What is Mercy Board?
Mercy Board is a crowd funding platform set up for people to help people with whatever they need. People will be inspired by the stories and feel led to help by giving to them. It is free to post a campaign and anyone can give to a campaign securely online. You are encouraged to share your campaign through social media, email and word of mouth to maximize your exposure, get more people involved and reach your goals faster!
How do I create and post a campaign?
If you are wanting to start a campaign, fill out the information completely. You must create the donation levels you wish to have people give to you (IE: $5, $10, $25, etc.). Within each donation level, you can offer different incentives for people to donate to your campaign. Be creative!
How do I donate to a campaign?
If you are backing a campaign, click “Contribute Now” (which will toggle you down to the donate area) and select the amount of money you wish to donate. Fill out the information completely and don’t forget to click “accept” on Terms and Conditions. If you receive a failure message, simply go back and make sure your information is correct. Contact us if you have further trouble right away.
When did Mercy Board start?
Our vision and planning for Mercy Board started in late 2012. We formally launched May 21, 2013.
Where is Mercy Board?
Mercy Board is everywhere. Find us at Mercyboard.com. Our Mercy Board app is in development for Android and iPhone at this time. Our physical offices are located in rural Upstate New York outside Utica, NY.
Who is Mercy Board?
Mercy Board was the creative idea led by Mark Enjem and supported by Rich Lupia of Lupia & Associates. Both Mark and Rich are Upstate New York natives who are successful businessmen with a passion for helping others.
Is this site secure?
Yes. We have an ssl certificate activated. All your transactions will be secure.
Why was Mercy Board created?
TO BE THE HELPING HANDS. So many people are in need around our nation and around our world. Whether it is to take a missions trip, help people recover from a tragedy, a sudden financial need like medical expenses, a dream to start a business, anything you can think of for any reason. It is about helping people. The mission of Mercy Board is to help as many people as possible by encouraging them, and giving them the chance to experience a life changing moment, for the better. Our inspiration comes from Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith”. At Mercy Board we seek to live this mission out by submitting our time and talents in service to others, giving back to those in need.
How can I help Mercy Board?
Simple… SPREAD THE WORD! Share with your friends and family about our funding platform. Tell them about our mission to help people. Start a campaign. Give to those who have a need.. Remember that many hands make light work. Do something good! Feel good about it! Know your help and support is helping people realize their dreams, lift burdens and give them hope. That you can never put a price on.
What does it cost to post a project on Mercy Board?
There is no cost to set up your Mercy Board campaign. In addition to standard credit card processing fees (Usually 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction), Mercy Board requires a fee of 5% of all project proceeds. You will want to figure these costs in when setting your funding goal.
Can I keep the proceeds of a campaign that is not fully funded?
Unlike other funding sites, ALL funding on Mercy Board allows the project creator to keep the proceeds of a partially funded project.
Do I have to produce a video for my project?
A video is not required, but highly recommended. Projects that have a video create more interest for their cause and allow the project creator to gain more legitimacy for his project.
What happens after I hit Contribute Now Button?
You will see a list of Dollar amount, some have rewards if the campagins set it up with them. Click on the donation amount that you wish to donate and then proceed to check out. You will need to fill out the appropriate information. Remember to click “agree to terms”
Do I have to offer a reward for backers of my project?
No, but the chances are greater that you’ll reach your full funding potential if you do. You do however have to set up the dollar amounts you wish donors to pledge regardless of having an reward or not.
FINALLY, CAMPAIGNS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU PROMOTE THEM. Most campaigns get contributions through their social media and friends of friends. The more you promote your campaign on Mercy Board to everyone that you know, everywhere you can, increases your chances of success! People can’t help you if they don’t know about it.
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