Posts Tagged ‘funding’

Tips for Running a Successful Kickstarter: Part 1 -By Guest Blogger Carlos M. Tovar of More Than Human

Crowdfunding has become such a wide open playing field that it’s important for independent filmmakers to study up and make sure we’re fully maximizing all the benefits of this new equalizing factor. We now have the ability to connect directly with a broad audience and pitch our original content without needing to go through a studio, financier or other “gatekeeper.” This presents enormous possibilities for an independent content creator. Here are my tips for running a successful Kickstarter. (more…)

How Kickstarting Can Connect with Customers – by Corie Bain


All of us love to hear the phrase, low risk, high reward, especially when referring to a business plan. New ideas can be exciting yet frightening because of the potential for rejection or failure. It is important to test whether or not an idea will spark interest in the market. If you use Kickstarter correctly, you can reap the benefits of a low risk, high reward launching process.  (more…)

How to Get Sponsors without Selling Out

Whether you are a filmmaker, YouTuber, or all around awesome person – you might be looking for sponsors to help you fund what you do. But how can you find the right sponsors that align with the mission and values of what you’re doing – in other words, how can you get your projects paid for without selling out to your fans? (more…)

Crowdfunding DeathMatch – 3 Top Tips from the Best Campaigns

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I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about crowdfunding campaigns, and even more tired of being asked for money to fund yet another tired project. This is one reason we’ve created “Crowdfunding Deathmatch” – to raise the profile of awesome campaigns, to bring a fresh and fun angle to what we believe are still some incredibly exciting projects, and to help more creatives learn the ropes of what works and what doesn’t to crowdfund their next creative project. (more…)

Crowdfunding Certification Program | Crowdfunding 101 in 4 Weeks

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If you are about to launch a crowdfunding campaign or have already launched one, you may want to learn what really works. We are excited to announce our crowdfunding certification program, an intensive crowdfunding 101, with foundational knowledge on best practices and successful strategies for campaign design, a great video, strong branding, and effective marketing. Here’s a look at our curriculum to prepare you to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign: (more…)

Crowdfunding Tips – 4 Rules to Meet Your Goal


As of today, the Kickstarter platform has helped 52,908 projects get funded for $905 Million, with over half of the rest (67,969 unsuccessful projects) missing the mark. There’s one main thing that separates success from failure: planning. Here are 4 key crowdfunding tips to plan ahead to meet your goal. (more…)

Discussing Comedy Timing with my Students

I was on the phone last night with my students Marco and Farren who’d just completed their first pass on a cut of their web series. I was giving my round of notes to the editor, Marco, after doing a sit down with Farren, the series Creator on Tuesday night. The two had been living in a bubble with this project and needed an extra pair of eyes to make sure that the laughter was still there…..after looking and living with this project for so many months.



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