Crowdfunding (sometimes called crowd financingcrowd sourced capital, or street performer protocol) describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.

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What is CrowdSourcing

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How crowdfunding is going to change the world

Anna Guenther at TEDxTeAro

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Anna Guenther is Cofounder of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. She recently finished her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding and shares her story here.

5 Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Watch Alon get all worked up while giving his 5 tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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5 Common Mistakes

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In this Indiegogo webinar "5 Common Crowdfunding Mistakes" we explore some of the misconceptions and common mistakes made by first-time crowdfunding campaign owners. We discuss methods for avoiding early mishaps as well as best practices for seeing a successful crowdfunding campaigns through completion. 

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Watch this Before ...

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Are you sure that crowdfunding is right for you?

00:00 - Sheri Candler, Marketing Strategist
04:29 - Kyle Patrick Alvarez, C.O.G., Easier With Practice

Reasons you should crowdfund

07:16 - Adam Chapnick, Indiegogo
15:04 - Gary W. Goldstein, Pretty Woman, Under Seige
20:05 - Gary King, How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song

Prep work & research

21:26 - Marc Scott Zicree, Space Command
28:00 - Nicolas Alcala, The Cosmonaut
33:38 - Patrick Shen, In Pursuit Of Silence, La Source
39:37 - Sheri Candler, Marketing Strategist
46:11 - Christopher Miles & Angel Valerio, The Amber Project

Setting your crowdfunding goal and planning your rewards

50:57 - Miguel Duran & Violeta Reina Duran, Chutes
54:37 - Chad Diez & Art Hall, LAPS Season 1 & 2

Kickstarter or Indiegogo

1:05:07 - Michael LaPointe, LoveTouchHate

Making your pitch video

1:08:44 - Joke Fincioen & Biagio Messina, Dying To Do Letterman

Crowdfunding mistakes

1:16:53 - Nicolas Alcala, The Cosmonaut
1:19:27 - Gabriel Diani & Etta Devine, The Selling
1:22:11 - Nicolas Alcala, The Cosmonaut
1:24:20 - Jon Reiss, Think Outside The Box Office

Keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign

1:28:39 - Nicolas Alcala, The Cosmonaut
1:33:11 - Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith, TINY: A Story About Living Small
1:42:27 - Gabriel Diani & Etta Devine, The Selling
1:48:28 - Jon Reiss, Think Outside The Box Office


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A great article on Crowdfunding here:

...two they recommend which operate in Europe, so no US bank account required...

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Stephanie McMillan

Stephanie McMillan is a talented young artist who explains here why she is seeking support through crowd-funding.   She is a great 'myths designer' so she has her own page in this e-book, detailing her work as an integral permaculture pioneer.

She launched her Patreon campaign to gain 'mainentance (or continuous)funding' - a stable monthly income to help her dedicate all of her time to her activism work, something Patreon made possible by creating a platform for artists in 2013 with the purpose of "bringing patronage back to the 21st century."

In 2010 she ran another (successful) crowd-funding campaign to help create a children's book. 

 Crowd funding occurs for any variety of purposes, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support from fans, to political campaigns, to funding a startup company or small business or creating free software.

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9 Stages to Crowdfunding Success

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