- Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects.
+ More than 1.75 million people have backed projects
+ More than $185 million has been pledged
+ More than 20,000 successfully funded creative projects
- Kickstarter is for the funding of specific works that have clearly defined goals and expectations that serve a creative purpose. There are other places on the internet to fund for charity or awareness campaigns, Kickstarter believes creativity deserves its own space.
- Creators retain creative control and 100% ownership of their idea on Kickstarter; we're part of and contributing to a larger movement of creative independence by empowering creators to create on their own terms.
- Running a project on Kickstarter is as much about building an audience and engagement as it is about securing funding. Projects bring artists and audiences closer together.
- Kickstarter is not about investment and it’s not about donation — there’s always a value exchange between creators and the backers that pledge financial support to a project. The Kickstarter economy stands at the intersection between commerce and arts patronage. In exchange for pledging, backers receive creative rewards, one of a kind experiences and behind-the-scenes access to the creative process as the project comes to life.
- The process of making the thing itself is what backers are funding on Kickstarter. Often the thing being created doesn't even exist yet when a backer pledges to a project.
http://www.Kickstarter.com One example on Kickstarter http://www.ProjectForgive.com