Join us for a workshop on Crowdfunding for Social Causes!
Donation-based crowdfunding is a new way of raising funds and allows you to source money for a project by asking a large number of contributors to donate a small amount, and asking a small number of contributors to donate a large amount. In return, backers may receive token rewards that increase in prestige as the size of the donation increases.
Chuffed.org is one of the leading (free!) global crowdfunding platforms for social causes. During this Workshop, our local Chuffed Community Ambassador, Darren Sandford, will give you an introduction to Crowdfunding and take you through the 5 Steps to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for Social Causes:
- Find your crowd (figure out who is going to support your project and why)
- Tell a specific, inspiring story that your supporters care about
- Set an achievable target and blow it out of the park
- Build early momentum
- Create a marketing and promotion plan for your campaign
Chuffed.org Community Ambassador
Born and raised in Melbourne, Darren has had a 25 year career in Information Technology, in the banking and finance industry. He designed and managed a crowdfunding campaign in 2017 called 'Gift a Birth Certificate in Burundi' that exceeded it's $8,000 goal and raised $14,000 in 40 days! Darren is excited to share the trials and triumphs of his crowdfunding campaigns to inspire and empower others to smash their goals and make a difference.
As this is a hands-on workshop, places are limited to max. 15 participants.
Proceeds from this workshop will go to REAVI-Baho's next campaign on Chuffed.org, who are supporting and empowering survivors of sexual and gender based violence in Burundi, Africa.
What previous attendees say
"Thanks very much for an enjoyable and useful workshop, it definitely broadened my understanding of what is possible and confidence to run a campaign. Thanks too for the information and again for your support, it is greatly appreciated." - Trish Appleton-Fox, Centre Manager, The Rainbow Centre for Children
So whether you're new to crowdfunding, planning to run a crowdfunding campaign but don't know where to start or just looking for new ideas for your current or future campaigns, we look forward to see you there!