Fundition.io—Simplifying Fundraising Activities On Steemit!

in charity •  5 months ago

It seems like sky is the limit when it comes to the number of things one can do with the Steem blockchain. Now, Fundition.io hopes to streamline these activities as a fundraising platform on the Steem blockchain. Think of it as Kickstarter powered by Steem.

Many in the past including myself have raised funds for charitable causes through out posts on Steemit and this new platform might just make things easier for all.

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I came across the project over a week ago when I saw @surfermarly's blog where she is undertaking fundraising watersports activity for kids on Isle of Lanzarote using @fundition.

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At the time I also came across the crypto renaissance from the amazing guys over at @sndbox. My mom and I went ahead and donated to both the projects.

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Let's simplify

Over the past year I've made a few donations in my community and Fundition makes it easier to list your fundraiser. They do some checks before they allow you to run a fundraising activity and I think their protocols are fair and verification requests reasonable.

You can learn more about their project here They have explained everything in detail so I won't go over some specifics of this project. Instead I will share my experience using it.

The user interface is beautiful and for the most part everything looks and works like a charm. I really like the design and colours which give off a very positive vibe and everything looks clean. The backer page looks great too!

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It's a well thought out project and has a great potential to bring positive PR not only this project, but to Steem blockchain and Steemit.com. This is project that needs to be highlighted and everyone must use and recommend this. If our ecosystem has to grow we need to dapps that deal with social causes and this is a beautiful way to do it.

They have a media kit page which makes it easy to promote and market this platform in your circles.

I think it would be great to distribute some Fundition stickers at SteemFest 3 and similar blockchain industry events.

Area for Improvement?

From my first impressions of using it.

Couple of areas it could improve is in the payment sections where you have the option to select the amount you want to donate. The input amount takes some adjusting to match the SBD value you needed.

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For example, the @sndbox project needed $10 donation but you can't select 10 SBD and hence have to work with the usd value and try to match which throws off the final number in SBD.

Many users might want to donate an exact amount and it might put them off if they don't have the amount requested by the interface.

The other issue was while my mother was logging in it wouldn't log in until she added a profile picture. Steem Connect wouldn't log her in. Once that was rectified on our end then there were no further issues.

I was was this message prior to payment confirmation: "This information is only for the Founder, and is encrypted in the blockchain."

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When I read this info I didn't feel like entering my info. Nickname here relates to your username on steemit ofcourse. If you ignore this field, your donation is marked as anonymous on the backer section of the project you are donating to.

So if you'd like to see your name then you might want to fill in your nickname, but you can leave the email field blank.

Try it now!

I highly encourage everyone reading my blog to visit this platform and try it out. You can always support a project with your upvotes as much as a direct donation via STEEM/SBD or credit card. Support for latter will be added soon.


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Beautiful when a person makes donations from his account
A great article and a very wonderful publication, my dear friend

A kind and a generous people are blessed!

wow I think they have a big project in their hands

I beginning to love the STEEM blockchain more. It seems the sky is the limit when it comes to what could be done on it. This is a very important and simplified project and I'm optimistic that this would help a lot of people out there. Amazing post @firepower. More power to your elbow 👍and Happy Independence 🎊

The $ amount below the person in Backer's page is the amount of donation made by that person.

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Amount below backer's pic/avatar is the amount donated in USD. I think it's a combination of donation + upvote (both are considered as a way to back a project).

Excelente iniciativa, de verdad que es bueno conseguir gente generosa, de buen corazón y dispuestos a ayudar. Felicidades.

Again...
THANK YOU!

generous peoples are always blessed one way or the other.

Hello,
We are really glad to see that you liked Fundition and managed both you and your mom to make some donations :)

About the STEEM/SBD converter, we noticed that Founders calculate their rewards and goals in USD (or their own currency), so giving a fix value of STEEM or SBD will allways lead to a number with decimal, while when you donate with USD you are sure that you gave the exact amount for a specific reward. In fact some weeks ago, it was working as you suggested but people was really confused about it. If we have more feedback in this way we can see how to implement them both without complicating too much the UI/UX.

For the issue about the picture, we will investigate it and fix it asap.

For the email, we are now using this way to give to Founders the mail adresses of their Backers, but we have some idea to improve the system and that will be done with a big update on the social aspect of Fundition. We wont say too much about it but basically we will have more way to interact between Founders, Backers and Supporters. Because we are not only a crowdfunding platform, but also the biggest crowdfunding community over the world.

We also think in total modesty that the project is still underestimated by many Steemians but we are sure that we will convince them with the time and with our work :)
Thanks for this great post and your feedback about the platform @firepower.

Best regards,

Fundition Team

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Thank you for the detailed reply team! :) I think you guys are off to a good start. Keep up the good work!