To fund the case you care about, simply press the ‘donate’ button of the case. You can then pick your currency and enter the amount you want to donate.
On each unique case page you will find information about that case and the current legal step we are crowdfunding for. Unfortunately we can’t always get a hold of the detailed legal information and planning because this may harm the chances of winning in court.
The Crowd Versus is a nonprofit organization and will use your money to support the case. We can’t change the fact though, that around 3,5% of your donation is taken by your payment provider. 6,5% is for maintaining this platform supporting your case. Still 90% of your donation will be used to directly fund the costs ‘inside’ court (for instance court fees, research and lawyers) and to the part of the lawsuit that happens ‘outside’ the courtrooms, including (social) media, influencing public opinion and lawmakers.
The costs of the parties you support are nothing if you compare it to what multinationals spend to ensure they can keep on doing what they do (wrong). Our concerned lawyers care and therefore charge reasonable rates, while the rates of law firms hired by multinationals are usually out of any proportion.
Keep-it-all fundraising model
The Crowd Versus uses the keep-it-all fundraising model, which means that in the unfortunate case that the fundraising target is not reached, fundraisers agree to spend the collected donations for the same purpose in alternative ways. If the target overshoots, The Crowd Versus uses the money for the next legal step in the case.
NGOs/nonprofits can make use of the crowdfunding platform at a minimal cost. At the same time they can take advantage of the network, knowledge and financial administration of The Crowd Versus.
If your NGO/nonprofit wants a case to be crowdfunded through The Crowd Versus, it needs to prove its financial credibility by a track record of cost-effective spending on successful projects and represent a professional and transparent financial organization. A detailed cost specification of the fundraising target budget should also be included.
The legal action itself needs to meet the following criteria:
- If successful, creates a major positive impact on social, environmental or economic justice on a local, regional and global level for current or future generations
- Embedded in a lifecycle
- Knowledgeable counsel is retained for this legal action
- Aimed at measurable and time-bound results
- Part of a grass roots movement starting with an individual or small group of individuals – either victims or activists – standing up against a powerful party that is clearly involved in an unjust practice.
Only when your case meets these criteria, can we guarantee the crowd that all donations will be used for their intended purpose. If you have a solid case, please submit your request by following the link below.
For funding your case with The Crowd Versus you only pay what’s necessary. And with necessary we mean:
- Payment costs:
The payment costs of every transaction are on average 3,5%.
- The Crowd Versus costs
There’s a 6,5% fee for covering the costs of The Crowd Versus. This money will be mainly used to create rumour around the case. It also covers the costs of maintaining this platform.
- Affiliate fee
For donations received as a result of the efforts of your NGO/nonprofit, for instance by activating and mobilising your supporters, there’s a 10% payment built-in for the NGO itself.
For donations received as a result of the efforts of The Crowd Versus, that extra 10% fee will be used for the same purposes as you would: support the campaign, give the case a face and cover the costs.
Tracking donations is easy since NGOs/nonprofits receive an affiliate code for every case they start.