This is connected to https://gitlab.com/snowdrift/design/issues/110 - specifically drafting the text and deciding on which platforms to compare to on this page, which will link to https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding for people who are interested in that level of detail.
The latest mockup from @mray for which I’m working on text and platforms is this:
I’d welcome feedback on the latest draft, which is:
Platforms to compare to:
Kickstarter, Patreon, Open Collective, Go Fund Me, Ko-Fi, Flattr
Attributes in the table and text below the table explaining them:
Mutual assurance: As a patron you can rest assured that you’re not donating alone. What you donate is linked to others donating as well. With crowdmatching, it’s a direct link: You donate exactly in proportion to how many others donate too.
Ongoing funding: Our focus is on enabling reliable support for ongoing development and maintenance of public goods, rather than one-time campaigns like those enabled by Kickstarter.
For public goods: We enable funding specifically for public goods. This means all projects funded via Snowdrift.coop produce goods that are fully free and open to all, with no catches, no exclusions or limitations, and no features hidden behind paywalls.
No fees: We want 100% of patrons’ donations to benefit the projects patrons want to support. We encourage all patrons to consider supporting Snowdrift.coop, but we don’t require projects to give us any cut of the donations they receive. (Payment processor fees do not go to Snowdrift.coop.)
Non-profit: We exist only to serve our mission, not to make profits for investors.
Co-op: We run the platform and make all our decisions democratically. Anyone can become a co-op member by becoming a patron of the Snowdrift project.
Of course, there are many other crowdfunding platforms out there, including some notable ones like Goteo, CrowdSupply, BountySource, and Liberapay. See our [thorough report] (https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/market-research/other-crowdfunding)which reviews nearly all of them.