What is reddit.crowdtilt.com?
Crowdtilt and reddit are testing out a collaboration to provide redditors an inexpensive, universal fundraising experience for everything from local meetups, to redditor-initiated objectives, to non-profit causes.
We're actively seeking feedback on this pilot. You can email [email protected] with thoughts, suggestions, and feedback anytime. We, the Crowdtilt team, are working closely with the reddit team so this feedback can easily be shared with them as well.
What the hell is a tilt amount?
The tilt amount is the minimum amount needed for the campaign to be successful. If this amount is not reached, the stated objective will not happen, and nobody's credit card will be charged.
You can feel free to use this as much or as little as you'd like, but in our experience, the tilt amount helps to get contributors to share the campaign with their frenz.
Luckily, campaigns can raise money waaaaay beyond their tilt amount, so the campaign keeps going until it ends on the stated date on the campaign page.
Does Crowdtilt make any money off this?
No. We're providing this platform for free to redditors. The only fee charged is a 2.5% credit card processing fee from our payments processor. See below.
If you would like to support Crowdtilt's engineers, gummy bears and bacon can be sent to 370 Townsend St., San Francisco CA 94107.
Is there a credit card processing fee for contributions?
Yes, a 2.5% credit card processing fee is added to individual contributions to handle transactions in a secure and safe manner.
How do I know this campaign is not fraudulent?
There are several things we do to check the identity of the campaign admin, and follow up if we notice any inconsistencies. One of our German engineers blows his whistle and throws up a red card any time he sees something fraudulent.
For campaigns where money is sent to an individual and not a non-profit, we require all campaign admins to log in through their Facebook profile, so put on your "research hat" if you want to double check on the person you are sending your money to.
Crowdtilt verifies all registered non-profit fundraisers, and we disburse payments directly to each non-profit organization.
For campaigns that are not for non-profit, charitable organizations, Crowdtilt will make efforts to verify campaigns and their beneficiaries for causes that raise more than $1,500, but we ask that you use your best judgment and common sense to verify the validity of a campaign before contributing. If you suspect fraud, please email [[email protected]] ([email protected]) to report the campaign.
You can contact the admin directly through the "Contact Campaign Admin" button on the campaign page in case you have any questions specific to that campaign.
Will I receive a tax-deductible receipt for my charitable contribution?
Yes! Contributions to registered US non-profits in good standing with the IRS (labeled as "Verified Non-Profit" on the campaign page) are tax-deductible.
You will receive a receipt from Crowdtilt and our payments processor for these donations, as well as a basic information on the non-profit.
How do I make sure funds will be sent to the specified non-profit?
The funds raised for verified non-profits do not go to the individual(s) that started the campaign but go directly to the organization from our payments processor. The funds never pass through any Crowdtilt accounts and is made directly available to the non-profit.
Why are campaigns limited to 30 days?
The 30 day limit encourages admins to think of a realistic and achievable goal. It also seems to strike the perfect balance between "Let's see if anybody is interested in this" and "Let's make this happen now."
Most people like to contribute on the first and last days of a campaign. Keeping campaigns to a short time frame helps to reduce the stress on the organizer and bring people together quicker.
Non-profit campaigns can be extended indefinitely.
Why aren't there comments on campaigns?
We may add comments and updates in the future, but right now, we don't want to dilute the communication and correspondence that happens on the reddit thread where the campaign started.
Will I get notified if a campaign tilts?
Yes. We will let you know once a campaign tilts as well as when it ends.