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Think Act Change: Crowdfunding 101 – How to get YOUR idea funded & launched! — 5/9
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
So you have an idea. But no money. How can you make it happen? Where do you find supporters? How do you launch?
On Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 pm, CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) and Think Act Change NYC invite you to an evening with Patty Simonton, Community Organizer of Start Some Good, to learn how you can use Crowdfunding to make YOUR idea happen. Sometimes it seems like crowdfunding is just about iPhone accessories, games and new album releases but this isn’t so! Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch a social enterprise or non-profit, raise funds for a cause, expand or save an existing program or make a grassroots project happen in your community.
The event is $10 and tickets are available online ONLY on the Think Act Change NYC meetup page. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Patty Simonton will give us tips on:
• Selecting a realistic financial target for your campaign
• Identifying your community and how to target them
• Offering rewards which people want
• Developing a video with limited or no budget
• Using social media to support your campaign
• Crafting the stories which will inspire support We’ll also be hearing from folks who have run successful campaigns – speakers TBA. We’ll be hearing from folks who have been through the campaign process, and we’ll also have some current campaigns featured that you can support. As always, you will also have the opportunity to pitch your idea during our 60 second shoutouts!
DREAM BIG people!!
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER:
Patty Simonton is a DC-based Venture Support Lead for StartSomeGood, a crowdfunding platform for social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world. Patty Simonton likes to work behind the scenes to make it possible for others to bring their dreams to life. She has a degree in International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. The world is her playground, and she aims to make it beautiful. She is currently producing FIGMENT DC, a free, participatory arts festival, and bartends at her neighborhood watering hole.
The truth is there is no shortage of problems in the world. But the good news is there’s also no shortage of people with the ideas and passion to address those problems. These are our people, the changemakers. Too often however, the vision for change doesn’t come packaged with the resources needed to make it happen. StartSomeGood provides social entrepreneurs with a platform to raise funds and build a community of supporters — all in a fun, engaging and community-driven way. Our site taps into the power of community, allowing social entrepreneurs to ask for financial support from supporters from around the world. We give them the tools to update their supporters and provide unique rewards in exchange for support – on their first campaign, and for future campaigns down the road.
We’ve taken the crowdfunding model — which is growing in popularity world-wide — and customized it to reflect the unique needs of social entrepreneurs.
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