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How it works
1. You add some basic information
Let people know what you're raising money for, and add other information about the deceased and funeral, if you wish.
2. Share the website with others
You can easily post the website on Facebook and send it out via email or text to your contacts. Sharing widely will help lots of people see it.
3. Anyone can donate
When someone visits the site, they'll be able to easily donate, and money will be automatically transferred to your or someone else's bank account, based on your preference. They can also leave their favorite memories.
Everything that's included on your free website
Choose which features you'd like to use.
Publish an obituary ❤ Share funeral information ❤ Collect funeral RSVPs
Share a funeral livestream ❤ Post a note to friends and family
Receive photos, videos and messages ❤ Collect funeral donations
Suggest donations to a charity ❤ Let people send you flowers
Send thank you notes ❤ Share family of the deceased ❤ Build a life timeline
Share their favorite things ❤ Answer others' questions ❤ Acknowledge caregivers
Personalize color scheme ❤ Add other memorial co-managers ❤ & more
- Publish an obituary
- Share funeral information
- Collect funeral RSVPs
- Share a funeral livestream
- Post a note to friends and family
- Receive photos, videos and messages
- Collect funeral donations
- Suggest donations to a charity
- Let people send you flowers
- Send thank you notes
- Share family of the deceased
- Build a life timeline
- Share their favorite things
- Answer others' questions
- Acknowledge caregivers
- Add other memorial co-managers
- Personalize color scheme
- & more
Create a website
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- Require a password to view
- Control who can post
- Remove other Ever Loved links
- & more
The easiest way to collect memorial donations
In addition to creating a memorial fundraising campaign, you can share an obituary, funeral details, photos and more — all on a single website.
You can create a memorial donation campaign in minutes. Fundraisers are easy to share via email, Facebook and anywhere you can post a link.
No service fees
Ever Loved doesn't charge anything to raise money on our platform. Standard payment processing fees (2.9%+30¢) will still be deducted from donations.
Why set up an online memorial fund?
Memorial funds are a great way to help cover funeral expenses and other costs or raise money for a cause that was important to your loved one.
Memorial fundraising is becoming commonplace as a way for others to express their sympathy and make a gesture in memory of the deceased. A death in the family often causes financial hardship and unexpected expenses, and crowdfunding can help to relieve financial burdens.
Others prefer to suggest that their friends and family members make a charitable donation in lieu of sending flowers.
How to start a free memorial fund
Create a memorial website
Share basic information about the deceased. You can also choose to include an obituary, funeral details, photos, stories and more.
Choose your cause
Request donations from your community in lieu of flowers, and select either a personal cause (e.g. funeral expenses) or a charitable cause (e.g. American Cancer Society).
Easily share the memorial website via email, Facebook and any other place where you can post a link. Others will be able to donate in minutes, and you'll be notified when they do.
Start a memorial fund
Raise money in memory of your loved one.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a memorial fund?
A memorial fund is a way to raise money in memory of someone who passed away. Memorial funds can benefit a charitable cause (or multiple charitable causes) that the decedent cared about or be used to help with personal expenses, such as funeral costs, a memorial bench or a college fund. It's common for people to want to make a gesture when someone passes away and many will be looking for memorial donation ideas, so creating a memorial fund is a great way to guide people in the direction of what would be most helpful or meaningful.
How do I set up a memorial fund?
Even if you've never done it before, learning how to set up a memorial fund is easy. Start by creating a memorial website for your loved one. From there, you'll be prompted to add information on what the memorial fund is for and how much you'd like to raise, if you have a goal. Once you're happy with the website and fundraiser, it will be easy to share with friends and family via email, text, Facebook and more. Anytime someone donates, the funds will be automatically transferred to the bank account you link.
What is memorial donation etiquette?
Donating to a memorial fund is always optional, but we've found that a large number of people generally want to make a gesture and support the family after someone passes away. If you're donating to a memorial fund, donate whatever amount you feel comfortable with; every gesture is important--whether it's $10 or $10,000. If you're still unsure what's appropriate, a good loose guideline to follow is to donate roughly what you'd otherwise spend to send flowers, which is usually between $50 and $300.
What types of things can a memorial fund be used for?
Memorial funds are incredibly versatile in that they can really be used for anything you'd like to collect donations towards. If your loved one had a favorite local charity, you can set up a memorial fund for that. If they were proud of their alma mater and wanted to support future students, you can start a memorial fund for a scholarship. If they had children that are in need of assistance, you can start up a support or college memorial fund for them. Memorial funds are any type of fund that's in memory of your loved one.
How can I make sure a memorial fundraiser is successful?
Memorial fundraisers are most successful when a larger number of individuals are aware of the fundraiser. Many friends and family members want to help a family that's just lost someone in any way they can and would be more than willing to donate to a memorial fundraiser. You'll want to make sure you get the fundraiser in front of your community and ask that they share it with their friends and family to maximize the number of people who see it. Families find the most success with fundraisers that are filled out and deliver a message to those who are seeing it for the first time. This typically includes adding some photos of the deceased, adding an obituary, providing information on upcoming funeral events, and asking others to contribute to the memorial website. Simply follow the tips on your memorial website to find out what kind of content you can add.
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