The huge amount of money that is donated every single day can make it seem easy. It’s a common misconception about crowd funding that if you just ask, and your need is great enough or your cause is worthy enough, people will find your fundraiser and donate. That’s simply not the case.
Crowdfunding is real work and maintaining momentum can be a daunting task. Whatever platform you choose, constantly promoting your project before, during and after launch should be a top priority.
Successful campaigns require getting the word out and making a connection with potential backers. Here are 5 actionable tips to launch a successful campaign.
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When Nancy Dear hit some rough times and needed help in order to pay her rent (both personal and for her hair salon), she set up a FreeFunder campaign as a last resort. Friends and community members starting pitching in immediately. Nancy needed $2,500 in order to get caught up, and after donations came in from 59 people in only 2 weeks, she ended up raising $2,655.
"Yesterday was particularly rough, but I made it through, got a hefty pile of sleep, and woke up this morning to the beautiful miracle of community support! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You have saved my business baby, saved my home, saved me. I LOVE YOU. HAIRPARTY LOVES YOU. YOU ARE AMAZING. " - Nancy Dear