Can I run a crowdfunding campaign by myself?

The majority of projects on Spacehive are created by organisations who have either formed to create a specific project, or an existing organisation that has recognised crowdfunding as a way to raise funds for a new project.

Individuals run a lot of great projects too though, and a lot of our biggest and best campaigns have been organised and delivered by one person. Once the campaign’s off and running you’ll often find people want to add support with more than their money as well, and can help form a team around you.

If you are planning a campaign as an individual, it’s a great exercise to map out where your current strengths in fundraising are, and where you could benefit from some added support. Have you got a good social media network and decent marketing ability for example, or could someone really add a lot to your campaign by supporting you with that? If you could use some extra help the first thing to do is to approach like minded people and friends and family, your core crowdfunding supporters, to see if they can lend a hand. And remember that Spacehive are always here to help as well, starting with our ultimate guide to crowdfunding all the way through to bespoke support helping you unlock cash from the business and funding community. Drop us a line at info@spacehive.com throughout your campaign if there’s anything we can help with.

 

By |2018-11-21T09:48:24+00:00June 6th, 2016|

About the Author:

From teaching in the Tanzanian mountains to the digital universe of Spacehive, Aaron has stopped off in a few places along the way. After receiving an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she worked for big internationals including Oxford University Press and the International Labour Organization, small but interesting types including Pambazuka Press and Internet Retailing Magazine before heading up the award-winning eSeller.net. Looking for her next big adventure she joined Spacehive as their Content Marketing Manager. Here she works the words whether describing the awesome potential of a civic crowdfunded future or outlining the many dazzling features of our grant-making software. She gets to meet the project creators and share their stories as well as working with our partners to ensure they have the material they need to make impact. Outside of work she mentors with The Girls’ Network, solves mysteries and once made jam from the blackberries in her garden of which she is inordinately proud.