We’ve all heard the crowdfunding success stories: over $5 million to teach coding to students, $330,000 for a regional Girl Scout office, and even $55,000 to make potato salad. But there is more to this increasingly popular method of fundraising than just launching a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Explore what nonprofits need to know about crowdfunding to be successful. We will cover:
• An introduction to crowdfunding and organizations using it effectively
• The steps involved in running a crowdfunding campaign
• Considerations for selecting a crowdfunding platform
• Strategies for engaging your community with fundraising efforts
Join us to explore the possibilities!
Andrea Simzak Levandowski, Reference Librarian for Instruction and Funding Information, New Jersey State Library
Andrea is reference librarian for Instruction and Funding Information at the New Jersey State Library. Since 2009, she has managed and curated the Funding Information Center at the New Jersey State Library. The Library, as a Funding Information Network partner
of the Foundation Center, provides a wealth of information for nonprofits and individuals seeking grants. In addition, Andrea provides training for these resources, the grant-seeking process, crowdfunding, and other topics through classes and individualized sessions.