StartSomeGood, the Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good presents this Social Good Crowdfunding workshop with CEO Tom Dawkins.
Presented by social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.com this is a practical, fast-moving and informative workshop is will teach you everything you need to know to be great at Crowdfunding. It is especifically designed for project creators who want to get their crowdfunding campaigns ready for launch but would also benefit anyone who just wanted to know how crowdfunding works.
This workshop covers all the core decisions, strategies and insights you need to create and run a great crowdfunding campaign. This is great information for anyone in the planning stage of a crowdfunding campaign or who just want to know how it works.
Why come to this workshop?
Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch or grow a social enterprise or non-profit, raise funds for a cause or a creative project or fuel a grassroots movement for your community.
But the considerable majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fall short, often because of a handful of common mistakes. StartSomeGood has one of the best success rates in the industry, with 53% of projects reaching their goal (compared to 31% on Kickstarter and 13% on IndieGoGo, a typical range for most crowdfunding platforms).
This workshop is all about making sure you and your project have the best chance of success by sharing the insights we have gained working with over 1,000 projects at StartSomeGood and receiving personal attention and consultation with StartSomeGood CEO Tom Dawkins, who is recognised as one of the leading experts and teachers on crowdfunding and online community building in Australia.
(Note: you don't need to be planning to crowdfund with StartSomeGood, or at all, to participate, the lessons will be valuable regardless).
The workshop will cover common misteps, what those who are successfully raising funds are doing right and how to think through the goals and outreach strategy for your particular project.
This event is taking place as part of Spark Festival.
What you will learn:
In two hours of focused attention you will work through the key steps and decisions in developing your campaign..
What you will learn:
What separates crowdfunding campaigns that succeed from those that fail?;
Selecting a realistic financial target for your campaign;
Identifying your potential supporters and how to target them;
Offering rewards which work;
Deciding how long to run your campaign for;
Developing a video with limited or no budget;
Using social media to support your campaign, and;
How to craft stories that inspire support.
Bonus! Attend this workshop and get a free code for StartSomeGood's online masterclass at Udemy, which features over 3 hours of video content, additional resources and templates (usually $40) which you can refer back to at any time.
Facilitated by Tom Dawkins, CEO & Co-founder of StartSomeGood. Tom and the team at StartSomeGood have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, non-profits and community groups raise more than $8 million AUD to change the world. Tom is recognised as an expert in community fundraising and has spoken at numerous conferences and events globally including SXSW, SOCAP, Progress, FWD, Sustainable Life Festival, Nexus Summit and many more.
What others have said about StartSomeGood workshops:
"Thanks for the crowdfunding workshop. I've been to a number of panel talks on crowdfunding and none were as cohesive and generous as this one. Tom managed to be clear, concise and had clearly thought a lot about what we needed to run a successful crowdfunding campaign."
"I feel I have enough knowledge to confidently start my own campaign and I feel very lucky to be able to attend sessions like this!"
"Thanks for a stellar StartSomeGood crowdfunding workshop today! Came away energised, inspired, ready to create!"
"This was excellent. The time flew because it was so engaging."
What to bring: A laptop/tablet/something to write on. You'll want to take notes.