Raise Money For Great Ideas
ZEQUS gives everyone the chance to make their ideas happen (from anywhere in the world). It is also a place for people who want to be a part of something new and exciting. A place to help fund creativity and exciting causes!
We provide a risk free way for people to raise money to fund their brilliant projects, causes and ideas. Here, campaign creators (from all over the world) can showcase their ideas to a wider audience, generate interest and garner the support of the “crowd” – the online community.
Campaign owners (anyone that wants to raise money for a great idea or cause) can submit their idea and invite people to pledge money to help get it off the ground. This is not an investment. The project owner retains full ownership and control of the idea. What financial backers receive instead are project based pledge rewards: experiences, products, acknowledgments and accreditations.
Users upload their project (a fundraising page), set a fundraising target and a deadline for when they have to raise it by. If they don’t reach the target by the deadline, the money goes back to the backers. "ZEQUS Stretch Funding" enables project owners to be confident they will have the budget to complete their project and fulfill their obligations when they are successful.
Supporters know if the target funding is not reached their money will be returned (minus Paypal's fees), what is unique about the Stretch Funding model is that in some cases, the backers may want the money to go through to the Campaign Owner, even if the campaign doesn't reach the funding target. Initially, this idea was developed because lots of campaigns were raising money for charity and good causes and often backers want their pledged money to go to the cause or charity regardless! The nice thing for the Campaign Owner is that the supporters have exonerated the Campaign Owner of any obligation to fulfil the pledge rewards if the funding target is not met.
The ideas that we showcase come from all sorts of people and varying fields such as music, film, fashion, charity, publishing, and more. The motives vary, the budgets vary, the nature of the campaigns vary, but the one thing that remains constant is the creativity and intrigue behind them. So even if you are trying to raise money for charity, think how you could creatively pitch your project to garner the most possible interest in what you are doing and wish to achieve.