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Church Fundraising Ideas that Raised $450,000 – Case Study

These 11 crowdfunding campaigns offer some creative church fundraising ideas to raise big money for your church project or cause. I got an email from a pastor about church fundraising ideas after last week’s post on planning your Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign. I thought I would check in with the church fundraising campaigns we highlighted in this post and add some more ways to raise money … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding Campaign Marketing on a Budget [Five Resources]

While you can do all your crowdfunding campaign marketing with almost no budget at all, should you? Even established multi-national charities have to spend money on expenses and marketing. The American Red Cross is one of the most efficient organizations but still spends about 8% of its total contributions on expenses and campaign marketing. Other charities spend much more but the average … [Read more...]

3 Steps to Self-Publishing and Journalism Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding journalism is opening up the world of independent publishing. Follow these three steps to self-publishing through crowdfunding. I’ve followed the trend in crowdfunding journalism and self-publishing for a while but was surprised by some of the stats on a recent survey by the Pew Research Center. John and Brigitte shared their story last year about how they raised $85,870 to crowdfund … [Read more...]

How to Set Realistic Crowdfunding Goals [To Raise More Money]

The most common questions I get from crowdfunding campaigns are, “How much can I raise?” and, “How do I set realistic crowdfunding goals?” While there are no hard-fast rules for every campaign, there are some good rules of thumb to follow for setting realistic crowdfunding goals and making your crowdfunding campaign a success. Setting Realistic Crowdfunding Goals in Your Budget Coming from the … [Read more...]

Trump’s $49,999 Crowdfunding Fail: What Didn’t Happen

Donald Trump has another crowdfunding fail, this time to the tune of nearly $50,000 The title of a LinkedIn post from a connection immediately caught my attention. Vivian Greene claimed to be, “…Donald Trump’s One and Only!” in a crowdfunding campaign launched by the The Donald. The next click was over to the linked Kickstarter campaign and a picture of Trump waving to the crowd at one of his … [Read more...]