clupica Posted October 3, 2014 Share Posted October 3, 2014 The Lucie Foundation, sponsors of the ipa awards has started a new crowd sourcing website specifically for photography projects. The charge is around 8% for successful campaigns and free (?) for campaigns that don't reach their goals. It seems you still receive the funds already raised but you're responsible for refunds if yo have to give the money back. So, it seems that anyone doing this should be prepared to carry through with the project even if they don't get the amount of money they were asking for. That way you can still give the supporters the premiums that you promised. It seems to me that if someone is gungho convinced that a project would work and they have the money to back it, but don't want to use their own money, then this might be a way to get a project funded by people who would like to receive the promised item be it a print, a calendar or a book. One thing they say right up front is that most crowd funding will come from friends and (project) fans via social media contacts such as twitter, Facebook, Google Plus perhaps even the Alamy forum ... Lucie foundation crowd sourcing is here: http://en.fotofund.org/faq-2 (Supposed) Top 10 funding sites are listed here: http://www.crowdfunding.com/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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