NaijaFund is a crowdfunding platform and community specifically for Nigerians that provides technology which simplifies the donation process. NaijaFund is a fast, easy way to raise money online. Individuals or groups can create campaigns that highlight their personal stories or causes and explain in detail what they are trying to achieve by raising money. You can use NaijaFund to raise money for a business idea, school fees, medical expenses, wedding or whatever matters to you the most.
It’s easy. NaijaFund makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. Create your own campaign by filling out your online profile and tell your story: Share your passion. Express why this is so important to you. Be specific. Explain why you need the support and exactly how your contributions will be spent. If your cause is compelling, the contributions will come! All campaigns must have a funding goal and/or time limit set by you, the campaign creator. During this time you share your campaign with all your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, email contacts and other contacts in a matter of seconds. You’ll discover that all your friends and family want to help! Donors simply fund the campaign. Raising money for yourself or a loved one has never been easier. Collect your contributions: When someone makes an online contribution, you receive it immediately. Instant notification!
Not at all! Anyone can raise money online using NaijaFund’s personalized fundraising campaigns. Our users often raise money for themselves or for friends they want to help out. NaijaFund was designed to allow everyday people to do wonderful things with the money they raise online. That said, many non-profits do use NaijaFund because it’s such a great way to raise money online.
Almost. As always, common sense goes a long way here. DO raise money for personal causes that are purposeful, exciting and inspiring to others. DON’T break any local laws, expect strangers to buy you stuff or promote inappropriate content. When in doubt, browse our categories of successful campaigns to see how others use NaijaFund.
NaijaFund is open to all Nigerians anywhere in the world. There are no barriers. Anyone can raise money for anything. While your NaijaFund campaign will be live, fully functioning and ready to accept donations immediately, NaijaFund will remove campaigns on our site that use offensive or objectionable content or are illegal.
No, people who make contributions to a campaign do not get ownership, rewards or equity. NaijaFund is a donation-based crowdfunding site. Contributors may only receive a thank-you or shout out.
We do our best to make sure that campaigns are legitimate, but the campaigner is ultimately responsible for making sure that contributions are used for their intended purpose. Only support and contribute to campaigns that you personally know and trust.
Yes, of course. Campaigns can gain support right until the project deadline. Even if you achieve your target, don’t stop spreading the word! If you intend to increase your campaign goal before the deadline, fill the campaign extension form in your ‘My Account’ page and submit.
First, look at your network (social media and beyond), and come up with a number of how many people are in it. Then, multiply that by the amount you think you could raise from each person. Then you’ll have the figure of how much your total network is potentially worth. This is a good place to start, but base your funding goal on how much you need while also taking into account the per transaction fees.
Initially you may believe that you do not know people who have the money to lend you, but think outside the box! Think of people beyond your personal family and friends: Consider your co-workers, community and pastors, prior teachers, local businesses, or anybody that thinks highly of you. These people want you to succeed. You will be surprised at just who is willing to contribute.
If you’re raising money for something that you strongly believe in, chances are that the people in your life will be eager to support you. NaijaFund gives you the easy-to-use features to share your story with your family, friends, loved ones and community. Every campaign organizer should connect their Facebook account, use a high-quality campaign photo and clearly explain why they’re raising money. Sharing your campaign on Facebook is the single most important thing you can do. For more tips, please visit: 5 Steps to a Successful Campaign. Spread the word about your campaign to as many people as possible. Most of your initial funding will come from your network. And that is for one basic reason: Trust. It is the catalyst that gets the funding ball rolling. As you prepare to launch, view your network as having three levels.
• Level 1 – Friends, Family, and Dedicated Fans – Contribute first because trust and relationship is already established
• Level 2 – Friends-of-Friends and Acquaintances – Contribute after ‘trust signals’ are sent (i.e., see other people contribute or see other people buzzing about your project via online discussions or press)
• Level 3 – Broader Connections and the Crowd – Contribute last because it takes more work to gain their attention and win trust
Projects that raise the most are ones that start with Levels 1 and 2, and build momentum into the Levels 3.
Every NaijaFund campaign is given a unique link that’s easy to share with. Sharing your fundraising campaign is easy using NaijaFund’s built-in features like email invitations and Facebook posting.
The amount of time you spend will depend on how much you want to raise, and how much your network knows about your campaign. You should spend between 15 minutes to 4 hours per day promoting your campaign. Your campaign will be a mix of communication methods – email, social media, blogs, press, live events, etc.
Of course! Just check the box that says “anonymous” and your personal details will not be published on the campaign page. However, the organizer of a campaign will always know who the donor is.
No, they just need to enter the contribution amount, their name, email address, address and pay by card, internet banking, POS, ATM or e wallet.
Yes, the minimum donation amount is ₦1000.
You’ll receive an email notification each time a donation is made to your NaijaFund campaign.
NaijaFund does not pre-screen any campaigns and we rely on people like you to let us know when NaijaFund members go bad. The easiest way to report inappropriate campaigns is to click the ‘report this campaign button’ which is located at the bottom of all campaign pages.
These are NOT allowed:
Equity (ownership of your project)
Investment opportunities (including loans)
Entrance into lotteries, raffles, or sweepstakes
You can set funding targets in Nigerian Naira and donate using a Nigerian Bank card or international Bank card. International USD donations can also be settled in USD in GTB domiciliary bank account of the campaign creator.
Yes. The mobile version of your NaijaFund campaign will load for those visiting your page from their phones. Your campaign still looks great and it’s very easy for donors to complete their payment from their mobile device.
Yes, your NaijaFund campaign is able to accept payments from donors around the world.
Once your fundraising campaign begins receiving online donations, funds are sent directly to your bank account on the next working day.
Your NaijaFund donation page features the very best in secure payment encryption technology. Not only are your donors’ online payments safe, your money is processed securely and sent to your bank account.
While it’s free to create and share your online fundraising campaign, NaijaFund will deduct a 10% fee from each donation that you receive. Since our fee is deducted automatically, you’ll never need to worry about being billed or owing us any money. A small payment processing fee of 2% will also be deducted from each donation as transaction fees for third party payment processor. Please see Pricing & Fees for more info.
Sorry, but there is no phone application. You must complete the form online in order to create a profile.
I have additional questions and would like to speak with someone. Is there a help desk or somebody who can walk me through the process?
No, never. Donors are charged only the amount they choose to donate to you and that’s it.
We take your privacy very seriously. Aside from what you choose to display on your personal fundraising page NaijaFund does not share your personal information with any other parties.
When you are creating your campaign, you will be prompted to upload a picture from your desktop. You can either upload or drag and drop the image. Click on the ‘add image’ icon to upload your picture.
Yes. NaijaFund is a site that rewards authenticity and transparency.
Your campaign will be supported by the people in your life. This includes friends, family members, loved ones, co-workers, classmates and teammates. Only after your campaign receives the support of the people you personally know can it begin to attract the support of others.
Sharing your campaign with friends and family is a part of what makes NaijaFund work so well. Not only will the people in your life support your campaign, but they will also help spread the word to their friends as well. NaijaFund users should not expect to receive support from strangers.
With hundreds of campaigns, it’s not feasible for NaijaFund to investigate the claims stated by each campaign organizer. Rather, we provide visitors with the tools to make an informed decision as to who they choose to support. While NaijaFund and its payment partners do provide a number of safeguards to deter fraud, we must insist that visitors follow the advice stated on each and every campaign. “Only donate to people you personally know & trust.” For more information, please visit: http://www.naijafund.com/safety
Although optional, connecting your account to Facebook is highly recommended and makes sharing your campaign with others incredibly easy listings.
The more excitement you generate for your campaign, the more likely it is to be featured on the NaijaFund home page. We measure factors like social sharing, contributions, campaign updates, page traffic and other activity. The more active you are, and the more effort you make, the more likely it is that your campaign will be featured. NaijaFund does NOT take requests for placement on the front page. It makes very little difference anyway – the key variable is your strategy for getting the message out there.