Here are some advice for a school or student-group crowdfunding for the first time:
- Get comfortable and passionate about asking for help.
- Leverage your network.
- Use social media strategically.
- Create a mini-contest with prizes for top participants.
- Have realistic expectations. Don’t expect to raise thousands without careful planning and effort. Make a plan, get the proper approvals, and learn from mistakes.
SOURCE LINK:https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-05-22-crowdfunding-tips-for-students-and-schoolsRead More →
craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and The Rahr Foundation Launch the "Veterans Charity Challenge" on CrowdRise to Raise Funds for Veterans,…
Using the CrowdRise crowdfunding platform, fundraising teams participating in the Veterans Charity Challenge will raise and keep funds, plus compete with each other to win additional cash prizes based on how much they raise for their charity.
“I think if someone’s willing to serve and even risk his or her life for me, I should give back,” said Craig Newmark , founder of craigslist and craigconnects. “And it’s not only those who serve, it’s also family members who give up a lot for all of us.”
SOURCE:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/craigslist-founder-craig-newmark-and-the-rahr-foundation-launch-the-veterans-charity-challenge-on-crowdrise-to-raise-funds-for-veterans-military-family-groups-208635751.htmlRead More →
Crowdfunding expert Kendall Almerico, CEO of crowdfunding site ClickStartMe, explained recently how utilizing the media can impact the effectiveness of a crowdfunding campaign.
“Media exposure can send a crowdfunding project into the stratosphere,” the crowdfunding guru noted. Before launch, get the names and contact information for bloggers, reporters and broadcaster who might write or talk about the project.” Almerico suggests taking this step before launch, and having a short, personalized e-mail ready to deliver shortly after launch along with a link to the project.”
SOURCE:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10736037.htmRead More →
An interactive “heat map” shows where the company currently has servers, and where backer interest is most fervent for upcoming Speed Servers. By posting in project comments, on Facebook, and Tweeting with the hashtag #backswitchboard with their location, Connectify’s Kickstarter backers can add their location requests directly to the heat map.Crowdfunding site-Kickstarter is all about community, and that’s why we decided to come back to the crowdfunding platform to help us plan and deploy our cloud network,” said Connectify CEO, Alex Gizis . “Switchboard Kickstarter backers now have an opportunity to help us build out a worldwide network.”
SOURCE:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/where-do-you-want-faster-internet-crowdsourcing-a-global-network-on-kickstarter-207880791.htmlRead More →
Starting Trends is excited to announce the launch of Crowdfunding-Directory.com, world’s first geo-location-based global crowdfunding directory and 411 search site.
“We’ve spent the past couple of years building up our crowdfunding directory which has helped connect a lot of people with funding portals and various crowdfunding companies that suit their needs.However,with the crowdfunding industry growing so fast worldwide we knew our directory could be improved and that we could make it even easier for people to find the type of business,funding portal,product-or-service they’re looking for and that’s exactly what Crowdfunding-Directory.com does,”stated Darryl Burma, founder and owner of Starting Trends.
SOURCE:http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10743077.htmRead More →
Crowdfunding is hot but it can be dangerous — Boutique sites like Bellevate.com help protect consumers
To avoid the potential pitfalls of Crowdfunding all strategists recommend the same solution: backers should use third-party websites like Bellevate.com. Bellevate holds payments in escrow until a project has met its funding goal. It also handles the paperwork and legal side of the transaction for backers. Bellevate has a thorough initial vetting system, which also helps protects backers from scams.
SOURCE:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crowdfunding-is-hot-but-it-can-be-dangerous—-boutique-sites-like-bellevatecom-help-protect-consumers-207579921.htmlRead More →
BlackStartup takes a standard approach to crowdfunding : Each project featured on the platform is accompanied with a project description, specific goals, and a background on the founders. And similar to other sites, participants only receive the money if they reach their complete goal. ”There is no specific type of businesses that we are attempting to promote. We want to support projects, ideas, and causes that are broadly connected to the African-American community,” said Bennett-Fleming.
SOURCE LINK:http://newsone.com/2450875/black-start-up-crowdfunding/Read More →
Mimvi and Entrepreneur are launching TrepLabs™ to provide highly-skilled app developers a stage to raise capital via crowdfunding, showcase new apps and technologies, and help the mobile developer community reduce its dependency on the Apple and Google Play “app stores.”
“We carefully reviewed all of our possible options and found nothing as robust as the Launcht platform,” said Mimvi CEO Michael Poutre . “Not only will we have state-of-the-art technology, we are getting a best-in-class partner with extensive knowledge and experience in crowdfunding trends and the regulatory environment.”
SOURCE:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mimvi-and-entrepreneur-media-partner-with-launcht-for-treplabs-mobile-app-crowdfunding-platform-207180621.htmlRead More →