Projects on air now
Catarse is a different - and collaborative! - way to fund creative projects.
Before anything else it would be nice for you to know why we believe that this new way is sensational:
All projects must have a fundraising goal (at least £ 0.31 = R$1.00) and a period (between 1 and 60 days). Meanwhile, the project owner has to engage his/her community to gather the money that was requested. When the project reaches its deadline, one of two things may hapenn, which we call the all-or-nothing:
We have some good reasons:
The felling of being part of something bigger.The project depends on people’s contribution. That feeling that your support, no matter how small the amount, is crucial for the project to succeed, is too good!
You do not have to contribute with a load of money.Most projects offer rewards starting at R$ 10.00 (£ 3.08).
Rewards:there is nothing better than services, products and unique, creative, fun experiences to encourage people to back your project. Rewards are offered by the project owner, according to different ranges of incentives. If you contribute $10.00, you’ll earn a specific reward. If you contribute $ 50.00, gains another.
No way! The project creator have 100% ownership and copyright of his/her ideas.
Here we are with open arms to artistic projects - Visual Arts, Cinema, Circus, Dance, Movies, Music, Photography, Literature, Theatre (if we forgot something, you can give us an earful here) - as well as creative projects and arising entrepreneurs in fields such as Architecture and Urban Design, Culinary, Design, Fashion, Technology, Games, Comics, Journalism, etc..
If you think your project is creative, but it doesn't fit into any of the above areas, don't be shy, send it to us and we'll talk more about it. We're passionate about new ideas and would love to know yours.
When you are on a project page, click on the big green button " BACK THIS PROJECT " (located on the right side of the screen). After that, you'll find a field to enter the value of your contribution and will be able to select your reward. On the next screen you’ll have two options: to continue the payment via Paypal or via MoIP.
If you don't live in Brazil, your payment must be made by Paypal, because MoIP doesn't accept international payments. To do that, you just need to click on "Want to make international payment? Click here." Details: if you are using Paypal, there’s no need to fill in fields such as address and phone number, ok?
If you are using MoIP, will have to fill in some basic details that are required to make payments. Then you will be redirected to MoIP’s environment to choose your payment method and implement it.
So you backed a project (and MoIP or Paypal confirmed the transaction), the money then will go to a Catarse account in MoIP or Paypal, and there are two possibilities:
An important detail: if you paid by credit card, the reversal will be done on your next bill. If you paid with debit or billet, the only way to do the chargeback is to open an account on MoIP (may seem complicated, but it is not difficult and we’ll help you step-by-step). Then we’ll transfer the value of our MoIP account to yours, and from there you can transfer it to your bank account.
Paypal is the benchmark in electronic payments worldwide. And by working worldwide, it enables payments to be made from any country.
The MoIP is one of the most innovative companies in the Brazilian payment gateway.
They enable transactions made in Catarse to be safe and ensure that we can operate the chargeback, if the projects are not successful.
No. You can use your favorite credit card, make a electronic transfer if your bank is a MoIP partner (Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Itaú, Banrisul, Banco Real), issue a ticket, use credits in your MoIP wallet or directly from your Paypal account.
He/she will know your username at Catharsis (unless you opted for an anonymous contribution), your email address, the value of your contribution and which reward was selected.
No, no. Only the project creator will receive this information.
No problem, just select the option: I want my contribution to be anonymous. However, letting your contribution public increases your reputation among the community and counts as points for our backer’s ranking.
Even if you choose for your contribution to be public, the value of your support will not be disclosed to anyone other than the owner of the project (who will always know who you are).
Yes. Whether the project succeeds or not, you will receive an email.
No. What we do is to encourage creators to make this information transparent as well, but it is up to him/her to decide on this matter.
First you have to click on the "Submit your project" button (located in the right corner at the top of the site). There we’ll explain in detail how Catarse works, and give you some tips to assemble your project. Then you just have to fill in the fields and send the project.
No. We have a team responsible for evaluating projects. We will not judge the artistic quality of it or intrude in your business model. In fact, we'll want to know the history of the project creator a little bit better; how he/she intends to communicate and engage your community to raise the money; what he intends to offer as rewards; and see if the project fits within our guidelines (basically, we do not accept charity projects or social causes, not finance business indefinitely, only projects).
We have a few reasons for doing this:
Oh, and there are no limits of projects that will go on air. It's not a competition. For us, the more projects the better.
There are three possibilities: we authorize the project and it goes on the air; we will send new questions to understand a little more about the project; or we won’t accept the project (in case it doesn’t match our focus).
We'll try to respond as quickly as possible, but won't take longer than 4 business days.
First, they’ll have to create a MoIP account, and if their project has contributions from Paypal, they’ll have to create an account there as well. At MoIP we recommend to open a Business Account. The payment will be made within 5 business days after the project’s daedline. Once they receive the money in their MoIP account (For Sellers) and request the service, it will take up to 4 business days to get the money in their bank account.
The Catarse charges a single rate of 13%. It contemplates both the Catarse’s commission and the fee from the services we provide as a means of payment (charged by Paypal and MoIP that process financial transactions). Please note that this fee is only deducted from project owners. For anyone who’s backing a project there is no extra charge.
No. Not at all.
There is no maximum limit.
The minimum value is: £ 3.08/ R$10.00, but there is no maximum value.
It is and always will be 100% owned by the project creator.
Yes, yes. The only things that cannot be changed are: the purpose of the financing, the deadline, and the rewards that have already been selected. Meanwhile, to make changes you have to go to the Edition tab in your project’s page (right besides the Commentary tab)
No, you have to wait until the deadline. Incidentally, this is a great opportunity for you to engage your community to get extra support.
No, but you can use the Updates tab to extend your relationship with backers or others who might become interested in the project.
If it has already been released to the public, no. Even if it is not funded, it will continue on the site, as a matter of transparency.
Yes. For this you will need to send an email to email@example.com. We will also need an explanation (that makes sense) about the reasons that led you to that decision, to inform everyone who has contributed with the project. In this case, your project will appear with a design range that says "unfunded", ok?
From the beginning Catarse adopted the “all or nothing” model. Either the project achieves its financing goal and the creator receives the money, or it does not reach its goal and the money it’s returned to the backers. Nothing has changed concerning that matter. Since we launched the site, despite our strong desire to see all projects executed, there’s been no exceptions to this rule. But, influenced by this same desire, we decided to think about the possibility of unfunded projects to have a second chance.
In over a year of project management, we faced so many different situations about which there is nothing written in the large "Crowd funding Manual" (we can only wish there were something of the sort...) For example, what to do with a project that almost got there? Or with a project that was impaired by external events? There aren’t so many stories out there about these issues. The model is new and all of us, together, must write the guidelines, the modes of operation.
Therefore, taking into account some requests (so far not served by us), we decided to face this issue and develop some ground rules so that unfunded projects could get a second chance. We understand that we're all learning crowd funding, and that errors are part of the process. So it’s only fair to allow errors to be corrected, as long as the following requirements are met:
1)The project must have reached at least 25% in the first try.
2)The project must be reformulated.If the project could not be successful, the project itself or something about its dissemination plan did not work. The creator should conduct a review and provide solutions to problems encountered that may result in alteration of the terms of the project itself, and the rewards, or reformulating the dissemination plan.
3)The project must launch a new vídeo.The idea here is to explain what happened in the first campaign and what's different now.
4)Open the budget.It is essential to open the budget sheet for everyone to track the costs of completing the project. And, in case of changes on the financial goal (relative to the first campaign), explain the reasons for the reduction/increase. That is, the project will air only after a joint analysis and transparent budget.
5)To send an e-mail to everyone who backed you the first time is crucial.And, also, it is a way to bring those credits back to your project ... ;)
What do you think of these new features and conditions? Can we solve some of the problems posed above? Should less stringent conditions be adopted? Or tougher? Let us know what you're thinking.
What will be the reward and its value, are a responsibility of the project creator.
Virtually everything except money: products, services and experiences may come in the package. Ideally, they are creative, cause the project owners are perceived as creative people.
You'll have access to your backers e-mail. You should contact them for other types of information.
OThe project owner - and only him/her. Catarse is only a process facilitator.
Yes. This is it: http://blog.catarse.me.
Yes, our profile is @Catarse_.
Yes. You can see it here.
Sure. You can contact our customer service team here.