Warum sollte ich in die hier vorgestellten Projekte investieren?
In addition, through Goteo you can:
- access diverse projects focussed, produced and/or distributed from a free and open perspective.
- help them financially according to your means (from €5), but also collaborating through abilities or concrete resources, or helping to disseminate the projects which most motivate you.
- benefit from the access to the collective returns specified in each case as well as possible individual rewards.
- form part of a specialized social network with local impact and international reach from which numerous synergies and possibilities can emerge.
How do I choose which project to support?
Take your time to research the projects under campaign and choose the one which is closest to you in subject matter, geographical proximity, and kind of rewards. You'll surely find the one made just for you, one which you can become part of! If this is not the case, write us and tell us about other kinds of projects which we should help promote, or propose a project of your own :).
What do I receive in exchange for my help?
You'll be a participant in the collective returns created by the project which are are really the main point of Goteo which pursues the social profitability of the investments made via the platform - commons, which permit the reuse, remixing, new uses and values from what has been created
At the same time as seeking the viability of the projects for the promotors, Goteo also looks for the best possible benefit for the community with the objective of creating social capital and that other people can create opportunities, products and and economically sustainable services derived from the projects.
The collective returns can be: sharing knowledge and free access to source code; derivative resources or services; training through didactic manuals, workshops and/or via Internet; rough materials, files and digitizable content (e.g. a template/pattern, a design, methodology or programme) that can be replicated, reused, remixed etc.
You can also receive an individual reward which varies depending on the quantity you contribute. These rewards are exclusive and different and can be tangible (an object related to the project, a publication, a t-shirt etc.) or intangible (appearing in project credits or other high visibility spaces in the project, "premium" or advance access to contents, specially adapted services, participation in the production, private passes, invitations to parties and presentations, a share in the ownership of the project and possible benefits etc.)
¿Cómo puedo contribuir a cofinanciar un proyecto?
While the other crowdfunding platforms only contemplate a single fund-raising campaign per project, in Goteo we have established two rounds of crowdfunding, of 40 days each (40+40). Thus, the contributions that fund a project can take place in any of the two rounds, throughout a sum total of 80 days.
- First round: This is the critical crowdfunding round, when we raise funds on an "all or nothing" basis. Thus, it is crucial to achieve the budget defined as minimum by the project leaders in order to set the project in motion.. Is this minimum is not reached, the project won't obtain any of the committed funds. So, in this round, the money you commit will only be paid out from your bank account if the sum total obtained through all the contributions reaches the minimum budget by the end of the 40-day campaign.
- 2nd round: If the minimum budget has been achieved throughout the first crowdfunding round, then the second round is launched, with the same duration - 40 days - linked to the optimum budget - which can allow the rest of project production and other tasks, related to sophistication or improvement. In this round, projects present their progress in real time, and all contributions by a co-financier are made effective, regardless of whether the optimum budget is completed or not.
Was passiert, wenn ein Projekt die Mindestfinanzierung NICHT erreicht?
In case you marked the option "Keep my donation into my Virtual Purse", or used your Virtual Purse as payment system, your money will be kept in the platform at your disposal any time you want to support any other crowdfunding campaign through Goteo, with no need to introduce your credit card or PayPal data again.
The project itself will be archived, freeing up space and visibility for other projects on the platform.
Como probablemente ya sabes, cuando apoyas a un proyecto en Goteo, este no recibe tu donación hasta que consigue llegar a su mínimo de financiación, en su primera ronda a "todo o nada". Si el proyecto no llega a su mínimo, tu donación volverá directamente a tu cuenta bancaria.
Sin embargo, cuando haces tu donación puedes marcar la opción "Quiero que mi donación, en el caso de que el proyecto no llegue a su objetivo, permanezca en mi monedero virtual Goteo". Si lo haces, en caso de que el proyecto no llegue a su objetivo mínimo y se archive la campaña, tu donación volverá a tu monedero virtual para que puedas distribuirla como quieras y destinarla a los proyectos que tú elijas, sin necesidad de volver a introducir tu información bancaria ni datos de tu cuenta PayPal.
Además, si te gusta esto de tener saldo en Goteo para poder apoyar fácilmente a proyectos en los que crees, puedes cargar tu monedero con más dinero y decidir posteriormente a qué proyectos destinarlo.
Fácil, ¿no? ;)
What if a project raises much more money than initially budgeted as optimum?
Can I contribute more than once to the same project? ¿And contribute to more than one project at a time?
And, yes, if you can, we also invite you to fund different project among all the ones published on Goteo.
Woher weiß ich, ob das von mir unterstützte Projekt seine Förderziele erreicht oder nicht?
In the case of a positive outcome, as a co-financier, you will receive another email, confirming that the charge has been made against your credit card. Also, if you wish so, you will receive email notifications about any update or change related to the project you are supporting.
Does the entire sum I pay go to the project promotor?
In the case of payments with a different currency than the Euro an additional commission will be applied, both with payments through a credit card and PayPal, depending on the currency and bank.
These commissions are discounted from the sums paid to the project promotor and only in the case that the project is financed. If the project is not financed as it does not reach the minimum figure, there no costs for cofunder nor promotor.
Welche Bezahlsysteme verwendet Goteo? Sind sie sicher?
You can use credit card in Goteo through the secure payment system of Banco Mare Nostrum
This system is simple, easy to use and totally safe, used daily by millions of users worldwide, and with high levels of security to avoid the stealing of passwords or impersonation.
In this way neither the Fundación Goteo nor the project promoters have access to your bank details in any part of the process.
It is also possible to make contributions by Paypal, as long as the project promotor submits an enabled Paypal account. If not, contributions via PayPal won't be allowed. The Paypal system is currently disabled if the project is linked to a feeder capital call. PayPal charges a high bank fee and generates about 5% incidence of pay for each project, forcing us to limit its use.
Finally, you can choose our Goteo Virtual Purse, which allows you to use credit in our system at your disposal any time you want to support any other crowdfunding campaign through Goteo, with no need to introduce your credit card or PayPal data again.
Wenn ich einen Beitrag leiste, auf welche Informationen über mich kann der Projektleiter Zugriff haben?
If the project achieves its minimum funding, and therefore your contribution becomes effective, the project leader will have access to the data you have specified for the shipment of your individual reward.
For other kinds of communication, Goteo offers the capacity to send direct messages between project leaders and co-financiers, allowing one-to-one relationships to be established as much as both parties find adequate.