There's been a lot to learn about Crowdfunders (both as platforms and as campaigns) and its a new area for me so i'm trying to tie as much information together before we embark on the journey.
For a campaign like the EconSciFi one their are a few ares to take into consideration:
- this is both a research and somewhat artistic project
- from a brief look through the major platforms what we are offering to create is unique (of course)
- our backers and funders will be drawn from multiple disciplines
- our backers and funders are likely to be majority from EU countries
- we anticipate that most of our backers will already have an interest in the Science Fiction field
A quick scan through the major platforms for 'creative' programmes Kickstarter and IndieGoGo show that there are a large number of science fiction related projects attached. (various levels of success in hitting funding targets - book based projects doing better than film based projects)
IndieGoGo runs a 5% platform fee (plus other background fee costs)
Kickstarter is basically the same in terms of costs
The other option, which i personally am more drawn to is KissKissBankBank It has the advantage of being in Euros, and with a good reach in the EU. It is predominantly for Creative Projects, and is pretty much identitcal in terms of project costs with Kickstarter and IndieGoGo:
How is KissKissBankBank remunerated?
As a platform service between the Project Creators and the public, KissKissBankBank receives 5% of the funds raised (only if the campaign's target is reached). This commission is provided by the Project Creators. The secured transaction costs of 3% must be added to the commission of 5%, and that only if the campaign reaches its target. When the campaign does not reach its, all contributions are reimbursed, and, obvisouly, KissKissBankBank does not receive any commission.
They also have a very strong background in projects with a SciFi feel
Does anyone else have any strong recommendations or suggestions that i'm overlooking here?