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How Social Media Changed Fundraising

Social media changed fundraising for better and for worse. Understanding social media limitations is the only way to raise more money. I started getting involved fundraising for social causes in 2005 including managing my own 501(c)3 that created after-school programs in Latin America. There were just 12 million Facebook users at the time, most in the large coastal centers. MySpace had been … [Read more...]

33 Expert Tips to Boost Fundraising Ideas and Crowd Campaigns

33 must see expert tips to rocket your fundraising ideas and boost crowdfunding campaigns School and Church fundraising ideas have found a new home on popular crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter. The sites get massive traffic from all over the world and can help your fundraising ideas go viral. I recently gave a webinar to the Manta small business community on how to use Crowd … [Read more...]

What do Kevin Bacon and Crowdfunding have in Common?

Influencer marketing is more effective when you work through mutual connections. Follow these steps in your crowdfunding outreach. We talk about crowdfunding outreach and reaching influential people a lot on the blog. Unless you’ve got a massive social network that is ready to tweet, like and +1 your campaign out to their network, the only way you’ll reach your crowdfunding goal is to connect … [Read more...]

19 Ways to Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Follow this list of ways to promote your crowdfunding campaign to get the word out and raise more money Ways to promote your crowdfunding campaign is the most popular theme on the blog. People jump into their campaign overflowing with enthusiasm but then realize how difficult it is to really get the word out. Then come the crowdfunding promotion scams and the industry gets a bad name on all … [Read more...]

Two of the Biggest Crowdfunding Challenges

Building and keeping a community motivated are two of the biggest crowdfunding challenges but can be overcome with tips from these campaigns Today I thought I would feature two Kickstarter campaigns and two crowdfunding challenges they’ve faced. I talk with many campaigns throughout the week and hear a lot of the same fundraising challenges repeated regularly. Learning from these campaigns, how … [Read more...]