fundstak Project Guidelines

Every project must have a clear end or completion

Social projects are for social causes or financial help appeals. Each social project should address a real need for society. A disaster relief campaign, an animal shelter project, a community education center are all examples of causes that would require support from backers. In case the social project is a financial help appeal then these appeals must be clear on what they are required for. An example would be medical expenses, school fees, funds for marriage, etc. A financial help appeal has to be compelling with enough reason for backers to understand that it is of vital importance and that you cannot afford it on your own.
A creative project must have a clear end. An example would be, making an album or a film, designing a new video game, writing/directing a play, etc. A project should eventually be completed, and something is produced as a result.

For projects that involve hardware and product design:

Please, show your work
You must be clear about their state of development, and cannot be presented as preorders of finished products. Projects must show details (photos, videos, sketches) of their progress so far, along with a prototype demonstrating the product’s current functionality. Projects must explain how the final design is likely to differ from the prototype, and include a production plan (i.e., how you’re going to make it) and an estimated timeline.
No product simulations or photorealistic renderings
Technical drawings, CAD designs, sketches, and other parts of the design process are awesome and encouraged. Photorealistic renderings and simulations that could be mistaken for finished products or real events, however, are not allowed.
Who can submit at fundstak?
Projects, causes and appeals can be submitted by individuals, businesses, non-profits and other organizations from anywhere in the world. In order to determine the authenticity of the creator of a creative project, fundstak has set some criteria’s, which include:

  • For individuals, you must be 18 years or older. For individuals below the age of 18, they must be submitted by a guardian.
  • All individuals submitting projects must have valid national ID cards, along with a bank account and credit/debit cards from their respective countries.
  • All businesses, non-profits and other organizations submitting creative projects must be registered entities in their respective countries, and should be able to provide valid registration/incorporation certificates. These organizations must also possess a bank account.

What is not allowed on the fundstak?

  • fundstak cannot be used to sell equity or solicit loans.
  • fundstak projects cannot resell items or offer rewards not produced by the project or its creator.
  • fundstak cannot promise to donate a portion of funds raised or future revenue to a cause.
  • fundstak cannot be used to fund software projects not run by the developers themselves.
  • fundstak cannot be used to buy real estate.
  • fundstak cannot offer alcohol as a reward.
  • fundstak cannot be used for self-help material (books, videos, etc). This includes projects that offer (or produce materials that offer) business, emotional, financial, health, medical, sex/seduction, or other self-help advice.
  • fundstak cannot be used to fund offensive material (hate speech, etc.), pornographic material; or projects endorsing or opposing a political candidate.
  • fundstak cannot be used for funding projects involving tobacco, drugs, and drug paraphernalia, energy food and drinks, or nutritional supplements.
  • fundstak cannot be used to raise funds for contests, raffles, coupons, or lifetime memberships.
  • fundstak cannot be used to raise funds for firearms, weapons, knives, weapon accessories, and replicas of weapons.
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