The new crowdfunding website GreenFunder.com offers a unique tool for innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators who have a burning desire to raise money and awareness for their socially responsible, sustainable, or green project.
Socially responsible projects = benefit a person, community or the environment
Crowdfunding = accomplishing a goal by pooling money from a large group of people
Co-founders Molly Rasmussen and Stason Strong invite you to become a part of the GreenFunder community – the site eliminates the expense and risk of starting a green project, while focusing on building the environmental community and the “buy local” movement.
“Instead of developing a business plan, looking for investors and loans, producing and then testing the [startup] product, GreenFunder allows you to test and market your product before spending a dime. We love GreenFunder because anyone can use it to get their ideas off the ground,” says Rasmussen.
To GreenFunder, a green project is “anything with good intentions.” Projects creators may include a full description of the desired outcome, as well as multi-media enhancements like a video link and multiple screenshots and images. Project creators may offer “rewards” to funders at different levels, and a project only receives funding if it receives full support within its deadline.
“Every person has ideas to help make the world a better place. I’m so happy to offer a tool that allows people to see those ideas through to fruition,” says Rasmussen. “Our mission is to help people raise money to do good things.”
Disclosure: I’m crowdfunding for CoSustainable.com, a multi-seller marketplace that connects a community of conscious consumers with tradespeople, vendors, and artisans who create green and sustainable products. Check out my GreenFunder listing here: http://www.greenfunder.com/project/32/cosustainable.com