Crowdfund Basic Income - UBI Advocacy and Fundraising
Promoting Universal Basic Income by Crowdfunding Basic Income

It's Not About a Few of Us Giving a Lot, It's About a Lot of Us Giving Very Little

Data shows that direct cash payments are exactly what people need to get through this global pandemic as well as be able to thrive in a post-Covid19 world. We cannot simply wait around for the government to implement Universal Basic Income and can start making an impact for individuals right now.

As a collective, we can crowdfund someone's basic income and the bigger the collective the more people's basic income we can crowdfund. Not unlike people crowdfunding for medical expenses, we have the ability to crowdfund a basic income so someone can afford their basic needs.

Keep demanding more from your government so one day people will not need to crowdfund their own Basic Income anymore. We’re here to promote advocacy for passing Universal Basic Income while also giving resources to UBI advocates so they can set up an individual basic income pilot for themselves.

Ways to Crowdfund Basic Income

  • Patreon - Best for Recurring Payments

  • - Unique Fundraising Campaigns

  • Go Fund Me - Most Well Known Fundraising Platform

  • Direct Cash Payments Using Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps (CashApp/Venmo/PayPal/Google Pay/Apple Pay/Zelle)


Patreon - Best Option for Recurring Basic Income

Why did we choose to promote Patreon for the perfect platform to Crowdfund Basic Income? Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that was designed to allow artists and creators a platform to obtain a sustainable income as well as connect with people who appreciate the content they create.

Their tagline is "The Best way for artists and creators to get sustainable income and connect with fans | Patreon." We would argue that it is the best way for anyone to get a sustainable income. Displayed on the homepage of Patreon is the phrase "Change the way art is valued" and we would argue that with Patreon we as a society can change the way a person is valued.

Fundrazr - Unique Fundraising Campaigns

Fundrazr is a unique crowdfunding platform that includes incentives for donations, keeps track of milestones within the campaign, and allows for people to add additional funds towards the goal accumulated from other sources.

In addition to providing an interface for someone see an initial story about someone, Fundrazr allows for updates and highlights during the crowdfunding campaign.

Go Fund Me

Go Fund Me - Most Well Known Fundraising Platform

Go Fund Me is the most well-known crowdfunding platform. This also means that it is saturated and unless you can get your Go Fund Me in front of a significant number of people.

It should be noted that one-third of its campaigns are related to healthcare. According to the American Journal of Public Health, less than 12% of medical GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns reach their goal and 16% of these crowdfunding campaigns never receive a single donation.

Direct Cash Payments Using Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps

Direct Cash Payments Using Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps

Using peer-to-peer apps is becoming a more popular way for people to crowdfund. It is becoming more and more common for people to place their Cash App or Venmo in their social media bios.

Peer-to-Peer Apps include:

Google Pay
Apple Pay

Tools for Crowdfunding

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Basic Income?

A Basic Income is an income that is provided to someone during a specific duration, potentially unconditionally.

What is a Guaranteed Income?

A Guaranteed Income is a guaranteed income that is provided to individuals (either by lottery or means-testing) during a specific duration.

What is Universal Basic Income?

Universal Basic Income is a guaranteed income that is provided to everyone in a population on a regular basis.

What Is Crowdfund Basic Income?

Crowdfund Basic Income is a call to action! If you believe in basic income and the impact it would have on someone, help crowdfund basic income for someone. It's really that simple.

What Does Crowdfund Basic Income Do?

We provide information on Basic Income stories and offer resources to help people advocate for themselves and crowdfund a basic income for themselves.

How Can Someone Crowdfund Basic Income?

We have seen successful crowdfunding campaigns with social media platforms that included the following:

A graphic that includes these four things:

1. The reason you (or the person you are crowdfunding for) need the basic income.

2. How much you (or the person you are crowdfunding for) need.

3. How soon you (or the person you are crowdfunding for) need it.

4. How people can donate to your crowdfunding campaign (or the person's campaign you are crowdfunding for) using one of the fundraising websites or peer-to-peer apps for direct cash payments mentioned above.

This streamlines 95% of the questions you are going to get while crowdfunding.

This graphic can be used on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook, and TikTok to bring awareness to your crowdfunding campaign.

Ideally, you need to explain your circumstances in a video that is under 60 seconds to share on social media. If you are using platforms like TikTok having a quick video about the crowdfunding campaign that is under 60 seconds will make it easier for people to share because they will be able to duet and stitch it. Such a video like this should be pinned on your profile so while you are live (if you have that ability) on TikTok you can tell people who want more details on your circumstances to check out your pinned video and it is easy for them to find it.

In this video make sure you answer the four questions and make sure you have on-screen at all times your method of crowdfunding such as Cash App or a Go Fund Me. Make it easy for people to offer help. Once the video is published share it with your mutuals and ask them to interact with it to boost it and ask them to share it as well. By getting a network of people seeing it you’ll be more likely to reach your goal and people who know you well will likely be the first to donate. Likewise, mutuals of your mutuals will be the second most likely to donate so the more people who see your circumstances the better. Encourage others to stitch and duet the video so that you maximize the number of people who see it.

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