They all stood up for Charlie

    And up, and up, and up. Stand Up for Charlie hit over 70% above their goal, showing that they really had a winning set of rewards and a keen crowd to back them. Their black comedy about people who make us laugh for a living – and how far they’ll go – is part of the 2013 Fringe Festival, so book your tickets! Here’s how Will and the team found this new fangled thing called crowdfunding:

    What did you like about pledgeme?
    The ease of use, and the constant updates from the Pledgeme staff was really helpful. Felt like we had some support behind us.

    How did you find the experience?
    Extremely humbling. As we got closer to our goal (and then beyond it) we realised just how generous people could really be. Also terrifying when we realised ‘shit, now we actually have to make this a good show for them.’

    Any tips for newbies?
    Spread the word as much as possible. It’s amazing how much something like Facebook can play a part. Even in the waning few hours, keep sharing, keep updating. Also make people feel like they’re a part of it by giving them cool prizes.

    Anything you’d change about PledgeMe?
    More free bacon.

    I say crowdfunding, you say:
    The future.

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