How it works

You've got the talent. Time to make it happen!

Getting the donations you need to reach your goal has never been simpler. See for yourself with the steps below

1.

START
Describe your goal, upload a picture,
and collect your first contribution in seconds!

2.

Set the GoaL
Set your minimum goal – You can chose as little or as much as you like.

3.

Collect
Our built-in sharing tools help you
collect more money, faster.

4.

MYBUSKS
Once everyone has paid their share, you can get the
funds in one business day!

5.

Raise Even More
Continue collecting money past the goal until
your campaign ends.

Why Mybusks

Here are the top six reasons people love Mybusks:

Zero Risk
Nobody is charged if you fall short of your goal.

Save Time
Start collecting in seconds. Contribute in two clicks.

Raise More
On average, organisers raise 192% of their goal.

All in check
Keep track of your donations anytime, anywhere.

See Who's In
Easy to access guest list of everyone who's committed.

Safe & Secure
Mybusks has industry grade security to ensure a secure experience

About MyBusks

MyBusks is a online movement to connect Talented and Passionate individuals with theworld through their Buskies. raise donations for charitable causes or for personal endeavors by signing up for free and uploading a Buskie today.

What is a Buskie?

A Buskie is, your unique recording of you performing the skill that you have chosen to share with the world. Therefore, by creating a 'Buskie' you're bringing your dreams, passion or hobby to life, and by posting your 'Buskie' you invite the world to support you every step of the way.

 

Meet our team

Servais Louis
CEO/Founder

Servais has been pushing the Digital Economy funding envelope since 2006. Before co-founding Mybusks, he studied Engineering and business as an undergrad and then went on to build mybusks.com. His goal is to empower the world with a digital economy at the tip of their fingers

Patrice Etienne
COO

Patrice became part of the team in 2008 whilst visiting the Google campus where Mybusks are based and has been hooked ever since. He studied Theatre studies in London, and after a few years of helping lead Nu wave pictures corporate strategy, he joined Servais to build out Mybusks.

Muhammad Omar
Lead Developer

Omar has more than 14 years of experience in developing web and mobile applications on different platforms for different organizations. And provides guidance to many of the Development team on strategy and infrastructure of the Mybusks platform

Gemma Youngman
UI/Lead Design

Gemma successfully gained a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic and Digital Design. From design to execution, each concept of the Mybusk project presents her with the opportunity to push limits creatively and technically.

FAQs

Most common topics

Mybusks is the most innovative and easiest way to collect money by uploading a video showcasing your talent.

Buskers Fees: Collect Money for personal endavours: 20% of total money raised Collect Money for a chosen charity: 20% of total money raised these Fees cover the processing fees that Mybusks has to pay the payment partners.

Givers Fees: FREE for debit cards (Visa Debit/MasterCard Debit), Carte Bancaire and iDEAL 3% processing fee for credit cards

Any contributions made with a debit card have no fees attached, but contributions made with a credit card always have a 3% fee to cover processing. As an example, if someone contributes $100 with a credit card, they pay an extra $3 which goes towards processing and not the total amount raised.

For more information, please visit our Fees page.

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When you create a buskie you set an initial monetary goal called your buskie goal amount Think of the buskie goal amount as your overall target—the smallest amount you have to raise to make your idea actually happen or want to raise with that specific buskie.
Pretty spiffy, right? Regardless of what type of buskie you’re running, you and your contributors work together to reach the buskie goal amount. reaching this goal is an exciting moment: now you know your objective will take place and everyone's contributions made it possible. funds are distributed straight away to the buskie organizer if it is a "Me Campaign" and if it is a "Charity Campaign" When it expires, the funds are disbursed to the nonprofit.
As you're setting your Buskie goal amount, do keep in mind that many people choose to set their buskie goal amounts to $1 when they want to collect anything and everything, regardless of how much is raised. In this scenario, you can still set a target amount that still gives your buskie a collective goal, while still charging cards as your givers contributes.
Remember, regardless of what you set your buskie goal amount at there are no limits to your buskie's potential! You can always collect well past your goal.

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After your successful 'collect' or 'sell something' mybusks has expired or you've requested an early payout, the funds are automatically sent to you via direct deposit into your checking account, which usually takes:

1-2 business days in the United States, Canada, Netherlands and Australia. 2-3 banking days in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France. All we need to know is where to send the funds, so be sure to confirm your checking account information (including your bank routing or transit number) while your buskie is active.

If you haven't set up your direct deposit yet—or need to update it—head over to the Payout Info tab. Any future payouts will be deposited into your bank account without any action on your part. If your buskie has already expired you can get the money early while continuing to collect additional funds. Click here to learn how it works. Fundraising for a nonprofit organization? The funds will be sent to the benefitting registered nonprofit via physical check 1-2 weeks after the buskie has expired. We'll default to the address listed in the Guidestar database, so please reach out to us if you want the check mailed to a different office.

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Your card is charged once a tilt is successful—i.e. when it reaches or surpasses the minimum fundraising goal called the tilt amount. You will automatically get an email if and when this happens.
In the meantime, you'll see a temporary authorization in the "pending charges" section of your credit card activity when you contribute before the tilt is reached. If it doesn't tilt, the hold simply disappears.
If you're using a debit card, your preauthorization may appear as a charge because most debit card systems do not have a way of reflecting preauthorizations. Just know that Tilt hasn't charged your card and no money has exchanged hands—your banking system is simply "holding" that money so they can charge it later if the tilt is successful.
If you don't recognize a charge, please contact us immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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If you have questions about a product you purchased through a Sell Something MyBusks, we suggest reaching out to the organizer directly.

Need to change your size or shipping address? No problem! The easiest thing to do is message the organizer with your requested change or question. You can reach out to the organizer directly through the MyBusks page—simply click 'Send a Message' under the organizer’s name.

Tip: Check out the MyBusks page description or your email receipt for the estimated ship date.

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Yes, you can, but remember - everyone involved is counting on your contribution! But if you really need a refund, you can request one from the MyBusks organizer. To message them, simply visit thire profile page and select 'Message' underneath their profile photo. Or you can find the link to contact the organizer in the confirmation email you received. The organizer will have a final say on whether or not they can issue you a refund.

Generally speaking, we cannot provide refunds once the money has been paid out to the organizer.

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Uploading and sharing

It’s easy to get your mybusks on! In fact, you can set up any mybusks in just a matter of minutes.

First, figure out what kind of mybusks you want to start. There are three different types to choose from:

Collect: pool money for an experience, purchase, gift, charity, and more. Plus it's FREE! Sell Something: sell stuff (like tickets, apparel and even commemorative koozies) using our mybusksing feature. After you’ve determined your preferred type, give it a title, brief description, mybusks amount (the minimum amount you want to raise) and add a photo or video. (Hint: mybuskss with a photo or video are five times more likely to mybusks!)

Heads up! We ask all organizers to connect their mybusks profile to their Facebook account, so that contributors know that they're giving their money to a real person. We know Facebook isn't everyone's social media “cup of tea", but it helps keep things here at mybusks legit. We want to make sure there are no fake pages here and that every user is a real person. Don't worry—we'll never author unwanted posts on your behalf, spam your Facebook or share your information. Whenever you're ready, click here to get started.

Note: As of February 15th, 2016, we will no longer send tax deductible receipts for contributions to charity / fundraising mybuskss.

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Yes, for fraud prevention purposes, we require organizers to be Facebook-connected. Don't worry—we'll never post anything on your behalf or share your information.

Requiring Facebook confirms the organizer's identity as people are more likely to contribute to a real person. Remember, contributors to your mybusks don't have to login through Facebook.

Note: If you're setting up your mybusks on behalf of a business, brand, or nonprofit, we can link your mybusks to that organization's Facebook fan page instead. Just create the mybusks using your personal Facebook page and then write us with the mybusks link and your preferred Facebook page, and we'll get you set up!

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Sharing your mybusks is crucial for getting the word out—and the funds in! Luckily, there are tons of ways you can share your mybusks directly from the web page. You can send an invitation to your mybusks using the 'Invite Friends' option located at top left of the page under the management tools…or use the nifty sharing tools on the right-hand side of the page to share via Twitter, Facebook and email.

Here are some other sure-fire ways to make sure your mybusks reaches as many people as possible.

Tag and invite friends.Tagging friends makes your job easier. Tag at least 3 people and increase your chances of mybusksing by an average of 75%. We'll send reminders to people who haven't joined yet plus invitees will be able to find your mybusks more conveniently. After you start a mybusks, you will see the following popup: Tag Friends on mybusks

Organizers can share their mybusks using the 'Invite Friends' option located at top left of the page under the management tools: Invite Friends on mybusks

Contributors or visitors can share a mybusks anytime by clicking the 'Tag Friends' button at the top right of the mybusks page: Tag Friends on mybusks

Send individual emails. People who get a personalized message are 88% more likely to donate, so be specific and genuine. In other words, you may not want to mass email your entire contact list. Share on Facebook. Update your status with all the details and the mybusks link and tag the friends you hope will contribute. Your contributors can share it this way as well. Create a Facebook event. These are great for parties—or any type of activity that benefits by having people hype it up beforehand. Tweet the deets. Over the course of your mybusks, use Twitter to spread the word and share updates and encourage your contributors to tweet it out. Don’t be shy about it—our mybusksing experts suggest tweeting 4-5 times a week. Send out the link. You can find the link in the URL bar of your browser. If you create a mybusks using the mobile app, you can text the link to contribute to anyone right from your phone. Call and Text. Reaching out via phone for follow-ups is useful for getting contributions from “big spenders” and stragglers that are slacking.

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Simply put, making your mybusks 'public' is best for promoting it since the page will be searchable in Google (a few days after you set it up) and visible to other users who view your mybusks profile. Your mybusks followers will also be notified if you create a public mybusks, which helps to get contributions. Your mybusks might also get featured on our Examples page.

If you choose to make your mybusks 'private', only people who have the link will be able to view the page and chip in. You can learn more about how to make your mybusks private here.

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You will be given the option to notify all your followers right after you create a new public mybusks.

If you decide to skip this option, but want to notify your follower later, simply follow these steps: Go to the mybusks that you want to let your follower know about
Log into your account
Click the "edit" button on your mybusks
Choose the option to make your mybusks "private"
Click update
Click the "edit" button on your mybusks again
Uncheck the private box to make your mybusks public again
Click update
You will now see the option to notify your followers
Click "Notify Followers" to announce your new mybusks to your followers

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So you want to add an image and/or video? Ohh, you fancy huh—you're on the right track since they are proven to significantly improve your mybusks!
Photos:
If your image is being cropped, you may want to upload a photo with our ideal image size. For the best “visual effects,” use an image with a 16: 9 ratio. For example:
648 x 364,
800 x 450,
1600 x 900,
etc.
FYI, adding a photo can increase your mybusksing odds by 500%!
Video:
Videos can help you convey a more personal story if they're short, concise, and under 4 minutes. If you want to add a video, just paste your YouTube or Vimeo link in the appropriate field when setting up your mybusks. You should also know that mybusks is an officially supported fundraising site in YouTube annotations. This means that you can link straight to any mybusks in a YouTube video's notes and interactive popups—which is a great way to get any video watcher to visit your page! Just make sure to use the full URL rather than the short URL to make sure your mybusks link is displayed in all its splendor.
To learn about YouTube annotations and how to add your own, check out this page.
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mybuskss can run up to 60 days, which is longer than it takes the moon to circle our planet! Short mybuskss (say, 10 days) are perfect for smaller groups, while fundraisers may benefit from a longer time frame. The average mybusks falls somewhere in the middle, so just choose a time span you feel comfortable with.
You will need to set an expiration date and time during the setup process—but can always go back and extend it for up to 60 days past the mybusks’s creation date. If you need even more time to pool your funds, reach out to us using the link below, and we'll figure out what works best for extending your fundraising window. We're all about supporting your success!
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Absolutely! Using our embeddable widget, you can make it even easier for people to contribute straight from your website or blog. Here is how to get yours:
To embed your mybusks on your own web site, simply paste the following code on your site:

Your final version should look something like this:

The current dimensions for the widget are 360px x 180px. This is how the widgets look: mybusks iFrame Widget - Jamaican Bobsled Team mybusks iFrame Widget - Alexis Ohanian Book We hope this will help you get mybusksed even faster!
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mybusks aims to be the world's most open platform — one that anyone could use to do anything. By building our company around the philosophy of openness and the needs of our users, we've created the most accessible crowdfunding application as well as the most powerful, flexible, and customizable crowdfunding application to date.
We love encouraging the platform to be used by anyone, for anything, however our payment processor has a few limitations on what mybusks can't be used for. Most prohibited business categories are imposed by Card Network rules or the requirements of our payment processors' banking providers or processors.
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Get things going with these mybusksing tips, all used and approved by our best and super-savviest mybusksers.
Seed it:
Nobody wants to back an empty page! So aim to get 10-20 contributions within the first 24 hours of your mybusks. When people see that 15 others have contributed already, they are 74% more likely to contribute. You can score more tips for seeding your mybusks early here.
Reach out:
Sending personal emails to your friends and relatives about your mybusks is one the most powerful ways to spread the word early on! In fact, people who get a personalized message are over 80% more likely to donate, and they donate a higher amount on average. After you've seeded your mybusks, post the mybusks link to Facebook and Twitter and blast it out your contacts list. You can email everyone directly through the mybusks page, too!
Craft a compelling description:
Make your first line a strong one! That intro sentence shows up in all Google searches and Facebook previews, so use it to grab people’s attention. The first line of the mybusks's description is strongest when it clearly describes how the funds will be used. Check out our tips on writing a great mybusks description.
Make a timed splash on Facebook:
When your mybusks has already been seeded, ask all your supporters to share the page on Facebook at the exact same time. This will make your post stick at the top of your friends’ news feeds!
Manage the mybusks:
Check in with your mybusks every couple days to keep the momentum going strong. If things seem to be slowing down, think about adding an update, personally messaging key supporters or making a big splash with an inspiring announcement. Tip: If you're creating a mybusks for an event, consider making an announcement that you'll up the ticket prices in 1 week to create some urgency to buy tickets right away.

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mybusks is unable to offer any official legal advice, so we recommend you check with your lawyer if you are unsure about anything related to your intellectual property. That said, in general, it's always a good idea to be clear what your mybusks contributors are getting in return for their contribution. If you say they are not getting IP rights or other rights, but are merely donating, then that may take care of it. However, we cannot provide legal advice around that issue.

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Editing and managing

Whether you’re fixing a minor typo or updating a major detail, making edits to your mybusks is quick and painless, thanks to our management tools and special features. Here’s a breakdown of what you can change and how to do it like a boss.
Change mybusks details:
To make changes, simply go to your mybusks page and click on the ‘Edit’ button located below your profile photo. Here, you can change your picture, make corrections and edit the content and formatting of your mybusks description.
Change the expiration date:
You can extend your mybusks up to 60 days past its creation date. If you need more time, simply reach out to us through the link below with your mybusks link and preferred expiration date. We're all about supporting your success!
Change the mybusks amount:
You are totally welcome to change your mybusks amount, but keep in mind that your contributors initially chipped in under the assumption that their credit card wouldn't be charged until a particular goal was reached. Sure, the mybusks amount you initially set might have been too ambitious—but consider making changes carefully. We recommend that you contact all your contributors to let them know about the change before you make it.
Cash out early:
If you’ve reached your mybusks amount and want to get the show on the road (so to speak), you can cash out early by selecting 'End and collect funds.' Remember, you can continue to rack up contributions even after reach your mybusks amount until the expiration date. But if you want to end the mybusks before then, this is your easy option!
Cancel a mybusks:
To end your mybusks, log into your account and click on the title of the page you'd like to cancel. Click the ‘End Now’ button under the management tools in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You'll be shown options for canceling the mybusks. If you've already reached the mybusks amount and still need to cancel, please refund all your contributors first under 'Latest Contributions'.
That covers the basics! You can get more insider editing tips here.
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Yes! You can issue refunds to your contributors before and after you've mybusksed with our nifty refund feature. (Tip: just make sure you don't un-mybusks the page in the process.)
While your mybusks is still active:
1. Log in and go to your mybusks page.
2. Click 'Edit and Manage' if it’s not already visible.
3. Select 'View, Contact, or Refund' next to 'Contributions' in the middle of the management dashboard.
4. Find the contributor(s) you want to refund and check the box next to their name(s).
5. Choose 'Refund'.
The funds will return to the contributors' cards in 1-2 business days. You'll still be able to see their names in the contributors list for record-keeping purposes, but they'll be crossed out to avoid any confusion.
Note if there's a pending early payout in progress, your refund(s) may not go through successfully at first. Don’t fret. Just wait 10 minutes and try again.
After your mybusks has closed:
If something unexpected happens and you need to issue refunds after the mybusks has closed, please contact us using the link below and we'll help you out! Please note that if the funds have already been transferred to your bank account, the money can no longer be refunded through the site.
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The activity feed is one of the best and most social parts of your mybusks page! Once you get past a handful of contributors it gets really hard to determine how much each person has given. Here’s a pro tip: get 5 or 6 friends and family members to seed the mybusks with contributions before sending it out to a larger group. This way, no one will know who has given what or feel uncomfortable about having their contribution displayed.

Here’s a great example you can check out!

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There’s a slight difference between adding funds collected offline to a regular mybusks and adding funds collected offline to a nonprofit mybusks—but both are totally possible.

For regular mybuskss:
Simply add up the amount of cash and checks collected and deposit the total into your bank account (or set it aside to use when the time comes). Then make an organizer contribution to the mybusks for that amount from your own account by clicking the 'Contribute' or 'Pay' button on the mybusks page. You won’t actually get charged for this amount, but it will show up in the total collected. The organizer contribution will be subtracted from your final payout. (Since it’s already in your pocket, get it?)

For nonprofit mybuskss:
If you are running a mybusks benefitting a nonprofit organization, you have two options. First, you can lower the mybusks amount by the amount of the checks you collected offline—and send the checks via physical mail to the nonprofit. Or, you can reach out to the mybuskser Happiness team using the link below to add the funds collected as "offline contributions." These will act as placeholders and count towards your mybusks amount.

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Yep! We hook you up with every contributor’s name, email, contribution amount and contribution date along with the other information you've requested (this is optional).
You can download a spreadsheet containing all of this snazzy info straight from the mybusks page. Just log in, go to the mybusks page, select 'EDIT and MANAGE’ (if the management tools are not already visible), click 'View All' next to 'Contributions', and select ‘Download Spreadsheet.’
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Yep! We hook you up with every donor’s name, email, contribution amount and contribution date. If you need additional information such as mailing address, simply request it when setting up the mybusks page.

You can download a spreadsheet containing all of this snazzy info straight from the mybusks page. Just log in, go to the mybusks page, select ‘Edit and Manage' (if the tools aren't already visible), click 'View All' next to 'Latest Contributions, and select ‘Download Contribution Info.’

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Want to make sure everyone knows what's happening with your mybusks? Organizers can post updates and answer questions about their mybusks in two easy ways.

 

Post a comment:
Comments are great for thanking contributors, spreading news, sharing updates and encouraging people to share the mybusks. Basically, they're a great way to build mybusksing momentum! You can post text and photos directly from your page. Not only are all your page visitors able to see your comments—they are also sent via email to all of your contributors.
Contact your contributors:
You are able send a message to your contributors quickly and easily right from the mybusks page, too! You can blast everyone instantly about a last-minute change—or just reach out to specific contributors as needed. (Personalized thank yous are always encouraged and appreciated!) To send a message, click on the option to "Thank or contact contributors" and make your selection. Then select all (or which) contributors you want to contact. Write, send and repeat as necessary!

See a few great examples of comments here:
Encouraging people to hit the $50,000 goal Encouraging people to spread the word Thanks and updates about the project
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Absolutely - you can reopen your mybusks directly from the page up to 7 days after the original expiration date.
Want to reopen a mybusks that closed a few weeks or months ago to continue to collecting funds? Simply reach out to us using the link below with your mybusks URL and the new expiration date, and we'll reactivate it.
You’re more than welcome to start a new mybusks, too. Click here and feel free to use the same information from your previous mybusks if it wasn't successful (though you might want to check out some of our tips for starting a successful mybusks and make adjustments accordingly).
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Because the money you contribute to your own mybusks would go right back to your bank account (from the mybusks payout), we don’t actually charge your credit card for organizer contributions (unless it is a verified nonprofit mybusks—more on that below!). This also keeps you from paying unnecessary credit card processing fees.
Instead, your organizer contributions show up as regular contributions on the mybusks page and then are subtracted from the amount of money you receive at the end of a successful mybusks.
To make an organizer contribution, simply log into your mybusks account, visit your page, and click the ‘Contribute’ or ‘Pay’ button and follow the steps.
If you are running a nonprofit mybusks (available in the US only), you will be asked for your credit card details and you will be charged, since the money will be disbursed to the nonprofit, not you.

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Our best mybusksers take on a never-give-up attitude, but we know things come up that may force you to cancel —which you can easily do as long as your objective hasn’t mybusksed yet. If you must throw in the mybusksing towel, log into your account and click on the title of the mybusks you'd like to cancel. Click the ‘End Now’ button under the mybusks Tools in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You'll be shown options for canceling the mybusks if it hasn't mybusksed yet. If you need to a cancel a mybusks after it's mybusksed, please be sure to refund everyone before closing the page.

If you want to totally delete your page from mybusks existence, we can certainly help you out. Reach out using the link below, include your mybusks link and we'll take care of the rest!

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No. mybusks is here to make sure you raise as much money as possible! When your mybusks or target amount is reached, people will still be able to contribute to your mybusks page. You can even withdraw your money early once your page mybuskss.

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No. mybusks is here to make sure you raise as much money as possible! You can even withdraw your money early once your page mybuskss.

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If you didn't reach your mybusks amount (AKA minimum fundraising goal), don’t worry! The good news is that there’s no need to issue any refunds because none of your debit or credit card contributors were charged. If a contributor paid using iDEAL, then they will automatically be refunded the full amount.

As a bit of background, when you make a credit card contribution pre-mybusks, we place a hold on your card to ensure the necessary funds are available if and when the mybusks amount is reached. If you used a debit card, this hold likely appears as a charge. These holds typically last for 7-21 days (as determined by the card issuer). If the mybusks isn't reached within the allotted timeframe, the hold falls off and those funds are returned to the card.

The even better news is that we have tons of tips for success you can use for your next mybusks here! If you still want to collect the funds raised, you can lower your mybusks amount as needed! But just remember that your contributors joined in with the original mybusks amount in place, so we'd suggest posting an update to let them know why you've lowered it.

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Getting paid

If you are interested in setting up a mybusks account for your organization such as your school club or fraternity, there are two main things you need to do.
1) Connecting Facebook with mybusks
When you first create the mybusks, you can sign up with your personal Facebook account (needed for security reasons). Once you have created the mybusks, contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the link to the mybusks along with the Facebook page of your Organization, and we will help swap out the ‘Facebook Verified' link on the backend.
You can then change your profile name and profile picture to reflect your organization’s name and picture. You can also update your email address in case you want to give others organizer access as well. All these changes can be made under your profile settings: https://www.mybusks.com/new/profile/edit
As a side note, if you log in with your own personal Facebook account, it will "take over" your account with your personal name and profile picture again. To avoid this, when logging into mybusks, don't use your Facebook - instead login with your email address and your mybusks password. If you forgot your mybusks password, you can easily reset it here: https://support.mybusks.com/hc/en-us/articles/205212137-I-forgot-my-mybusks-password-how-do-I-reset-it


2) Adding an Organization Bank Account
You can add bank account details on this page: https://www.mybusks.com/profile/bank/add-bank
For the first three fields, put in those of your Organization’s routing and checking account details, and for the remaining fields key in your own personal details (name, address, date of birth etc.) If your organization does not have a bank account, feel free to put your personal routing and checking account details in.

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After your successful 'collect' or 'sell something' mybusks has expired or you've requested an early payout, the funds are automatically sent to you via direct deposit into your checking account, which usually takes:
1-2 business days in the United States, Canada, Netherlands and Australia.
2-3 banking days in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and France.
All we need to know is where to send the funds, so be sure to confirm your checking account information (including your bank routing or transit number) while your mybusks is active.
If you haven't set up your direct deposit yet—or need to update it—head over to the Payout Info tab. Any future payouts will be deposited into your bank account without any action on your part.
If your page already mybusksed, you can get the money early while continuing to collect additional funds. Click here to learn how it works.
Fundraising for a nonprofit organization? The funds will be sent to the benefitting US-registered nonprofit via physical check 1-2 weeks after the mybusks expires. We'll default to the address listed in the Guidestar database, so please reach out to us if you want the check mailed to a different office.

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Easter Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
Early May Bank Holiday (First Monday of May)
Spring Bank Holiday (Last Monday of May)
Summer Bank Holiday (Last Monday of August)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Boxing Day (December 26)

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If you need your funds earlier, no problem! For 'collect' and 'sell something' mybusks types, you can receive an initial payout after mybusksing to put down a deposit on a lake house, buy supplies or cover any expenses that needs to be paid for sooner rather than later.
Just visit your page and select ‘early payout'. You'll receive the money you've collected so far in approximately one business day, and the mybusks page will remain open without any noticeable changes. You can withdraw the funds as many times as you'd like while your mybusks is active. Any remaining funds will be deposited automatically after the mybusks closes.
Remember, you need to hit the mybusks amount before you can get an early payout.
Early payout withdraw funds

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Having trouble with getting us to “show you the money?”
If you're receiving an error message when setting up your direct deposit, here are a few things you should try:
Make sure you're entering your personal information.
Use the email address you've had for the longest amount of time.
If you've recently moved, try entering your previous mailing address.
If the system is prompting you for your social security number, and it still won't verify your account information after you've entered it, reach out to us using the link below. We'll get it fixed right away—you can bank on that!

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mybusks is unable to offer official tax advice, as it varies from state to state. While many organizers' circumstances would not qualify as reportable income, it's best to check with your accountant if you are unsure.

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To satisfy anti-money laundering laws in Canada and the United Kingdom, we ask mybusksers in those countries for a photo of government-issued ID cards during Payout Info setup. mybusksers in other countries may be required to verify their identity after reaching certain fundraising thresholds (the thresholds vary on a case-by-case basis as determined by our payment processor). This sensitive information is securely encrypted.
We accept the following forms of ID verification:
United States: Driver's License, State-issued ID cards, Permanent Resident Card, Passport Card, Visa (sorry, we don't accept military ID cards at this time)
Canada: Driver's License, Province-issued ID cards, Permanent Resident Card, Citizenship Certificate
United Kingdom: Driving License, Electoral ID, Permanent Resident Card, IND card, CitizenCard

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Paying money

On mybusks, you can contribute with almost any kind of credit or debit card:
US customers can pay with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club Canadian,
UK and Australia customers can pay with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Dutch customers can pay using iDEAL on Dutch mybuskss, or with Visa or MasterCard on mybuskss from any country You can also use gift and prepaid cards that are one of the above types.

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Contributing to a mybusks is quick, easy and oh-so fulfilling. Go to the mybusks page by clicking on the web link you received in an email, saw on Facebook or Twitter or received via text message, etc. and click the 'Contribute' or 'Pay' button. You'll be guided through the contribution flow in three easy steps. We accept credit and debit cards or iDEAL (Netherlands only) to make a contribution. If iDEAL is used, the money will be withdrawn from your bank account immediately. If the page does not mybusks, your iDEAL contribution will be refunded when the page expires. Only the mybusks organizer will be able to see your contribution amount. But, your name and picture (if applicable) will be added to the list of contributors on the mybusks page, so you’ll get acknowledgement for moving the mybusksing needle.
Using a Credit Card
If and when the mybusks amount is reached, you’ll get notified immediately and your credit card will officially be charged! We’ll also send you a payment receipt for your records.

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Yes! Contributions to mybuskss benefitting registered US nonprofits in good standing with the IRS (labeled as "Verified Nonprofit" on the mybusks page) are tax-deductible.
After the mybusks closes and the funds are released to the nonprofit organization, you will receive a receipt from mybusks and our payments processor for these donations via email, as well as basic information on the nonprofit. We'd love to help you mybusks it forward.

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Your card is charged once a mybusks is successful—i.e. when it reaches or surpasses the minimum fundraising goal called the mybusks amount. You will automatically get an email if and when this happens.
In the meantime, you'll see a temporary authorization in the "pending charges" section of your credit card activity when you contribute before the mybusks is reached. If it doesn't mybusks, the hold simply disappears.
If you're using a debit card, your preauthorization may appear as a charge because most debit card systems do not have a way of reflecting preauthorizations. Just know that mybusks hasn't charged your card and no money has exchanged hands—your banking system is simply "holding" that money so they can charge it later if the mybusks is successful.
If you don't recognize a charge, please call us immediately at (866) 971-2710. If you're calling outside of business hours, leave us a message and a member of our mybuskser Happiness team will call you back!

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After you have paid

Yes, you can, but remember - everyone involved is counting on your contribution! But if you really need a refund, you can request one from the mybusks organizer. To message them, simply visit the mybusks page and select 'Send a Message' underneath their profile photo. Or you can find the link to contact the organizer in the confirmation email you received. The organizer will have a final say on whether or not they can issue you a refund.
Generally speaking, we cannot provide refunds once the money has been paid out to the organizer.

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If you have questions about a product you purchased through a Sell Something mybusks, we suggest reaching out to the organizer directly.
Need to change your size or shipping address? No problem! The easiest thing to do is message the organizer with your requested change or question. You can reach out to the organizer directly through the mybusks page—simply click 'Send a Message' under the organizer’s name.
Tip: Check out the mybusks page description or your email receipt for the estimated ship date.

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Yes, you can certainly change your payment information while the mybusks is still active. Simply contact the mybusks organizer to request that your original contribution be refunded (you can contact them directly through the mybusks page). Once it's been refunded, simply make a new contribution with a different payment method, which will then become your default. That's it!

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Rest assured we'll make sure the refund gets to you safe and sound. If the card is expired or cancelled, your new card will be credited with the refund. If you don't have a new card, the bank will usually send the refund to your bank account. If neither of these scenarios is possible, our payments processor will alert us so we can write you a check if need be. Please keep an eye on your account and let us know if you don't receive it in 4-5 business days.

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About mybusks

mybusks is the world's largest funding platform that takes ALL the hassle out of collecting or raising money…seriously.
mybusks makes pooling money—for literally anything—super simple and super satisfying. That’s because it simplifies the entire process for you.
With mybusks, no one gets stuck with the bill or the task of tracking down cash. Instead they get the glory of making amazing things—like memorable group experiences, jaw-dropping group gifts and inspiring community causes—happen, hassle-free.
Even better, anyone can use it! All you need is a valid bank account in a supported country to collect money and/or a valid credit card to contribute money. Rest assured that your transactions are handled under the most secure standards required by the credit card networks: PCI Compliance Level 1. Ready to put the “fun” in fund? Learn more about mybusks's special features and what makes us different from other crowd-funding sites here.

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When you create a mybusks, you set an initial monetary goal called your mybusks amount. Think of the mybusks amount as the gateway to your objective—the smallest amount your group has to raise to make your idea actually happen. To make things extra easy, our intuitive mybusksing feature works differently depending on the type of mybusks you create:
Collect and Fundraise: mybuskss on dollars raised
Sell Something: mybuskss on the number of items sold
Pretty spiffy, right? Regardless of what type of mybusks you’re running, you and your contributors work together to reach the mybusks amount. mybusksing is an exciting moment: now you know your objective will take place and everyone's contributions are charged. When it expires, the funds are disbursed to the organizer or nonprofit and you can get to the fun stuff.
As you're setting your mybusks amount, do keep in mind that many people choose to set their mybusks amounts to $1 when they want to collect anything and everything, regardless of how much is raised. In this scenario, you can still set a target amount that still gives your group a collective goal, while still charging cards as your group contributes.
Remember, regardless of what you set your mybusks amount or target amount at, there are no limits to your mybusksing potential! You can always collect well past your goal.

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mybusks is the easiest way to collect money with your group.
Organizer Fees:
Collect Money: FREE
Fundraise: FREE
Sell Something: 2.5% of total money raised
Contributor Fees:
FREE for debit cards (Visa Debit/MasterCard Debit), Carte Bancaire and iDEAL 3% processing fee for credit cards
For the organizers, collecting money is free. mybusks takes a small percentage (2.5%) of the overall amount raised in through Sell Something mybusks pages.
Any contributions made with a debit card have no fees attached, but contributions made with a credit card always have a 3% fee to cover processing. As an example, if someone contributes $100 with a credit card, they pay an extra $3 which goes towards processing and not the total amount raised.
For more information, please visit our Fees page.

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Currently, if you want to collect funds from a mybusks, you need to have a valid bank account in one of the following countries:
United States
Canada
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Australia
Denmark
Sweden
Norway
France
Without one, no funds can be disbursed to you, so this is a deal breaker.
But if you want to contribute to a mybusks, the borders are much more flexible! We do accept international credit cards, so no matter where you are in the world, you can add your funds to any mybusks's pot.
We can’t wait until the entire world can get its mybusks on—and are working hard to make that happen! To get notified when we launch in your country, click here.
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mybusks Nonprofits
Here at mybusks we are always so honored to be a part of amazing nonprofit efforts. That’s why we strive to make it as easy for you and as beneficial for the cause as possible. We're so proud to offer fundraising FREE on our platform.

In addition to our success-sparking mybusksing feature, we have several non-profit-boosting bonuses:
Easy, instant set-up: It takes mere minutes to create the mybusks page—and just seconds to start accepting your first donations! Built-in sharing features: Our effective sharing tools allow you—and your followers and contributors—to spread the word straight from the page, expanding your donor base (snap!) just like that. Donations, made easier than ever: Our simple, snazzy contribution flow allows you to raise more money, faster. It just takes two clicks! As of February 15th, 2016, we will no longer send tax deductible receipts for contributions to nonprofit fundraising mybuskss. Payouts will take 1-2 business days and will be deposited into the organizers bank account on file with mybusks. This account can be the checking account of the organization or the personal checking account of the organizer.

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We'd love for you to become part of our awesome squad in the US, Canada, and UK!
Learn more and apply here: http://ambassador.mybusks.com

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With the mybusks iPhone app, you can:
Start collecting money in three taps. Contribute in one.
Easily follow your friends and see what they're mybusksing.
Eliminate risk: no one gets charged unless your goal is reached.
Let everyone see who has contributed so you don't have to play bounty hunter.
Share with your friends through Facebook, Twitter, text, and email.
Also check out the Android app! :)

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Search
You can find mybusks pages or people by clicking the magnifying glass at the top of any page:mybusks Search - koozies
Browse
Some mybusks pages are private because they’re created for specific small groups. (You wouldn’t open up your vacation or party bus to just anybody, right?) So we don’t publicly list all active mybuskss on our site. But we do feature previous successful mybuskss for mybusksspiration here.

Here are some examples:
Help Cover the Costs of Elijah Marsh's funeral (Collect)
Conan O'Brien, Team Coco, and Nick Offerman's Wood Emojis (Sell something)
Help the Jamaican Bobsled team get to Sochi! (Fundraise)
Newsfeed
We also have a live feed of public mybuskss on our home page and mobile app. Each time someone contributes to a mybusks, it gets pushed to the top. Check it out for inspiration—or even better, make a contribution to mybuskss you’re passionate about for good mybusksing karma!

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To view mybusks/Open FAQs, please click here.

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Currently, we don’t accept contributions via PayPal. The funds are paid out in 1-2 business days through direct deposit. And while we love bitcoin, we haven’t integrated it yet. But just so you know, our site is PCI-compliant meaning we have bank-level security.

However, we do have a Bitcoin tip to share with you! You can actually easy "integrate" it manually into your mybusks. Simply add a link to your BTC address (e.g. Coinbase account) in the mybusks description and/or in a public update. Or even use a Bitcoin QR code as the mybusks pic or in a photo comment. As funds roll into that account, you can do the conversion yourself and add an organizer contribution to reflect that in the mybusks progress bar. Many successful mybuskss have done this. Here are a couple of examples: Stop the Struggle

Service Dogs for Children in Need
Tip: Take into account the fluctuating BTC conversion rates and be sure to convert funds right away if you’re hoping to keep the present USD value!

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Profile

If you invite a friend to use mybusks for the first time, you'll both receive rewards after your friend starts and completes their first successful mybusks. The mybusks in question must also raise a certain amount of money from at least three unique contributors. The minimum mybusks value is $50 in the US, Canada, and Australia, £30 in the UK, and €30 in the Netherlands.
The rewards are $10 in the US, Canada and Australia, £5 in the UK, and €5 in the Netherlands.
We'll automatically deposit the reward(s) directly into your bank account on file within 1-2 weeks of the mybusks's expiration. This is a different payout than your mybusks funds (if you're the organizer). All we need to know is where to send the money, so head over to the banks & cards page to confirm your direct deposit details.
Ready to invite friends to start mybusksing? All you need to do is share your unique referral code by selecting the option to invite friends. You'll also be able to check on the status of past invites here.
You can receive up to $500 (USD, CAD, and AUD), £250, or €250 in referral rewards, so the more friends you invite to mybusks with us, the merrier!
Remember, the referral program is to help your friends get mybusksed. mybusks reserves the right to suspend your account and revoke any referral credits if they were earned against our terms. By participating in the referral program, you agree to be bound by our referral program terms, so please read them carefully.

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You can manage your notifications or unsubscribe in a few clicks. Head over to your notifications settings to change which email updates you receive about your activity or someone else's on mybusks. Unsubscribe email manage notifications

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You are always more than welcome to change up the following info on your mybusks account:
Your display name
Your profile photo
The email connected to your account
Your password
You can edit these account settings by following these easy steps:
1. Log into your mybusks account.
2. Click on your name located on the top right of the screen.
3. Select ‘Settings’.
4. Enter your changes.
5. Click the blue ‘Save Changes’ button.

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We know how frustrating this can be! Here are a couple of things to try:
1) A different browser: if you're using Internet Explorer, try Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
2) Log out of Facebook completely on your device. Then login to Facebook again and try connecting through Facebook on mybusks.
3) Close out of your current tab and then reopen a new tab and try again.
If you're still unable to connect via Facebook, reach out to us using the link below - we'd love to help.

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Notifications appear at the top-right corner of any page on mybusks. When you have a new notification, a red bubble will appear with the number of new notifications you've received. Check these either on your desktop or mobile app to make sure you're never missing out on any epic mybusks pages!
mybusks Notification Center

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Privacy and security

Need to change or reset your forgotten password? No problem. Here’s the quick step-by-step for getting a brand spankin’ new password.
Visit our password reset page.
Punch in your email address in the appropriate field and then click that blue ‘Reset Password’ button.
Head over to your email inbox and follow the instructions we sent to you.
Only the link in the most recent message will work for security reasons. If you're trying to update your password using an older link, you will receive an Invalid reset code error.
If you're still having trouble resetting your password, reach out to us using the link below—we'd love to help.

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We take security very seriously here at mybusks—it’s ingrained into everything that we do. We are PCI audited and PCI Level 1 certified (the most stringent level of PCI compliance available). All of our sites and APIs use SSL encryption with Forward Secrecy enabled for clients and browsers that support it. Our mobile applications use certificate pinning to secure customer data against MITM attacks. All sensitive customer data at mybusks is encrypted on AWS servers.

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Ooohh, mysterious! Yes, you can make an anonymous contribution by following these steps:
Create an account using your email only (instead of using the Facebook login option).
Enter your name as 'Anonymous Contributor' and then contribute to the mybusks.

If you want to change how your name appears after contributing, simply click on 'Settings' on the top right of the page and re-enter your name as 'Anonymous Contributor'. It will sometimes take a few hours for the contribution feed to re-run, so if your name doesn't change immediately, just give it a little time.

Note: your email will still be visible to the mybusks organizer, so if you want to be completely anonymous, you'll have to sign up with an anonymous email address.

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When a fellow mybuskser is interested in your activity—the public mybuskss you create and contribute to—they can follow you. Take this as a compliment; it means they like your ideas and might even give you money!
When someone starts to follow you, you’ll get an email notification. If you’re so inclined, follow them back! Going forward, any time you start a new public mybusks, your followers will get an email notification (or a push notification if they are using our app), too. Don't worry—they can't and won’t see any of your private activity.
Same deal goes for people you follow: Whenever they start a new public mybusks, you’ll get an email notification or a push notification on the mybusks app. So it’s a great way to keep up with your friends’ (and the other people you are interested in’s) activity.
All of this instant outreach is amazing for helping everyone reach their funding goals faster. The more followers you have—and the more people you follow—the more efficient and proficient your mybusksing action is.
If you're overwhelmed with the number of people following you (you must be really popular!), you can turn off the email notifications in your account settings here.
Remember, birds of a feather mybusks together—so go get your follow on!

Note: your email will still be visible to the mybusks organizer, so if you want to be completely anonymous, you'll have to sign up with an anonymous email address.

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We're sad to see you go! But if you must leave, you can deactivate your mybusks account from your privacy settings page:
Delete mybusks Account
If you ever want to come back, we'll pretend this whole thing never happened.
Heads up:
If you're a contributor to a mybusks, your pending credit card charges may still be processed even after you deactivate your account (you'll still receive an email receipt if this happens).
If you're an organizer of a mybusks, you may have to contact us to receive your money after you deactivate your mybusks account.

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Search engines "crawl" the internet to find publicly available pages. To hide your mybusks profile page from all search engines (such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.):
Navigate to your Settings then Privacy page
Uncheck "Let search engines link to your mybusks profile."
Hide mybusks Profile From Search Engines
Note: Hiding yourself from search engines also hides your profile from your friends on mybusks!

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