Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Our Experience with Crowdfundraising

For various reasons we moved to work independently, privately, whatever term you call it. Many advocate that when starting to work from home, that you keep a salaried job going in order to have some income while developing your other work. We began this way too but life has a way to send you curve balls and there are times you have to adapt to suit the situation.

So what do you do when you have a need that requires money or funding and are unable to take out another loan or have no-one to assist with the funding? There are all kinds of reasons as to why someone might need finance.

We became aware of an opportunity called crowd fundraising. Is this term new to you? Like a definition of crowdfundraising? Don't feel bad at all, many do not know what it is.

Crowdfundraising is a method to fund a project / venture / development in your work by having contributions from a large group of people known as a crowd. Some use it to finance publishing a book, recording a music CD or a film or video. Some use it to obtain funds to patent something or to begin a business. Some need funds to take a trip for a worthy cause, to get married, to move or for health reasons.

There is an art to doing a successful crowdfundraising campaign. We are only just getting to know how it works. However, we have gained experience from what we have done thus far and will be happy to share what we have gained, which sites were useful to use, which we prefer and why. We are not yet experts and still have much to learn. 

You are welcome to send in a question. If we can answer, we can prepare a blog post on the question or topic to help others too. If we do not have the answer, we can either research to find it or we will let you know if we do not have this information

Thank you for reading this post. 

Shoshanah Shear of Chessed Ve'Emet

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