Social cause crowdfunding platforms

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            bettervest

            Verified platform

            Bettervest was launched in 2012 to finance energy efficiency projects from citizens. The reason: Energy efficiency saves money, conserves resources and reduces CO2 emission...

            WhyDonate

            Verified platform

            The Best Crowdfunding & Fundraising Site for Individuals & Charities! Collect money online for yourself or someone else. Start a fundraiser for your cause for free and in m...

            Fongogo

            Verified platform
            Turkey

            Fongogo, founded in 2013, is Turkey's leading crowdfunding platform active in rewards, donation and equity-based verticals. Fongogo's mission is to provide digita...

            Coop Crowdfunding brings consumers and producers closer together. We believe that this results in more sustainable production and better goods for everyone.

            Goparity

            Verified platform

            GoParity is an online P2P lending platform that simplifies investment and connects citizens, by offering the opportunity to get competitive returns in sustainable projects,...

            Yes We Farm is the first crowdfunding platform for agriculture & alimentation in Switzerland. Focus on quality projects, our platform has a good rate of success!

            Crowdbase

            Verified platform

            Crowdbase is a European investment crowdfunding platform which enables businesses to raise capital through an alternative source and investors to access otherwise unavailab...

            The Arkbound Foundation is based upon widening accessibility and diversity within the publishing and media industries. We believe that everyone should be able to participat...

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            Social cause crowdfunding platforms operate in 20 countries and focus on Equity, Debt, P2P lending, Reward, Donation and Mini-bonds providing different investment opportunities for retail and accredited investors. The biggest number of Social cause crowdfunding platforms are in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine.

            The minimum investment amount varies from platform to platform and usually depends on the investment type or particular platform goals. On this listing, you will find crowdfunding platforms that offer investment opportunities starting at 1 with a maximum investment amount of 500.

            As a crowdfunding platform directory, we verify the most active crowdfunding platforms if they reach out and claim their profile. 9 crowdfunding platforms claimed their profile in this directory. They include Coop Crowdfunding, Fongogo, Crowdbase, WhyDonate, Crowdbound and others.

            Fun fact: among all the crowdfunding platforms listed here, the oldest has been founded in 2001 and the youngest in 2022.

             

            How do Social cause crowdfunding platforms work?

            While more Social cause crowdfunding sites enter the market yearly, the basic principle behind them remains the same.

            Investors register on Social cause crowdfunding websites and choose a project or a campaign to invest in. Depending on the platform’s business model, whether it’s equity, P2P, or donation-based crowdfunding, investors receive either some regular returns or partial ownership of the companies.

            On the other side of the bargain, borrowers must present a compelling presentation and description of their campaign or project.

            For both sides, additional verification steps may be required to confirm their trustworthiness, credibility, and positive credit history.

            Keep in mind that as the niche keeps evolving, crowdfunding websites for Social cause may tailor their own registration process to improve their user experience or comply with the legislation they fall under.

             

            How to choose the best crowdfunding platform for Social cause?

            People naturally tend to jump onto the most popular options when looking for the best Social cause crowdfunding sites. Still, regardless of the platform’s reputation, be sure to research it based on the following aspects:

            • if it’s regulated;
            • if there have been any defaults or failed projects, and how they were processed;
            • if it offers buyback guarantees;
            • what fees it charges;
            • who runs the company;
            • if it has a secondary market and auto-invest feature available;
            • what general reviews are.

            This basic set of questions will help to come up with a list of Social cause crowdfunding platforms that match your ambitions, feel reliable, and offer just the right risk-reward ratio for you.

            On top of that, we recommend studying the platform’s terms & conditions section, and if you run into any unclear provision, don’t hesitate to reach out to the provider’s support. It’s an easy yet effective way to see how transparent the company is and how it treats its clients.

             

            How to start investing in Social cause projects?

            Crowdfunding platforms for Social cause projects offer options today for both newbies and experienced investors.

            After doing your due diligence and checking the platform’s history and trustworthiness, the next major step is to start investing. But the important part is to start small and diversify across multiple loan types.

            It’ll allow you to reduce the risks of losing all your investments and see which loan types seem more promising. We also recommend keeping up with the Social cause news and following investors’ blogs to educate yourself and stay in the loop with recent developments.

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