5 Tips for Crowdfunding Success
Remember people donate for three reasons: they care about you, they care about your project, they get something compelling in return for supporting you. These tips will help the success of your GreenUnite project.
- Giving The Perfect Pitch in Your Project Profile
- The more your audience knows about your project, the better! The most successful projects include a video explaining your idea and goals, a written description about you, your idea, and your inspiration to launch a crowdfunding campaign, and anything else you want to include to intrigue your viewers!
- Provide Attractive Prizes
- We recommend using a prize system to encourage and thank your Seeders. Prizes can be anything from free music to a mention in your movie credits to a t-shirt or button. Get creative. Offering several different prizes at different support levels means you'll have something for everyone. Make sure your prizes offer enough of an incentive. They should be valuable and meaningful.
- Enlist Help Campaigning
- Just like any other type of campaign, having more people in your corner actively spreading the word for you means more exposure and a higher chance of getting funding from more than just your close personal network of donors. You can still be successful campaigning on your own, but it never hurts to ask those who care about you for a little help with getting the word around!
- Get in the news
- Reach out to local newspapers and media about your project. You would be amazed at the level of
support you will receive from the media in your own backyard. Go and find multiple websites (and keep looking for more) that share similar interests to your project. Blog or email the site owner about your mission, goals and how to help.
- Get Social
- Social media, beyond posting on Facebook or LinkedIn, can be very valuable. For example, follow those that you respect on Twitter, and in turn they just might follow you and spread your message to their followers. Use the GreenUnite Facebook, Twitter and email tools to reach out and expand your network.