Many individuals or organisations want to launch crowdfunding campaigns but do not know how to get started. For that reason, the crowdfunding4culture team has gathered and analysed 12 campaign launched by creatives and cultural organisations to act as examples for inspiring crowdfunders. 

Are you a creative or cultural organisation thinking of launching a crowdfunidng campaign or curious to know how others have made use of crowdfunding? Then these case studies are for you. 

After a receiving 16 rejections from traditional publishers, and still very much believing in the story, novelist Johnny Ruin, decided to try crowdfunding. The book funded in just nine days and is scheduled for release in Spring 2018.

Now, the author shares his experience with crowdfunding and provides tips and tricks on running a successful campaign. 

In October 2014 we ran a crowdfunding campaign to fund the minimum amount of development time needed to deliver our new artistic app Karen.

Thanks to our incredible audiences, old and new, we successfully hit our target.

"We learnt a lot from this experience and wanted to try to squeeze it all into a guide that would help people who are about to embark on a similar endeavour."

Crowdfunding is still underused possibility for people with great ideas. Nonprofits, companies and individuals can use crowdfunding to innovate and create new projects that will make the world a better place. That is the reason why social impact agency BRODOTO and Green Energy Cooperative started Crowdfunding Academy in Croatia. This educational program serves everyone who has a great idea, but lacks knowledge how to use crowdfunding to make it a reality.

Webinar #9 – Building a successful campaign: How to create compelling incentives

Join our webinar on April 18th 2017 at 13:00 CET.

How to create compelling incentives for your investors/backers? What drive them to invest/back your project? How can you leverage their motivations to propose appealing incentives?

Webinar #10 – Building a successful campaign:How to engage your network and go beyond

Join our webinar on April 25th 2017 at 13:00 CET.

Why should you involve your networks in your crowdfunding campaign? How can you engage them effectively? How can you expand and reach people that are not in your network?

Webinar #8 – Building a successful campaign: creating a successful pitch

Join our webinar on April 11th 2017 at 13:00 CET.

How to structure a good pitch for your reward or equity crowdfunding campaign? How to create a strong campaign page?

Join us in the next webinar where Irene Tordera, ECN Marketing Manager, will discuss these and other questions around the topic, providing hands-on tips on how to build a good crowdfunding pitch.

Who should attend:

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others learn the secrets of great storytelling – for free, in partnership with online education provider Khan Academy.

ASTER is the Consortium among the Emilia-Romagna Regional Government and regional education research and business actors (universities, reserach centers, union of the chambers of commerce). 

Crowdfunding is one of the most powerful tools available for organisations to better connect with their communities, increase reach and exposure, raise awareness of their brand and mission, and measure compelling messages, with the opportunity to raise funding that will go directly to their organisations.

But understanding the dynamics of a successful campaign can seem daunting at first, so Arts & Business NI has developed a new crowdfunding toolkit which will take you from concept to campaign launch. 


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