The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding

Spacehive is a funding platform for projects that make local places better. By providing the tools you need to develop your ideas, get noticed by crowds of people, companies, councils and the media, we help you attract funding to make great projects happen.

And now we have a complete guide to help you formulate your project idea, plan and promote your campaign, pitch for funds and bring your project to life.

Chapters include:The Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding

  • Defining your idea
  • Presenting your project
  • Planning your campaign
  • Approaching businesses
  • Pledging and payments
  • Communicating your campaign
  • Writing a press release
  • Hosting a pledge party
  • Pitching and Verification
  • Delivering your project
  • Top tips for a successful campaign

Why crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding – lots of people giving small amounts of money – isn’t a new concept. In fact, back in the 1700s the base of the Statue of Liberty was crowdfunded through public subscription. They received monumental (heh) support and everyone who pledged a dollar or more was rewarded with a mini Statue of Liberty in thanks.

Fast forward to present day and using crowdfunding to generate public support for an idea has become more mainstream. The benefits of running a campaign are clear; it allows you to raise awareness and support, get validation for your idea, unlock grants and other funds as well as create a band of advocates for your project.

Although running a crowdfunding campaign involves time, energy and a lot of hard work, with plenty of planning and preparation it can help you achieve amazing things.

So if you want to make a difference to where you live, work and spend your time – we can help. Our guide will teach you all you need to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and bring your idea to life. Download our complete guide to crowdfunding on Spacehive here for all you need to plan your campaign.

For expert advice and guidance on putting together your crowdfunding campaign, join us for our live workshops or webinar training sessions. Learn more and sign up for our upcoming events here.

By |2019-01-02T15:59:44+00:00November 30th, 2016|Crowdfunding Tips, Highlighted|

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 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.