FAQ

Jewcer Fundamentals

The Jewcer Community Guidelines

Ten Tips to get Jewced!

Campaign Guidelines 

     Creating a Jewcer Campaign
     Choosing a Campaign Model
     Managing Your Innovative Campaign
     Articles to Get You Jewcing
     Pledging, Donations, and Payments
     Accountability 
     Rewards
     Fees
     Campaign Media
     
Campaign Updates

Pledging & Donating to a Jewcer Campaign

Jewcer & Jewish Organizations     

     Get your Organization a Jewcer Donation Page!
     Get your Organization’s website its very own Crowdfunding Donation Page!

How do I work with Jewcer?

     Media Inquiries
     Affiliate Program   

Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy

                                                                                                       

The Jewcer Community Guidelines 

Jewcer is a friendly place, we expect respectful interactions within the community. Please follow the rules below.

Community-Building

Jewcer believes that a connected global Jewish & Israeli community can strengthen 21st century innovations. We hope that you will use this platform to connect with the community.

Unacceptable Activity

Content and postings which include message of hate, racism, obscenity or other objectionable content will be removed and the user will be suspended. If you encounter objectionable content on Jewcer, please report it immediately to report@Jewcer.com.

If you don't like a campaign, don't fund it and start your own.

Actions that violate these rules or our Terms & Conditions may lead to an account suspension or deletion.

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Campaign Guidelines

Jewcer is a platform that allows campaign managers (innovators) to finance their ideas through small pledges collected from many funders (jewcers). Campaigns can come from any field — cultural or technological, secular or spiritual, a small business, tikkun olam, specific cause, a personal campaign or an advocacy campaign — as long as a positive link to our community is created. Your network of jewcers and friends can track the impact of their small donations and follow the progress of the campaign they helped spark. By promoting your campaign through Jewcer, you can meet your goal and get JEWCED!  

The information provided here is designed to guide you through creating a successful Jewcer campaign and layout the “do’s and don’ts” on the Jewcer platform. Any campaign that violates these guidelines can be subject to removal. The Jewcer also reserves the right to remove, reject or modify a campaign at our own discretion.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

Creating a Jewcer Campaign 

Campaigns. Campaigns can and should come from any field: cultural or technological, secular or spiritual, a small business, a personal campaign or an advocacy campaign. It can also be a campaign dedicated to collecting donations for a specific cause. Your campaign can come from anywhere your creative mind takes you. But, don’t forget, campaigns must have clearly defined goals, expectations and demonstrate a link with the Jewish community and/or Israel. Need inspiration? Check out our featured campaigns.

Jewish Jewcer. Jewcer seeks to decrease the six-degrees of separation to one degree by linking Jews around the world and in Israel through YOUR ideas. Be a part of the global community by starting you campaign! Plus your parents will stop their nagging...On Jewcer, you already have a built-in network with shared heritage, values and traditions. Creating a Jewcer campaign is an investment in the future of our global community.

Incentives. Incentives. Incentives. Grant rewards through creative thinking and community building. Money and financial returns cannot be used as incentives but rewards can range from copies of the work, credit, community engagement and more. Campaigns that are the most successful through crowdfunding reward their funders with tangible products that are created because of the financing they receive.

No Personal Funding. You cannot finance your personal needs through Jewcer. Examples of this include campaigns to pay for bills or tuition, take a vacation, or purchase products such as a new computer.

Terms, Conditions & Privacy Policy. Don’t forget to read our full set of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. In short, everything is kosher on our website and we won’t ever ever ever sell or give out your information (unless you do something illegal, but we know you won’t).

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Choosing a Campaign Model

A project on Jewcer has two avenues to meeting its monetary goal on Jewcer, all-or-nothing and donation. Each model has it's pros and cons and the Jewcer Team will work with each project innovator on an individual basis to make sure the best model is selected. 

All-or-Nothing Model

The all-or-nothing model is the best model to choose if you have a specific monetary goal that you must meet in a short period of time. If a project does not meet the project funding goal by the set deadline, it will not get funded. It's a great model because of a few reasons! It adds excitement to the process, getting people to push harder to help their friend or an amazing project meet it's goal. It also reduces risks for all parties involved (project innovator and funders). How? It helps to insure that the project will be able to be completed by the project innovator and the funders (jewcers) will receive their chosen rewards.

Donation Model

The donation model is best for organizations who have credibility in the Jewish world because of their established track record for providing contributions in a variety of ways to the global Jewish community and Israel. It is also good for projects that do not need to meet a specific monetary goal in a set period of time but can take ongoing contributions to keep a project running or to get a program started. And of course, it's an amazing way to raise money for Tikkun Olam.

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Managing Your Innovative Campaign

Can a campaign raise more money than it's chosen funding goal (overfunding)? Yes.

Is there a maximum for how much a campaign can raise? No.

What happens if a campaign reaches its funding goal before time expires? 
Campaigns continue to accept pledges until the funding deadline. You cannot end a campaign early.

My campaign does not have an end date. Can it continue indefinitely? Yes.

How does a campaign get featured? 
The decision to feature a campaign on Jewcer is an editorial decision made by the Jewcer Team. We pay close attention to innovative campaigns that use the platform creatively, have compelling videos and rewards, and demonstrate a clear link to the Jewish community and/or Israel.

My campaign is a team effort. Can all the members be listed as the project innovators? 
Each campaign is linked to only one Jewcer account, but you can list your team members in your bio or on the campaign page. 

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Articles to Get You Jewcing 

Crowdfunding

  • "Crowdfunding 101: Ten Things You MUST Do", N. Nelson & L. McNelly, Crowdsourcing.orgJuly 24, 2012. 
  • "Successful Kickstarter Campaigns”, G. Gibbons, May 11, 2001.
  • "10 Must-Read Tips Before Running Your Own Crowdfunding Campaign", No Film School, August 19, 2011.
  • "11 Tips for Crowdfunding: How to Raise Money From Strangers”, R. Brooks, Social Media Examiner, September 14, 2011.
  • "5 Kickstarter Champs Share Secrets of their Success", C. Erickson, Mashable, June 10, 2012. 
  • "The Reality is that Crowdfunding Campaigns are Won with Sweat", Daily Crowd Source, June 27, 2012. 
  • Social Media

  • "Facebook Pages Shouldn't Post More Than 1x Every 3 Hours", J. Constine, January 17, 2012. 
  • "The Beginner's Guide to Twitter", B. Smith, June 5, 2012. 

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    Pledging, Donations, and Payments 

    Do I have to have a WePay account if I would like post a campaign on Jewcer?
    Yes. Project innovators (managers) must have a WePay account to receive funds. It's easy, quick and free to open an account , and you can do so here: https://www.wepay.com/. If you do not open an account before you submit your campaign to the Jewcer Team, your will receive a reminder email to open a WePay account. Jewcer will not be able to approve your campaign before you have obtained your account. If you are running several campaigns simultaneously, you can set up individual WePay accounts for each one. For complete rules and regulations please check with WePay.com.

    Will my campaign be approved to get jewcing if I do not set up a WePay account?
    No. You campaign will not become live on Jewcer until you set up and link your WePay account to your Jewcer campaign.

    How do I create a WePay account?
    1. Log in to Jewcer.com using the same account used to start your campaign.

    2. Go to your "Profile Settings".

    3. Click on the "WePay Connection" tab.

    4. Click on the "Authorize WePay" button.

    5. You will be directed to a WePay page where you will have two options:

        • If you have used WePay before and have an account, choose "Yes, Log in" and enter your WePay
          account-affiliated email address and password. Then click "Grant Access".

        • If you have not used WePay before and do not have an account, choose "No, register now" and enter your first        
          name, last name, email and password. Then click "Grant Access".

    6. You will then be redirected back to Jewcer.com.

    7. Please double check that you received a confirmation email from WePay and to follow the email's directions to confirm your account.

    I am not a U.S. resident. Can I run a campaign on Jewcer?
    To be a project innovator on Jewcer you must obtain a WePay account which must be linked to a U.S. bank account. If you do not have a valid U.S. bank account that can be used to receive funds legally, we recommend that you explore the option of using fiscal sponsorship.

    The campaign I want to post is run by/sponsored by an organization. Can I? How does it work?
    Yes! Any organization (with a U.S. bank account) is welcome to post a campaign on Jewcer. To speak with the Jewcer Team about your campaign, contact organizations@jewcer.com. To learn more, you can also visit our Organizations page.

    What happens if I do not set up a valid U.S. bank account with WePay before my funding deadline?
    If you do not set up a valid U.S. bank account and link it to your campaign's WePay Account before your funding deadline, you may not be able to receive funds. It is the campaign innovator's sole responsibility to set up this account with WePay. Jewcer is not responsible for collect funds for the campaign innovator and Jewcer is not responsible once pledges are charged by WePay. 

    I am running a few campaigns for different organizations, how does pledging and funding work?
    You are welcome to run multiple campaigns but make sure that for each organization you use a separate bank account. You must do this for accounting and tax purposes.

    I pledged to my own campaign from a different WePay account, and now my WePay account is canceled. What happened?
    CAUTION!!! Do not try to fund your own campaign!!! Credit card regulations prevent project innovators from funding his/her own campaign. Any pledge made by a project innovator to his/her campaign may cause WePay to cancel their WePay account, making it impossible to receive or withdraw funds.

    While WePay prevents campaign innovators from backing their own campaigns from the same WePay account, WePay can also detect if the campaign innovator uses a new WePay account to make the pledge. WePay looks for the credit card information as well as other primary information to determine if a person is attempting to pay him/herself. This policy is not unique to WePay but this type of transaction is considered an attempt to create a cash advance and is forbidden by all credit card companies.

    Please note that WePay may not detect this action until a campaign succeeds and the campaign innovator attempts to collect funds. While the campaign will appear to succeed on Jewcer, WePay will later suspend any accounts linked to the campaign innovator, making it impossible to receive/withdraw funds.

    What happens if a funder's credit card is declined?
    If a credit card is declined for any reason, Jewcer will notify the funder and ask him/her to try and pledge again.

    Why doesn't the number of jewcers (funders) to my campaign match the number that selected rewards?
    Jewcers have the option to not receive a reward at all. Some of your jewcers likely have chosen this option. They also have the option to choose a reward at a lower tier than the amount pledged.

    If my campaign is successfully funded, how do I receive my money?
    The Jewcer platform is designed to signal the WePay payment platform to either refund or charge pledges at campaign completion (funding deadline). If a campaign is successful, the jewcers (funders) WePay accounts or credit cards are charged the amount pledged and funds are released to the WePay account of the campaign innovator (manager). Within 3-4 business days after the funding deadline, the money will be transfered directly from WePay to the bank account that the campaign innovator linked to WePay. 

    What is an all-or-nothing campaign model? 
    The all-or-nothing model is the best model to choose if you have a specific monetary goal that you must meet in a short period of time. If a project does not meet the project funding goal by the set deadline, it will not get funded. It's a great model because of a few reasons! It adds excitement to the process, getting people to push harder to help their friend or an amazing project meet it's goal. It also reduces risks for all parties involved (project innovator and funders). How? It helps to insure that the project will be able to be completed by the project innovator and the funders (jewcers) will receive their chosen rewards.

    If my all-or-nothing campaign is not successfully funded, do I receive the money pledged? 
    No. Why? Because it reduces risks for all parties involved (campaign innovator and jewcers) because you cannot ensure that your campaign will be completed without all the funding you wanted to raise. You will not be able to deliver what you promised to your funders and therefore, if you do not meet your funding goal at the deadline set at the beginning of your campaign, you do not receive any funding. 

    Why is the maximum all-or-nothing campaign length is 75 days?
    Jewcer is allowing all-or-nothing campaigns to run only up to 75 days due to credit card companies' regulations and policies.

    What is a donation campaign model?
    The donation model is best for organizations who have credibility in the Jewish world because of their established track record for providing contributions in a variety of ways to the global Jewish community and Israel. It is also good for projects that do not need to meet a specific monetary goal in a set period of time but can take ongoing contributions to keep a project running or to get a program started. And of course, it's an amazing way to raise money for Tikkun Olam.

    Do I have to have a funding goal for my donation campaign?
    No. However, it's highly recommended to select a goal so that your funders (jewcers) know exactly how much money you are looking to raise and for what purpose.  

    If my donation campaign does not meet it's funding goal, do I receive the money pledged? 
    Yes! If you are running a donation campaign, every contribution made is immediately proccessed and goes directly to yoru WePay account. 

    Do I have to have a set time deadline for my donation campaign? 
    No, however if you are in urgent need of a specific amount of funding, we recommend selecting a deadline of 75 days.  

    Does Jewcer provide receipts for donations to campaigns?
    No. However, if you have a fiscal sponsor or are a 501c3 organization, you may provide receipts directly to your funders.  


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    Jewcer & Jewish Organizations 

    Jewcer is open to hosting all-or-nothing campaigns created or facilitated by established organizations. Jewcer is also happy to help the traditional Jewish organization create a donation campaign page on Jewcer. Posting a campaign on Jewcer can benefit and compliment the traditional Jewish or pro-Israel organization in many ways.

    Get your Organization a Jewcer Donation Page!

    The donation crowdfunding model is best for organizations who have credibility in the Jewish world because of their established track record for providing contributions in a variety of ways to the global Jewish community and Israel. But a donation crowdfunding campaign page through Jewcer is not your average web page with a donate button. It is a way Jewish organizations can leverage the latest online fundraising technology - crowdfunding - while also being able to turn fundraising into a game. Jewcer’s donation page allows for the gamification of a traditional online donation page by recommending an organization pick a fundraising goal and a funding deadline. This encourages contributions and sharing because the organization wants to meet a specific goal. It provides space for videos, photos and allows users to follow and interact with the donation campaign directly. The Jewcer crowdfunding platform also allows for the maximization of sharing on social networks, especially Facebook and Twitter. The platform also allows your organization to receive global exposure to a variety of new and different Jewish constituents. And don’t forget, your organizations donation page and even website will receive more traffic because your project is housed on the Jewcer platform!

    Get your Organization’s website its very own Crowdfunding Donation Page!

    Not only is a crowdfunding donation page becoming essential in the world of online fundraising, Jewcer can also create for your very own website a fully customizable donation page. You don’t need any outside developers and you don’t need handle the online payment processing systems. Jewcer does it all for you in a few easy steps. On your website Jewcer donation page you’ll be able to live stream your social media, including Facebook and Twitter and interact with your contributors through Facebook comments. You’ll also be able to post a movie about your organization and why you want contributions as well as pictures of your projects and activities. Even more key to success in online fundraising is the ability to have your own private dashboard with all of the data regarding traffic and donations to your organization’s donation page. You’ll be able to track your progress and see what works with your donors. 

    Interested in learning more? Please visit our Organizations Page and contact us at organizations@jewcer.com.

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    Accountability 

    How do I know a project innovator is being honest and who they say they are?
    Most likely, you know the project innovator or know friends of the project innovator. You may have heard of the campaign from a trustworthy friend or colleague. The project innovator may also have photos and videos that show who they are. Plus, the project innovators’ relies on being trustworthy as their immediate networks are comprised of their friends, family and colleagues -- and they do not want to destroy that trust. So, project innovators are highly likely to be who they say they are! Still not convinced? Send the project innovator a message and ask questions!

    How do I know a campaign will be successfully launched if it receives the funds needed through Jewcer?
    Well, each campaign is designed and implemented by the campaign innovator and it’s his/her responsibility to convince you that if they have the money, they will be able to turn their ideas into reality. They need to earn your trust, especially if you do not personally know the campaign innovator. Do research and look up the campaign innovator, visit their website and other campaigns they have completed. Use your excellent judgement!

    The Jewcer Team is also dedicated to making sure the campaigns housed on our platform are trustworthy and manageable. Each campaign goes through the Jewcer filter and if they pass our criteria, it will be posted on Jewcer. However, Jewcer is not liable for campaigns that do not come to completion. It’s important to understand that with crowdfunding ideas, some will ultimately fail. It is a risk, but with risk, comes great rewards!

    I have a question about a Jewcer campaign, who do I ask?
    The project innovator! You can send the project innovator a private message, or even better, you can post a comment on the campaign page! If you have a question, it’s likely that other jewcers (funders) have the same one. Share your questions and comments with the community, it’s encouraged!

    How do I know when rewards for a campaign will be delivered?
    The project innovator can help you with this one. It will either be posted on the campaign page or you can ask the innovator the question through comments or a message.

    What happens if a campaign's rewards are past the delivery deadline?
    Sometimes, it takes longer to complete a campaign than expected. If the project innovator is communicative with his/her funders about the late delivery, then please be patient. If a project innovator has not been in contact about the rewards, please contact him/her either through a message or a comment. If you’ve got a question, just remember that many other jewcers probably have one as well!

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    Rewards 

    Is Jewcer responsible for ensuring that project innovators deliver on their campaign and rewards?
    No. Each project innovator is liable and responsible for fulfilling promises to their funders. Project innovators rely on their immediate networks, such as friends, family, colleagues and supporters as their funding base and do not want to harm these relationships. Through the crowdfunding community, campaign innovators are held accountable.

    How do I know when rewards for a campaign will be delivered?
    The project innovator can help you with this one. It will either be posted on the campaign page or you can ask the innovator the question through comments or a message.

    What happens if a campaign’s rewards are passed delivery deadline?
    Sometimes, it takes longer to complete a campaign than expected. If the campaign innovator is communicative with his/her funders and the situation, than please be patient. If a campaign innovator has not been in contact about the rewards, please contact them either through a message, email or through a comment. If you’ve got a question, just remember that many other Jewcer probably have it as well!

    How do I get an update on my reward’s status?
    First, take a look at the Project Page and click on “Updates”. This is where campaign innovators post new information. If you don’t see any communication about rewards there, you should ask! Many other jewcers are probably wondering too, so post a comment under the “Comments” tab on the Project Page. Or, if you prefer to ask privately, you can send a message to the campaign innovator.  The “send a message” button is underneath the campaign innovator’s picture towards the bottom right of the Project Page.

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    Fees

    What fees does Jewcer charge?
    Currently, Jewcer is taking a 5% fee from any successful all-or-nothing model campaign and from all donation model campaigns. For questions please contact us at support@jewcer.com

    Does WePay charge any fees?
    Yes. When a campaign is successful, WePay will apply credit card processing fees, which work out to 2.9% and 30 cents per transaction, whichever is greater. For details on how the fee is calculated, please view the WePay fee details. If the campaign is not successful, there are no charges. 

    Does it cost money to post a campaign on Jewcer?
    No, starting a campaign is free!

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    Campaign Media 

    What type of media is allowed/required for campaigns?
    A campaign on Jewcer can hold up to 5 images and 1 video. The images are uploaded and hosted on Jewcer and the video is embedded from YouTube or Vimeo. In order to start a campaign at least 1 image is required.

    Is a video required to launch a campaign on Jewcer?
    Nope! But a video makes a campaign more appealing, so we highly recommend that you include one. Statistics show that campaigns with an appealing video have a much higher chance for success.

    How many videos can I include with my campaign?
    In this website configuration, Jewcer allows only one video per campaign.

    What video formats are permitted on Jewcer?
    Jewcer does not host any videos. All videos are embedded from either YouTube or Vimeo. Instructions on how to upload a video to YouTube can be found here. Instructions how to upload a video to Vimeo can be found here.

    Can I embed a video after I launch? Yes.

    Can I use copyrighted material?
    Don't use music, images, video, or other content that you don't own the rights to. Using copyrighted material is almost always against the law and can lead to expensive lawsuits. The easiest way to avoid copyright troubles is to create all the content yourself or use content that is free for public use.

    What's the allowed file size for images?
    Images must be 10MB or less, and one of the following file types: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.

    Can I upload more than one image?
    Yes. You may upload up to 5 images. However, only one image is shown at a time in the Jewcer image gallery viewer which scrolls on the campaign page. The campaign innovator can choose the order of images.

    Where do I upload my images and video?
    All media is uploaded on the Edit Campaign page.

    How is the media presented on my Campaign Page?
    If only images are uploaded, they will appear at the top of the Campaign Page using the image gallery viewer. If a video is embedded, the video will appear at the top of the Campaign Page and the image gallery viewer will appear at the bottom of the page.

    Can I have the images appear at the top of the campaign page when I also embed a video? No.

    How do I include audio media with my campaign?
    At this stage, the Jewcer platform can only accept images and an embedded video. In the future, we will incorporate audio as well. Right now, if you wish to include audio, we suggest you create a movie out of the audio file and embed it as the campaign video. To learn how to do this, visit: animoto.com 

    Can I delete all my campaign images?
    No. One image at the very least must remain. You may replace the image with another one by adding the second image and removing the first.

    How is the unique URL of my campaign determined and how can I change it?
    The unique URL on the Jewcer platform is determined and linked to your campaign’s title. You can change the URL by changing the title of your campaign and vice verse. However, it is not recommended to change your title/URL after the campaign has been launched since it may be linked using the old URL in various places online.

    Can I connect my campaign with my Facebook fan page and/or Twitter feed?
    You can and you should! In the Project Edit form you can provide your fan page URL or your Twitter username. The two feeds will appear in the campaign “Streams” tab. This is a great way to get more followers and stay in touch with your campaign’s growing community.

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    Campaign Updates 

    What are “Campaign Updates”?
    "Campaign Updates" is our name for each campaign's update. Project innovators use Campaign Updates to keep their jewcers (funders) informed on the development of the campaign. Updates are the best way to keep funders informed and engaged with a campaign's progress. 

    How should Campaign Updates be used?
    Campaign Updates can transform campaigns from merely funding efforts into stories that jewcers (and other community members) will follow. Let jewcers and community members be engaged in your decision-making and campaign goals. 

    What media types are allowed in updates? 
    Updates have a title (text), body (text) and one image per update. it is also possible to embed a YouTube/Vimeo video using an iframe HTML code in the body of the update. 

    Will my funders (jewcers) hear about my updates?
    Yes. A system email will be sent as a notification to all the jewcers of your campaign and your campaign followers. 

    How often should I post an update?
    That is really up to you to decide. Updates are a great way to stay in touch with your campaign's community. However, just like any other updates, too much can turn people off. your jewcers (funders) want to know about the progress of your campaign, but don't want a flooded inbox. Limit your communications so that your community will be excited to learn about new developments and feel part of the process. 

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    Pledging & Donating to a Jewcer Campaign 

    How do I make a pledge?
    To pledge to a campaign, just click the red “Fund This Campaign” button on any campaign page. You will be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the WePay checkout process. Note that you must finish the WePay checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

    How do I make a donation?
    To pledge to a campaign, just click the red “Fund This Campaign” button on any campaign page. You will be asked to enter your donation amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the WePay checkout process. Note that you must finish the WePay checkout process for your donation to be recorded and processed.

    Do I need a WePay account in order to pledge or donate on Jewcer?
    No, you do not need a WePay account but it makes things easier! (WePay is free to sign up for, to sign up, click here. If you still rather just pay with a credit / debit card, choose “Pay with a credit or debit card” on the WePay page. Jewcer uses WePay for all the transactions (even if you are not using a WePay account).

    When I make a pledge, when do I get charged?
    You will get charged only when the campaign you pledged to was successfully funded. A campaign is declared funded if it reaches its monetary goal by the deadline set forth at the beginning of the campaign by the campaign manager. So when a campaign succeeds, you will see the charge soon after its deadline. In case the campaign does not succeed, you will not get charged at all since Jewcer is an all-or-nothing funding platform. 

    In an all-or-nothing campaign, if the funding goal is not met do jewcers (funders) pay anything?
    Absolutely not. If funding does not succeed you will not get charged. 

    When I make a donation, when do I get charged?
    Immediately. If you make a contribution to a campaign that is using the donation model, your credit card will be processed immediately. 

    What happens if my credit card is declined?
    If your credit card is declined for any reason, Jewcer will notify the funder and ask him/her to try and pledge or donate again.

    Is my pledge or donation amount publicly displayed?
    If you choose so, yes! Be proud of your contribution to a Jewcer campaign. You are helping our community become stronger and more connected.

    Can I pledge or donate anonymously?
    Yes, funders (jewcers) can choose to make their identity and/or amount of their contribution anonymous. However, we encourage you to be proud of your pledge or donation to a Jewcer campaign, and share it with your friends! We value the people in the Jewcer community and hope you’ll connect with other jewcers.

    When I make a pledge or donation, does the project innovator receive my information?
    Project innovators can see all the public Jewcer information such as your name, the amount of your contribution, and the reward you selected. If you chose to make the contribution anonymous, the project innovator will not see your name.

    Do I get notified if an all-or-nothing campaign I’ve pledged to succeeds?
    Whether you’ve helped a project innovator meet their funding goal or a campaign unfortunately does not succeed, the Jewcer Team will let you know. We’ll send you an email to let you know when the funding has ended for each campaign to which you have pledged.

    Can I pay with a check? Send cash by mail?
    At this time, Jewcer can only process payments through WePay, that can be done easily through a WePay account or using a debit or a credit card.  

    Can I cancel a pledge?
    By pledging, you are committing to supporting a campaign; canceling that commitment is discouraged. However, you may cancel your pledge at any time prior to the campaign's deadline. 

    Can I cancel a donation?
    By donating, you are committing to supporting a campaign and you will not be able to receive a refund for your donation. 

    Is my pledge tax deductible?

    Your pledge or donation is tax deductible only if the project innovator provides you with a receipt and proof that their campaign is being sponsored by a fiscal agent or is a 501c3 and providing the tax deductible receipt. 

    Can people from outside the U.S. pledge to campaigns?
    Yes! Anyone, anywhere (with a major credit card and/or WePay account) can pledge to Jewcer campaigns.

    I pledged to my own campaign from a different WePay account, and now my WePay account is canceled. What happened?
    CAUTION!!! Don’t try to fund your own campaign!!! Credit card regulations prevent campaign innovators from funding his/her own campaign. Any pledge made by a campaign innovator to his/her campaign may cause WePay to cancel their WePay account, making it impossible to receive or withdraw funds.

    While WePay prevents campaign innovators from backing their own campaigns from the same WePay account, WePay can also detect if the campaign innovator uses a new WePay account to make the pledge. WePay looks for the credit card information as well as other primary information to determine if a person is attempting to pay him/herself. This policy is not unique to WePay but this type of transaction is considered an attempt to create a cash advance and is forbidden by all credit card companies.

    Please note that WePay may not detect this action until a campaign succeeds and the campaign innovator attempts to collect funds. While the campaign will appear to succeed on Jewcer, WePay will later suspend any accounts linked to the campaign innovator, making it impossible to receive/withdraw funds.

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    Media Inquiries 

    The Jewcer Team is happy to work with the media and is always available for interviews or comment. We are also willing to write articles for any publication that is interested. The media team is here to facilitate the connection between the journalists and bloggers to Jewcer Project Innovators. For all media inquiries, please call us at 424-245-JWCR or email us at media@jewcer.com.

    Affiliate Program

    Jewcer is currently accepting inquires regarding our Affiliate program. If you are interested in becoming a Jewcer affiliate, please contact us at affiliate@jewcer.com.

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