Television personality and businessman Donald J. Trump and Learning Annex founder Bill Zanker have launched a startup FundAnything.com focused on crowdsourced funding. The crowd funding platform helps to raise financial support for any cause.
FundAnything is a fast, easy way to raise money online. Individuals or groups can create campaigns that highlight their personal stories or causes and explain in detail what they are trying to achieve by raising money. The possibilities are limitless. The crowdfunding platform helps to raise money for a business idea, tuition, medical emergency, volunteer project, celebration whatever matters to you the most. There is also no limit on the amount of money you can raise.
The online fundraising service allows participants to share their story or explain their cause before tapping into their social network to quickly and securely reach their goals. FundAnything charges 9% of money raised for campaigns that do not meet pre-stated goals, and 5% for those that fully fund their campaigns.
Users who want to raise money for their projects can create a FundAnyting campaign for free and decide on how much money needs to be raised and how it will be spent. The crowdfunding platform will help to get the word out to all of your Facebook friends, Twitter followers and email contacts in a matter of seconds and get you off with project. Anyone can start raising money on FundAnything in about 15 minutes. No technical or programming skills of any kind are required.
All contributions received on the crowdfunding platform will be deposited directly into your account and all the money is yours to keep and no repayment is ever required. The platform also helps to follow up with everyone who supported the campaign.
A spokeswoman for FundAnything said Mr. Trump “will be contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of his involvement with FundAnything, and tweeting out to his 2.2 million followers weekly.”