Crowdfunding, An Introduction
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Do you have an exciting idea that needs funding?
Are you keen to raise your profile and engage people in your work?
Then Crowdfunding could be for you!
Crowdfunding involves using the power of social networks to finance projects or business ventures. Supporters of crowd funding argue that it allows good ideas which do not fit the pattern required by conventional financiers to break through and attract cash through the wisdom of crowds.
This approach is gaining significant interest and ground in the not for profit sector as organisations seek new and innovative ways to move away from more traditional forms of funding.
This one day practical workshop is aimed at the voluntary and community sector and creative and social enterprises. The course will enable you to:
- Understand what crowdfunding is and how it works
- Consider the most appropriate platform for your project
- Clarify your project or venture
- Think about how to plan a campaign
- Make the strongest crowdfunding pitch
- Maximise the use of social media in promoting your project
During the day you will also have the chance to review and discuss a range of Crowdfunding case studies and learn from best practice examples in the field.
Find out if your idea could be successful like the campaigns below;
Stir to Action raised £5,000 for a book on community responses to the financial crisis.
Transgressive North from Edinburgh raised $6,500 for a charity music project.
The African Development Forum raised $930 to run a student conference.
The converging world raised £112,195 for wind turbines in India
Gregory Venters from Aberdeen raised over £41,000 for his The Omega Titanium Wallet
Anne Strachan - CrowdfundUK
Adrian Gibaut - Rivernorth Charity Consultancy
What others have been saying about this course
“Very good pace and practical activities.”
“Thanks for such a brilliant workshop. You had high energy and were excited about crowdfunding – the rest of us became so too.”
“Thank you so much for the workshop – you were brilliant and really inspiring and the feedback was great!
Not for profit organisation - £65.00 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)
Private sector/consultants/public sector - £85.00 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)
Note - Credit / debit card bookings incur a processing fee. If you choose to Pay by Cheque or via invoice the fee is reduced. Details of offline payments are found under 'Other Payment Options' above!
Terms and conditions
Cancellations may be made up to 2 weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this time. An alternative delegate can be substituted at no charge at any time up until the day before the event.
Cancellations and substitutions must be made via email to Adrian Gibaut
Delegates will receive confirmation via email, including a ticket (which can be printed out), on receipt of payment.
When & Where
Rivernorth Charity Consultancy
Rivernorth is a consultancy and training provider based in the South of Scotland. Rivernorth services are targeted at small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations who need additional support, advice or capacity to help them deliver projects.
Website - www.rivernorth.co.uk