FAQ

Project Initiators are individuals who present a project on crowdify.net with the aim of raising money.

Boosters are those who support a project with a financial contribution. Goodies are the gifts Boosters receive as thanks for supporting a project.

Ron Orp is a partner providing access to more than 200,000 Ron Orp’s Mail readers.

What is Crowdify?

Initiators (musicians, artists, designers... you!) present their projects on the Crowdify crowdfunding platform, where they can be financed by a number of individual people, or Boosters, over a predefined period.

In return, the Initiator sends the Boosters, who may be friends, acquaintances, companies, or benefactors, exclusive goodies, such as a signed CD, a book with a dedication, or a mention in film credits. Boosters can watch the project become a reality, and can even play an active role.

What makes crowdify.net different to other conventional crowdfunding platforms?

- The simple donation process! Boosters (donors) are free to make a donation whenever they like, without tedious login processes.

- Its convenient payment methods. Boosters (donors) can pay using TWINT, credit cards, PayPal or PostFinance.

-Its Security. Crowdify is a FairGive partner. Crowdify works together with both RaiseNow and FairGive. RaiseNow processes electronic payments on behalf of Crowdify, and FairGive manages project donations for ongoing projects. This means that data remains secure and that contributions are quickly and securely processed and stored.

- Ron Orp is onboardCrowdify has partnered with the most successful newsletter. This means that individual projects can be seen by more than 200,000 readers.

- Its comprehensive support for Project Initiators.  Crowdify provides exclusive tips, tricks and tools for successful project promotion developed by social media and advertising experts.

I have a question – who should I contact?

Just send an email to .

What is crowdfunding?

With crowdfunding, an idea is financed by lots of small donations, instead of a single, large amount of money. Crowdfunding on Wikipedia.

How much does crowdify.net cost?

The platform is free of charge for everyoneWhen Boosters (donors) sponsor a project, they only pay what they donate. Project Initiators don’t pay a thing. Once the project is successfully funded (and only then!), crowdify.net deducts an administration fee of 9% incl. VAT (including financial service provider fees, or 11% for funding in stages) of the total amount collected; the remaining amount is transferred to the Project Initiators.

What happens if the project doesn’t reach its funding target?

crowdify.net uses an “all or nothing” approach. If a project doesn’t reach its target by the set deadline, all the contributions are returned to the Boosters (minus financial service provider fees), and Project Initiators are not required to pay the platform fees.

Who is Ron Orp?

Ron Orp is the leading lifestyle newsletter, published every weekday in 13 cities. Ron Orp helps residents connect with their city. In Switzerland, Ron Orp is available in Zurich, Basel, Bern, Luzern, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lausanne and Geneva. Read more at ronorp.net and on Wikipedia.

Who is behind crowdify.net?

crowdify.net is a GmbH [limited liability company] and is fully owned by Ron Orp AG, based in Zurich.

Who can use Crowdify?

Do you dream of producing a film, publishing a book, creating a fashion collection, recording an album, producing artwork, celebrating an event, or launching a product on the market? Whatever your project, crowdify.net is the platform for you! You can show off your project, advertise intelligently and win over fans who can make small or larger financial contributions to help make your project a reality. Crowdify is for everyone!

What do I have to do?

Three things:
first,
make your project look appealing on Crowdify. You can do this with videos, images and text, and great goodies. You need to get people excited about supporting your project.

Then, really promote your project! All throughout its duration – use all your creativity, passion and energy. This is when you will raise money. And really, don’t be shy!

Finally, use the money raised to make your project a reality.

How does it work if I want to promote a project on crowdify.net?

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with a link to create your project. This is where you can build it in 12 steps. You can take as long as you need to create your project.

One really important thing is how you present it. Make sure you have some good visuals, and a video, if possible, to briefly explain the project and motivate people to support you.

Once you have registered your project and got your creative goodies, it will be checked by crowdify.net. If everything is OK, your project will be approved and you can then decide when you want to start your crowdfunding and really promote your project.

Can I change project details once my project has been published?

You won’t be able to change the project description or the goodies. But you can add more goodies. You can also add news updates to your dashboard whenever you like. If necessary, you can add and update Needs (things you still need aside from money) before the project’s deadline.

How long does project approval take on crowdify.net?

We’re quick! It takes us around 3 working days.

Are any projects not published?

crowdify.net does not tolerate pornographic, racist or defamatory projects, or projects that glorify violence. Projects must not be misused for money laundering, loan requests, or gambling. crowdify.net has the right to refuse projects without explanation.

Does crowdify.net provide support?

crowdify.net checks project content and whether it is well presented. Once approved, you can access all crowdify.net’s tips, tricks and tools, and you’ll get your own newsletter tool and dashboard for your project.

What are the categories on crowdify.net?

You can choose from the following categories:

  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Education & Knowledge
  • Books
  • Comics & Illustration
  • Food & Drink
  • Film & Video
  • Photography
  • Society
  • Graphics & Design
  • Crafts & Trades
  • Culture
  • Art
  • Media
  • Furniture & Home
  • Fashion
  • Music & Sound
  • Outdoor
  • Politics
  • Software & Games
  • Other
  • Social Projects
  • Sport
  • Start-Up & New Business
  • Dance & Theatre
  • Technology & Science
  • Environment
  • Events

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, send us an email: support@crowdify.net

Can I promote my project on other platforms at the same time?

No. This is confusing to everyone who’s participating in your project and wants to support you. Promote your project on crowdify.net and put all of your effort into bringing as many people as you can to your project page. The idea is simple: One project, one link!

What happens if the project doesn’t reach its funding target?

crowdify.net uses an “all or nothing” approach. If a project doesn’t reach its target by the set deadline, all contributions are returned to the Boosters (minus third-party fees), and you are not required to pay the platform fees.



Can my project be extended / cut short?

If your project reaches its funding target ahead of time, you can end your project immediately and pay out the funds, or continue to promote it and raise additional funding. Explain on your project web page what you intend to do with the additional money. In exceptional cases, a project can also be cut short or extended (for a maximum of 20 additional days).

How much does it cost to promote my project on crowdify.net?

Nothing! Once the project is successfully funded (and only then!), Crowdify deducts an administration fee of 9% incl. VAT (including financial service provider fees, or 11% for funding in stages) of the total amount collected; the remaining amount is transferred to you.

 

As the Project Initiator, can I delete an account?

Projects that have not yet been activated can be deleted. However, projects cannot be deleted once they have entered the funding phase. Projects that are not successfully funded will be removed from the website after a while.

What do I need to do to ensure my project gets supported?

You’ll need to actively promote your project every day. That’s why it’s important to be sure you’re well-prepared, and to schedule enough time for promotion. crowdify.net gives you a wide variety of tips and features to help guide people to your project.

How important is Facebook for promoting my project?

Facebook and other social media channels are important tools for raising awareness of your project within your social network. But there are also many other options for drawing attention to your project. See our crowdify.net tips, tricks and tools for more information.

Why should people support a project if they won’t get their money back?

It’s all about good karma, being a part of the action, and love for specific projects. People are curious and enthusiastic, and they want to do good for others. And that’s why they support exciting projects.

I’ve got a big project that’s going to need quite a lot of money. Is that OK?

Yes, of course! You can set your project goal as high as you like. The important thing to remember is that you have a specific number of days (chosen by you) to promote the project, sing its praises and make noise about it. The higher the amount is, the harder it can be to reach the target. 

Also bear in mind that crowdify.net uses an “all or nothing” approach. If you don’t reach 100% of your funding goal, the money will be transferred back to your supporters. 

On the other hand, you can also raise more money than your original goal. Therefore, we recommend setting a lower funding goal and explaining what you’d like to do with any excess funding you’re able to raise.

Can I use crowdify.net to secure investments or venture capital?

No, crowdify.net is purely a project-funding platform. You can reward your supporters with all kinds of unique goodies, but never with interest payments or a financial stake in the project.

What do I get when I use crowdify.net?

Crowdify gives you everything you need: personal support, expert tips, tricks and tools, statistics during the project period, and the full promotional power of Ron Orp.

What if I reach my target amount and people continue to contribute?

Then be happy! crowdify.net will pay out the full contributed amount. Under News and Needs, explain to your Boosters what you intend to do with the additional financial resources.

When do I get the money?

As soon as the project deadline has passed and the last of the contributions have been paid in and transferred to us by our payment partners, you’ll receive your money. Unfortunately, it can sometimes take up to 60 days for us to receive all the money from our credit card partners.

What happens if the funding hasn’t worked out by the time the project deadline arrives?

Don’t be sad. All of the money pitched in by your Boosters (contributors) will be paid back to them, and you won’t have to pay any platform fees. Your project will remain visible on Crowdify for another 10 days.

Besides money, I also need people, infrastructure and equipment to make my project a reality. Can I find all that through crowdify.net too?

Yes. Each project includes a category that we call “Needs”. You can use this section at any time to look for the knowledge, talent, infrastructure, equipment, people etc. that you need for your project.

Can I still promote my project through crowdify.net, even if I don’t need money for it?

Yes and no. Create a project with a small target amount (e.g. 100 Swiss francs) and create goodies for contributions at 15 francs, 16 francs and other small amounts. Create a project with a small target amount (e.g. 100 Swiss francs) and create goodies for contributions at 15 francs, 16 francs and other small amounts. Example: People who give 15 francs should also be available on 2 days to help me carry some things.

How long are your project periods?

You decide how long your crowdfunding project should last. It can be anywhere from 1 to 120 days. These days, periods of 30, 45 or (for large funding targets) 60 days are standard. Remember that you’ll need to actively promote your project every day throughout the entire period. If you want to choose a project period that isn’t available for selection when you’re setting up the project, just write to us at and we’ll be happy to help.

How can I support a project?

- With a financial contribution to the project.

- By sharing the project in your community.

- With your knowledge, talent, network, etc. In the “Needs” section, Project Initiators describe what they need besides money.

What happens to the money I contribute?

crowdify.net is a FairGive partner. FairGive controls and administers the flow of donations between all payment providers and crowdify.net, and ensures data protection and secure money management. For successful projects, crowdify.net/FairGive will transfer the collected amount to the Project Initiator, minus a processing fee of 9% incl. VAT (including financial service provider fees, or 11% for funding in stages).

If the project is not successfully funded, the amount you contributed will be transferred back to you (minus third-party fees).

Can I donate anonymously?

Yes. You can donate anonymously. If you choose this option, the project initiator cannot see who made the donation. On the other hand, you also can’t receive any goodies. Your contact information (first name, last name and email address) is visible only to crowdify.net and FairGive.

How and when do I get my goodies?

The Project Initiator has 18 months after successfully reaching their funding goal to make their project a reality. The Project Initiator should send you your goodies by the time the project is completed, or soon after. Remember: If you contribute anonymously, you won’t be able to receive any goodies.

How can I be sure that the project I support will really be completed?

crowdify.net reviews all project entries to the best of our knowledge and ability. For example, we ensure that every project has real people behind it who can be contacted at any time. Since many donations come from the Project Initiators’ own social networks, and since they’ve invested lots of time and effort in their project, the project is highly likely to be completed.

What happens to my donation if the project is not successfully funded?

If the project is not successfully funded by the project deadline, the amount you contributed will be transferred back to you (minus third-party fees).  

Does crowdify.net know who the Project Initiators are?

Yes, crowdify.net reviews every Project Initiator based on the information that they’re required to provide in our 12-step project creation process. 

What payment methods can I use to support a project?

Payments can be made via TWINT, credit cards (VISA, MasterCard), PostFinance/E-Finance and PayPal.