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Classifieds » Listings, Monetization and Stores » Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Donations Plugin

Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Donations Plugin

Product Specifications

  • Compatible with SEPHP Version 5.6.1
  • Latest Product Version 5.6.1
  • Modifies SE Core Yes

Features

  • Responsive Yes
  • Included Free Free initial installation, Free Upgrades, 90 days complimentary support (per support terms)

Sales and Support Info

About



Exclusive Offer We offer FREE Installation of this Plugin, FREE Support for the first 90 days, and FREE Upgrades.


 


Start raising funds to make your great idea a reality.


 



Highlights


 



  • Projects can be published immediately or saved as draft.

  • Categories, sub-categories and 3rd level categories allow robust classification of projects. There is category based browsing and the projects search form can also have filtering options for categories, sub-categories and 3rd level categories.

  • Projects can be marked as Featured and can be showcased through a nice and attractive slideshow.

  • Projects can be marked as Special Projects for a particular duration to highlight on the widgetized pages.

  • Projects can be marked as Favourites to view them later on.

  • Accessibility of any project can be defined by making that project as public or private.You can like, add to favourite any project.

  • Share on Social Media: To share a project to as many people as possible is essential for a project to successfully reach its goal amount. So, we have provided below sharing options for Projects on your website.

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

    • Linkedin

    • Google+

    • Share on your Website



  • Quick access to your created project, backed projects, liked projects and favorited projects through ‘My Projects’ tab.

  • Supports 2 views for Projects: Grid View and List View along with separate widgets to create Pinboard View for your projects.

  • Project locations can be enabled / disabled and projects can be viewed on the basis of the current location of the user.

  • The maximum number of projects, that user of a particular member level can upload, can be controlled from Member Level settings. [Admin Configurable]

  • Option to upload background image and show featured categories taglines for all the featured categories.

  • Popular project tags widget to show the projects tags and filter the projects based on its basis.

  • The people who have backed the project are attractively shown on the project profile page.

  • FAQs for Project Owner & Backers: Compose the list of FAQs for your members creating projects and for members who are backing those projects on your site. This will help your site members to understand all the features and functionality related to projects.

  • Donations:

    • User can associate a project with their event / group / page / business / listing.

    • Admin can associate a project with ‘Back Project’ button and can place it on any page of the website.



  • Integration with:

    • Advanced Events Plugin

    • Groups / Communities Plugin

    • Directory / Pages Plugin

    • Directory / Businesses Plugin

    • Multiple Listing Types Plugin - Listings, Blogs, Products, Classifieds, Reviews & Ratings, Pinboard, Wishlists, etc All In One



  • Fully responsive and mobile-ready interface.


 


To start raising the fund amount for your project all you need is a sparkling idea, a bunch of supporters, and a crowdfunding platform. And we have released a pre-eminent crowdfunding platform for SocialEngine based communities: ‘Crowdfunding / Fundraising / Donations Plugin’.


The basic idea of Crowdfunding works out in multiple ways from creating high project visibility, building investor engagement to tracking how many people have turned up or shown interest in your project. And by keeping a track of interests received you can easily predict the success rate of any project. So, let supporters/backers meet and interact with you over an easily accessible platform - your crowdfunding website.



 



Key Features


 



  • From accessing a pool of backers to enjoying more flexible fundraising options, there are a number of benefits of crowdfunding platform over traditional methods. Some of the benefits are as follows:


      • Project Type: This platform is useful for a variety of opportunities, whether fundraising for disaster-relief, creative projects, creating a salable product, or creating a start-up. It is not limited to certain kind of project, there is no discrimination! Only great ideas!

      • No Initial Investment: This is a fast way to raise finance with no upfront fees. You have to pay the fees once your project successfully reaches it goal in the defined set of time.

      • Reach: Via this platform, your project / idea will reach to thousands of people including investors, admirers, followers etc., who can further share and spread your project for more supporters. Whereas successfully backed projects can get huge amounts of attention, on social media and elsewhere, which can help them grow beyond what the money raised alone could have done.

      • Presentation: To create a project on a crowdfunding platform, you go through the invaluable process of looking at your business from the top level—its history, traction, offerings, addressable market, value proposition, and more, then presenting it into more simpler and understandable form for the backers.

      • Marketing: Success of a project largely depends on how its marketing has been done. Crowdfunding platforms allow you to market your project, generate interest, and receive funds. Tossing an idea or a project through the online platform can be a valuable form of marketing and result in media attention from project launch to completion. These online platforms can be social media, email newsletters, and other online marketing strategy.

      • Validation of Idea: Backers of the project can provide useful feedback about your project. It is one of the good and reliable way to validate your idea / project. As potential investors begin to express interest and ask questions, you’ll quickly see if there’s something missing that would make them more likely to buy in.



     


    Payment Methods





        • Normal:

          • The amount funded by a backer in a project will get added wither in the Project Owner or the Site Owner’s account. Other person can request for their share accordingly. Like, site owner can set a threshold value after which project owner has to pay commission to him, or, project owner can request site owner to give him funded amount after deducting his commission.

          • Supported Payment Gateways: PayPal



        • Split Immediately:

          • The amount funded by a backer in a project will get immediately distributed between the Project Owner and the Site Owner. This payment method is useful if you don’t want any restriction on Project Owners, as they will get complete funded amount irrespective of the success / failure of their projects.

          • Supported Payment Gateways: Mangopay, PayPal Adaptive, Stripe



        • Escrow:

          • The amount funded by a backer in a project will be kept on hold for a certain period of time or until the Project gets completed. This payment method is useful if you want restriction on Project Owners, like they will get complete funded amount only when their projects have successfully reached their goal in a defined period of time.

          • Supported Payment Gateways: Mangopay, PayPal Adaptive
            [Note: Dependent on Advanced Payment Gateways / Stripe Connect / PayPal Adaptive Plugin]






     


    Project Creation


     






          • Package selection is the first step of project creation, to get set of features for a project dependent on a package. [Optional]

          • Various fields to provide complete information about a project like title, category, location, description, project duration, funding goal etc.

          • Two options to define project duration [Admin Configurable]:

            • Upto 5 years: Beneficial for a donation based project.

            • 1-90 days: Beneficial for an idea / reward based project.



          • Option to set main image / video for the project to highlight it on project profile page.

          • Count of number of project, that user of a particular member level can create, can be controlled from Member Level settings. [Admin Configurable]

          • Publish a project immediately or save as draft to publish it later.

          • Privacy settings for:

            • View

            • Comment

            • Posting Updates

            • Discussion Topic



          • ‘Start a Project’ widget that can be placed on any widgetized page to quickly access the Project Creation page.





     


    Project Backing Process


     





        • Two ways to back a project:

          • Direct: Backer can enter any value he want to back for the selected project without getting anything in return.

          • Reward: Backer can select any reward listed while backing the selected project. Amount set for the reward by project owner will be considered as minimum backing amount for the selected project giving backer an option to back more amount for the chosen reward.



        • Various payment gateways will be listed in second step which are configured by the project owner from the dashboard of the project.

        • After completion of payment process, backer can download the ‘Invoice’ consisting of complete backing information or can check it via email.






 



Admin Panel


 



  • Global Settings: To enable/disable various features of Projects.

  • Member Level Settings: Control various Projects related options for users belonging to different member levels.

  • Categories: You can add/manage categories, subcategories and 3rd level categories for the Projects on your site.

  • Profile Fields: Create custom profile types to add additional information about your Projects.

  • Category-Project Profile Mapping: Associate a Project profile type with a category/sub-category / 3rd level category.

  • Shipping Locations: Add and manage various countries where the Project owner will be able to ship rewards.

  • Payment Settings: Configure payment related settings for Projects on your website.

  • Search Form Settings: Manage search fields and set the sequence of items in the order in which they should appear to users in the search form for Projects.

  • Manage Projects: Manage all the Projects created on your website.

  • Manage Backers: Manage all the Backers of various Projects on your website.

  • Manage Rewards: Manage all the Rewards being selected by the Backers of various Projects on your website.

  • Packages: Create and enable/disable packages for various Projects on your website.

  • Commissions: To view commission received from various Projects on your website.

  • Manage Modules: Enable / disable and configure the modules to showcase their Projects into this plugin.

  • Statistics & Report: To provide stats about Projects created and to view funding reports of various Projects on your website.




 


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