Today, amid Britain’s sparkling heatwave, we launch a sunny new look to our project and initiative pages.

We’ve given the content that matters – your images and videos – more space to shine, tidied up clutter and introduced single sentence summaries of projects under their titles.

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We’ve also added ‘follow” buttons to project and initiative pages. They’re a really simple but effective way of building an engaged audience around your project or initiative.

How do they work? Well, people who visit your page and think – nice idea, I want to stay in the loop – click the green Follow button to opt into updates. Once they’ve done this they’ll receive automatic updates by email. For example, if someone follows a project they’ll get emails when the project starts fundraising, hits 50% of its target, or nets a particularly juicy pledge.

And if someone follows an initiative, they’ll get  updates when a new projects joins the initiative, or if an individual project starts funding, hits it’s target, and so on.

If you’re a project promoter you’ll also be able to post your updates of your own from your dashboard, which will be shared with your followers.

Crowdfunding is all about building and nurturing a strong, engaged community around what you’re doing. The new Follow feature is designed to make it easier for you to do just that – so make sure the first thing you do when your page goes live is encourage all your supporters to click that green button! It should help to make your campaign more effective and more rewarding.

Thoughts? Ideas? Your feedback is massively important to us – we want to make Spacehive as useful as possible to you – so please drop us a line and let us know when you’re thinking! Thanks