Crowdfunding

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Funding Baskets

  • GoFundMe - [1] - 8% total

Crowdfunding

  • Selfstarter - http://selfstarter.us/ - install your own crowd funding platform.
  • Bountysource - bounties for open source software projects - 10% (or 13%?) charge. Can we use it for hardware? [2]
  • Scalefunder - software as a service; the more projects, the more favorable this is - [3]
  • Goteo - charges 11% total. Funding for the commons, but expensive.
  • Indiegogo - most cost effective - 6% total (for nonprofits, if goal is met, otherwise, 10%)
  • List of open source crowdfunding platforms - [4]
  • top crowdfund sites for nonprofits - [5]
  • One Percent Club - integrate with Design Sprints? People can also contribute time or skills. - [6]
  • Shopfunder - you get 30% of sale from craft producers. - [7]
  • MyClassCam - for schools, lowest fee - 5%
  • WeTheTrees - Permaculture focus, 8,5% with processing fees (3,5%) accepts bitcoin - [8]
  • EarthWays - No fees (exept payment processing if applicable), run by donations, still in development [9]

Conclusion: it appears that no open source hardware crowdfunded bounty site exists, and it should be created.

Payment Handling

  • PayPal / Amazon Payments - 2.9% + 30c (credit card)
  • WePay - same as PayPal, but can also do Bank Payments at 1% + 30c
  • Dwolla - nearly free, but only bank payments.