Boulder is at no shortage of people and the causes they support. I’d venture to say that we’re one of the most altruistically and philanthropically-inclined communities I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of as well. What’s always at a shortage, however, is funding to keep those pet causes flush and moving forward.
With the rise in popularity of crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, it’s easier than ever for causes and grassroots startups to find their fans and get the funding they need for forward movement. Or, is it? Since the large majority of crowdfunding projects fail, there might be some keys to those successful campaigns. I’m thinking that it would be better to be in the minority in this case — successfully funded campaigns — than the majority.
If that’s your thought process as well, Boulder companies can head on down to Impact Hub next Tuesday, April 15, for a workbench led by two crowdfunding experts. In this two-hour, high intensity session, they’ll teach you the components of a successful campaign, review various platforms available for fundraising, and add in elements like social media and visual storytelling that are essential for a successful campaign.
The workbench is only $75, a veritable bargain if you consider that you’re investing to be ahead of the failed crowdfunding curve. Head on over to the Impact Hub website to read up on the instructor bios and workbench details. This just might be what your cause or nonprofit needs to set your next mission in motion. And a special note: this workbench is focused on causes and nonprofits, not for-profit ventures.