“If you are fortunate enough to meet, hear or hire Kathleen
my advice is to listen intently – you will learn a lot you’ll not find anywhere else.”
Barry E James, Founder, The Crowdfunding Center & TheCrowdDataCenter

Kathleen Minogue is a crowdfunding educator, speaker and advocate. After running her own successful crowdfunding campaign in 2012, she founded Crowdfund Better to guide entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits, and creatives how to use crowdfunding strategically to attain their financial, marketing and business goals, and has coached highly successful campaigns on major, niche, and self-hosted platforms. A thought leader in crowdfunding, Kathleen is focused on utilizing crowdfunding to encourage entrepreneurship, economic development and job creation in local communities, especially for women, minority and rural entrepreneurs. She advocates for crowdfunding education for small business advisors and the use of crowdfunding to create a path to bankability for entrepreneurs declined by lenders. She has also contributed to local and international access to capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound report and the Milken Institute/SBA PLUM initiative.

Kathleen is a dynamic speaker who uses her skills as a former teacher and financial professional to run highly interactive workshops that address the needs of both novice and experienced crowdfunders, and the advisors who support them. Kathleen has been invited to speak at venues including General Assembly, Impact Hub, Pepperdine University, UC Riverside, the Director’s Guild of America, Educate CA Funder’s Forum, Operation Hope, City of Inglewood, ChicoStart, The Local Crowd, LA Business Source, CAMEO, Small Business Majority, SCORE, Association of Women’s Business Centers, SBA, Crowd Invest Summit, Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK & Global Crowdfunding Convention. She also has a contributed to the online industry publications Crowdfund Insider and Locavesting.

CrowdInvest Summit 2016 (left to right: Devin Thorpe, Rodney Sampson, Kathleen Minogue, Amy Cortese & David Metzler)

Past Speaking Venues


Milken Institute, PLUM Initiative 2018

Milken Institute

Director’s Guild of America (DGA)

Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, CAMEO


Association of Women's Business Centers Leadership Conference 2018, AWBC

Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

City of Los Angeles, LA, California

City of Los Angeles

City of Inglewood, Inglewood, CA

City of Inglewood

SCORE, Los Angeles


UC Riverside

Pepperdine University

ELAC, east los angeles college

East Los Angeles College

Women’s Business Center at JEDI

Educate CA Funder’s Forum

Operation Hope

LA Business Source, Los Angeles Business Source

LA Business Source

Impact HUB, Seattle, Los Angles

Impact HUB

General Assembly

Chico Start


gaia university, social enterprise

Gaia University

The Local Crowd, crowdfunding platform, rural crowdfunding, Laramie Wyoming

The Local Crowd

Global Crowdfunding Convention

Crowd Invest Summit

Crowdfunding Deep Impact 2016, Deep Impact UK

Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK

Workshops & Speaking Topics

  • Crowdfunding for the Absolute Beginner: The One Step Up Framework™
  • The Crowdfunding Trifecta: Marketing, Customers & Funding
  • Crowdfunding to Bankability: A New Rung on the Funding Ladder
  • Stone Soup Crowdfunding: The Power of Pooling Resources
  • Crowdfund Better Nonprofits: Reinvigorate Annual Fundraising through Crowdfunding
  • Crowdfunding Basics for Small Business Advisors: How to Identify Good Crowdfunding Candidates and Support Their Success

For more information or to arrange for Kathleen to speak at your event,
please contact us at 
start@crowdfundbetter.com or (213) 787-4787

Barry James, of The Crowdfunding Center, introduces Kathleen at
the 4th Annual Deep Impact 2016 Conference in London.

Speaking Testimonials

“Kathleen Minogue you have a unique ability to articulate the art and science of crowdfunding like no one else I have ever heard. You are truly a teacher with a gift to transmit the nuances and insights of crowdfunding!!” – Bill Huston, Founder & CEO – Our Crowd Rocks

“Kathleen, yours was the most important workshop I attended to make my crowdfunding better. Thank YOU!” Matia Karrell, Producer/Director – FlyGirls TV Series

“Kathleen’s presentation at our 2016 Funders Forum in Culver City, CA was loved by all in attendance. The comments and reviews received on our post-event surveys all indicated that everyone left energized, informed and empowered – ready to build their individual giving programs through crowdfunding. Thanks Kathleen!” – Eric L. Moore, Founder & Executive Director – Educate California

“Thanks to your presentation, I was able to triple my goal of $800 to $2,650! I learned to pick up the phone or ask in person; not just through social media. I also associate a video and/or personal story on my Facebook every time I post; it really made a difference! Not only that, I convinced my audience to share my story or their experience as well with my link. I feel I have my Facebook audience on board, they are well aware of how important this campaign is to me and how it will create a future for Bresee youth. I am on a roll and setting the bar high!” – Fonda Whitehead, Development Director – Bresee Youth Center

“You’re like a walking TED talk!” – Mikery Hatfield, Executive Chef – Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

“First, let me say thank you again for the informative presentation you gave on crowdfunding. It was enlightening and provided a wealth of information.” – Gail Johnson-McIntyre, Entrepreneur

“Kathleen is an amazing presenter I can listen to her speak and teach all day.” – Jackie Jones, Founder – Senoj Beverages

“I invited Kathleen to speak at my MASTERMIND AGENCY GROUPS for Entrepreneurial Voice, LLC after learning of her expertise in CROWDFUNDING. The groups of women entrepreneurs were in different stages of business from getting ready to launch to having established businesses and not everyone believed the subject necessarily applied to them. However, Kathleen used her expertise to showcase how CROWDFUNDING and the principles behind it could benefit every business and shared new developments and insights into CROWDFUNDING that makes every business a candidate for developing their own crowdfunding campaign. Everyone can benefit from Kathleen and her expertise.” 
Jan McCarthy, Founder – Entrepreneurial Voice, Ladies Who Launch LA & OC, CRAVE LA

Kathleen talks alternative funding with The Coffee Corner Radio at
the 3rd Annual Mobile Retail & Food Truck EXPO 2015.

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