About This Course
Latest update – May 2020
Can one ordinary person create a massive wave of positive change by generating support and cash donations to the people and communities who need it most? This easy to follow crowdfunding course is here to answer with a big resounding YES!
If you, a loved one, a family, a community, a cause, or a charity you care about is in urgent need of support and funding, you have come to the right place to learn simple and effective crowdfunding techniques so that you can begin raising money right away.
This course will empower YOU to plan, create, and manage your first successful online fundraising campaign even if you have no previous crowdfunding experience and no idea where to start!
What Students Are Saying:
“Inspiring! I love a course that backs up what they teach with real-world examples and this course does just that. Kristen’s experience with her own fundraising efforts allows her to speak with authority about the various approaches to fundraising online. If you are thinking about starting a fundraising campaign to support a favorite cause, this course will certainly point you in the right direction.” -Deborah Wojcicki
I’m just one ordinary person that has been fortunate enough to also raise over $125,000+ for needy children in developing countries through my online grassroots project, Aura’s House as well as additional thousands for my University students through online crowdfunding platforms. My fundraising techniques are so simple, anyone can follow my crowdfunding formula and have similar results.
I’m an artist, a college professor, a mother, a wife, an expat navigating life in a foreign country, and an all around busy person with A LOT on my plate and yet all of my fundraising activities have been done in my so-called spare time. My goal is to share what I’ve learned over the past decade about online fundraising and crowdfunding so that you can get started making an impact quickly, efficiently, and powerfully.
In this course, I share my very best tips and advice so that you can begin collecting donations right away for your loved one, community, or cause that you care about through a carefully planned and executed online crowd funding campaign.
I’m a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I’m currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at the brand new American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
What are the requirements?
- No special experience is necessary other than having a basic understanding of how computers, email, and the internet works. Of course, passion, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference are absolutely essential.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Know instantly which online crowdfunding platform will be most effective for your cause, project, charity, or situation in order to generate the most support possible in the least amount of time.
- Harness the emotional power of text, color, and imagery to win hearts, minds, and donations for your cause in your crowdfunding project description page to generate immediate action and support for your cause.
- Understand the best way to format and word your fundraising letters for massively effective email and social media campaigns.
- Develop an understanding of whom to ask for support as well as which days, times, months, are the BEST time to ask.
- Gain perspective and coping strategies for when times are slow and all seems to be lost, and learn how roadblocks can actually be a GOOD THING in generating more support and funding for your crowdfunding campaign.
- Maximize every dollar/euro donated with a full array of donor-boosting ideas to encourage supporters to open their wallets and give generously right away for your cause.
- Be versed in best practices for online fundraising success and know what to do before, during, and after your successful campaign has funded to make a continued impact.
Who is the target audience?
- This course is for ordinary (amazing) people who want to raise funds online for a loved one, a sponsored child, a cause, or a charity they care about who have no formal experience and would like to learn how and where to start making an impact.
- This course will especially help anyone raising amounts $10,000 USD and under even if they have no experience, no mailing list, no following, etc.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to boost fundraising with crowdfunding.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
Get started today and learn more about boosting your fundraising with crowdfunding.
|Section 1 - Welcome To The Course|
|Welcome! Introduction To This Crowdfunding Course||00:00:00|
|How To Get The Most Out Of This Course And Be On Your Way To Raising Thousands+||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - The Proof. Over 100K Raised Since 2004 For Charity And Causes.|
|My Website, Aura’s House. Over 10K Raised Each Year For Ten Years||00:00:00|
|My Indiegogo Fundraising Success For My American University Of Rome Students||00:00:00|
|Friends’ Success With Kickstarter, Gofundme, And Firstgiving Crowdfunding Sites||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - Getting Your Mind Ready For Success|
|It’s OK To Go It Alone, But There’s Strength In Numbers.||00:00:00|
|How To Overcome Fear And Doubt To Cultivate A Positive Crowdfunding Mindset||00:00:00|
|Leaving Your Comfort Zone To JUST DO IT For Your Cause||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Define Your Project, Your Goal, And Your Time Frame|
|What Is Your Project Exactly? Who Are You Trying To Help And Why Do They NEED It||00:00:00|
|Choose A Winning Fundraising Goal. How Much To Raise And By When?||00:00:00|
|We Needed The Money Yesterday! The Power Of Urgency In Crowdfunding||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Pick Your Poison: Which Online Crowdfunding Platform To Use|
|A Rundown Of Some Crowdfunding Platforms And Their Pros And Cons||00:00:00|
|Fundraising From Your Own Website||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Tips And Resources If You Plan To Fundraise From Your Own Website|
|Teaming Up With Larger Non-profits So You Can Offer Tax Deductions And Perks||00:00:00|
|Collecting Online Donations. Paypal Donation Buttons Pros And Cons.||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - Building Your Project|
|Writing The Text For Your Project. Choose Your Words Carefully||00:00:00|
|Worth 1,000 Words: Choosing The Best Images For Your Crowdfunding Project||00:00:00|
|Color Is Key. What Works Best For Inspiring Trust And Confidence||00:00:00|
|Adding A Video. Optional Or Not?||00:00:00|
|Be Trustworthy And Transparent. Mentioning Perks Or Benefits To Potential Donors||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - Writing Your Fundraising Pitch Letter For Email And Social Media Campaigns|
|How To Format The Fundraising Pitch Letter||00:00:00|
|Sample Fundraising Letter For Family And Close Friends||00:00:00|
|Sample Fundraising Letter For Colleagues, Acquaintances, And Friends Of Friends||00:00:00|
|Modifying Your Pitch Letter For Social Media Platforms||00:00:00|
|Updates And Second Letters||00:00:00|
|Section 9 - Whom To Ask For Help And When|
|The FIRST People You Need To Ask For Help||00:00:00|
|The Next People To Ask||00:00:00|
|Your Employer: How Using This Trick Can Double Your Donations Many Times Over||00:00:00|
|WHEN Is The Best Time To Ask||00:00:00|
|Getting “Strangers” On Board||00:00:00|
|Section 10 - Riding The Wave Of Momentum, Troubleshooting, And Overcoming Obstacles|
|How To Surf A Wave Of Crowdfunding Momentum Like A Boss||00:00:00|
|How To Reignite Crowdfunding Momentum When It Slows Or Stops||00:00:00|
|Section 11 - Donation Boosting Ideas|
|Easy Ways To Maximize Donations||00:00:00|
|Section 12 - After Your Project Launches And Funds|
|Plan B, Just In Case||00:00:00|
|After You Are Successful – What Next?||00:00:00|
|Section 13 - More Resources And Conclusion|
|Extra: The Quick List Of Donation Boosting Ideas||00:00:00|
|Online Fundraising Best Practices And Tips: The Cheat-sheet||00:00:00|
|75+ Resources To Get Free Images, Music, And Videos For Your Projects||00:00:00|
|Extra Audio Mp3: Color Tips For Your Website, Project, Or Presentations||00:00:00|
|Update: 2020 Crowd Funding Case Study||00:00:00|
|Thanks For Taking This Course – Please Review!||00:00:00|