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“Kathleen and her team got us at WYLDerness Youth Leadership Diversity to raise 80k on a 75k goal!! I wanted to do everything the wrong way and with Crowdfund Better’s consistent and strategic guidance, we successfully launched our nonprofit and brought in 100k that year!!! It was awesome. She was able to give guidance to the importance of all the pre-launch work…providing a vision wasn’t one. She was great with knowing what platform to use…how to set priorities, set up objectives, determine time lines, and find new donors. Definitely well worth the investment…she’ll take your resources and get you where you wanna go!!! 5 outta 5 stars. The most impressive part about Kathleen was that she authentically cared about our cause and treated us with a human touch. Thanks!!! 🙂”
Most importantly, he (Scott) identified a fatal flaw in my campaign pitch – the all-too-flashy video. He strongly urged me to make a new video the old fashioned way – with my phone – that appealed to people honestly, from the heart. I agreed with his assessment but found it took way more courage than I could summon to actually do it. Because, much to my own surprise, it turns out I am one of those people who have a deep aversion to asking for help. On reflection this has been true all my life, but it took a crowdfunding campaign that was on the rocks to force me to deal with it.
I had my whole team attend Crowdfund Better's Crash Course on Crowdfunding long before we were ready to launch our Kickstarter campaign for Whisk Wiper. Without question this resulted in our being properly positioned to have both a very successful campaign within Kickstarter but also led to Whisk Wiper having it’s viral moment on the internet. Knowing when we weren’t ready to launch, that we hadn’t yet built enough support, caused us to time our launch right. I can see looking back that a lot of the same principles we learned from Kathleen relating to crowdfunding actually led us to making the right move to launch a product in any way. In our case we were very lucky to have truly viral online attention that ultimately led to over 60 million video views. Crowdfund Better helped us time our Kickstarter launch date, funding goal and campaign duration to make the most of it.
Crowdfund Better enlightened me!
Kathleen guided and supported the ramp-up, launch and execution of my crowdfunding campaign with gusto, commitment, and kindness. She was an invaluable resource and team member who consistently cheered and encouraged me and my project onward to its successful funding. I highly recommend her.
Kathleen was a crowdfunding whisperer for my campaign! From helping us determine whether crowdfunding was the right strategy for my Joyful 12 School Project to pre-planning and running a successful campaign, her guidance and expertise allowed me to run a campaign true to my mission that deepened my existing relationships and furthered my project’s long-term sustainability.
Kathleen, you’re the best friend a crowdfunding campaign could have. If anyone’s thinking about this kind of project, my advice is to call Crowdfund Better immediately!
Working with Crowdfund Better is a testimony to how having the consultation of experts skilled in their fields can multiply success many times over. We first met Kathleen at a workshop she was teaching on crowdfunding strategies. Her workshop gave us a realistic view of what crowdfunding could accomplish for our business start-up, as well as the necessary effort we would have to put into the process. Afterward, we connected with Kathleen on our mutual desire to see our neighborhood transformed for the better. We started our self-hosted crowdfunding campaign on much better footing because of her workshop and advice. Throughout the campaign, Crowdfund Better actively monitored our progress and gave us invaluable feedback. Thanks to her efforts, our final campaign was wildly successful, raising over $113,000! We are eager to partner with Crowdfund Better again in the future.
Kathleen provided support during my crowdfunding campaign when I needed it most. It was in the middle – that time when there’s a lull in donations and my worry was taking over! Her suggestions inspired me and gave me a resurgence of energy to take those next steps to build excitement in the campaign again. At a time when I felt depleted, her knowledge and insight provided a much-needed service. I can only imagine the success I would have had if I had worked with her from day 1. As it is, I surpassed my goal with time to spare, and I owe a part of that to Crowdfund Better.
Kathleen gives essential help with crowdfunding. Her quality of advice, guidance and practical solutions are a must for launching any campaign, especially if you are going it alone. I couldn’t have done it without her!
Kathleen helped me define my brand as a Filmmaker as we embarked on the production of our film “Ending Up”. She helped me develop and articulate my mission as an artist, and through this mission we were able to successfully launch a Kickstarter campaign and raise the funding necessary to complete the film. Kathleen has an innate ability to cut through the surface, to recognize specific strengths, and put those nuances into words. She possesses a combination of intuitive sensibility and an excellent ability to clarify and communicate her ideas. Crowdfund Better knew just what I needed to get to the source of who I am as an artist and to help me define my own unique voice.
Kathleen has provided a vision where there was only the seed of an idea. She has presented a door where there was a wall. I’ve been able to arrange priorities, set up goals, establish time lines, and find new platforms and communities thanks to her knowledge and experience. Crowdfund Better is an incredible and indispensable asset to my creative path.
Thank you for the insightful report card. Crowdfund Better highlighted some issues that we were aware of and are on our list to address, and more importantly, you identified many issues that we were not aware of and gave us the resources to address them. Thank you!
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