SF Platform is short for Social Funding Platform because it enables you to run a crowd funded website like a Kickstarter website or like indegogo website where people can post projects and leverage the power of the crowd to fund the project which otherwise might not see the light of day. We have called this software a crowdfunding script platform because we believe that it is just a framework around which you will build and customize a groundbreaking website for freelancer clone or indegogo clone websites with features no one else has thought of.
SF Platform is a social funding (hence the SF) script which allows anyone to post their project or appeal for money and leverages the power of the crowd to get the project cost funded. The software handles every aspect of the project setup, funding and management leaving you free to promote and market your website.
You can set the fee to post a project along with the commissions and fees you will charge for every donation made. Each project will be given a unique page on your site where people can discuss and ask questions and the project creator can add updates and news about the status of the project. READ MORE
To make the system as automatic as possible, SF Platform uses the highly advanced PayPal Adaptive Payments to ensure that projects can be created, funded, commissions charged and money transferred to the project owner without any intervention or approval from the admin - the entire financial aspect of the project is handled automatically.
PayPal Adaptive Payments means that the project owner can pay for and open a project and people can pledge the money they would like to contribute, but the money is only taken when the project reaches the budget required. If the project doesn't reach the budget within 90 days it is closed and no money is taken from the people who pledged. READ MORE
You are free to set the commissions and fees involved for using your SF Platform powered website. There are multiple types of commissions and fees that you can set such as charging a flat fee to add a new project, or charging a percentage commission on the project budget or charging a fee based on the amount that has been pledged.
Alternatively you can add a one time signup fee so only people really interested in adding a project can do so, or even charge a commission on each pledge that is made towards the project. The fees are handled automatically using the PayPal Adaptive Payments system which means you collect the money without any input at all. READ MORE
The Escrow function gives protection to the project owner and to the people pledging money. The escrow ensures that the project only receives the money when the target budget is met. If the project owner accepts the money then it is paid to their PayPal account after the site fees have been deducted. If the project owner declines the payment then everyone gets their money back in to their PayPal account. READ MORE
SF Platform has been designed to allow people to discover and help projects that are happening in their local area in order to foster a local community spirit. Using geo targeting by looking at the IP address of the user, the most appropriate location is automatically displayed to the visitor.
For example if someone from Chicago visits your site, they will see only the projects in the Chicago area. Of course, they can change their location at any time but by seeing local community projects people are more inclined to open their wallets and help out a local person or project. READ MORE
The default script uses English but SF Platform has been designed so that it has multi-lingual support, including support for non-latin characters such as Russian, Greek, Japanese and more.
It doesn't matter where in the world you are located, you can start a local social funding website localized to your language. Translating the script is easy done via the admin area where you translate each snippet of text one by one to ensure that every word on your site is accurately translated.
There are some restrictions with the multi-lingual interface due to database restrictions. Some text such as the event name is stored in the database and only one language version is available. READ MORE