Crowdfunding for building community, raising finance or market testing
April 19 2012
Time 9.30 for 10am start
During lunch there will be an opportunity for 1-1 support and networking.
Venue Bridge-5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester http://www.merci.org.uk/bridge5mill
Bridge 5 Mill is Manchester's first Centre for Change. This converted mill provides a focal point for debate and action around sustainability. It is home to a range of charities, campaign groups and green businesses.
A half-day workshop to enable you to
Understand what crowdfunding is and how it works
How crowdfunding can help you
Find a platform to suit your needs
Clarify the venture which can be crowd funded
Plan a campaign
What is crowdfunding?
Individuals coming together to support and fund projects by other individuals or organisations.
A campaign can be to gather donations, obtain loans, raise your profile, offer equity, test and idea or product with your market or build an active supportive community for your organisation.
Crowdfunding is an empowering alternative to grant applications.
Crowd funding can be for a variety of purposes - getting a project off the ground; refurbishing a building; financing a film or exhibition or funding a startup company or small business.
Some comments from the workshop held on the 2nd February
See the review on Crowdsourcing Gazette
"All of it was useful and interesting".
"I liked the discussion and practical activities".
"Very good pace, practical activities."
"I found it very useful and have already fed back to the new corporate team and started thinking of ways to use it".
Anne has 20 years experience in the third sector. She is a fundraiser for an educational charity and has brought in over £1 million for her organisation.