[CBT] Fundraising at MozFest: Fund Your Project Raise a Community

Rosana Ardila rardila at mozilla.com
Mon Nov 24 04:27:59 PST 2014


Thanks Regnard for sharing your insights!

-Rosana
On 24/11/14 06:59, Regnard Raquedan wrote:
> Hi Lawrence,
>
> Nice post on crowdfunding. The tips are very much like what sites like 
> Indiegogo recommends.
>
> I also want to share my experience with crowdfunding so far. My wife 
> Liza (who is also a Mozillian) and I started a personal crowdfunding 
> campaign (http://igg.me/at/pinkbasket/x/8937320) and so far we have 
> raised 17% of our goal one week after its launch.
>
> Here are some of our insights and what works for us thus far:
>
>   * *Take part in Giving Tuesday* (start a campaign by December 2) -
>     Indiegogo's partners will give you extra tools to promote your
>     campaign, very helpful
>   * *Make a list* - We literally made a list of people whom we think
>     will support us and we won't be shy about asking for help. I think
>     this is key because as you mentioned, no one wants to support a
>     campaign with zero backers and there is hesitation on being the
>     first contributor
>   * *People are not viewing the campaign video *- Interestingly
>     enough, we created a simple video for our campaign but it is not
>     getting played. Indiegogo recommends having a video, but I guess
>     having a clear & well-written story is more important to us right now.
>
> That's it so far. I'd be happy to share what we're learning as we go, 
> just email me off-list.
>
> Thanks!
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Lawrence Kisuuki 
> <lawrence at mozilla-uganda.org <mailto:lawrence at mozilla-uganda.org>> wrote:
>
>     Hello,
>
>     Hope we're doing great. We've been working on helping to get
>     communities and Mozillians the ability to fundraise or make
>     partnerships so as to further and grow their initiatives.
>
>     At the Mozilla Festival we held a session and access to some of
>     those who want to know what transpired and how to try this out
>     please read the article below.
>
>     http://www.newslibre.com/mozilla/fund-your-project-raise-a-community/
>
>     Cheers and Happy holidays to those in the US.
>
>     *Regards,
>
>     *
>     *Lawrence
>
>     *
>     *Community Manager
>     *
>     *Mozilla Uganda | GenOpen*
>
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