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Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations

~~ Warm the Engine and follow up with leads – can I count on you?

I love, love , love this part of the journey, I’m so excited, because I know that announcement your crowdfunding project is one the most meaningful things I can do with your life – I see how it’s creates a funnel for prosperity and creativity to pour through everyone who does it.  A crowdfunding project is so much bigger than the money you might raise, because the people you touch and inspire are going bring unheard of resources and exceptional ideas to your business , and then they will go on bring other people to you to do the same. I sincerely believe it’s the best way to gain momentum with your business

How has your response been so far?  Are people writing back telling you that they want to preview your link, have you sent the preview link?

What I’m going to share with you now is appropriate to do when you’ve had a certain amount of response rates.  This part of your launch is actually reserved for people that have demonstrated engagement with you over the last few weeks.

Go ahead and create a new list, calling this one: engaged audience.  This is anyone who wrote back to either of your emails, and anyone who is consistently “liking” your posts on social media, and anyone who “opt-ed in” to your landing page.

Once you have a complete list of engaged audience, and it’s possible that most of these folks you are talking to your have their email, but for some it might just be a text file or spreadsheet listing the names and handles of people who you often see activity from on Facebook, instagram, and twitter, whatever it is, make sure that you see the list in front of you now.

This is a magical thing to see – how many names are there? How many actual people have demonstrated engagement around your project? Send a big wave of love toward them – because in the next week or so, many of these people will become your backers, much based on what I’m going to share with you next.

Fundraising for entrepreneurs has always been a challenge, but thankfully now we have crowdfunding experts who know indegogo and what to expect for kickstarter vs indiegogo traffic. As far as the fundraising consultants you’ll get in our fundraising school, they are masters in kickstarter promotion and know so much about the perks definition.

The thing about fundraising consulting firms and crowdfunding for investors is that many of the top crowdfunding sites touted by fundraising consultants UK don’t have the same indiegogo review for gadgets.  I much prefer, for any type of campaign, teaching the basics of nonprofit fundraising so that the tactics from and kikstarter don’t get overlooked in our training program.

So the way to move these people into the category of a backer is what you do now.  You need a message that can build urgency, express gratitude, and have an absolutely clear direct ask for them, all the while educating them about why it’s so important that they help you.  And you want to do it in a format that still feels completely personal (i.e. short).

Here the message I send to everyone through serialmailer, mixmax, mail merge, or just plain personal direct message, about 3 to 5 days prior to my launch day:

Subject: Can I count on you?


Hi {first name}, thank you SO MUCH for connecting with me these last few weeks about my upcoming project – I’m proud to say that I’ll be launching my campaign for {your project name} on {Your launch date}, which is in X days.

It would mean the world to me if I could have your show of support when we go live with this. Can I count on you to be one of my backers on the launch day?

Here’s why it’s so important: Projects that get 35% funded in the first 24 hours of launch are 10X more likely to succeed, and I need all of my inner circle friends, family, and fans to chip in at the right time to guarantee my best chances to succeed with this.

Would you make a pledge and become one of my backers on the exact day we go live ({the launch date}?  Your support makes all the difference !  Just write back Y/N and if you’d like to be on my launch team I’ll be sure to send you a link the moment we go live.

Thanks in advance, see you soon,


This is the way we prep our followers, everyone who we think might be remotely interested, and we determine this from how responsive they’ve been for us in the past, will get this personal message with your direct ask at least 72 hours prior to the launch day.

how to market your kickstarter campaign

In my training program for and kickstarter pr, we divulge the aspects of crowdfunding consulting and kickstarter consulting that most fundraising firms aren’t aware of.

The thing about indiegogo campaign tips for indiegoog is that your fundraising consultant and most of the top fundraising consulting firms can’t compete with a crowdfunding guide when it comes to kickstart coaching.

When I teach people the things to write about in our online training courses, the truest solution for is that crowdfunding pr the most direct course for finding backers is the perks definition that in include on your indiegog. Perks, and how you price them, are one of the most important fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations.

Now, a word about launch day partnerships.  Remember when we discussed strategic partners – anyone who has infleunce on social media or their own mailing lists who you have been connecting with?  You’ll send a similar “can I count on you” message to them, but the ask will be slightly different.  Instead of “Would you make a pledge and become one of my backers”, you would ask- “Would you write a short blurb and put my link out to your newsletter?” do the same thing for people who have large followings on social media –  “Would you write a short statement and put my link out to yoursocial media followers?”  Then use the same steps to remind them why the first 24 hours is so crucial.

When you line everyone in your life up like this, you’ll have the one thing that many crowdfunders lack during their launch day – an organized launch team all committed to act as one.

 The “Big Bang” method of your 48 hour launch

Congratulations! You’ve made it to your launch day!  Here’s what to do.  First off, wait to make any big posts on social media until you are already 20% funded , let your inner circle do the work so that any spectators who might be encountering the project for the first time don’t have their hopes dashed by clicking on a social media link that goes to $0 dollars funded – we say take your project not the public arena only if you are showing some significant momentum during the launch day.

When it comes to kickstarter vs indiegogo or go fund me fees, our academy let’s you giveforward on so that you don’t have to worry about which top crowdfunding sites raise the most for you launch. Of all the best fundraising sites, when you learn through training courses how to run your crowdfunder, then your fundraising ideas for nonprofits will take you alot farther than what is shared in the kickstarter faq.

When you click “go live” , you send out your next round of messages.

Here’s what you say:

Subject: We’re live, let’s do this!

I’m happy to announce that {your project name} is now live!  Please visit the project link and get involved today.  Your support at this exact moment makes all the difference!

About the project:  {Amount of Time} ago I came up with the idea for {your project name} , and now I’m finally ready to share it with the world!  Please join me in support of the tremendous decimation that has gone into this by becoming a backer and making a pledge today.

Remember, projects that his 35% on their launch day are 10X more likely to succeed.  Your involvement today make all the difference!

Thanks again for everything,


Now, you need to be prepared to follow up fast in case people don’t respond – this is your moment of urgency and it really does count ….

To everyone who you just sent this to, create a list of the 50 people you believe are most likely to contribute, and then a list of the second 50 people you think are most likely to contribute.  Now, after 4 hours, check your backers list. Of these hundred people, who hasn’t given yet?  Send each one a text AND a personal message via email – did you get my last message? Is everything okay?  Today is the launch day and I’d really love for you to be part of the team!  Thanks so much!

How to make a viral share link

Now we’re going to talk about the role of thank you messages and how to create a viral share link.  What you want to do is upload your video to facebook. with a short project announcement message and a clear call to action. Video post perform way better than image posts, and link post are pretty much useless at this point.  A lot of people are going to click “share” on Kicstarter, but this is not what’s sign to get traction on Facebook.  It’s your video that you want people to see.  So go ahead and upload your video to facebook.

Make sure the clickable short link to your campaign is within the first three lines of your announcement, and also once you make the post, and also pastt the shortlink into the comments so that the link is there also.  Now here’s what you do.  Go to your profile and locate the post that you just made, then click on the date – this will open a window with the URL – copy this url minus the “&theater” operator – this way it is the real page and not some black box page.

Store this post URL somewhere special, you are going to need it later on.

Okay, you’ve got your post URL, now head over to the share generator.  Paste your URL into the facebook URL share generator, and the link it gives you will be an instant click link for someone to personally share the video.  Last step – go over to and past this link into there to shorten it – you’ll end up with a google shortlink that automatically shares your most likely viral post with the world.  Way to go!

Now here’s what you do with it. First, make an image slider on your project page that says “share this project” and link the image to your shortlink .  This way when someone clicks share on your page, it actually shares something that you can track, that has way more likelihood to perform well on face book.

Finally, the main place where this link is used is in your thank you messages.  For everyone who backs, as soon as you get notice that they became your backer you need to send a personal follow up message to them.  This is a very important customer service approach and it will benefit your people down the line.  Here’s what you say.

Subject; Thank you!!!

Body: Thank you so much for joining my project.  I sincerely appreciate your support and I look forward to having you be a part of this. You rock!

Just one more thing.  Will you share my project on Facebook with this special share link?  Even if you already clicked share on the campaign page, this Project Share link is a much better thing to share because it lets people watch my video right inside Facebook, and it’s way more likely to get notices than some off-the-cuff link sharing (links don’t get served by facebeook nearly as well as videos).  Please click this share link, say a couple nice things about the project, and tag a few friends who you think might be interested.  Your support today makes all the difference.  Thank you you so much!!!

This way, when people get this thank you message, you are training them in the very next thing.

Now here’s why we have you share a video post.  Not only will it perform well naturally, you will be able to track it.  Now, go back to your share url, and you’ll see who has shared it according to your instructions.  For every post that is shared, add a comment with your project short link, so that there is always a link to your campaign in the comments of every post that is made about it.

Congratulations, you did a launch day, you followed up with people who are in your inner circle, and you send thank you’s with distinct call to action to click on your viral share link. Great work!

 Places to find even more backers: clubs and indexes


 analyze, retarget and unlock new participation (screencast)

Do you want to know one of the ways that I succeeded best with my own campaigns, especially during the middle time after the big launch?  It’s called retargeting.  And no, this isn’t the same retargeting as is used for paid ads – that rocks, and its a good way to send paid ads to people that have already been touched by your project. You can research pay per click retargeting if you want to learn more about that.

The retargeting I’m talking about is something you can do with your facebook friends to analyze and determine who would be most likely to donate, based on their proximity to you and another backer.

Here’s how you do it.  Anytime someone backs, of course they get a personal thank you email with your share instructions.  But you also thank them publicly on their facebook wall.  And as you are writing the post, you do a simple analysis of your mutual friends.

So, someone has become a backer to your campaign.  Now you’ll go and view their profile, and check out the mutual friends you have with that person.  Next, you can decide which three or four of these mutual friends would be most likely to donate if they knew that your existing backer had already gotten involved.  Write down their names in a spreadsheet.  Then write your public thank you post on the persons wall.  Dear {backer name} Stewart. (tag them).  Thank you so much for becoming a backer to my project!  Your support means the world to me and I’m so grateful to have you onboard.  Do you think Sally, John, Steven, or Phyllis might be interested (tag these people to).  If so, could you forward this link to them and put in a good word?  Thanks so much and I look forward to sharing more about the project as it develops! “

Then you include the link to the project page, and click post.

Now think about what this does.  Stewart get’s a nice feeling that you are praising them for being involved, and they might even personally encourage the tagged people to join.  The tagged people see that Stewart pledged, and they now see that someone who they respect has chosen to join your project.  This changes the level of interest that they might have your project, and it acts as a personal character referral.  They know and love your mutual friend Stewart, and if he were willing to give to the project, maybe they’ll consider it too.

Although these posts might feel a little exposing at first, this is one of the best ways to draw in more backers, because it’s not just you asking them, they are seeing references in the outside world of how you are performing.  And they’ll get a nification in facebook abou the post they are tagged in, and they mightt very well click the link.  And here’s the thing.  You’ve kept their info in a spreadsheet, and if they don’t donate after three days, you can follow up with a short personal message.  Hey {tagged persons} name, you came to might and I wondered – did you have a chance to check out my project, the one that Stewart donated to? I would love so much if you could become a pert of this and help my project get out into the world!

Usually this second follow up will do the trick and they’ll become a backer from your personal attention.  Even if the targeted person is already on your mailing list for personal contact, it’s okay to tag them and relate to them in this way, because it’s more of a friendly mention than a direct ask, and it can help facilitate the conversation.

Now let’s look at other forms of retargeting.  You can send create a spreadsheet for anyone to receive retargeting if they have give you love and support on social media.  Look through all your posts.  Is there someone who likes your posts frequently but still hasn’t donated?  Write their name down.  Is there someone on instagram who @mentioned you or liked multiple of your project posts but they still haven’t donates?  Write their handle down.  Now, send a direct message to anyone on your social media retargeting list, just very simply stating :  thank you so much for showing me support for my posts about my project!  This is so great and I appreciate having you in my life.  The thing I need most right now though is actual backers – is there any chance you’d be willing to view my project page and become a backer today?  Here’s the link:

This will generally wake them up to you saying – hey, I notice your support on social media, but here are a few things that reallyy move the need for me.

These kind of people it’s generally good to corner them and ask directly if they are willing to commit something more than just a “like” – in some cases, the answer will be no, but in other cases when they see that you notice how they’ve been supporting you,a nd you get authentic with them about the kind of support you really need, they will give.  So go ahead and start keeping really good track of your backers and the mutual friends that you have with those backers, and also keep tabs of anyone who shows you adoration on social media in the form of a link, a comment, or a share – anyone who gives you this kind of attention ought to get a t least on personal outreach message and a follow up during the middle part of your campaign.

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Top Crowdfunding Sites : Video Production

Top Crowdfunding Sites : Video Production

How to make a compelling piece – step by step tutorial

Now I’m going to go through how to make a successful video, step by step.  You should have laid out your production plan and visuals shotlist, and also you’ve got your main points from your messaging document.  These will be useful for your interview and I’m going to show you how.

The first step is equipment.  The two musts for a good video are a SLR camera and a nice microphone.  See below for my links to either buy a used t2i or to rent.  You can rent all the equipment you need for less than a hundred dollars.  The main things that are absolutely crucial, though, are a glidebam, a super wide angle lens, and a 50mm lens that opens up to f1.8.  These are the tricks of the trade that will set your video above even many production houses, because with this you’ll be able to achieve a picture style that is much softer focus, and you’ll have engaging handheld footage that is smooth – this makes your production much faster than having to set up a tripod again and again, and it makes the footage more interesting and engaging – when I product a video, the only time I use a tripod is for interviews, other than that it is all glidecam.

Alot of times when we search kickstarter faq for our video questions, all we see is the same stuff about gadgets and go fund me fees, and endless discussion about kickstarter vs indiegogo. Getting and creating backers on the best fundraising sites is all about your perks definition and how you drive traffic to the page.

The next step once you have your equipment lined up is to use it correctly.  Look up videos on how to balance a glide cam, how to shoot video on a camera with manual exposure and manual focus.  Manual exposure is the number one most important thing you can do for the quality of your video – viewers hate seeing the image automatically go from light to dark if you pan across a room to a window – just shoot manual and expose for the inside, and you’ll never have to worry about your shot changing exposure in the middle of it.  Just use the exposure meter before you start recording any particular shot, and adjust the shutter speed and ISO to get the right light level.

The last important equipment to use correctly is the microphone. Even the greatest microphone is useless if you place is it in the wrong location or if you record it too loud.  If you went ahead and got the self-contained sennheiser, even though it looks like it can mount on your camera, don’t do it.  You need your camera to be far away from the interview subject, but you need the mic to be close.  Find a way either by using a mic stand or some kind of jerry rig to set the mic above the speakers head, and in front of their mouth, within 18 inches of the sound source.  This will create printing and beautiful audio.  For mic sensistivity, have it on the lover site, at only around 50-60% , this way you don’t max out the audio meter if they talk loud.  I’ll be showing you how to boost the audio in ediding, so even if the files sound quiet, it’s best to set it to a medium sensitivity that to have tit to sensitive.

Great!  You’ve got a manually exposed camera with a 50mm lens open to f.1.8, pointed at an interview subject who has a high quality microphone floating above and infront of their head, within 18 inces of their mouth. You did it!  For less than $100 of rented equipment you just got the same quality that a $5,000 production house would have given you.

I know everyone wants to run no startup cost fundraisers, but quality looking crowdfunding promotion for indiegog sometimes makes real costs required to do crowdfunding for entrepreneurs. I would promote your kickstarter or conduct your fundraising for nonprofit organizations and judge the difference between indiegogo and kickstarter, before you decide on if it’s worth the cost to bring in a crowdfunding marketing agency.

Now, a word about lighting – I hate artificial lights, I never use them.  Find a home with nice window lighting and just use natural and ambient light, this will make it much better to avoid shadows on their face.  And finally, try to set them up with DEPTH behind them, definitely not pushed up against a wall, – try to have at least ten or fifteen feet of the room going out behind the person, this way you can maximize the beautiful blur effect of the lens.

The challenging thing about how to raise money for a startup is that there are so many fundraising strategies, not to mention go fund me fees and kikstarter is not the only one of the best fundraising sites.  I like to look at startup fundraising as a puzzle for how to promote a kickstarter campaign, and kickstarter video production is a huge part about what makes this all run.

Awesome!  Now you can hit record and conduct your interview. one more technical note – because you’ll be syncing your audio and the video of the interview later, make sure to start and stop the microphone every time you start and stop the video camera, this way you have one audio clip for each video clip.  Also, at the beginning of each video clip, after video and audio are running, it’s a good idea to clap so that you will have a goo solid sound to help with the audio syncing during the editing.  Now for the interview: Just do it conversational style, ask the questions from the intake form.  After about ten minutes, now start reading phrases from the messaging document and have them repeat them exactly.  Dont get mor than twenty minutes of interview footage, this will mae editing a nightmare.  Just have a ten minute authentic conversation about the project, using the questions from the intake form, then spend ten minutes getting sound bits.  It doesn’t matter if they are out of order, you will rearrange everything in the editing phase.

Indie gogo often emerges as the little brother in the fight of  indiegogo vs kickstarter, because for your crowdfunder the course is never clear. But of course kikstarter and indiegog ( can both be an exceptionally valuable asset for helping you raise.

The training courses at our academy give you plenty of fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations, so that when you launch on or one of the other top crowdfunding sites, you’ll have the best tactics on your side. It really is one of the best online training courses because the training program offers perks that are far beyond the traditionally known fundraising ideas for nonprofits.

Now that you’ve conducted your interview, it’s time to get the rest of your visuals.  For each visual, try to get at least ten 5-10 second clips.  Have the user repeat the action again and again at different camera settings:  I’m going to use wide lens on the glide cam now for a wide setablisher, now I’m going to move closer up with the same lisnes, no i’m going to switch to the 50mm lens and get a close up, and I’m going to move ten feet away and get a mid wide, then I’ll move 20 feet away and get a establisher.  Incorporate pan, tilt, horizontal translation, and vertical translation in your shots, remember that camera movement needs to be smooth, but if it’s totally still then it will feel boring.  Once you have sufficiently documented the visual with at least ten clips, then move on to the next visual, and repeat.  Get ten clips of varying camera movement, using the wide and the closure lens in a variety of ways.

Great!  You did it!  It might take 6 hours to go through all your additional visual, and to direct your secenes. Just be patient and throuough, and was until you see the shot you want to see before moving on.  At the end of the day you’ll have about 30 gigabytes of content, and you’ll have plenty to work with for your edit!

The thing about nonprofit fundraising (and what we discuss in detail in our kickstarter training), is that crowdfunding consultants can’t do much when it comes to fundraising non profit, and most crowdfunding marketing companies are at a loss when it comes to who reach out to about your equity fundraising.

4. Crowdfunding Video : The hidden message that sells every product

Welcome back to Fully Funded’s Introductory video course, I’m Michael Zeligs, founder of StartMotionMEDIA.  In the last video I went in depth into the important steps that every project developer needs to do to determine the best way to define market their project, and I showed you how important it is to use actual conversations as an early way to build fans and evangelists.

In this lesson I’m going to share with you what is missing in so many crowdfunding videos and how to fix it.  I’m thrilled by how much can be conveyed through the medium of video, and disappointed with most of the crowdfunding videos I see.

Why is that?  The big issue is that most project developers are so steeped in the features and details of their project they try to cram everything into their video.  Over an over again I’m pausing videos halfway, bored out of my mind, even when the product looks cool or has merit.

Here’s the thing most project creators ignore when they are trying to fit in every little feature into their video: A great video is about offering a brief, uplifting and energizing experience for the viewer, with your project as the centerpiece.  Making it brief and inspiring is actually more effective than “fitting it all in”.

Videos do not need to know all the information about you our your project from the video.  They simply need to answer one question: what am i looking at? and then receive an experience of beauty and energy surrounding your project, with a clear call to action at the end.  Think of it as the icing on the cake for your project, and the first impression for your brand.  It’s a flavor.

Kickstaryer is not the best place for nonprofit fundraising, but if you master the right things to write about, and consider giveforward or indegog, then a small dose of crowdfunding pr can help you learn and get a great indiegogo review.

Don’t waste viewers time on too much backstory or how we got here.  Just answer the first question, immediately: what is this project about? What is the product, what does it do (briefly), and whats the main way it benefits my life as a viewer?  Then ask me, plain and simple: “We’re ready to release this to the world and we need your help.  Please select a reward and become a backer today.  Thank you so much for your support”

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Kickstarter VS Indiegogo

Case studies of good videos

Now we are going to look at what makes a video really shine.  There are three components to any video that create an immediate and lasting impression on the viewer – sound quality, background music, and image quality.  Many viewers will bounce immediately from a piece that doesn’t meet these qualities, so it’s very very important to get your instantly recognizable quality characteristics nails – this is more important than story, more important than product.  If it feels cheesy with boring or corporate background music, if the visuals are shaky or if you show them only a talking head, if the interview audio is echoey or boomy – these will destroy credibility very fast.  You’ve invested so much in your project.  Why would you risk all that by proclaiming to the world that you didn’t invest in your video? Here’s a special equation that viewers are always using to measure whether they will donate to a project – investment in video equals investment in a quality project.

Perks Definition and where it fits

I know I can become a backer to a project when it has an amazing video, because I see that the creator has good attention to details and that they really care about my experience.

Okay, let’s get back to how to promote kickstarter campaign through your video for. kickstarter strategy. I started out as a nonprofit fundraising consultant before launching this training programand didn’t know the perks definition of a crowdfunder until much later. My videos tend to get lots of crowdfunding pr not only because they focus on the gadgets of kikstarter, one of the best fundraising sites for nonprofit fundraising, but because the academy of
fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations states that only responds to tactics that are not involved in kickstarter vs indiegogo.

So I’m going to have you look at a few video examples, and to see what a top shelf video really looks and sounds like, and then in the next lesson I’ll show you how we got there.

First thing to notice is that we have three types of videos here. Founder Documentary,  Multi person Documentary Mashup,  Scripted “Tour Guide” style, and “Commercial” style, which includes no voiceover and only background music and onscreen text for narrative.  Please note that I don’t include “voiceover” as one of the styles, because although this sometimes is a useful approach, I don’t recommend it – it can be exceptionally difficult to get a voiceover that sounds anything other than a canned commercial, and the thing people want to see in a Kickstarter is the founder – even if you have trouble speaking english, if you show up and speak a few words introducing yourself and asking for help, you have made a much stronger connection with your video than an unknown voiceover narrator that we never meet.  Most of the videos I do are documentary style, and we try to find beta testers and experts to interview who will be good looking and well spoken, so that the founder doesn’t have to be the one to steal the show.

Go Ahead and watch the below videos.  Notice the things we do with the visual layer – only very rarely and for short intervals do we show the person talking, mostly we have an added visuals that show visually what they are speaking about – I try to get a perfect one-to-one match of what the person is saying and what you see on the screen.  Another thing to think of is pacing – we always try to “get to the point” and make sure that the viewer can say “I get what this is” within the first 30 seconds.  No long backstory, that can come later, the first thirty seconds must allow the viewer to fully comprehend what the project is and why, then after you can go into more detail about the features and backstory.  Always end with a direct appeal and call to action.

One more detail about length – many project creators want to “fit it all in”, but actually the video needs to be brief and inspiring.  Any longer than 3 minutes and you will lose 10% of your audience ever ten seconds.  For some creators they are fine with that, but if you put out a 4 minute thirty second video and you see that one 30% of your viewers are watching all the way through after you launch, you might be sad that 70% of your viewers are never going to hear your call to action.  The sweet spot is between two minutes to two minutes and thirty seconds.  Even I struggle with this kind of brevity, but that is what the research shows and I think we should stick to it.

Crowdfunding video production can be an interesting art in itself, and most crowd funding questions don’t get answered by your kickstarter agency. When people go for their first kickstarter indiegogo, they are wanting to join forces with the top fundraising websites for how to raise funds for startup. I usually say go to release com for non for profit fundraising and fundraising ideas for nonprofit, but for crowdfunding tactics, crowdfunder can’t be beat when it comes to crowdsourcing services.

Guide to Production Planning

So now that you’ve gotten your main points in place, you’ll want to go through and imagine any visuals you might be able to have for your video.  In a general sense, these always include – closeups of your project, wides shots of someone interacting with the project, background development shots of how it came to be, and finally lifestyle and transition shots, visuals that help situate us in a particular culture or environment, and help us move from one location to another.  Finally, you’ll want to think about the benefits – what kind of emotional outcome does your project create, and how can you communicate that to us visually?  You’ll need to direct your actors to demonstrate those emotions while filming.  So, to reiterate:  Project closeups, Interactions Shots (in a variety of environments), background development shots, lifestyle shots that convey place and emotion, and transition shots.

When I make a video for start up fund raising I only use the best kickstarter services and after it’s done I use the latest tools for how to promote indiegogo. The thing about san francisco crowdfunding is that you have to learn crowdfunding to do it, and not all fundraising tips are coming from a kickstarter expert. That’s why, rather than focus on crowdfunding pr, I say that your video is best served with crowdfunding tips and lots of details about the perks rewards.

The next step is to create your visual shortlist , so go ahead and do that. Once you have a list of all the visuals you want to include, we need you to screen it for feasibility.  Did you write – someone enjoying my project on top of a mountain?  Well, who is that someone, and where is the mountain?  The next phase is to determine – is this visual feasabilt given our constraints?  If you feel like it’s possible but you don’t yet have all the resources, that’s okay.  If something is not feasible for you to film (like a jazz band in new orleans when you live in Boston), you may be able to tag is for “stock footage” – place like shutterstok have great stock footage libraries, and vimeo even lets you advanced search for creative commons attribution video, so anything with the by-cc license that you find on vimeo you are legally allowed to download and repurpose for your commercial project, so long as you link back with an attribution somewhere on the page where the video is used.  I’ve used creative commons free footage for lots of things that we needed to make points for, but didn’t have the resources to film ourselves.

Okay, now you’ve got a list of visuals you are going to film yourself, and all of them feel for the most part feasible.  Then next item is to get into more detail – who what where when – Sometimes it’s good to set you filming day, I recommend giving yourself 10 days to sort out the logistics.  Next you’ll want to find locations.  If you have home shots, can you use your house? Do you have a friend with a nicer house?  Ask them if you can use it.  Same for actors. Are there any friends of yours who can appear in this piece?  What visual role do you want them to play?  Have you called them to ask if they can volunteer with you on your shoot date?  Do they have other resources you might want.  Now that you’ve got a few actors and locations, look around those areas – if you need an outdoor area, is there a park closely to your filming location?  Sometimes we just don’t have the resources in our personal network – take a restaurant for example, you need to show someone on a date.  Many times I need to film something, and I will just go on yelp and start cold calling places that look good – I’ll call, then ask for the managers email, then I’ll send a message saying – hey, I’m an inventor of a cool product, I love your space, is there any chance we could take a couple photos of our project in your restaurant at a non=-busy time for you on Tuesday (or whatever day).  Most people don’t write back, but some do, and it’s always amazing to have permission to film in a cool wine bar or restaurant or school,  so if you have locations for visuals on your list that you don’t already have access to, now is the time to reach out to people that might be able to help, explain your situation, and see what comes up.

For outdoor locations, Most cities and parks require a filming permit – For these I say its up to you to get the required permits, if you decide not to then you might consider you what’s called a “low key” undercover filming which means having a really small crew and as minimum equipment as possible.

Finally, if you just don’t have enough good looking friends to appear in your video, either just for the visuals scenes or for testimonials, you can make a $25 posting at and you will get applicants.  I usually offer between $100-$120 for four hours of acting, this way you can have a good looking person in your video even if your friends can’t make it

In order to raise and get a good indiegogo review, for your video script you’ve got to think of
things to write about before ever uploading to The perks of our online training courses is that you get into the heads of backers, you become aware of the go fund me fees and lesser known sites like giveforward, because even the best video is nothing unless it’s listed on the top crowdfunding sites. I hope this training had helped you learn the kickstarter faq and indie gogo essentials, remember my course on indegogo can really enhance any fundraising ideas for nonprofits

I hope this has helped you see what goes into production planning.  When you are ready to hit record, you will have all your location and and talent lined up, and you’ll know exactly what visuals and emotions you want to get from them.

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This is some dummy copy. You’re not really supposed to read this dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy might look like if it were real content.

If you want to read, I might suggest a good book, perhaps Hemingway or Melville. That’s why they call it, the dummy copy. This, of course, is not the real copy for this entry. Rest assured, the words will expand the concept. With clarity. Conviction. And a little wit.

In today’s competitive market environment, the body copy of your entry must lead the reader through a series of disarmingly simple thoughts.

All your supporting arguments must be communicated with simplicity and charm. And in such a way that the reader will read on. (After all, that’s a reader’s job: to read, isn’t it?) And by the time your readers have reached this point in the finished copy, you will have convinced them that you not only respect their intelligence, but you also understand their needs as consumers.

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List of Fundraising Websites

Kiva Zip

Kiva Zip is a platform where entrepreneurs who might otherwise have trouble getting funding can receive microfinance loans from peers. This is a U.S. based program (the original Kiva platform mainly serves borrowers in third world countries) that boasts a 0% interest rate on the loans that go through the service.


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The best crowdfunding campaigns feature their project on one of many crowdfunding sites to raise their goal. With the help of video editing, backers can see what is being crowd funded on these fundraising sites. Choosing the best crowdsourcing platform will help patrons do good, add momentum to the cause, and encourage philanthropy.


The mission of Kiva Zip is to create social impact by offering opportunity to entrepreneurs from all backgrounds –including those who might be excluded from more traditional business financing options. One way to expedite the process of being reviewed by the Kiva Zip team is to be endorsed by a Trustee. Another way is to add credibility to your online profile.


Taking equity classes can be a unique way of gaining a referral to potential crowdfund investors, and a resource to the campaign. A lesson in crowdfunding pr is to use high quality crowdfunding video production, one of the key tools to bring attention to your kickstarter and causes.

Those with crowdfunding questions can learn video production and Kickstarter Video Marketing

with our San Jose Film Company.


In several major cities, business owners have been seeing a lot of success with the Kiva Zip program. Caitlyn Pisarski of the Motor City Soap Company was pleased with the result of her first loan that she applied for, and received, a second. The support from peers (as opposed to a big bank) added a personal touch to her campaign that added to her positive experience.


The best way to promote and get your project funded as a creator is to seek crowdfunding help with fundraising strategies and crowdfunding promotion to get backers. A crowdfunding consultant who does kickstarter work can assist a grassroots campaign. Our Oakland Film Company helps many kickstarter campaigns and projects other platforms stay on course and access their goal.