Crowdfunding

Introduction

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Crowdfunding - An online group funding and pledging on the project site

Crowdfunding is the first complete crowdfunding software that helps you to run your own crowdfunding site with projects and idea features. Compared to Kickstarter, Crowdfunding has lot of additional features and superior UI. Other crowdfunding sites that can directly be competed with Crowdfunding are: kickstarter.com, fundrazr.com, fundedbyme.com, indiegogo.com, gofundme.com, rockethub.com, microryza.com, fundly.com, fondomat.com, funding4learning.com, rockthepost.com, artistshare.com, sellaband.com, giveforward.com, en.headstart.co.il, offbeatr.com, petridish.org, youcaring.com, bountysource.com, rally.org, mobcaster.com, crowdcube.com, earlyshares.com, banktothefuture.com, bolstr.com

Crowdfunding has facility for funding in four ways.

  1. Pledge
  2. Donate
  3. Invest
  4. Lend

Pledge

  • Pledge means after the project end date only the captured fund amount transfer to project owner that also based on the type of funding either flexible or fixed.
  • Flexible Funding means amount transfer to project owner even if it does not reached the needed amount within the project end date.
  • Fixed Funding means the amount transfer to project owner only it reach the needed amount within the project end date.
  • Backer may get rewards if any.

Donate

  • Donate means immediate payment to the project owner once the donor donate the amount after deduct the site commission.
  • No rewards to donor.

Invest

  • Invest means entrepreneur sells their company shares, investors buy that shares through the site.
  • Invested amount is captured by end date/goal reached of the project.

Lend

  • Borrow request the needed amount from lender by posting the lend project.
  • Lender lends the amount.
  • Once the project compeleted the borrower repay the amount in mention period.
  • Lender can get monthly interest for the lend amount.

Revenue Model

  • Your crowdfunding website makes money through following five different ways,
    1. Signup Fee: Set up signup fee for your site. Site may charged new user who register with your website. Admin only manage this amount in admin panel.
    2. Listing Fee: Set up project listing fee for your site. Site may charged some amount for people who wish to listing their projects in your website. Amount may be fixed amount or some percentage of needed fund amount. Admin only manage this amount in admin panel.
    3. Commission Fee: Set up the site for charge some percentage of fund amount as site commission at the end of the project. Commission collected if not reached needed amount for “Flexible Funding” method in pledge projects. Admin only manage this amount in admin panel.
    4. Solve Media: Set up the site for earn some revenue from solve media option in admin side. Because solve media offers revenue sharing by showing Ads in CAPTCHA display. Settings are manage in admin panel.
    5. Widget: Set up the site for earn some revenue from adding widget in the site footer. Settings are manage in admin panel.

Example

  • When an user register in your website,the signup fee $10 will be charged to the new user for site owner. This could be changed by admin in settings.
  • Admin can set the commission fee for project listing in settings page. If the admin will set the commission percentage 10% of the project which needed amount is $200, the commission amount will be $20 to the site or otherwise a fixed amount $20 may be fixed as listing fee so the $20 will be charged for all project without consider the needed fund amount.
  • Admin can set the commission fee for pledging or funding in settings page. If the admin will set the commission percentage 10% of the project which pledge amount is $200, the commission amount will be $20 to the site

High Performance

  • Crowdfund now achieve high performance by adding features for reduce load time and server storage bandwidth. The features are
  1. Redis: Site performance is improved by high site user's base. This Redis option is for store your session data in Redis instead of database or files.
  2. Memcached: Site performance is improved by reduce direct database access. This Redis option is for store your database query results in memcached instead of each time access it from database.
  3. Full- page caching: Site achieve the good performance by enabling this feature thereby most of the pages will be disk-cached. This will avoid PHP and database access. Caveat of this approach is that users will be presented with little outdated contents. Since, this Agriya SFPlatform script is highly optimized for this approach, this is highly recommended for good performance.
  4. Amazon S3: Site performance is increased by reduce the delivery time. Because this amazon s3 feature helps to upload all your contents and static (CSS, JavaScript, images, etc), store in Amazon S3 and will be delivered from there. Thereby you may reduce storage and bandwidth cost–based on your server plan and all files will be deliver from Amazon S3 infrastructure, site's loading speed may improve.
  5. Instant Scaling:
    • Pull CDN: Site performance is increased by reduce the delivery time. Because this pull CDN make assets to be delivered through CDN easily.
    • CloudFlare: This cloudflare feature acts as a CDN and is capable of mitigating DDoS attacks.
    • Email Delivery: Site performance is increased by improve the email delivery through this feature. Because normally emails will be delivered through PHP. By enabling this option, email will be sent through this custom SMTP server. For performance, cloud email services like Amazon SES, Sendgrid, Mandrill, Gmail can be configured.
    • Google PageSpeed: Google PageSpeed is also easy to setup through DNS change. This will optimize site's HTML, JavaScript, Style Sheets and images on the fly. You may not usually need to turn this on as Agriya SFPlatform script is highly optimized already.
For more information about the high performance features of the Crowdfunding, see the Crowdfunding High Performance

Features

Crowdfunding has lot of features and additional features compared to other crowd funding sites.

  • Payments are done in real time with PayPal or any type of accounts which are supported by your ZazPay account (of backer, project owner and site)
  • No maintenance (withdraw requests & support requests) headaches
  • Ability to set signup fee for site and also admin can set who can pay gateway fee (User (default) or Site)
  • Ability to set listing fee to post a project and also admin can set who can pay gateway fee (Project owner (default) or Site)
  • Ability to set site commission for each pledge and also admin can set who can pay gateway fee (Project Owner (default), Site or Both Project Owner & Site)
  • Trending projects list: Now crowdfunding upgrade the project listing style by showing the most trending projects at first.
  • pjax: pjax feature is added for reduce loading time of the site
  • Insights: Insights covers entires site activities in graphical representation.
  • Integrated Google Analytic: Google Analytic use to analyse the site rank in Google.
  • Blog: Crowdfunding introduce the blog features in the site. Here the user can post their blogs and manage.
For more information about the features of the Crowdfunding, see the Crowdfunding Features

Modules

  • Growth Hacking module : gives popularity to the projects that helps the user to achieve its goal faster by connect more backer/donor.
  • Project Pledging & Project Funding module : User funding & pledging for listed projects.
  • Multilingual support : Support Multi Languages.
  • Affiliate : Ability to enable/disable this functionality from back end.
  • Invest: Invest means entrepreneur sells their company shares, investors buy that shares through the site. Invested amount is captured by end date/goal reached of the project.
  • Lend: Borrow request the needed amount from lender by posting the lend project. Lender lends the amount. Once the project compeleted the borrower repay the amount in mention period. Lender can get monthly interest for the lend amount.
  • JOBS Act: Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act - This module for check the user compliance whether they are accredited/ non-accredited investor under the UK JOBS Act.
  • SEIS: Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme This module for check user compliance whether they are eligible under the UK SEIS Scheme.
  • Mobile Version : Users can able to access the site from their mobile device itself.
For more information about the modules of the Crowdfunding, see the Crowdfunding Modules

Comparisons

Kickstarter Vs Crowdfunding

Change Log

For more information about the changelog of the Crowdfunding, see the changelog

Payment Gateway Fees Settings

For more information about the Crowdfunding Fees Settings, see the Fees Settings

Getting Started

Installation Guide

For more information about the Crowdfunding installation guide, see the Installation guide page.

How To...

For more information about the how to configure various site settings, see the How to... configuration page.

Special Instructions

For more information about the special instruction of the Crowdfunding, see the Crowdfunding special instruction page.

FAQ

Crowdfund Screenshots

Trivia

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