Crowdfunding Confidential: Easy Ways to Boost Fundraising
- 3.5 hours on-demand video
- 37 mins on-demand audio
- 5 articles
- 6 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.Try Udemy for Business
- 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.
- 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.
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 fund-raising efforts allows her to speak with authority about the various approaches to fund-raising online. If you are thinking about starting a fund-raising 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 just a few hours.
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.
Despite the fact that crowdfunding platforms and tools change so frequently, the fundamental process of creating, launching, and running a successful crowdfunding campaign remains the same. The skills you will learn in this course can be used no matter what platform you set your project up on.
*You also will get my bestselling Amazon book, Crowdfunding Confidential: Raise Money For You and Your Cause FREE inside this course as a downloadable PDF.
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 an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).
New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and friendly and supportive crowdfunding advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.
Please Note: Students enrolled in ANY of my courses periodically receive freebies and discounts to my other current and upcoming courses as well.
You have a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with no questions asked so you have nothing to lose. I make myself available so you will have access to me if you have questions or need specific feedback along the way.
Come and begin making positive change now by enrolling in this top crowdfunding course and join our growing learning community! Click the "Take This Course" button in the upper right corner and let's get started generating support and donations for you and your cause today.
- 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.
An introduction to the course and an overview of who I am, my experience with online fundraising, and how I can best help you. I’m so excited to get you started raising funds for your loved one in need, your cause, your sponsored child, or your pet charity right away.
Just want to dip in? Unfortunately for best results I highly recommend you take the lessons in order, take good notes, and take the time (just a few hours) to really learn what it takes to run a successful campaign. Your success depends on it.
Depending on your learning style, you might like to get the information covered in this course also in book format. It was written in a fun, conversational style and will get you up to speed in about 1 hour. Use it along with this course to lock in what you need to know to run a successful campaign.
Here are all the completed housing, health, education, and income generation projects successfully funded since 2004 including photos of gifts received, thank you letters, and official updates from Aura's House partner, top-rated US charity, Children International.
In 2012 and 2013 I raised thousands online to benefit students at The American University of Rome gain access to study abroad opportunities in Ghana as well as Awards of Merit for Outstanding Work in Film and Digital Media.
I've worked closely with others who have successfully used various crowdfunding platforms and taught their techniques to my University students taking “Media, Art, and Social Activism” with me. Here I share their numbers with you. Later I'll share their stories and advice as well.
I can't take all the credit for my online fundraising success these past ten years. I've been fortunate to partner with some wonderful people and organizations. I encourage you to be open to receiving help and collaborating with others for achieving maximum fundraising success.
We'll talk about how your thinking will directly influence your fundraising success for the better or worse. It's natural to be a bit scared trying online fundraising for the first time and many worry that they not only won't reach their goal, but that they'll be embarrassed to fail online in a public space. I'll help you overcome these fears and take you by the hand so we can move forward to get your cause the help it needs and deserves, thanks to YOUR amazing efforts.
How to choose the most effective fundraising goal and a timeframe to raise it in.
You don’t NEED to use a crowdfunding website, though it certainly is much easier to use an existing platform. If you want to raise funds from your own website, then lectures 13-15 are for you. It’s how I got started as well, though that’s just because crowdfunding websites hadn’t been invented yet back in 2004.
If you want to avoid the time/ money headaches that come with setting up your own non-profit, then I suggest you work with existing larger organizations so you can offer tax deductions and other perks through them. Here are some tips for reaching out to them.
Images can be even more important than text in terms of getting your audience to become emotionally involved in your cause. I’ll get into some important tips for choosing the most powerful images that will help deliver donations.
If you are using an online crowdfunding website, it’s often crucial to have an engaging video. It also doesn’t hurt to make a video if you are raising funds on your own website. I’ll discuss the best ways to approach the fundraising video, when you need to have one, and when it’s just optional.
This is a sample letter from a recent successful Aura's House campaign from December 2014. Please use this as a guide only and make sure YOUR letter is relevant and meaningful to your specific cause and is written for YOUR target audience for maximum effect.