Web Wednesdays – each Wednesday we will feature a website that we’ve come across while in our process of searching for inspiration, the latest trends, or learning about anything and everything we can get our hands on that interests us.
A couple of weeks ago we featured Kickstarter, a fundraising platform for creative projects. Well move aside Kickstarter because you have some serious competition thats starting to make headlines for the amount of successful projects they have funded, and that is Indiegogo. Starting in 2008 Indiegogo began taking the world by storm in raising money for creative projects. The major differences between Kickstarter and Indiegogo is how they go about funding projects. Now if you recall Kickstarter has limitations for what projects can be funded on their sites and they also require that you collect the total amount your were looking to raise in order to receive any money. Indiegogo is quite different, they have no limits on what projects can be posted. And if you don’t raise all of the funds that you were looking to raise, you will still receive a portion of the money raised after their fees are accounted for. Their stipulations are that if you do not meet the goal their fees will amount to 9% for ever dollor raised, however if you do meet your goal, there is only a 4% fee for every dollar raised. Indiegogo is also a global fundraising site, while users on Kickstarter can only post projects if they are a U.S. citizen, so you have to be able to pick the site that works best for your purposes.
Their sites are also close in functionality and design, they showcase their projects in a format that depicts how much they have currently raised and how many days they have left to finish it. When you choose a project that seems interesting, a video or photograph along with a detailed description of the project will open up, with the option to contribute to their project on the right hand side. They also both offer benefits for donors, so that once a project is put in fruition the donor will receive a perk, whether its a music album or artist print, it all depends on the project that you have chosen to fund. So check them out and see what fundraising can do for your creative endeavors.