Overview 2 Introduction 2 Key Features 2 Who can use a crowdfunding site? 3 How does GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 work ? 3 Installation Guide 6 Server Requirements 6 Installation Procedure 6 Database Creation 6 User Creation 7 Access Privileges Management 8 Email Account Creation 8 Front-end Features 10 Online Support and Ticketing System 11 Overview Introduction NEW"GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 is an innovative script that allows you to launch a fundrising, a microfinance, a charity, or a crowdfunding site virtually in minutes allowing you to launch sites like gofundme.com or justgiving.com, pledgemusic.com, justgiving.com, kickstarter.com or workai.com. Born from Guruscript.com experience, Guru crowdfunding is 100% written in PHP. Once installed, you can customize this script as you want as 100% of the code is open source. Periodically people need to collect money. And whether it's for a birthday or wedding present, for a group purchase, for a charity, and so on, you can launch a site that helps them to easily raise the money they need through the Internet. You can gain a % on each. Key Features GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 is a new powerful, scalable and fully-featured application that lets you create a crowdfunding site. Some of the key features are as follows: Periodically people need to collect money. And whether it's for a birthday or wedding present, for a group purchase, for a charity, and so on, Guru Crowdfunding helps them to easily raise the money they need through the Internet. The first step for a customer is to start a own Crowdfunding page, the web page that manages the money collection. He set how much money he need to raise (target amount, e.g. $500), by when (e.g. in 30 days), and why (e.g. “Mike and Maria’s Wedding”).Once a Crowdfunding page is published, it shows some information about the Crowdfunding project, and how much money collected so far in real time. The Contributors He can share the Crowdfunding URL address with his friends and anyone else who might contribute. They will visit the page, and will have the option to directly send him the money. Everyone that sends him some amount of money is called a Contributor. While people send money, the Crowdfunding page shows how much has been raised so far and how much time is left to receive and contribute. A graph shows the percentage of the collection, and the distance to the target amount. When the Guru Crowdfunding duration (30 days in the example above) has elapsed, money collection ends. The page remains online, but the Send Money button is disabled. This feature encourages people to send the money as soon as possible. Everyone can choose how much to send to the Guru Crowdfundingist or the Guru Crowdfundingist can set appointed amounts as well, for instance: $10, $25, or $50. Every user can monitor the progress of his Crowdfundings and watch his earnings from the My Crowdfundings page. Money Transfer The money transaction is done through PayPal, which allows secure payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. PayPal is required to receive money, so every user needs a PayPal account. However, PayPal is not required to send money: a Contributor just needs a credit card or other valid type of PayPal payment. You can integrate every kind of payment gateway you want if you wish. Every money contribution is sent immediately and directly to owner of the crowdfunding page’s PayPal account! The money transaction is between the owner of the crowdfunding page and the Contributor. Guru Crowdfunding.com just make things simpler, and doesn’t charge you any fee. Admin get a fee on each transaction that can be set from Admin Panelin a % of each transaction . Every contribution is a donation, and usually there is no return for the contributor. Of course, the owner of the crowdfunding page can decide to give contributors a benefit or reward (in this case it would be stated on the Crowdfunding Page). Who can use a crowdfunding site? Everyone who needs to raise money for a group purchase, charity, a personal project, a birthday or wedding present, and so on. How does GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 work ? 1. A customer can create a Crowdfunding page for free and set the target amount he need to raise. 2. Send the URL of the Guru Crowdfunding Page to the people who want to collect money from. 3. People go to his Guru Crowdfunding Page and send his the money with their credit card. Is Guru Crowdfunding an investment mechanism? No. All money transfers are donations and there is no return for contributors. Is it secure? The Crowdfunding payment process is completely secure. The money transfers and all sensible operations are managed by the secure and popular PayPal service. Do you save my credit card information? PayPal processes all of the transactions on Guru Crowdfunding. No one sees your credit card information besides PayPal, not even us. What fees do Guru Crowdfunding charge? People send money directly on your PayPal account. PayPal may charge you some processing fees.Admin can set a % from the Admin panel on each transaction. Sending Money Do I have to register with Guru Crowdfunding to send money? No, you don’t need to register with Guru Crowdfunding to send a contribution. How much can I send? It depends on the Crowdfunding. Some Crowdfundings allow free contributions, so you can send any amount you want. Some Crowdfundings allow only set amounts of money transfers; for example: $10, $25, or $50. Which payment methods do script accept? You send money through PayPal, so usually through your credit card. However, you can use any payment method accepted by PayPal.In any case you can integrate the script with every kind of payment gateway you want. Do I have to be a PayPal customer to send money? No, you just need a credit card. If I make a contribution, when will my money be withdrawn? When you make a contribution, your credit card or PayPal account is charged immediately. Receiving Money How much can a customer can raise? Each Guru Crowdfunding can raise up to $1,000,000. Can I change the target amount of a Crowdfunding once it has started? Yes, you can change it by the My Crowdfundings page. Is there a maximum number of contributors allowed for a Crowdfunding? There is no maximum number of contributors allowed for a Crowdfunding. What’s the difference between a Public and Private Crowdfunding? By default, a Crowdfunding Page is "private", meaning it is not visible to search engines. This is done via the HTML Meta robots attribute. Only people who know the URL address can navigate to the Crowdfunding Page. This protects your privacy. It is entirely up to you to spread the word and share the URL with your friends. When you create a Crowdfunding, you can also choose to set it as "public": in this case Google and other search engines will index the page and it may show up in their results. Choosing this option will attract even more people and potential contributors. How can a Public Crowdfunding succeed? When you create a Public Crowdfunding, you have to spread the word over the Internet and convince people to donate. Here are some tips: Insert an accurate description. Describe who you are and why people should trust you. Insert a link to your website, so that people can check it out. Insert a custom image. Invite your Facebook friends to contribute: you find the command in the My Crowdfundings page. • Link your Crowdfunding page from your website or write a post about it on your blog; prove the Crowdfunding is really yours. You find some ready-to- use badges for your website on the Guru Crowdfunding Page. • Share the Guru Crowdfunding URL on Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. Spread the word among your friends, and invite them to do the same. • A Crowdfundings have duration. How long can a Crowdfunding last? • The set duration of a Crowdfunding page is an incentive to people to contribute immediately. A Crowdfunding can last up to 1 year. The time limit is set by the Crowdfunding creator when a Crowdfunding is started. Once the Crowdfunding is expired, people can’t send you any more money through the Crowdfunding Page. What if a Crowdfunding reaches its target amount before time expires? If a Crowdfunding reaches its target amount before its time expires, Crowdfunding will continue to accept contributions until the full time period expires. What if a Crowdfunding don’t collect its target amount in time? The Crowdfunding page remains online, but stops accepting contributions. Of course, the money you raised is still yours! You can use the partial raised amount for your need. And you can start again the Crowdfunding to try to collect more money. How can I see the list and details of contributors? Since all money transfer are managed by PayPal, you can view the list and details of donations from the PayPal site. What kind of projects are acceptable? PayPal processes all contributions on Crowdfunding, so projects must fall under the PayPal Legal Agreement. Can I leave Crowdfunding at any time? Yes, you can. From My Account, choose Delete Account. PayPal and Money Transfer What is PayPal and how does it work with Crowdfunding? PayPal is a popular service that allows online transactions to occur instantly and securely. With PayPal, individuals and businesses can send and receive payments via the Internet. Guru Crowdfunding has integrated its functionality with PayPal's popular service to provide the most efficient and effective means to collect money. For more information on PayPal and to sign up, please click here. Do I have to be a PayPal customer to Guru Crowdfunding? You do not need to be a PayPal customer in order to send money. However, the only way to receive money is through PayPal. Therefore, Crowdfunding creators must have PayPal accounts. What type of PayPal Account (Personal, Premier, or Business) I need? Guru Crowdfunding works with any type of PayPal account. You may need to use a Premier or Business account to overcome some limitations of Personal Accounts. Installation Guide Server Requirements NEW GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 is a script based on Linux/PHP/MySQL. The minimum server requirements are: • PHP 5.2.0 (or Higher) • Linux Server • MySQL 4.2 (or Higher) • IonCube Loaders • GD Library (free) • Mod_rewrite function. Please contact your host directly if you are unsure if your server supports any of these. Installation Procedure To install the NEW GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 script, perform the following steps: 1. Create a new mysql user and database 2. Extract the archive in your public_html folder 3. Change permissions to 777 for folders uploads, captcha, admin/uploads 4. Open up http://yourdomain/install/ in your browser and follow the steps for installation 5. For admin access open up http://yourdomain/admin/loginadmin.php with username admin and password you have provided. Database Creation The NEW GURU FUNDRISING CROWDFUNDING SCRIPT 2.0 script requires that a MySQL database be created so that data can be stored for use with the script itself. This section explains the procedure to create the database. It is assumed that you already have a web host and access to hosting administration like cPanel, Plesk, etc. We will be using cPanel for the purposes of this lesson as it is commonly installed on Linux servers. To create a database, perform the following steps: 1. Log into cPanel as the user for the domain that your script will be hosted with. This is accomplished by going to http://domain.com/cpanel and replacing domain.com with your domain name. Then, enter your hosting username and password given to you by your hosting company. 2. Once you are logged in scroll down the page to Databases and click the MYSQL Database Wizard icon. This is where we create the actual database. Enter your database name in the “New Database:” field. 3. If you plan on having more than one database the name should be descriptive to help keep everything organized. For example, for a database used for ecommerce you might name it ecomm. CPanel will add a prefix of your main hosting username and password so your final database name may end up looking like this: username_ecomm. User Creation After successfully creating the database, you need to add a user who can access and modify the database. To create a user and add the user to the database, perform the following steps: 1. Enter the username you wish to use for the database 2. Enter a password or generate a password with the Generate Password function. 3. Click the Create User button. 4. In the Add User To Database section, select the user from the User drop- down list 5. In the Add User To Database section, select the database name from the Database drop-down list 6. Click the Add button. The user is added to the selected database. Access Privileges Management After adding the user to the database, you can give the access privileges to the user so that the user can actually work with the database. To give the access privileges to the user, perform the following steps: 1. Select the ALL PRIVELEGES check box or appropriate check boxes according to the requirement. 2. Click the Make Changes button to finish. Email Account Creation You can create email account associated with your domain. To create the email account, perform the following steps: 1. Click Email Accounts wizard icon in the cPanel home page. An Email Accounts page is displayed. 2. Enter a password or generate a password with the Generate Password function. 3. In the Mailbox Quota section, enter the appropriate disk space in the option text box or select the Unlimited option 4. Click the Create Account button to finish. Front-end Features This script has simple and power front-end user interface. Some of the images of the front-interface of the script are shown below. 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