What is IgnitionDeck?
IgnitionDeck serves people who are starting up crowdfunding businesses.
Here are a few examples of the types of people we serve…
- Influencers who want to offer a branded platform that their followers can use to raise funds,
- Businesses that want to evaluate initiatives with crowd traction,
- Community leaders who need innovative ways to get funds to their people, and
- Entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on the gaps left by giant platforms
Sometimes these people are pursuing new opportunities like equity crowdfunding or real estate crowdfunding, and sometimes they’re doing it for the arts, healthcare expenses, poverty alleviation, saving animals, and countless other worthy causes and opportunities.
What these people all have in common is that they want to have control over their platform.
They want control over their brand, their data, their fees, their payment methods, and their treasuries.
They want to freely manipulate their product anytime they want, without being trapped by the boundaries imposed on them by a hosted product that a vendor manages with its own priorities.
But they also need it to be affordable. Building and maintaining an entire crowdfunding platform sounds like an expensive challenge, especially for people who aren’t developers with experience launching and operating complex online companies.
In other words, they want to have their cake and eat it too. That’s where we come in.
Three critical ingredients in the IgnitionDeck recipe.
First, we provide open-source software that provides a fully functional crowdfunding platform in a day. “Open source” means that each of our customers owns the code for their platform, and they can do whatever they want with it. They host it on their servers; they own the data; they own the code. Forever.
Second, we can set it up for you. We call it our “Valet Service” because you hand over the keys to your hosting environment for a day, then we take care of everything for you and give your keys back. We’ve done it hundreds of times so it’s a smooth, simple process that anyone, with any level of technical expertise, can follow to get started very quickly.
Finally, we can customize it for you. If your vision doesn’t match the IgnitionDeck platform’s out-of-the-box features, we’ll happily make whatever modifications you need. It’s open-source so any competent developer can do this for you, but if you’d like to work with us to get high-quality customizations done quickly we’re built for that too.
We use WordPress as the binder for these IgnitionDeck ingredients.
WordPress includes a ton of foundational functionality out of the box, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Everything from table-stakes features like user account management and custom themes to advanced functionality like content management and a customizable database. It’ll get you started instantly in an open-source environment that you control 100%.
Once your crowdfunding platform is up, you can leverage WordPress’s gigantic plugin ecosystem to create any functionality you can imagine for the rest of your website. The right configuration of plugins can make your site indistinguishable from juggernaut crowdfunding platforms if you desire.
And maybe most importantly, WordPress has an enormous talent pool of agencies, freelancers, contractors, hosting providers, developers, and web designers in every price range and specialty. It’s a vibrant and thriving economy full of people that can make your crowdfunding platform a world-class product.
Getting started on your crowdfunding business couldn’t be easier.
You can learn about the different editions of the IgnitionDeck software from our website to choose which version is right for you. If you’re already comfortable with WordPress and plan to configure everything yourself, you can get started immediately with our free plugin and then follow our Getting Started guide.
If you want some help, please write us an email or book a sales call, and we’d be happy to work through it together.