Milaap introduces free fundraising
News Desk, News nation 360: The eve of Independence Day, Milaap is introducing a 0% platform fee for the upcoming festive season. During this time, Milaap’s free platform will make it easy for more people to get the direct help they deserve, as quickly as possible. Milaap puts the highest priority in users’ success and security in order to make online fundraising easier, faster, and more trusted. Milaap will do what works best for its donor community of more than 30 Lakh while continuing to provide the best experience, support and product for the fundraisers. This 0% Milaap platform fundraising fee will be applicable to all fundraisers, which had a 5% platform fee for fundraising: personal causes and charitable organizations alike. over 1.4 Lakh people from across the world have contributed nearly 25 Crore through Milaap for causes from Kolkata. Indrani Roy Mitra, joint managing director of the 87-year-old College Street publisher Mitra & Ghosh who raised funds for Bopara in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan. She told, Amphan-struck
Boi Para. With the recent pandemic and subsequent lockdown, this was the last nail in the coffin. It was then that a friend recommended crowdfunding on Milaap. In a span of 2-3 days, the fundraiser received about Rs. 6 Lakh, and word spread across the world like wildfire. Ashok Raut, who raised funds for the treatment of his daughter’s cancer. When his daughter was first diagnosed, He did not know about crowdfunding, but the second time, it was the hospital that told him about it. In fact, they also helped him with the fundraising process. What really happens in such a situation is that the income stops and expenses increase a lot. Kallol Ghosh, who started India’s first cafe run by HIV+ teenagers. All of them here at Anadaghar are overwhelmed by the efforts made by Milaap in connecting him to people across the world who perhaps never knew about this initiative. Without this effort from Milaap, Cafe Positive would have never seen the new dawn after it closed during Pandemic. Milaap has helped these orphan children living with HIV realise their dream of opening a Cafe to share a Coffee beyond boundaries. Mayukh Choudhury, Co-Founder and CEO of Milaap, told in the past few months, as the crisis of the COVID pandemic unfolded, they have witnessed an unprecedented wave of generosity from people. Thousands raised funds on Milaap to help lakhs of people in distress. They made Milaap free for all relief related fundraisers as a token of gratitude. Therefore, it made perfect sense for extending this 0% fee to all fundraisers, in the upcoming festive season.
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Report : Anustup Kundu