Sunday, January 17, 2016
Free workshop: An Examination of Crowdfunding and Other Paths to Get Your Project Financed. Saturday, January 23, 4-6pm, Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133.
Instructor: James Rhodes
Tuition: FREE - but sign up here.
Sponsored by Northwest Film Forum, SCC, and City of Shoreline.
More than 60% of projects promoted through Kickstarter are unsuccessful in securing their funding. Indiegogo sees only 17% of its fixed funding projects reach their goal.
Let's face it, everyone might be overwhelmed with crowdsourcing campaigns in their Facebook feed.
That's not to say crowdsourcing isn't a useful tool to secure funding, but you should build a community that is eager to support your project first. Many other funding options are still out there, but learning how to properly pitch your idea is often overlooked or simply ignored because crowdsourcing is seemingly the easiest way forward.
During this lecture you will learn
- how to organize your project for effective promotion
- how to explore other funding options
- how to build a supportive audience before you ever launch a crowdsourcing campaign.