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Is Crowdfunding Right for My Nonprofit, Idea or Small Business?

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Crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, and GoFundMe have been around for ten years now, giving consumers and donors direct access to launch exciting nonprofits and new ideas. So how can your small nonprofit take advantage of crowdfunding? What are the critical considerations you need to address before launching a crowdfunding? And what are the best practices – and horror stories – that you should know about when it comes to raising money online through crowdfunding.

Hear directly from crowdfunding enthusiast Matt Fieldman about the exciting campaign that launched EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute, the lessons learned from failing miserably for other ventures, and what strategies are currently working for nonprofits around Cleveland. You’ll walk away with not only a better understanding of the crowdfunding space, but also tangible strategies and ideas that will help you take the next step in your fundraising journey.

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Matthew Fieldman has worked in nonprofits around the world, including in Washington, DC; Israel; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Cleveland, Ohio, in nonprofits spanning areas from the Jewish world, to international humanitarian aid, digital marketing, and economic development. In 2013, Matt teamed with Brandon Chrostowski to launch EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute, Cleveland’s first nonprofit restaurant. The goal of EDWINS is to train formerly incarcerated men and women for long-term careers in fine dining. In 2016, Matt founded Cleveland Codes, the nation’s first software development bootcamp devoted to educating low-income adults for careers in technology. He currently serves as the Vice President of External Affairs for MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, where he focuses on fundraising, marketing, legislative relations, and media relations.

Matt’s educational background includes earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2000, a Master’s in Business Administration from The George Washington University in 2005, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. He was named a 2012 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow, studying social enterprise at Cambridge University in England and ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Matt is an alum of Cleveland Bridge Builders 2011, was named Engage!Cleveland’s first ever “Rising Star,” was named to Cleveland’s “25 Under 35,” and was named “2014 Fundraising Professional of the Year” by Fundraising Success Magazine. In his free time, Matt plays sports, consults for social enterprises, reads avidly, and spends time with his wife Alyson and their children Eliana, Liora, and Aryeh.

This program will also be live-streamed for a virtual learning experience.

Please note this course is limited to 25 in-person participants. Register today!

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