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Crowdfunding platform Filaantro uses social media to spread awareness and raise funds for a cause

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We dream of educated and developed India where everyone has the right to education, economic development, water & sanitation, health & nutrition. For this equality we have to go to grass root level where poverty and unhygienic living conditions of people are depriving them from all their rights. Apart from government endeavour to support them few non-government organizations are also trying to reach out to the people living below poverty. These organizations can’t do this service alone so they take initiative for fund raising or crowdfunding where anyone can donate any amount for underprivileged. The concept of crowdfunding is aided many causes. One of the prominent crowdfunding organizations is Filaantro. It is an online crowdfunding platform that uses the power of social media to help individuals or organizations to raise funds by collecting donations through family, friends, friends of friends, strangers, businesses, and more for Social, Personal and Charitable causes. Founded in 2019 by Mr Jiji John, Mr Sunil Varghese, Mr Jugender Singh and Mr Rajendra Pathak, Filaantro is leading with the vision of connecting individuals and communities through their platform and inspiring them to raise funds for the greater good. 

Filaantro works on a Pan India basis to help and guide those who need monetary support for personal and social causes that are legal in nature. It offers a unique approach to closely monitor each campaign on its platform and help the campaigner adopt the best crowdfunding practices. Filaantro helps the campaigner to strengthen their online presence by offering value added services like website development, website up-gradation, creation and maintenance of social media handles and campaign support on social media platforms.

Talking about Filaantro and its working, Spokesperson, Co-Founder and CEO of Mr. Jiji John said, “We at Filaantro, verify and make sure all of the campaigns are genuine. It is a priority and vital to us that our crowdfunding platform is safe for both campaigners and donors. We would like our audience to know that we are establishing ourselves to become India’s largest hassle-free crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the causes that one believes in. We support the vision of the campaigner and guide them to make it a reality.”

He further said, “Our mission is to help the campaigners achieve their goals through trust, transparency and simplicity. We firmly believe that to raise funds from donors, one needs to provide transparency, trust and integrity. Together is how we can grow and build a better community.”

Last year had been tough for all of us therefore, Filaantro during Covid19 took the initiative to help people in need through various online campaigns. It successfully raised funds online to help the frontline workers with PPE kit and safety gear. They helped underprivileged people with ration kits, cooked meals and medical kits during the lockdown. The organization has supported more than 100 medical campaigns for multiple partner NGOs. Filaantro, through various campaigns, successfully raised funds to support the voiceless animals. Calamity relief organisations have also successfully raised funds through Filaantro to help people stuck in natural calamities like floods, cyclones and landslides. To add more, the organization has successfully raised funds to support children’s education and provide more than 2000 meals daily to the underprivileged.

Filaantro acts as a helping hand for the campaigners by providing fundraising mentorship, tele campaigning support and training & capacity-building support to organisations. They also offer consultancy to Non-Government Organizations.

Filaantro’s campaigns have been supported by the masses and endorsed by well-known celebrities like Raveena Tandon and Manish Paul. One can reach out for their crowd-funding needs to Filaantro through Social media, WhatsApp, emails, and calls. Filaantro also receives references from successful campaigners. They have a support team that responds to all the Filaantro related queries. 

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