Are campaign owners or team members allowed to contribute to their own campaign?
No. Contributing to your own campaign is prohibited on our platform. Our payment processor, Stripe, prohibits self-contributions and can take actions including rejecting payments that they identify as self-funding, or restricting an individual's ability to accept payments.
In addition, according to Indiegogo's Term of Use, "Campaign Owners shall not make any false or misleading statements in connection with their Campaigns." By contributing to your own campaign, the campaign funding can be misleading to backers and the Indiegogo community.
Can I add offline contributions to my campaign?
Campaign owners and team members should not contribute on behalf of an offline contribution (check, cash or other type of contribution that was not processed by Indiegogo). Instead, the individual wishing to make the contribution should create a separate Indiegogo account. Then a contribution can be made from that newly created account.
But I've already received checks from backers and want those funds added to my total. How can I do that?
The best thing to do is to ask your backers if they can contribute on Indiegogo instead. If that's not possible, we recommend you post an update to let your backers know that you've received more contributions offline.