After a ton of research, gofundme and Kickstarter aren't good fits for what we are trying to do. Patreon is much better, it's similar but the way it works is better. The most obvious one is you can offer incentives for people to become a patron (note the bias toward patron instead of "donor" you are donating really, but the idea is that you are WORKING for the money and it's not just a handout.
Have a look, I'd appreciate the feedback. Its "done" (and it works and is life) but I don't want to show it to the world so to speak until its a bit more polished:
Troy's House Spiral Patreon Page
Mine is still updated regularly. Calms me down sometimes to window shop and figure out "what is it that I actually WANT (not counting good health and such like that) ... which isn't that many things once I really think about it." Well other than you know... MY GOD DAMN STORE TO BE DONE AND PROFITABLE SO I CAN GET ABOVE POVERTY lol or at least enough patreon subscribers so I can keep working (its ready to launch and works just needs some polish, Kickstarter, and gofundme aren't a good fit. Scared to death my computer is going to die before I get things going. It runs on hampster power and its been getting worse for a year, I've replaced everything that is cheap-ish and took the whole thing apart and put it back together twice. Its the motherboard, plus this POS pc is so shitty it doesn't even run the graphics editing stuff I need to update the website properly, have to use the shitty software. But, so far so good. *keeps fingers crossed*.