WHIRL is a socially driven, “pay it forward”-style crowdfunding platform that’s built on the blockchain. On WHIRL, you can only submit a fundraising campaign after you’ve donated to others, creating a positive feedback loop of generosity. WHIRL is inspired by historic community giving funds, but uses blockchain technology to enable anyone to participate, regardless of currency or geography. WHIRL is reinventing philanthropy by helping global nonprofits and charitable organizations access a new source of capital.
WHIRL is improving the lives of people around the world by giving them a new, better way to raise money for their projects, passions, and obligations, without having to ship rewards, ask friends and family for donations, or take out expensive loans. WHIRL is connecting people with one-another in mutual self-support, regardless of what they need money for, where they’re from, or who they are.
WHIRL is the only crowdfunding platform that’s built on mutual self-support. Fundraisers raise money without shipping rewards or asking friends and family for charity. Backers earn karma points, which enable them to create their own fundraising campaigns later and determine their campaign’s position in WHIRL’s launch queue. WHIRL only allows a limited number of campaigns to raise money at once, ensuring that everyone gets to share equally in the limelight. Active campaigns get chosen by a fair and transparent queue. This system solves one of the biggest problems facing crowdfunding today: declining success rate. (In the beginning, WHIRL will only list one project a time, but as the community grows that number will ramp-up proportionally.) WHIRL is a socially-driven platform that gives special attention and platform benefits to campaigns by confirmed charitable organizations.