Got an idea? Looking to start or grow an enterprise? Crowdfunding is a way of raising much-needed funds at the same time as building a community or customer base around your idea. This funding revolution is now worth more than £3 billion in the UK alone, and communities and individuals are using crowdfunding as way of asking their supporters to contribute money, often in return for a reward, to bring an idea, project or business to life.
Join us for this introductory and interactive workshop about how to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign.
— Planning your project: building your team, knowing your crowd, and building your network.
— Creating your crowdfunder: getting started, writing your description, setting your target, exploring matchfunding options.
— Running your campaign: preparing for launch, going live, campaign marketing and promotion.
— An overview of all of the stages of a crowdfunding campaign.
—Tips and tricks for building momentum, bringing in pledges, and bagging matchfunding.
(Bristol) Abby Gordon-Farleigh is Production Manager at Crowdfunder.co.uk, the UK’s largest crowdfunding platform. Over the last few years, Crowdfunder have supported organisations and individuals to raise more than £50m for social enterprises, political campaigns, and community initiatives.
(London)Phil Geraghty is the founder of Crowdfunder, and a leading authority on rewards crowdfunding, having launched and managed the growth of the UK's leading rewards crowdfunding platform. Under Phil's leadership, Crowdfunder has helped 25,000 businesses, social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, and individuals raise over £60m.
*The low-income price is for the unemployed, students, volunteers, and part-time employees.