Knowledge Base

What is Imeela? is an online funding platform for people and entities seeking to raise funds for their own Campaigns and to contribute to the Campaigns of others. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology and businesses, charities, community groups, individuals, sports teams and many more. We eliminate barriers to creativity, innovation and passion.

What are the basics?

A project is a finite work with a clear goal and end point that you’d like to bring to life. For example, an event, a physical product, a music album, film, music video production, medical expenses, school fees or a website. The funding goal is the amount of money that a campaign creator needs to complete their project. Funding on Imeela is ‘Keep what you raise’ Whatever amount you raise you keep. Contributors will be charged for a making a contribution towards a project immediately. A campaign owner is the person or team behind the project idea, working to bring it to life. Contributors are folks contributing money to join campaign owners in bringing projects to life. Rewards are a campaign owner’s chance to share a piece of their project with their backer community. Typically, these are one-of-a-kind experiences, limited editions, or copies of the creative work being produced.

How does Imeela work?

Do you have a good idea that you know people will get behind? To engage our community you’ll need a good idea that is clearly needed, idea that is unique or attached to a larger cause. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. The campaign owners have complete control and responsibility over their projects. Do you have a crowd of people you can connect with to start the ball rolling? The best question to ask yourself is; Do I know 10 people who would pledge towards my project and help me turn my great idea into reality? You then need those people to spread the word and get their friends pledging. Having great rewards for your backers will help people you don’t know get involved with the project, and will encourage them to pledge more. Do you have a realistic target funding goal and deadline? Every project creator sets their project’s funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. When deciding on your funding goal find a happy balance between the amount you need to raise and what is realistic from your audience. Funding on Imeela is keep every donation you receive.

Who can set up a campaign on Imeela?

Anyone with a great idea and clear funding goal over the age of 18. (See Terms & Conditions for those under 18 years old).

Who can support campaigns on Imeela?

Anyone can support campaigns on Imeela provided they have sufficient funds on their credit card, debit card or Bank Deposit/Transfer (Major Nigerian banks only).

How do I pay?

On Imeela you can pay with your Bank ATM card, VISA or MasterCard ATM card. Imeela also accepts International credit cards. The payments options available will be automatically listed.

What currencies does Imeela support?

Imeela can facilitate donations in Naira ₦, US Dollars $, Euro € , Pound Sterling £ and all other currencies supported by Visa or MasterCard.

Does Imeela support international payments?

Imeela accepts Visa and MasterCard securely online. All donations are converted to Naira! Depending on the currency of the credit card, donor will be charged the currency value of donation and any conversion fees associated with the transaction as determined by the credit card issuer.

Are these payment processes secure?

All payment methods are secured. They are processed by our e-payment provider Simplepay Limited and Unified Payment Services Limited. Imeela does not store any credit card data.

What is Imeela for?

People and entities seeking to raise fund can use Imeela. It must be a project with a clear goal and end point.

I forgot my password, how do I log in?

If you forgot your password simply click ‘Forgot my password’ and follow the prompts. An email will be sent to you asking you to enter a new password.

Can I log in with Facebook, Twitter or Google+

Absolutely! When you first register you will be given the choice of registering with an email address, Facebook, Twitter or Googleplus. We recommend that you connect with Facebook as it’s the number one interactive social media platform for Crowdfunding and makes it easier to share your campaign.

What are Contribution Levels?

To make participation as accessible as possible to a wide variety of supporters, contribution levels provides opportunities for donors to support campaigns at a variety of levels. Crowdfunding rewards are more like products, services and special recognition you sell in exchange for people contributing to your campaign. Example

Can I upload a video directly to my campaign?

No. All videos must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo

I get an error message when I try to add my YouTube link.

Make sure your Privacy settings are set to Public on YouTube. You can also set your privacy to Unlisted. Make sure your link is formatted correctly. Please use the full URL and not your share URL. For example, is correct, but is not.

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