Fortua

Power your project, event, workshop, or fundraiser with Fortua.

We help you promote and crowdfund healthy, active, and eco-friendly activities and causes in your community!

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It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s free to start.

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Called one of “Today’s 3 Most Inspiring Innovations” by Springwise!

Fortua is a powerful new way to organize, fund, and promote activities and causes that your friends and your community will enjoy participating in!


With Fortua you can crowdfund workshops, classes, festivals, races, camps, retreats, inspiring talks, films, trails, playgrounds, parks, educational programs, fundraisers, and more!

Here are a few of the ways you can use Fortua.



Benefits of Fortua!

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    Success! We will help you create and market your crowdfunding page.

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    Request gear, supplies, and sponsorships on your page.

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    Get visibility and promote your project to Fortua’s growing community.

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    Grow your audience and connect with more customers, followers, and fans.

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    Secure volunteers to help by creating custom sign ups on your page.

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    Raise money for your project, event, or cause without a loan, grant, or investors.

How Fortua Works.

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    Create a crowdfunding page and on it pre-sell entry to your event, spots in your workshop, access to a cool experience or perk etc. – or – support a cause!

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    Share your page and get funded!

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    Fulfill your participants' pre-orders by throwing your event, holding your workshop, delivering your cool experience or perk etc. and saying thank you!


No need for a loan. No need for a grant. No need for investors. Instead, fund your project, event, or cause by offering access and special benefits to people who want to participate in making it happen!

  • Your project, event, or cause gets funded.

  • Your backers get cool stuff or experiences.

  • The planet is one Fortua project happier!

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About Fortua

 

About Fortua

Fortua helps you organize, fund, and promote all kinds of healthy, active, and eco-friendly activities and causes in your community. We bring people together to share, learn from each other, support each other, and transform the way workshops, classes, festivals, races, camps, retreats, inspiring talks, films, trails, playgrounds, parks, educational programs, fundraisers, environmental projects, and more are created, funded, and promoted.


Sure, there are other crowdfunding sites out there, but they are all about gadgets or personal causes (e.g. illness, emergency). Fortua is different. Fortua is about community-inspired activities and causes that bring people together and create great experiences for everyone participating!


The way Fortua works is simple. Create a crowdfunding page on Fortua that describes what you are doing. On your page, pre-sell spots to your workshop, entry to your event, access to your new project or other perks – or – raise funds for a cause! Get funded, complete your project, and fulfill your orders by holding your workshop, throwing your event, shipping your perks, and saying thank you to all of your backers!

Your project or cause gets funded. Your backers get cool stuff or experiences. The planet is one Fortua project happier!

The essence of what Fortua is helping to make happen is captured in this video from The North Face®. Sometimes words just aren't enough!



A portion of our revenue is donated annually to 1% for the Planet to protect natural places and wildlife for generations to come. If you have a project, workshop, event, or fundraiser that’s good for people or good for the planet that you need help with, then you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to help.

The Fortua Story: A message from the Founder

Fortua was born from the need for a simple tool to organize, fund, and promote a bicycle ride for land conservation.

The earliest ideas for Fortua were formed while I was training for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon and I wanted a simple tool to raise funds and awareness for the charitable causes I believed in as part of my journey. A number of years later while putting together a bicycle ride for land conservation, I needed a tool, as well as an online community, that would help me to quickly and easily promote the ride, capture registration payments, set a threshold number of registrations required to cover costs (otherwise the ride would not happen and no one would be charged), engage volunteers, secure supply and equipment donations, and serve as a fundraising page for the conservation organization I was supporting. There was no simple “plug and play” tool like this that did it all. Instead, I needed to use multiple tools – one for promotion, one for registration, another for volunteer recruitment, one for sponsors, and another for fundraising. It required far more time, money, and effort than necessary.

I asked around and learned that people wanted a tool and online community like this to organize, fund, promote, and participate in all kinds of activities, including pop-up yoga classes, farm-to-table dinners, workshops, retreats, festivals, events, charitable fundraisers, and entrepreneurial projects like starting a yoga studio, climbing gym, obstacle race, fitness product, and more! The same needs consistently came up. People wanted an all-in-one solution to:

1.) Help them to get visibility from an audience of interested and like-minded people.

2.) Enable them (if needed) to set a threshold number of sign-ups or pre-orders required to fund their project and cover costs.

3.) Inspire a stronger sense of community and ownership among participants while also creating more urgency to the sign up, pre-order, and fundraising process.

4.) Make the process of creating and promoting a workshop, event, or project more fun, simple, and successful!

Enter Fortua. We are a crowdfunding site and community focused on healthy, active, and eco-friendly projects, events, and causes – solving the problem I had a number of years ago with my bike ride and offering a new way to create, fund, and promote all kinds of great things!

It’s been an incredible journey so far with lots of good stuff happening! I am deeply grateful to you, our customers, and the talented and passionate people I work with every day. Email me and I will personally help you get started. We can start with a Skype call and I can show you how Fortua works!

Thank you.

Joe Walsmith, Ph.D.
Email: j.walsmith@fortua.com
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