• Crowdfunduk

    This promotes crowdfunding to build community and raise funds for social enterprises, charities, creative organisations and community groups.

Crowdfunding a community festival – case study and tips

Friends of Cale Green Park (Stockport) are running a campaign of part of the NESTA funded CrowdMatch Project. Partners Community Development Foundation, Buzzbnk and CrowdfundUK are supporting organisations in running crowdfunding campaigns across the country. The donations they raise will be matched by a Community First Grant. The Friends of Cale Green are crowdfunding on … Continue reading

Crowdfunding a difficult topic – how do you go about it?

It’s not my fault! is a powerful documentary which explores the long term impact of child sexual abuse through the harrowing – but ultimately inspiring – stories of two women who found the strength to survive. By filming the two survivors – Traci and Dee – at home and at work over a period of … Continue reading

Heirloom scarves Alexandra du Sold

Crowdfunding success – heirloom scarves and women’s empowerment

APOCCAS – heirloom scarves, handmade virtuously  Earlier this year Alexandra du Sold had an amazing success with her project to raise funds for her new season collection of scarves by ‘pre-selling’ its pieces via attractive rewards at friends & family discount prices. The campaign on IndieGoGo raised £12,354 of its £9,000 goal in October 2013. … Continue reading

Social media and crowdfunding

How do you use social media for your crowdfunding campaign? How can you use social media effectively for your campaign. I have written about designing a marketing campaign, Facebook ,  how people use social media and how to make a viral video on this blog and it started me thinking about social media and crowdfunding. Some thoughts for crowdfunding 1. The … Continue reading

Crowdfunding Manchester – free support

Anne Strachan, CrowdfundUK, has been commissioned by Manchester City Council to deliver support to help third sector organisations and social enterprises explore crowd funding and develop campaigns that will benefit the City of Manchester.   Crowd funding is raising small amounts of money from a large number of people (the crowd) normally using a specialist … Continue reading


Telling your story – briefly

What’s the essence of your story? Brevity is a virtue You often don’t have long to convince someone your story is worth reading or listening to. Can you convey your message in just 6 words? Whether or not Ernest Hemingway won a bet by telling this emotive story in just 6 words – there’s no … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday

Crowdfunding at Small Business Saturday

CrowdfundUK free workshop supporting Small Business Saturday 25 November 10.30-11.15 M19 Bar Levenshulme Small Business Saturday is taking place right across the country for the first time on Saturday 7th December 2013. Introduced in the UK by Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, and supported by the Prime Minister, Small Business Saturday is a national grass roots … Continue reading

When is the best time to launch a crowdfunding campaign?

What time of year, week, day is best? This is a question I am often asked at workshops. There is of course no one answer but here are some questions you should ask yourself. When do you need the money? Work backwards from your deadline and leave at least a month from successful end of … Continue reading

Alice de Ville Chorlton

Crowdfunding success – Chorlton Art Market Mural

Alice de Ville raised £3,982 of a £2,500 goal (159%) for her Chorlton Art Market Mural project from 68 backers.  Alice moved to Chorlton in 2006 and dreamed about doing something with the unused, neglected space in the precinct.  She never had time until she gave up work and went freelance after the birth of … Continue reading

Helen Lederer Why The Fuss. Photo credit Matt Crockett mattcrockett.com

Helen Lederer is (celebrity) crowdfunding!

Helen Lederer is crowdfunding on BloomVC Helen Lederer, the Welsh comedian, writer and actress has joined the growing list of celebrities who are crowdfunding. Crowdfunding started as a way for independent, mostly unknown artists to appeal directly to the public to fund their film, music or creative project but now a growing number of established … Continue reading


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