Advertising/Fundraising/Marketing Tools

Tools to help you get your stories funded and to serve your customers.


Tools for serving advertisers on your website.


Tools for raising money from users to fund your work.

For Non-Profits only
  • CauseVox (Free until you raise more than $3,000, then $39 per month) -- Create a page -- with embeddable tools -- to raise money for a campaign. Tools work with for non-profits that are 501(c)(3) and those that are not. PayPal compatible.
  • CrowdRise (Free to use, but CrowdRise takes a transaction fee or 4.95% on all donations) -- Raise money for 501(c)(3) or a specific charity (not yours). Lets your raise money for a campaign, and also features tools to incentivize your donors to give/participate more
  • StayClassy (Free to use, but StayClassy takes a transaction fee of 4% + the credit card fee. For a lower transaction fee and advanced analytics, plans start at $99 per month) -- Raise money for non-profits, create event pages and sell tickets for those events.

  • Other Fundraising Tools

  • Selling Directly to Consumers
    • Easy, one-time credit card billing tools
    • Sell Subscriptions
      • Memberly -- Run your own subscription program to deliver products/goods to your users
    • Sell physical/digital goods
      • Shopify -- Online store solutions
      • Quarterly -- A subscription service for wonderful things
      • Gumroad -- Sell thing things you make directly to your audience
      • FetchApp -- Sell digital, downloadable goods
      • ClickBank -- Sell digital, downloadable goods
      • Eventbrite -- Tools to manage, sell and promote an event
      • Splash -- Create splash pages for your events, including social integration and the ability to display messages from sponsors
      • Teespring -- A Kickstarter for t-shirts
      • BigCartel -- A shopping cart for artists and people who sell physical goods
      • Attendly — White-label event registration platform. Syncs with major credit cards and PayPal
    • Sell Sponsorship
      • Sponsorfied -- Matches brands with events for sponsorship


Tools for managing your customer base.

  • Insights
    • eMarketer (Prices vary) -- Insights into digital marketing in thailand and media
    • Compete ($199+ per month) -- Measure your website's metrics versus comparable sites
    • Coremetrics (Prices vary) -- Track customers and optimize your user experience
    • Jive (Prices vary) -- Engage and track employees, customers and the social web
    • Marketo (Prices vary) -- Marketing insights, analysis and campaigns