Starting a Project:
Do I have to be a not for profit to run a Project?
No you do not. Humanity Project is a space for all worthy causes to raise resources for their specific needs. A space were Social Entrepreneurs can sell their goods and give to a worthy cause at the same time. If you have a cause that you believe in that is for the overall improvement of humanity, this is the space for you. If you need to raise money for an album, a book or your business and want to support a worthy cause at the same time this is the space for you. If you hate puppies and think rainbows are stupid than this might not be your cup of tea.
How do I start a project?
To start a project you must register at HumanityProject.com. After you have registered go to your dashboard (click my account on top of page) and go to “Account” tab on your dashboard. At the bottom of this page check the box next to “Become a Creator.” Now after you refresh you will see several new tabs on your dashboard. Click the on e that says “My Projects” and then click “Create a new project.”
How do I receive the money for my project?
After you have enabled the creator portion of your profile you must link a stripe account in order to receive your money. From your dashboard click ” My payment account.” Then click “connect with stripe. If you already have a stripe account it will ask you if your email is correct. If you do not it will que the signup process. We use Stripe to collect and distribute funds therefore your credit card info is never saved or accessed through our server.
When do I receive my money?
You have the option of “immediately deliver funds” or “100% percent threshold” for each of your reward levels. If you choose “immediately deliver funds” your money will be transferred to your stripe account right away and delivered to your bank account two days later. If you choose “100% percent threshold” you will see the money in your campaign but the payments will process if and when the goal is met. Stripe does hold for two days just as before. Subscripltion payments are available and if you are interested see.
Do I need a Stripe account?
Yes. We process all funds through a third party service provider. This allows us to not handle your money directly, keep our site and your sensitive information secure, and accept payments from all over the world. If you are a creator and going to take in funds you must set up a stripe account and link to the appropriate bank account. Signup for Stripe here.
Is my country supported on your platform?
The beauty of using a third party provider is that we get to borrow their reach. To see if your country is supported click here.
What types of currency can I accept?
The beauty of using a third party provider is that we get to borrow their reach. To see what currencies stripe can process click here.
What about taxes?
That is a great question and I cannot legally give advice on the subject. I will tell you that collecting a money into a business, organization, or personal bank account does have certain tax implications. I suggest speaking with your accountant to determine where best to deliver funds. If raising money for a cause or oganization that is not yours, see Parent Project section for more options.
When do I get my products?
The products will be explained including ship date in the project itself. If you have not received your rewards and believe that you should have already, contact the project creator. If no reply or explanation and all of your details are correct you may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to fascilitate.
What is a “Parent Project?”
Our platform allows you to combine and set up projects to feed a larger project. If you would like to raise money for a cause individually, but do not want to hassle with a payment account or taxes, you may create a project and choose to be a child project of another. This will link your payments to their account directly without any coding or transferring of sensitive bank material. All funds given to your project will show up on your page, but will automatically be directed to the parent project account. For more information or to setup a child project please click here.
What is a Humanity Fund?
The Humanity Fund is a major factor that sets us apart from any other crowdfunding platform. We believe we are all stronger together than we are by ourselves. Instead of fees for nothing being passed on to our users, we direct our fees to a larger cause. When you create a project or fund a project, a percentage of funds received go to the Humanity Fund associated with the project category. For instance when you support a Music Matters project, this percentage will be directed to the Music Matters Humanity Fund which is committed to get a million instuments and music lessons to a million kids. By combining forces we hope that every one shares the benefits of a larger reach and lets us all take a stand for humanity.
What are the fees for creating or funding project?
Their are no fees for creating or funding a project unless actual money is brought in. Our card processor Stripe charges 2.9% plus 30 cents per transaction. This fee is taken out of funds received to the project creator. 30% of your donation or purchase goes to the Humanity Fund for the corresponding project category. If interested more in ongoing Humanity Funds click featured projects on our homepage.
Who chooses where the Humanity Fund goes?
We leave that up to our board of project creators. You are the ones with your finger on the pulse and you know best where these funds will make the biggest impact. That’s it. Find a Humanity Fund that you want to support and start raising funds for them, yourself or both!! Have a charity in mind but can’t find them on our site… Tell them to start a project or let us know and we will deliver your funds directly to them.
How can I get my company or organization involved in a cause?
We are always happy to partner with others for the benefit of humanity. If you would like to learn more about setting up your own page for others to create projects under or you are willing to donate rewards, time or space to a cause, please click here for more information.
How do I fund a project?
To fund a project you must be registered at humanityproject.com. This is neccesary to track orders and deliver your products if applicable. If you are not logged in it will ask you to do so when trying to checkout. If you do not have an account it will prompt you to set one up. Make sure you fill out your shipping info for your deliverbles when funding a project. This can be done later under the “My Account” tab in your dashboard.