How are Indiegogo and Generosity related? Why was Generosity started?
We started Indiegogo in 2008 with a simple idea: Give people the power and resources to bring their ideas to life. Over the years we’ve watched in delight as inventors, musicians, storytellers, and activists pushed the boundaries of our original vision. Products launched and films premiered. Scholarships were awarded and stories were reported. And around it all, a community of givers flourished.
Inspired by the seemingly boundless compassion and creative spirit of our users, we challenged ourselves to do more—this time for the very people and causes that often need help the most. The ones that fall through the cracks. The ones that need a second chance. The ones on the brink.
We built Generosity to give Indiegogo users a new community for showing and sharing their compassion through personal fundraising. Generosity helps cancer patients with bills and students with tuition. Generosity boosts humanitarian efforts into new countries and helps nonprofits move quick with their causes. Generosity fills the gap at the end of a tough month and supports the village after the storm. Generosity is human goodness on a grand scale.
What is the difference between Indiegogo and Generosity?
Indiegogo helps people raise funds for creative projects (involving art, film, music, books, comedy, food, fashion, dance, and theater), or entrepreneurial projects (like technology, gaming, or design).
Can my campaign live on Indiegogo and Generosity?
People raising funds for themselves, another individual person or for a nonprofit or charitable organization will live on Generosity, while all other campaigns (e.g. entrepreneurial pursuit, or creative endeavor) will live on Indiegogo.
Why doesn’t Generosity have all the same features as Indiegogo?
All of Generosity’s socially minded tools are built on Indiegogo’s powerful global fundraising engine.We’re continuing to build new features for Generosity users every day. The end result is a cascade of giving that can both change lives and launch entire humanitarian movements—just as easily across town or across the world.
Why are Generosity fundraisers free but Indiegogo isn’t?
The Generosity community is free of the fees common to most fundraising platforms, which means you keep more money for your causes.
Indiegogo amplifies a project’s success. We’ve attempted to build a pricing model that motivates people to meet their goals, and which allows Indiegogo to continue creating the best platform possible.