. In one day, the site attracted more than 87,000 unique visitors and raised $181, 841.

The increased traffic continues a trend for YouCaring, which has nearly doubled its traffic since February to more than 1 million visitors in April. Site founder Brock Ketcher believes the growth is due to an important feature of the site that sets YouCaring apart from other fundraising websites.

“When people fall on hard times, other people are always looking for ways to lend a helping hand,” Ketcher said. “And YouCaring.com is the first truly free way to raise money online. Every dollar our users raise from friends and family is able to go to their medical expenses, vet bills or memorial fund.”

Unlike other crowd-funding websites, YouCaring does not take a percentage of donations to cover its costs, but instead relies on the generosity of donors to support the site along with the cause they’ve chosen to fund.

“Our users make all the difference, and we are happy to provide a place where more people can raise the money the need for any cause that they believe in,” Ketcher said.

For more information about YouCaring.com, check out our video on how we helped bring this amazing project to market.