We welcome and support projects from a variety of categories from commercial or creative, charitable or philanthropic.
Here are five rules every Rise FundNGO project must follow.
1. Campaigns must deliver a tangible/measurable deliverable.
A Rise FundNGO campaign must be a plan to create or deliver something. At some point the campaign should be able to say: “It’s finished. Here’s what we have achieved, created,built, delivered!
2. Projects must be honest and clearly presented.
Our community is built on trust and communication. Projects can’t mislead people or misrepresent facts, and campaign administrators should be candid about what they plan to accomplish. When a business or project involves manufacturing and distributing something complex, like a gadget, we require projects to show backers a prototype of what they’re making, and we prohibit the use of misleading imagery.
- Prototype demonstration should reflect a product’s current state and should not include any CGI or special effects to demonstrate functionality that does not yet exist. If a project requires software and hardware integration, creators are required to show that functionality and any dependency clearly, or disclose that it has not yet been developed.
- Misleading imagery includes photorealistic renderings and heavily edited or manipulated images or videos that could give backers a false impression of a product’s current stage of development.
3. Projects can’t fundraise for charity.
While nonprofits are welcome to launch campaigns on Rise FundNGO, projects can’t promise to raise funds to donate to a charity or cause. Funds raised on Rise FundNGO must go towards facilitating a project outlined by the campaign coordinator on the project page.
4. Projects can't offer equity.
Investment is not permitted on Rise FundNGO. Projects can’t offer incentives like equity, revenue sharing, or investment opportunities.
5. Projects can't involve prohibited items.We do not allow any of these things.
These rules don’t cover every possible use of Rise FundNGO, but they explain our purpose and perspective.