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26 Top Crowdfunding Sites (Infographic) - In the last few years, the crowdfunding scene has exploded. It's not just about Kickstarter and IndieGoGo anymore. Now there are hundreds of platforms to choose from, with more popping up every day. But which crowdfunding site is best for your startup, small business, or charitable cause?

In this infographic, we cover 26 Top Crowdfunding Sites with all the essential details so you can choose wisely.

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26 Top Crowdfunding Sites (Infographic)

  1. 1. 2 6 llllllwllfllilllliili SITES TILE The crowdfunding landscape has gotten pretty, well, crowded. There are dozens of platforms to choose from. Which one suits your project best? We've listed popular crowdfunding sites by project type and collected crucial details from the fine print to help you decide. NON-PROFITS. CHARITIES & SOCIAL ACTIVISTS % 40/ transaction Free analytics to perfect your ° fees campaign along the way. Must be a registered Keep what you raise. CAUSES. COM 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4). THEIR CUT Donors don't need to create an ° + 2 9° 5/° _ I / ° account to contribute to your transaction fees campaign CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? CROWDRISE Limited page design Keep what you raise. options for the free version. THEIR CUT 4 9 7°’ C3mP3l9"5 Helpful guides 8: tutorials o E ° “P t0 550.000 automatically sent to you at each step of your campaign. transaction ‘I fees CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? Every project must have a Keep what you raise. video & a photo gallery. STARTSOMEGOOD Projects must have a Yes. positive social impact. THEIR CUT 50/ + 30/ A member of their team will be ° ° assigned to your campaign to transaction fees help along the way. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? 3y transaction Funds are available in your account ° fees as soon as they're donated. K. /Cll ll I9 Once you post an Keep what you raise. youcAR| Nc, update, you can't edit it. SMALL BUSINESSES THEIR CUT bolstm $500-$1,000 + '. ::. ::g‘~'. ::: ‘ Legal fees (or use your own attorney) BOLSTR They help you raise funds from those most likely to continue supporting you post-campaign: your local community. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? Must be incorporated (no sole Yes. proprietorships allowed) & pass their background checks. fl , ,., _,, ,U, ,,. , §, ._, ,,, ., .. 1 time +$1 Tech support, marketing C A P I T A L launch fee ' assistance & administrative per month until he| p_ loan principal is repaid. COMMUNITY SOURCED cAp|1'A| _ This is a loan, not a Yes. donation. Pledges are set at a fixed amount of $50. $ Use their profile creation wizard per month . . to set up an attractive campaign + transaction P399- fees FUNDABLE You can offer backers rewards Yes. or equity, but not both. THEIR cur M 2 5% Better loan rates than banks or I other traditional lending agencies. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? Loans are limited to $10,000 Yes. FUNDING & must be repaid within COMMUNITY 9 months. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? THEIR CUT $500 2’. ".°"""° *3.75-7.5°/ . % You'll get a dedicated advisor to help run your campaign. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? Must submit an Yes. application for approval. LOCALSTAKE ® CREATIVES. ARTISTS & FILMMAKERS THEIR cur W so for campaigns Their Ambassador Network of / " up to $100,000 successful crowdfunders offer t t_ helpful resources 8: advice. ransac ion + 2.4% fees poz| BLE ALL-OR-NOTHING? Campaign funds are not Yes. immediately available — approximate delay of 7 days. THEIR CUT 4% fee Join the Pubslush Prep program for helpful resources & market transaction fees analytics. PUBSLUSH ““'°"'"°T”""°' Literary projects only. Yes. THEIR CUT so (They give backers the opportunity to add 5% to their ° pledge at checkout. ) Their CINEMA streaming video platform is available for projects SEED & SPARK TO distribute their films. Each project must be You must reach at least 80% reviewed & accepted. of your goal. THEIR CUT Investment agreements are made between users, without S| ated's direct involvement. Access to the Slated community — wealthy investors, sales agents & distributors. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? You can only start a campaign Keep what you raise. if you hold the film's rights. THEIR CUT 50/ Once you've reached your minimum ° funding target, donations are immediately available in your account. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? SPONSUME Your project must be Both campaign submitted & approved. types available. SCIENCE & TECH THEIR CUT Backers don't need to make an 5% * 3.5% account to contribute to your transaction fees campaign experiment CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? EXPERIMENT Backers don't receive Yes. incentives for supporting campaigns, other than the satisfaction of contributing to scientific progress. % They charge a fee, but Projects that don't qualify for don't specify the amount government funding, or need more on their site. than they can raise through grants, can supplement research funds. PETRIDISH Currently in beta & not Yes. accepting new projects (as of 08/13/14). fl 59’ _. _ transaction Check out TechnoFunding ° fees lessons for tips from successful projects. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? TECHNOFUNDING Projects must adhere to Yes. guidelines in order to be published to the site. 5 TA R T U P S Confidential document protection, Cfowdfundef investor analytics, live support & per month (2 plans with access to their network of investors. varied features) CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? CROWDFUNDER Required documents: Legal Keep what you raise. Terms sheet, Executive Summary, & investor Pitch Deck. % 7 50/ Experience. Their support team has 3 ° overseen billions in private investments. fee + CAVEATS per month technology fee You'll need a professional proposal and SEEDINVEST some patience — It takes time to get + project approval. in due dilligence, escrow, A”*‘°R‘N°T”'N°7 and legal fees Yes. THEIR CUT SeedUps reviews your submission & gives suggestions to help your campaign be successful. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? e" SEEDUPS Fundraising range is between Keep what you raise. $25,000 - $500,000. startupvalley Currently in beta. They're Yes. STARTUPVAI-LEV an equity-only platform, so you must be willing to accept investments in exchange for a stake in your company. THEIR CUT Check out their blog for successful crowdfunding tips for startups. CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? o" VARIOUS PROJECT TYPES % Set a minimum goal & 2I5% +2I5% a "dream goal. " transaction fees CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? They don't list all active Yes. campaigns on their site — you'll have to use your existing networks to raise funds 8: spread the word. THEIR CUT FLEXIBLE FUNDING FIXED FUNDING fee if you reach / fee if you transaction o o o +- 4’6 your goal 9'6 don't 4/° fees CAVEATS ALL-OR-NOTHING? INDIEGOGO Use the lndiegogo Projects are promoted Both campaign Playbook for tips. on the site based on types available. their "Gogofactor, ” determined by how active your campaign is. THEIR CUT 5% + 3_5% Most well-known platform, with the widest audience. transaction fees K| cKsTARTER You'll have to work hard Yes. to stand out from the crowd. THEIR cur M Enroll in the 4% 8% Success School if goal is met if not for he| pfu| _ campaign advice. + 0 transaction '6 fees Campaign funds are not Keep what you immediately available — raise. approximate delay of 5-10 days. if you're gearing up for your first ever BROUGHT TO YOU BY campaign, read our article on the 10 I ' Essential Elements of a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign here: Award-winning project management and collaboration software. SOURCES Forbes. com; TheCrowdCafe. com; Smal| bizclub. com; Entrepreneur. com; CrowdsUnite. com