How Projects Work

Your project belongs here. Funderbuilt gives project owners the best chance of reaching their goals.

Funderbuilt: Create a Project

1. Create a project

Start by choosing from one of 3 types – Cause, Idea or Venture. Then complete the basic set up and set your funding goal. The more details you complete, the higher your FunderFactor. You pay 5% of the goal or $250 up front – whatever is lower.

2. Refine your project

Once your project is approved, set your launch date and use our Funderbuilt Toolbox to guide you in your preparatory marketing efforts, and in making your project the best it can be for launch.

Funderbuilt: Refine your project

Funderbuilt: Launch and promote your project

3. Launch and promote your project

Review your daily summary and check items off your To-Do list and spread the word to new and existing fans. Emails, project updates, social media and more… we’ll give you a few easy-to-manage tasks each week. Together, they add up to a big impact for your project. The more To-Do’s you check off, the higher your FunderFactor, and the better your chances of success.

4. Bring it to life

Projects are only funded once you reach your goal. When you do reach it (and finish doing your happy dance,) you’ll be able to start making your project happen. Put your new widget into production, lease your restaurant’s new space, make your movie… you’re ready to go. Learn more about funding rules.

Funderbuilt: Bring it to life

Funderbuilt: Send Rewards

5. Send rewards

Keep your funders updated on the status of their rewards along the way, and when they are ready for delivery. Use your Dashboard to send messages, keep track of who gets what, and which ones have been sent.

6. Share your story

We love success stories! If Funderbuilt helped you fund your dream, tell us about it so we can share your story with others.

Funderbuilt: Share your story

How Funding Works

Funderbuilt: Explore Projects

Looking to invest in an idea, cause or venture? You've come to the right place.

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The FunderFactor

Funderbuilt: FunderFactor

The FunderFactor helps both project owners and funders gage a project's quality and credibility.

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Everything you need for a successful campaign.

Funderbuilt Fees

Lower Fees!

Most crowd funding platforms take a percentage of your funds with no upper limit. Funderbuilt’s fee is never more than $250, so you keep more of the money you raise. We keep 5% of your goal, or $250, whichever is less.


Better Tools!

Our step-by-step project marketing process takes the guesswork out of promoting your project. Just login to your dashboard, review each day’s to-dos, and follow the instructions to complete them. Keep an eye on your FunderFactor to gauge your progress. It couldn’t be easier.

Flexible Funding Models

3 ways to raise!

Funderbuilt can help raise money for ALL types of projects, including donations to charitable causes, reward-based contributions to creative or business endeavors, and and even equity based investments in new business ventures. Choose whichever one is right for you!