How Crowdfunding Works on HIO

Decided to raise funds? Pat yourself on the back. Still have doubts? Read these!
1. Need Money

Falling short of funds required to achieve your goal, dream or need?

2. Start A fundraiser

Start a fundraiser by filling in the important details.

3. Share Your Fundraiser

Share the fundraiser with your friends and family to get support.

4. Instantly Withdraw Funds

Withdraw the raised funds at any point to your bank account.

About Crowdfunding

What is Crowdfunding?

Thousands fight for their lives from fatal diseases and unforeseen medical emergencies every day. Families are often left drained of all their savings due to insufficient insurance coverage and are forced to take loans at high interest rates. Many also have to risk delaying or stopping treatment due to lack of funds.

At Help India Online, we believe saving lives is a service. With the help of millions of donors online, who step up to generously support friends, colleagues and strangers with contributions, we are trying to reach each and every individual across India to ensure that no life is ever lost due to lack of money.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Help India online?

Help India Online is India's leading online crowdfunding platform that enables NGOs to fund their programs as well as individuals to fund their medical expenses, creative projects and personal projects. Alternatively, it allows you to donate to a cause you support or, choose from a host of vetted causes here on Help India Online.

How does Help India Online disburse funds during emergencies?

We understand that many campaigners, especially medical causes, cannot wait until the fundraiser closes and often need to make payments to hospitals in parts. Unlike many platforms, on Help India Online, you can request for partial or full fund withdrawal before your fundraiser closes! Go to your dashboard, click on “Withdraw Funds”, enter the amount you wish to withdraw and upload the documents required (bank details and scanned copies of PAN and Aadhar cards).

What do I need to start a fundraiser?

You can create a fundraiser on Help India Online in less than 5 mins! Click on the start a fundraiser button and from there you will require the following to complete your fundraiser.

  • Your personal details, including your name, phone number and email.
  • Add details about your fundraiser, including a title, images, a story (your appeal to potential donors - if your cause is medical, a storybuilder will appear in the third step to help you write your story), name of the beneficiary and the goal amount.
  • Add supporting documents like the patients’ medical reports, doctor’s letter, medical bills etc.
  • Watch this video to know how to build a great fundraiser!
How long does it take to receive funds?

Fund transfers usually take 3-5 working days for domestic funds and 7-10 working days for international funds after the request has been made. In case of emergencies or if the above mentioned time period has passed, get in touch with us at and we will revert at the earliest.

You can also call us at +91-1234567890


What if my fundraiser doesn’t reach its goal amount?

No problem! We follow a flexible model where you can keep what you’ve raised without being penalised for not meeting your goal.

I am new at this, how do I know if I will be successful?

Crowdfunding is new to many patients and their families and while we have put in years of work to build a platform that is user-friendly and intuitive, we do understand new campaigners might feel confused at times. In that case, your dedicated crowdfunding expert will always be available on call to guide you to reach your goal. Our platform has been used successfully by students, labourers, working professionals, housewives, teachers and even farmers to raise money - we’ve worked hard to ensure that no matter where you come from or what you do, you are able to raise funds easily.

You can also get real-time donation updates on our free Help India Online Android App. Download Here

Why Fundraise With HIO

  • Create an automated donor appeal in 2 minutes with our storybuilder
  • Run your fundraiser from anywhere with our Android app
  • Get help anytime from dedicated relationship managers
  • Get donations from over 100 countries with multiple payment methods
  • Fundraise lakhs of rupees within days by using customised fundraising calendar
  • Take your loved one home without loans or payback liability
  • Indian tax benefits available to donors
  • Additional marketing and content support provided for select cases