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How to PledgeMe

Obviously, we often get asked for tips on how to crowdfund well – so, we dusted off our old guide recently and created this extended version guide (thanks Lewis!). Here’s our advice on the three P’s: Planning, Pitching, and Promoting. […]

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Why Local Matters

Bibliography : Most of the numbers were crunched in our database, and: – Statistics New Zealand (2008) ‘Degrees of Separation in the New Zealand Workforce: Evidence from linked employer-employee data’ available online. – Sorenson, O., and Stuart, T. (2001) ‘Syndication […]

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A budget and a plan walk into a bar…

The success of Amanda Palmer’s Kickstarter campaign in May of 2012 highlighted the potential revenue opportunities for crowdfunding creatives.  Initially setting out to raise $100,000 for a new record, art book and tour, Palmer ended up exceeding the $1m mark.  […]

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Tip #7: You need to get your project out there

“Don’t be afraid to throw your PledgeMe page out there…at anyone.  You have nothing to lose by telling people about it and you’d be surprised at the amount and variety of people that are interested and will contribute.” says Ryan […]

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Tip # 6 – It’s about you!

People are going to give to you as much as they’re going to give to your project. So, tell them a bit about yourself. What you do, where you’re from. It’s like any good business pitch – it’s as much […]

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Tip #3 – Make the best video EVER

“Asking people to give you money is like asking people to get into bed with you, and that’s weird if you don’t know them” is my favourite crowdfunding video line ever. Joceyln Towne’s kickstarter project for her debut film “I […]

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Mastering the webcam pitch

I’ve been really impressed recently by some of the articles on Screentime’s website, and Steve helpfully sent through a few tips for me to share with you dear readers. The article below is all about what you need to think […]

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Posted by anna
Tip #1 – You need inspiring rewards

One driver of crowdfunding successfully is creating compelling rewards that relate to your project. People want to give you money, and these rewards should inspire them to open their wallets and help. These should be creative and quirky, but not […]

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