Indiegogo and ROI Community Collaborate to Bring Global Crowdfunding Platform to Network of Jewish Entrepreneurs

Marking their first partnership ever with a faith-based community, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has joined with ROI Community in a new initiative aimed at empowering Community members with a global tool to help raise funds for their projects.

Indiegogo enables individuals to raise and pool funds from large numbers of people who share a passion for a new idea regardless of where they are in the world. ROI Community, a member of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, connects dynamic, creative young Jewish adults and provides them the tools, support and space to turn their ideas into innovative work that will change the face of Jewish life.

As part of the collaboration, ROI Community becomes one of Indiegogo’s featured partner pages, on which all ROI Community member crowdfunding initiatives are included.

Community members receive a number of unique benefits by using Indiegogo, including:

  1. Discounted transaction fees for donations to their campaigns. ROI Community members will receive a 25 percent discount off of Indiegogo’s usual transaction fees.
  2. Matching funds from ROI. ROI Community will offer some campaigns matching opportunities of up to $5,000 per campaign.
  3. Increased campaign visibility. Campaigns affiliated with ROI Community will benefit from increased visibility by being listed on the ROI partner page on

In discussing the partnership – and the benefits to ROI members – No’a Gorlin, ROI’s Director of Strategy and Leadership Development told eJP, “Crowfunding is an important trend today… By entering this partnership with Indiegogo, ROI Community members now have the potential of exposing their projects to a broader audience that reaches beyond their core demographic.”

As of today, nine initiatives have raised over $70,000 through the partnership.

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    SYNERGY: UJA-Federation of New York and Synagogues Together recently walked 5 synagogues through the process of launching their own pages on Indiegogo post Hurricane Sandy in order to raise the needed funds for their impacted communities. It has enabled them to leverage their social networks for crowd funding purposes. Check their pages out!
    Temple Israel of Long Beach:
    West End Temple:
    The Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach:
    The Jewish Center of Brighton Beach:
    South Baldwin Jewish Center: