Building Community in Crowdfunding: Must Know Rules

Building community for your crowdfunding campaign is one of the most overlooked but critical aspects of raising money online. The explosion in crowdfunding, especially for rewards-based projects, over the last several years has made people think that raising money is as simple as posting a project on one of the popular sites. A couple of days are spent putting together a proposal and a brief … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding a Fashion Project, a Campaign Review

Luciana Scarabello of NBC's Fashion Star shows you how crowdfunding a fashion project can help achieve your dreams Here on the Crowd101 blog, we love to hear from crowdfunding campaigns about how they are using the new movement to fund their dreams. If you’re thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign, you’ll never find better advice that from the people that are making it work. It’s a … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding an Agriculture Project, A Campaign Review

An interview with Cam MacKugler of the Seedsheet campaign reveals some great tips and tricks to crowdfunding an agriculture project on Kickstarter Possibly the best learning experience we have seen here on the blog is from interviewing others with crowdfunding campaigns and getting their story. Not only is it a great way to share ideas on what works but it also provides clues into how to improve … [Read more...]

Hungry for Love and Crowdfunding, a Campaign Review

Currently on the SUNDANCE curated Kickstarter page is Hungry for Love, a culinary love story directed by Justin Ambrosino. Below is my interview with the film’s producer, Soojin Chung, about the steps she took to realize her campaign. Please visit the film’s Kickstarter page to learn more and consider donating. Here on the Crowd101 blog, we love to hear from crowdfunding campaigns about how they … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding Campaigns: Make it Personal and Make an Impact

Crowdfunding has the potential to open up the world of start-up financing to millions and fund crowdfunding campaigns around the world. Crowd funding in 2012 reached $2.7 billion, an 81% increase from the prior year and grew to over $5.0 billion in 2013. Just a year after passage of Title II of the JOBS Act saw a total of 534 companies successfully meet their crowdfunding campaign goal for equity … [Read more...]