In response to the growing difficulty in getting funds for organizations and companies across the globe, crowdfunding has become an effective solution to efficient financial funding, notably for projects that are centered about creativity and social causes. Fonpop and its partners wished to offer a concrete answer to provide each project a measure of success. Fonpop enables promoters to start a financial campaign and to raise funds simply and efficiently from their community. In exchange of the donations received, the promoter can in turn offer gifts such as show tickets, acknowledgements or objects of their own creation.
“Nowadays, financial campaigns must reach quickly and easily all potential donors. Thanks to Fonpop, we can now act in real-time over the web and social media, and expand our action to new publics” François Gérin-Lajoie, President of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation.
Fonpop.com is an evolved crowdfunding platform allowing a projects creator to efficiently manage his communication campaign directly on his or her project page by the addition of press releases, videos or updates and through a unique application that grants the possibility to post the creators campaign on any website. Fonpop’s ambition is to develop primarily in Canada, the United States and Europe. Fonpop expects to help a hundred projects by the end of the year and offers its online services both in English and in French.
“Fonpop.com offers powerful tools for efficient communication and awareness across social media and the community. As a matter of fact, Fonpop is the only crowdfunding website requesting each creator to endorse a charter of ethics and commitment.” Yannick Lacoste, President of Fonpop.
Fonpop is proud to offer $200,000 to the most promising projects originating from Quebec and Canada. Our partners will select projects for which they will offer free advice, for a total value of $100,000. Furthermore, certain social economic projects will be able to receive subsidies worth a total of $100,000.
Initially, 15 projects supported by our partners are or will be presenting their financial campaigns on Fonpop, for example:
- Build HaHaHaiti, school of humour in Haiti – culture, with Just For Laughs
- Be Our Ambassador, give education for a lifetime! – solidarity, with the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation
- Help artistic creation for a young public – culture, with DynamO theater
- Mosaiculture tour in schools (culture)
- Boom! Boom! Cavemen – video gaming, with 3MindGames
Fonpop warmly acknowledges its partners: