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Green Idea Crowdfunding Resource

Published 05/03/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

GreenUnite is a crowdfunding application designed specifically for eco-friendly ideas. Users can submit their green idea and begin building a profile for it. Users can browse the website for existing projects to support as well. Each project is listed with videos, text content, updates and prizes. The user receives the listed prize based on the amount of money they donated to the idea. The more money donated, the better the prizes generally are. The project creator can choose prizes as well as minimum donation amounts. A button is available on each idea page so that potential donators can get in touch with the idea creator to ask questions, provide suggestions or learn more about the idea.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

GreenUnite was created by Crowdnetic and Good World Creations LLC. The application was designed to be very similar to other crowdfunding tools, but with a focus on eco-friendly ideas. The application has received attention from crowdfunding and startup websites however it hasn’t earned significant popularity as of yet. Projects are featured on the homepage, but many appear to be very short of their goals so far.

What are the differences to other apps?

Crowdfunding has become a popular way to get unique projects off the ground. GreenUnite is much the same. The application offers a system that is almost identical to Kickstarter and other similar applications. The main difference is GreenUnite’s focus on eco-friendly ideas. Users who are concerned about the Earth’s welfare can visit the site and browse a collection of green-only ideas that they may want to financially support with a small donation.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

GreenUnite welcomes users with soft hues and an easy going design. The website keeps all project details contained in an orderly fashion. Anyone who is familiar with Kickstarter will have no problem navigating idea pages on GreenUnite. Others may need to spend a few minutes to learn how the site works, but can begin browsing ideas in no time thanks to the user friendly layout.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the GreenUnite community by clicking the orange “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the following page asks the user for a nickname, email address and password. A blue “Sign in with Facebook” button is available to the far right for users who prefer to sign up with a social networking account. Those who complete the form to the left are automatically signed in after successfully submitting their information.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can join the GreenUnite community for free. There are no fees to maintain account access and the user is not required to make donations. Users can also post their ideas for free. GreenUnite charges a 9% fee for all received contributions. Project ideas that originate outside of the Unite States are charged a one-time $35 wire fee plus all applicable currency exchange fees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

GreenUnite can help anyone with a green idea. Users can post their ideas and reach out to an audience of eco-friendly individuals. The application also gives users who are concerned about the Earth a place to support the ideas of others. The application is easy to learn and provides a unique opportunity for anyone who has a good eco-friendly idea but no way to get it funded.

  • Users can share their green ideas with an Earth-minded audience
  • Potential contributors can look for ideas they like
  • Users can earn prizes by backing ideas that succeed
  • Anyone with an eco-friendly idea can add it
  • Comments let users discuss each idea

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