jGive is a powerful “crowd funding” extension that enables your members to create fund-raising projects; accept donations or Investments; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress.
Whether your members need to raise money for personal projects, causes, charities, business ventures, medical bills, musical endeavors, school events or non-profit fundraisers, our jGive extension makes it possible to do it with ease. Whats more if you have a Social Networking extension like JomSocial/Community Builder or EasySocial, they can even transform their profile page into a mini-fundraising site - just like microgiving.com.
Crowd funding (sometimes called ‘crowd financing’, ‘crowd sourced capital’ or ‘micro-patronage’) is a popular new way for artists, bloggers, musicians, software developers, and activists to support themselves and their projects through online ‘crowd’ donations. Your community members will LOVE being able to harness the power of the crowd to fund their projects—and you’ll love the boost in traffic, page-views and exposure your website will get when your members invite investors, family members, friends and fans alike over to your website to make donations.
No matter what kind of community or site you host, jGive is an app that your members will absolutely love and use in different ways. If you host a musician’s community, for example, your members could seek donations from fans to help fund the recording of their next CD. An entrepreneur could seek start-up capital from investors to build their latest invention. An open source software developer could seek donations to support the development of his free software. A boy scout’s troop could seek donations for a fundraising project. A blogger could request donations to help her pay her hosting fees. The possibilities are endless.
jGive is built using the Joomla MVC Framework which means you can easily extend & override what you want. Plus we have a very strong plugin API with lots of triggers allowing you to easily extend & integrate jGive as per your needs.