Posted by Jessie
Four Steps for a Fab Team Photo

People pledge to people. The best way to get your crowd invested in your project is to show them who’s behind it, and what better way to do that than a team photo-shoot? So, by studying the great work of […]

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Posted by Jessie
Top Ten Tools for Crowdfunding

Connecting with your crowd can be tricky. Luckily, there are lots of great sites and apps that can help you at all stages of your campaign: creation, organisation, promotion and connection. Check out our top ten tools below, and see […]

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Posted by Anna
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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Posted by Anna
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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Posted by Trisha
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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Posted by Anna
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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Posted by Anna
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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