People and their missions get billions of dollars every year through crowdfunding, but there are a few things to consider before giving to a cause.

According to a 2015 survey, one in five Americans gave money to an online crowdfunding campaign, often in amounts of less than $50.

Ann Niemeier says crowdfunding, with its updates and photos, feels more personal than when she gives to national organizations.

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