indiegogo.com – Crowd Funding Site

 

While most large non-profit organizations have several resources to raise money for their philanthropy, there comes a time in people’s lives that many of us [Read review...]

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While most large non-profit organizations have several resources to raise money for their philanthropy, there comes a time in people’s lives that many of us need a fund raising campaign. Often, we simply don’t have the resources and tools to not only build our own website, but to effectively communicate this to as many people as possible and maximize the exposure of our fundraising efforts. Whether you need medical bills, are trying to fund your bands tour, or simply want to buy an expensive toy for your child and can’t afford it, we’ve found the perfect crowd funding for you. Indiegogo is the new online fundraising platform that allows you to raise money through friends and awareness for whatever your needs are.

Indiegogo’s crowd funding campaign designer is completely customizable, so whatever your needs may be, you’ll be able to publish an eye-catching fundraising campaign in just minutes. There’s no coding required, and you can even upload photos and video to your campaigns.

Once you’ve designed and published your crowd funding campaign, the tough part comes up. You need to get publicity and raise awareness to your needs. You could always share this on your own Facebook page, but Indiegogo gives you so many more ideas. With one-click social media integration, you can post to countless social media channels in a professional manner that brings users right to your campaign. Users can share, retweet, and email your campaign to both friends and family, offering you limitless exposure to your fund raising efforts.

If you’ve tried to use other fund raising sites, you’ve most likely run into the issue of not being able to see who has donated. Indiegogo offers a full analytics tool to stay on top of your donors. It effectively allows you to reach out to them, should you be providing perks, which also results in the ability to get even more exposure when people are contacted.

Indiegogo is an already popular crowd funding site that appears to draw lots of traffic. With several options for payment and efficient customer service, it is quickly going to grow even more, and it certainly provides a decent amount of traffic to fund raising campaigns, based on the levels of donations that we see on hundreds of efforts that are already posted.

Indiegogo is a professional looking, and easy to use website for crowd funding. Be sure to make this your first resource for fund raising should the need arise.

Indiegogo has made a strong name for itself in the crowdfunding world for Arts and New Products but we prefer GoFundMe  for personal projects (medical, educations, etc.) as they are much more accepting of these types of crowdfunding projects. Take a look at this growing crowdfunding site prior to making a final decision on posting your crowdfunding project. Probably the best Kickstarter or IndieGoGo Alternative for personal crowdfunding projects.

If your crowdfunding project is either an art or new product introduction, IndieGoGo is the way to go. We have found them to be much more interested in helping campaign creators promote their project than Kickstarter.

Do you need to Promote Your Indiegogo Project but don’t have the a big budget? Promote your Campaign by placing a free advertisement on our homepage and look to  Crowdfund911  (disclosure: our service) for low cost project promotion.

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OUR FINAL CONCLUSION

Great non-profit option. We hold Indiegogo.com in very high regard vs other crowdfunding websites.

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  1. Review by Jolie du Pre
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    Indiegogo appears to be one of the best sites with regards to useability. Any site that doesn’t require extensive coding is making the right move. I love the look of this site. You’re greeted with large photographs that pull you in immediately. This is a site that truly seems to care about the individual and the need for individual fundraising. It’s also excellent that this site aids with promotional tools. After all, its one thing to start a campaign, but its yet another for no one to see your campaign.




  2. Review by Manfredonia
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    The website is easy to navigate, and shows all the information clearly. One bad thing is Indiegogo takes away a larger portion of your funds if it doesn’t reach your targeted level, which basically doesn’t make any sense to me. But unlike Kickstarter, you’ll still be able to get whatever funds you have raised though even it’s short on target. I got to agree with
    the customer service. They reply fast and politely, and effectively answered all my questions when I inquired from them. Good for beginners in crowdfunding.




  3. Review by Paulene
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    Its detailed analytics is probably the most attractive feature of the whole site. I love the fact that you can personally contact every single supporter and get to know them better, or perhaps win more of their interest so they are more enthusiastic in spreading your campaign.

    I love their traffic tactics too. The website encourages and teaches everyone how to spread word of the campaign, thus the effect actually builds up at an exponential rate with everyone’s assistance. It’s a very commendable and effective strategy indeed.
    Plus with the convenience of several payment options, raising funds will be more effective. They’re really considerate for the entrepreneurs!




  4. Review by Stephanie Vega
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    The easy customization aspect is what first attracted me to Indiegogo. I like the promotional tools as well.




  5. Review by Jennifer
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    That analytics tool to stay on top of your donors is a sweet addition! Of course you want to know who is donating along the way.




  6. Review by William
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    The great thing about indiegogo is the flexibility. First of all, unlike some other fund raising medium it reaches wide audiences that are interested in all sorts of different campaigns. Secondly, it gives you the option to choose either the flexible or fixed funding option. With flexible option you get to keep what you’ve earned even if you fail to reach your goal. For these two reasons alone I believe indiegogo is the best fund raising medium out there.




  7. Review by Allan Boyer
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    Hi : Yes my question is how do we get started , I’d to start a campaign to replace A/C unit at the Church approx $9000.00




    Reply from hsorloff
    Click through on the GoFundMe link. They are best suited for this type of crowdfunding project.
  8. Review by HarvardLaw92
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    Indiegogo can work well, if you aggressively solicit your friends and social network for money. Their fees are also excessive IMO. They take 12% if you fail to reach your fundraising goal (most campaigns do fail to reach the target). Succeed and they take “only” 8%.

    They also have a tendency to make you wait a week or longer before they send you the money.




    Reply from Bob
    Hi. In terms of the 12% you say Indiegogo takes if you fail to reach your goal, how are you arriving at that percentage? 8% if you don't reach your goal plus 3% credit card fee? Please let me know, as I'm strongly considering doing an indiegogo campaign for my film project.
  9. Review by Steve
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    i started a 45 days campaign with indiegogo. My campaign was taken off of there browser after 7 days because i had only raised 25 dollars. i have 15 days left and no one can find my campaign and contribute to my campaign. o am stuck with just raising 25 dollars and they are taking close to 10% because i didn’t make my goal. I wont give them any stars under any of the catagories




  10. Review by Athena
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    How is their customer service? If I’m having issues; do they work quickly or take days/weeks to respond?

    Starting a business in health foods and clothing; any idea which is recommended for use?




  11. Review by Athena
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    Also, what is the goal attained rate for this and some of the other sites?




  12. Review by Sophia
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    I got sold on the part where it says that you can check who made the donation. I’m guessing that it would also tell you the amount, since I plan to give access to different information depending on the amount of donation. I’m going to set up 3 different donation levels and hopefully that will encourage people to donate more.




  13. Review by Christine
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    On March 25, 2013 I made a contribution on a campaign on Indiegogo via Paypal. I used the wrong credit card in my payment. I immediately wrote to Indiegogo requesting a refund. Customer support replied that I contact the campaign owner as my contribution is between him, Paypal and me. The campaign owner has replied that he tried to contact Indiegogo regarding my request but didn’t get a reply. He’s had similar requests but has been unable to do anything about it. He said Indiegogo has control over credit card payments and not him. Since Indiegogo is on Paypal’s invoice as the recipient of my contribution, then they should issue the refund. I have yet to hear more frm Indiegogo on this matter.




    Reply from Rodney
    You have to contact PayPal and make a claim. It is easy to do, just start a PayPal account and go through the refund claim steps.
  14. Review by ed pierce
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    I looked at Indiegogo when I was shopping around for a good crowdfunding site. I had heard that it had a good community and was easy to use. That was true but it was very difficult to get accepted. I had to change the wording of my business plan three times!




  15. Review by Ruth Martin
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    I’ve been looking at a few of the crowd-funding websites now, and one thing I do like about Indiegogo is that they offer more options for getting attention and publicity to your fundraiser. That, in my book, is worth a lot.




  16. Review by matt n.
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    I had a bit of a hard time using them at first but then I figured it out with the help of customer service. The site itself looks very friendly and inviting.




  17. Review by Crowdfunding Growth
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    […] powers. Our analysis is based on a comparison of the leading crowdfunding sites (Kickstarter and Indiegogo reviewed here) and the last great consumer internet explosion involving market leaders Groupon and […]




  18. Review by Tom
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    Ran a campaign for my 501(c)3, but never received the money. Indiegogo has my information, but FirstGiving has it wrong. They can’t get it fixed.Typical pass the buck BS. Stay away from Indiegogo.





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