Saturday Takeover- Nachobirthday

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Introducing a cool crowdfunding website, NachoBirthday.

1. What exactly is NachoBirthday?

NachoBirthday is a crowfunding website where users raise funds  for  charity, projects , events or self gain in honor of the celebration of life. It's the notion that everyday should be celebrated whether it's your birthday or "nacho birthday". We believe everyday is a second chance; everyday is another opportunity.  Our platform allows users to  answer a more important question: How do you celebrate life? ... Do you only celebrate life once a year? If so, Why? Does a boring birthday dinner really suffice in celebrating your one and only life every year ?  It's 2015...Lets change it up a bit! We wanted to create a platform that helps people celebrate life by helping others and or themselves.  Celebrate life by raising money for your goals or help someone you care for deeply or how about getting  a couple bills paid.  Our platform allows users to celebrate life by  leaving their mark on this world by doing good. Don't wait a whole year to celebrate life; don't have another boring birthday. Be creative and get your friends and family help you do something amazing .

2. How did you come up with this great idea? 

Back in 2010, I worked in small corporate office. My manager use to come in randomly with cake and balloons and yes at times nacho's in honor of  people celebrating their birthdays that week. However, most of the time no one in the office had a birthday.  Whenever this was the case, all the managers would just smile and say Happy NachoBirthday! Here was a guy who loved life so much he literally looked for excuses to buy cake and decorations to celebrate life even if no one in the room had a birthday. I later found out my awesome manager was battling cancer and began to appreciate the concept behind a  NachoBirthday more and more. I eventually started a birthday blog about celebrating life. With the help of some college friends, I turned the birthday blog  into a platform designed to help people celebrate life and really share my vision of celebrating life everyday.

3. What is the cost?

It's 100% free to start a campaign to begin raising money. Like most crowd-funding websites, in order to keep the lights on and the site going, a service fee of 5% will be collected at the end of each campaign. For example, if you raise $100, NachoBirthday will apply the 5% processing fee which brings your total to $95.00. If you raise $0 dollars then there is no charge.

4. How would you use this for a charity?

By doing a NachoBirthday campaign, you can really help  charities in so many ways.  One common way is to leverage your birthday  for charity.  Instead of asking for gifts and money, ask your loved ones to donate to your campaign in support for your favorite charity in honor of your birthday.  Nachobirthday has teamed up with a world class API to ensure your donation goes to the desired charity.  We are working to build our list of charities and currently will feature the top 300 charities in North America.

5. What is the most unique feature about it?

One of the most unique features on NachoBirthday is the ability to spilt payments between yourself and a charity. This comes in handy when you want to celebrate life by helping others but would not mind some extra birthday money. On NachoBirthday your able to set up a campaign to where a percent of the funds you raise will support a cause and a percent for you and friends

6. Does it have to be your birthday to use NachoBirthday?

No, Nachobirthday is the celebration of life and how you celebrate it is up to you. We see 3 type of users but foresee users being creative and doing much more
            Users 1) "It's My birthday but I am going to act like it's not my birthday and raise money for people/foundations in need"

            User 2) "It's really not my birthday I just wanted to do something cool and Give back"

            User 3) "It's my birthday and (not your Birthday) so donate money to my campaign... I just want the Birthday Money. "

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