When comparing Rally.org vs Kickstarter , the Slant community recommends Kickstarter for most people. In the question“What are the best ways to fund development of an independent game?” Kickstarter is ranked 1st while Rally.org is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Kickstarter is:
Knowing that there is enough funding will allow long-term budget planning. Knowing that there's *not* funding allows users to move on.
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Pro Doesn't require a goal
No goal needs to be set to start fundraising.
Pro Processes payments directly
Rally has a in-house proprietary payments system. There's no middleman such as PayPal or Amazon needed to transfer money.
Pro Donation links can be embedded in videos and imagers
Rally.org includes a feature called covers that allows donation links to be embedded in videos and images.
Pro Can be used for ongoing fundraising
Both one-time and ongoing fundraising initiatives are supported by the platform.
Pro All-or-nothing model allows commitment with certainty
Knowing that there is enough funding will allow long-term budget planning. Knowing that there's not funding allows users to move on.
Pro Helps to promote projects
Potential pledgers are encouraged to browse Kickstarter much like Pinterest. While most of the funds will be generated by personal effort, Kickstarted certainly offers a good boost for those who need it.
Pro Popular site
Kickstarter is one of the most well known crowdfunding site. Over $1.2 billion has been pledged so far, with 10 million monthly visitors to the site.
Con No real gaming community is available
The site's community is mostly interested in organizing fundraising around various social, economical and political causes.
Con 5% fee is applied to successful funding
Any successful crowdfunding operation run on Kickstarter will have a 5% fee. The payment processor will take an additional 3-5%.