Testimonials

Pam Lishin Jones

COO of The St. Louis Children’s Choirs

At The St. Louis Children’s Choirs, we’re about excellence – and we are proud to give Charidy our highest recommendation. We’ve been “shaping young lives through musical excellence” for over 40 years. Our hope was that the Charidy crowdfunding platform would give all our families, alums and community sponsors a great opportunity to support our mission at any level in a fun, exciting way. That hope came true and then some! We exceeded our original funding goal by 53%! Slightly skeptical at first, the team at Charidy supported us throughout the whole process; Jess and Chaya, the writers, tech support, the academy folders and all the other tools were 100% accessible to ensure our success. Side benefits of the method included having to get our donor database cleaned up, identifying our high and mid-level donors, and becoming much more active on social media. Our hearts were overwhelmed with the love and support we received; but even more priceless were the touching messages from our donors; alums, grandparents, and singers. We loved how people could follow our campaign and watch our posts – it was a beautiful way to build a sense of community in 24 hours! Thank you to Charidy for helping us secure scholarships for all children who love to sing! Read more

raised

$ 92,000

donors

301

date

April 17, 2019

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Alisha Abboudi

Director of Philanthropy, Politz Day School

Charidy was like a six-week crash course in best practices in fundraising. Better than that. Best practices in donor relationships as well. We were forced to know our story and learn how to say it. We were encouraged to think about who needed to hear our story and then make a plan to share it. The event aspect made our entire school community feel like we were working together for such an important cause and we had a hard time leaving each other at the end of the first night. We couldn't wait to get back together in the morning to finish what we started. No one has ever felt so excited about having to wake up in the morning and make fundraising calls or pitch to a donor Read more

raised

$ 465,665

donors

748

date

May 17, 2017

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Ayla Merino Zezatti

Director of Commission Against Human Trafficking

It's was an excellent learning experience that exceeded our expectations. Thanks to it we where able to expand our donor base and substantially increase our social media impact. We are eager to work with you again next year! Read more

raised

$ 150,110

donors

194

date

July 31, 2017

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Belinda Bardas

Trustee, Victor Smorgon Charitable Trust

Donating through the Charidy framework not only provides us with an exciting opportunity to leverage our gift, it also ensures that our funds are directed towards organisations that have robust support from their respective communities. Sharing the responsibility funding an organisation with hundreds of other donors enables us to set up the organisation for long-term sustainability and success. Read more

raised

$ 700,099

donors

624

date

June 15, 2017

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Courtney Henry

Manager, Major Gifts - The Baker Hear and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Institute recently embarked on our first Charidy campaign. With the help of Charidy's advisors, and we were both impressed and surprised by the results. Our donors found the leverage aspect of giving to the Charidy campaign compelling, and it provided a great platform to showcase our donors and our work. We enlisted scientists and administrative staff to volunteer on campaign day and were so impressed with the turn out and enthusiasm levels, it was an amazing opportunity to bring everybody together. We will likely do another Charidy campaign in the future as it was such a success for both our donors and staff, as well as a successful fundraiser that reengaged lapsed donors and introduced new supporters to our work. Read more

raised

$ 502,438

donors

417

date

December 15, 2017

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David Osborne CFRE

Community Relations Manager, The King's School

The Charidy fundraising program enabled The King’s School to raise over $200,000 to facilitate a new educational scholarship. More amazing was that this was achieved in under 24 Hours - we hit our target within the first 10 hours. As this was a new approach for the School, the presence and expertise of the Charidy Team ensured that we followed their proven method for success. We didn't have to reinvent the wheel and were able to draw on their experience to guide us. They took the time to understand the uniqueness of our school, the challenges we faced and the opportunities available, to tailor their program to maximise our impact. I am keen to run this style of campaign as part of our annual appeal framework in the future to ensure we engage broadly across our School community. Read more

raised

$ 211,100

donors

108

date

June 21, 2017

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David Zerman CFRM

Fundraising Manager, Spiritgrow

As a fundraising professional working pro-bono on the planning and delivery of the Spiritgrow Charidy fundraising campaign I was overwhelmed by the successful outcome - 50% over our target - and it was all raised in 24 hours. As a professional fundraiser for the last 30 years my only regret is that the Charidy method wasn't available. I am pleased to recommend Charidy to other fundraisers and suggest you have a look at their website as a first step for a successful journey. Read more

raised

$ 1,500,718

donors

738

date

March 6, 2017

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Eli Nash

Philanthropist

Charidy has consistently given me an opportunity to challenge the organizations I support and care about to do more. As a Matcher on over 35 Charidy campaigns, I have found the platform to add value in consistent, predictable ways. The obvious value is leveraging my donation to bring in additional funds for the cause, but more importantly is the sense of excitement that Charidy brings to an organization. It rallies employees and supporters around the organization for a 24 hour period that is felt well beyond that time frame. Read more

Eliyahu Schusterman

Management and Fundraising Coach

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raised

$ 301,901

donors

371

date

December 15, 2016

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raised

$ 250,662

donors

327

date

November 20, 2015

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Elliot Mathias

Hasbara Fellowships, Founder and Director

Thanks for all your help! We already sent out thank yous and I've been flooded with emails and calls from donors. They're so excited. Not only did we raise money, but we created such a great buzz about Hasbara Fellowships among students and others, and so many of our donors really feel identified with us today. So thank you! Read more

raised

$ 414,074

donors

402

date

November 4, 2016

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raised

$ 324,274

donors

349

date

November 11, 2015

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Gloria Larman

CEO, SHINE For Kids

Even though we exceeded our $100,000 target, our campaign wasn’t just about the money. It gave us the opportunity to re-engage our donors, involve our wonderful volunteers, and empower our staff to participate in fundraising and communication activities. The campaign was such a positive experience for all involved and a great way to end a successful year. Read more

raised

$ 102,705

donors

218

date

December 15, 2016

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Jessica Macpherson

CEO, St Kilda Mums

Our experience with our first Charidy campaign has been overwhelmingly positive. Not only did the event bring our community of supporters together like never before (staff, volunteers, donors, clients and partners), we generated 4 x the revenue of our most successful campaign. We hit our target in just 2 hours! We highly recommend Charidy and the team behind it. They will coach you and guide you every step of the way, and ensure that you succeed. Read more

raised

$ 409,695

donors

1019

date

June 15, 2017

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John Phillips

Director of Advancement, Brighton Grammar School

Thanks to the team at Charidy and their exceptional support we were able to raise over $420,000 to fund 2 means-tested scholarships – far exceeding our initial expectations! The Charidy fundraising program helped us engage our entire community of current families, alumni, staff and volunteers to rally together and share the responsibility of our fundraising target. We were constantly guided by Charidy’s advice and timely insights to ensure that no stone was left unturned in the lead-up and during our campaign. This, I believe, was a key factor in our success. The process was a seamless experience, and I highly recommended the program to other schools to consider as part of their fundraising strategy. Read more

raised

$ 424,678

donors

409

date

June 22, 2017

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Joshua Marder

Director, Chicago YJP

The results from our campaign were unprecedented. Out of the 600+ Charidy donors, 211 of them were new emails that were not on our list! I thought that was a pretty impressive number! Read more

raised

$ 415,992

donors

647

date

December 15, 2016

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Laibl Wolf

Director, Spiritgrow

I would like to share with you how impressed we were with the manner that Charidy, through yourself, conducted the Campaign together with us. Not only were you a pleasure to work with, and Sharon as well, but your initiatives, knowhow, timely and insightful suggestions, opportune directions, back-up and ready communication with us, was inspirational and unparalleled. You guided us throughout ensuring we were on schedule with tasks and homework, and you were a gentle but clear voice assessing our preparatory progress and Campaign conduct. We would readily commend your good offices to any non-profit seeking community support for their mission. We wish you much success and very much look forward to continuing our working relationship. Read more

raised

$ 1,500,718

donors

738

date

March 6, 2017

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Moshe Kahn

Executive Director, Camp Gan Welfare

Charidy provided us with the ability to take our fundraiser to the entire community, ensuring that we raised awareness of our project and enabled us to bring on hundreds of new donors. The team at Charidy were very professional and a pleasure to work with. Read more

raised

$ 1,135,670

donors

1167

date

December 13, 2016

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Nesanel Cohen

The Mayer Weiss Fund

A little more than a week ago I suffered a devastating loss of a close friend. Without warning or time to say goodbye and for reasons we can’t understand a son, husband and dear friend was taken away. Shortly after the Levaya a group of his closest friends banded together with the purpose of creating a legacy foundation. There were several fund-raising options available to us but we chose Charidy.com for their expertise and sensitivity toward our situation. Of all the decisions, we made over the next few days, deciding on Chardiy.com was easily the best one. We went from a couple of 20-year olds with an idea to a 200-thousand-dollar successful campaign all to the credit of Moshe, Noah and the entire team. Read more

raised

$ 210,575

donors

1362

date

July 4, 2017

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Nigel Purchase

CEO, Melbourne Tigers

Initially we had our doubts as to whether the Charidy approach would work for our club. However, Charidy really understood the market and convinced us to have a crack. The method employed by Charidy was amazing and really rallied a ground-swell of support for our cause. Charidy also provided us with all the necessary materials in order to make our job easier and provided huge support on the day – resulting in us exceeding our target in record time. Thanks Shuie and the team at Charidy! Read more

raised

$ 125,450

donors

115

date

November 7, 2016

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Paul Barnes

CCA, Vice Chair

A giant thank you to Roxanna and the whole Charidy team! We are just overwhelmed with gratitude for the outcome and so impressed with how well it works. It was also a great team building exercise for our Board and Staff and a great learning experience for how to approach fundraising. I've already recommended Charidy.com to a friend at a small North Carolina non-profit museum and a friend associated with a Massachusetts non-profit. They both donated to CCA personally and were fascinated to see how it was working watching our numbers grow on the Charidy website. Charidy.com is a great resource for the non-profit world. May you continue to succeed and grow. Muchas gracias! Read more

raised

$ 153,261

donors

280

date

June 7, 2017

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Rabbi Uri Lesser

Ezra Academy, Director of Development

Ezra Academy just completed a very successful fundraiser with Charidy. The amount of funds that were donated based on their crowdfunding methodology actually doubled our expectations. The Charidy family was very helpful and patient with all of our questions regarding this new method of fundraising. Our fundraising specialist guided us each step of the way making sure we not only understood the protocol, but were also able to execute it properly. At times when we were unsure if we could pull everything together, she was always positive and encouraging which is crucial when planning a new event. Even when the campaign was live, She was there with us and helped us reach a new goal by securing additional donors. We would highly recommend Charidy to any organization looking for new fundraising initiatives. Read more

raised

$ 61,980

donors

280

date

April 27, 2015

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Renata Singer

Executive Director, In One Voice

Everyone at In One Voice wants to thank you for encouraging us to raise funds with Charidy, and for holding our hands and supporting us through the process. We discovered that there are many many people out there who support our mission of bringing the Jewish community together, and deepening understanding of Jewish life and culture in the Australian community as a whole. We were thrilled to find out that fundraising can be enjoyable and provide a bonding experience for our volunteers. The process also enabled us to reach out to people to let them know that the Festival was happening and what it was all about. Read more

raised

$ 90,376

donors

252

date

March 8, 2017

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Rochel Van Etten

Director of Operations and Development, Aleph Institute

I wanted to thank the entire charidy team for the incredible effort and work you put into the campaign for us. I know without a doubt that you put in way more to this cause than what you got in return and I am extremely grateful for your team’s incredible flexibility, availability and effort to help us make it a rocking success. Thanks for getting through the explosive moments and pushing us all forward. For the past few months, it felt like our team grew by 10 people because each of you were so dedicated to making this a success. Our operations will feel empty without you all now. Thank you again for being not only professionals but truly sharing in the mission of Aleph #NoOneAlone #NoOneForgotten !! Read more

raised

$ 1,105,548

donors

1504

date

September 15, 2016

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Russell Jaffe

President, Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation

I am happy to write in complete support of the Charidy Fundraising approach as well as the professional and support of the Melbourne Charidy team. Maccabi Victoria has, in the last five or so years, raised on average $65,000, and this was becoming more of a struggle each year. The week long Telephone Appeal had become tiresome and extremely hard to enthuse people to make an effort…not to mention the difficulty in raising any significant level of funds. The Charidy approach instead galvanised us in an extraordinary manner. Not only were we far more organised and energised, but the ‘pressure’ of an ‘all or nothing’ target plus the 24 hour time period saw us reach out to far more donors (especially major donors) than ever before. In addition, Peretz’s confidence that we should target $300,000 was extremely encouraging. In the end, after an amazing process and, especially, the 24 hour Appeal period, we raised just under $400,000, over six times our previous annual average. The Appeal has been an unqualified success and I am very happy to strongly recommend Peretz and his team to other community organisations seeking to raise their profile and, especially, significantly additional funds. Read more

raised

$ 389,190

donors

787

date

May 24, 2017

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Ruth Lew

Head of Fundraising, Bayley House

Thanks to Charidy we raised over $168K for Bayley House! The results far exceeded our expectations on many levels. We had a terrific experience with Charidy. Shuie and Sharon expertly managed our campaign and were readily available to help ensure that we were set for success. The Charidy campaign model works. Our Board, community, staff, volunteers and donors all had an extremely positive experience. On the campaign day our operations room was a hive of activity; throughout the day there was a great buzz and atmosphere as we watched the campaign tally with excitement. Our anticipated outcomes were exceeded and include: -Acquisition of 188 new donors; 45% of our donations were from new donors -Our community ties have been strengthened through the campaign -Our Board and volunteers were enthusiastically engaged in the campaign -Our Facebook following has increased by 34% -We have successfully raised the profile of Bayley House through the extensive reach of social media demonstrated by the success of the campaign We look forward to running our next Charidy campaign! Read more

raised

$ 168,221

donors

405

date

April 5, 2017

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Timmy Rubin

Director, Mikveh Chaya Moushka

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raised

$ 294,783

donors

869

date

February 20, 2017

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Yanky Berger

Director, Chabad Double Bay

On behalf of Chabad Double Bay we thank Charidy for facilitating our recent second annual Charidy fundraising campaign. Charidy has introduced us to a brand new way of fundraising taking advantage of the modern high tech world in which we live. They were also highly professional and have a deep understanding of what makes a supporter want to give. Peretz was an incredible hands on coordinator, a consultant and also a team player. I have already advised many of my peers to utilise the Charidy program for their next fund raiser. Read more

raised

$ 214,486

donors

207

date

March 22, 2017

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raised

$ 153,618

donors

226

date

April 13, 2016

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Yocheved Sidof

Founding Executive Director, Lamplighters Yeshivah

I'm proud that Lamplighters Yeshivah was one the pioneering organizations to use the Charidy platform and service. From the onset, we sensed there was something special here: an opportunity to leverage funds, reach more donors and tell our story. Now, over four years and four campaigns, we have raised close to one million dollars for our movement through Charidy. The team at Charidy is knowledgeable and cares. They understand and communicate the unique purviews of the micro-giver, the matchers and the organization. They are always evolving, ready to take risks to do better work. Yet more than a way to raise money and reach more donors, Charidy campaigns give your organization the mic for 24 hours-- the earned permission to loudly share your passions, stories and impact to the whole wide world. And that value is immeasurable. Read more

raised

$ 362,550

donors

594

date

December 21, 2016

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raised

$ 301,202

donors

472

date

December 18, 2015

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Zoe Goodhart

Development Coordinator, Leibler Yavneh College

Working with Charidy is an absolute pleasure! The team at Charidy are eager to help and it makes running an appeal a breeze. They provide automated receipts, examples of social media campaign images, help with strategy, call scripts and step-by-step guides which makes running a campaign very easy and straightforward. I have and would recommend Charidy to any school or organisation. Read more

raised

$ 322,958

donors

437

date

May 16, 2017

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raised

$ 122,451

donors

200

date

June 6, 2016

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Elizabeth Kendall

VP of Resource Development, SUNY RCC

We had everyone really excited about seeing the campus actually change and seeing that their dollar contributed to our efforts. faculty and staff said to me ‘you don't ask, so we won't give and you haven't asked before.’ We had students literally giving $5 and $2. It really was a remarkable response. Read more

Kathryn Austin

Director of Development, Melbourne Girls Grammar

It is important to be able to look at new and innovative ways of fundraising and Charidy was able to provide that for us. From the very start the Charidy team were there to provide advice to us on the best ways to approach this campaign that we might not have thought of before. Read more

Kim Downes

Director of Community Relations, Ruyton Girls School

The success of any campaign is all in the preparation, and Charidy provided us with with every bit of information that we needed. Kind of like a cheat sheet. They'll work closely with you to make sure you're going to be successful. Read more

Andrew Cole

Director of Advancement, Caulfield Grammar

One of the reasons the Charidy campaign worked for us was the great support that we had throughout the campaign from the team at Charidy and then right through post campaign as well. Read more

Gary Samowitz

CEO, Stand Up

Charidy gave us a real process to go through; a checklist of what needed to be done. we felt like our hands were being held along the journey. It was a huge success in my eyes. The Charidy method worked because people give because they’re asked and Charidy gives an organization the courage to ask for a donation. Read more

John Phillips

Director of Advancement, Brighton Grammar

What I liked about the Charidy platform was its innovation. what was refreshing was that the Charidy team really got to know us so they really understood who we were before the campaign commenced. the support we received from the Charidy team was simply wonderful and leading up to the campaign working on strategy really was very very beneficial. Read more

Patrick Gage

Director of Development, SIMN

Charidy really spoke to me. It alleviated a lot of the fears that I had about traditional crowdfunding. Right away I thought this is something we've got to do. Read more

Megan Patterson

Executive Director of Woroldmind Nature Immersion School

Worldmind Nature Immersion School ran a campaign with Charidy last year. The overall experience with the Charidy team far exceeded our expectations. The Charidy model helped motivate and inspire our team and helped keep donors excited and engaged throughout the entire process. We had one donor tell us that it was invigorating to watch us meet our goal in only 4 hours and that he had the page up all-day. Everyone that we interacted with at Charidy was very knowledgeable and helped us make this campaign a success. Worldmind School highly recommends Charidy and will be using them for future fundraisers. Read more

raised

$ 60,344

donors

82

date

July 20, 2018

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Pam Lishin Jones

COO of The St. Louis Children’s Choirs

Alisha Abboudi

Director of Philanthropy, Politz Day School

Ayla Merino Zezatti

Director of Commission Against Human Trafficking

Belinda Bardas

Trustee, Victor Smorgon Charitable Trust

Courtney Henry

Manager, Major Gifts - The Baker Hear and Diabetes Institute

David Osborne CFRE

Community Relations Manager, The King's School

David Zerman CFRM

Fundraising Manager, Spiritgrow

Eli Nash

Philanthropist

Eliyahu Schusterman

Management and Fundraising Coach

Elliot Mathias

Hasbara Fellowships, Founder and Director

Gloria Larman

CEO, SHINE For Kids

Jessica Macpherson

CEO, St Kilda Mums

John Phillips

Director of Advancement, Brighton Grammar School

Joshua Marder

Director, Chicago YJP

Laibl Wolf

Director, Spiritgrow

Moshe Kahn

Executive Director, Camp Gan Welfare

Nesanel Cohen

The Mayer Weiss Fund

Nigel Purchase

CEO, Melbourne Tigers

Paul Barnes

CCA, Vice Chair

Rabbi Uri Lesser

Ezra Academy, Director of Development

Renata Singer

Executive Director, In One Voice

Rochel Van Etten

Director of Operations and Development, Aleph Institute

Russell Jaffe

President, Maccabi Victoria Sports Foundation

Ruth Lew

Head of Fundraising, Bayley House

Timmy Rubin

Director, Mikveh Chaya Moushka

Yanky Berger

Director, Chabad Double Bay

Yocheved Sidof

Founding Executive Director, Lamplighters Yeshivah

Zoe Goodhart

Development Coordinator, Leibler Yavneh College

Elizabeth Kendall

VP of Resource Development, SUNY RCC

Kathryn Austin

Director of Development, Melbourne Girls Grammar

Kim Downes

Director of Community Relations, Ruyton Girls School

Andrew Cole

Director of Advancement, Caulfield Grammar

Gary Samowitz

CEO, Stand Up

John Phillips

Director of Advancement, Brighton Grammar

Patrick Gage

Director of Development, SIMN

Megan Patterson

Executive Director of Woroldmind Nature Immersion School