Finding 5 Star Crowdfunding Sites and Services

( July 08, 2012

Finding 5 Star Crowdfunding Sites and Services

Finding 5 Star Crowdfunding Sites and Services

Several crowdfunding websites have recently been ranked superlative across the board by one of the Internet’s premier crowdfunding reviewers. has just issued ratings on, CrowdRise, Leverage PR and .

“These are the best of the best,” said Howard Orloff, president and founder of . “They provide superior service across the board for their customers. They go the extra mile when needed to make sure everything exactly as it should be. If you are involved in crowdfunding, these are the companies you want to do business with.”

GoFundMe – Top crowdfunding site

GoFundMe took the 5 stars for traffic, customer service and usability. GoFundMe’s 5-star across-the-board rating noted the site experiences a heavy traffic load. That can work against some websites because it slows response times. GoFundMe can handle the load, according to Crowdfunding Reviews.


Crowdfunding Reviews also ranked GoFundMe’s community as “best” and customer service at 5 stars.

“GoFundMe is a rising star in the crowdfunding world,” Mr. Orloff said. “They’ve seen what the older companies have done and are working to improve on that. They are learning from others’ experiences. This is definitely a company that knows it has potential and is going to pass that.”

GoFundMe’s community was ranked as the best. Full integration with Facebook and Twitter helped push it up.

“GoFundMe is the company to be right now in crowdfunding,” Mr. Orloff said.


LeveragePR – Top media relations

It doesn’t matter how good your project is if you can’t get the word out. Telling people about it means marketing and PR.

Leverage PR is at the top of the heap in this category. They earned a straight 5-star ranking for value, customer service and effectiveness, which is the major indicator of how good the PR is.

Leverage provides advice on distributing press releases as well. As the Crowdfunding Reviews’ review states, “It does not matter how good of a story you have, if it goes to the
wrong reporter you will not get coverage.”

“Leverage makes big promises and they deliver big too. This is the company to go to if you need help spreading the word,” Mr. Orloff said. “Their pitch evaluation and advice service is dead on. If you let Leverage PR train you, you will come away with the suite of skills you need to be successful.”


EQUITYNET – Top business planning

If you’re trying to get started in the business, where do you turn for advice, help and software? EquityNet takes top honors from Crowdfunding Reviews in this category.

The review states, “Our hunt for such support led us to hundreds of web sites, most of which had merely provided us with a dead end. However, when we reached, we realized that we had stepped on a potential gold mine for business people and investors alike.”

EquityNet took 5 stars across the board for professionalism, ease of use and customer service. Customer service is a major concerns where any software is concerned, being tied with ease of use.

“We like the way EquityNet generates easy to understand reports and the way it analyzes the data,” Mr. Orloff said. “The software is definitely designed for the crowdfunding world. It’s not something that’s taken from another part of the business world and adapted to meet the needs of crowdfunding.”

For the full reviews of these companies and reviews on many more crowdfunding companies and services, please visit .

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