“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 U.S. based crowdfunding educator, advocate and speaker. After running her own successful crowdfunding campaign in 2012, she founded Crowdfund Better to guide entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits, and creatives on using crowdfunding strategically to attain their financial, marketing, and business goals. A thought leader in crowdfunding, Kathleen is particularly focused on utilizing crowdfunding to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development in underserved communities, especially for women, minority, and rural entrepreneurs. She advocates for the use of crowdfunding to create a path to bankability for small businesses who have been turned down by lenders, and has contributed to local and international access to capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound crowdfunding report and the PLUM LA Initiative launched by the Milken Institute and SBA.

Kathleen is a dynamic speaker and writer who uses her skills as a former teacher and financial professional to run highly interactive workshops that address the needs of novice crowdfunders as well as experienced veterans, and has worked alongside project creators coaching highly successful campaigns on major, niche, and self-hosted platforms. Kathleen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and ForbesBooks Radio, contributed to industry publications Crowdfund Insider and Locavesting, and has spoken at venues including the SBA, Milken Institute, Director’s Guild of America, Association for Women’s Business Centers, Impact Hub, Pepperdine University, Global Crowdfunding Convention and Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK.

Prior to Crowdfund Better, Kathleen spent time at JPMorgan where she helped build relationships with leading technology venture capitalists and worked as a consultant for an LA-based crowdfunding start-up.

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

Kathleen has been invited to speak at venues including:


Milken Institute, PLUM Initiative 2018

Milken Institute

Director’s Guild of America (DGA)

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

Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

SCORE, Los Angeles


California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, CAMEO


Impact HUB, Seattle, Los Angles

Impact HUB

General Assembly, Seattle, Los Angeles

General Assembly

City of Los Angeles, LA, California

City of Los Angeles

City of Inglewood, Inglewood, CA

City of Inglewood

Chico Start


OmniWorks, Los Angeles, incubator, social enterprise, small business owners, minority business, underserved community, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs


Pepperdine University

UC Riverside

ELAC, east los angeles college

East Los Angeles College (ELAC)

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, LATTC

Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC)

Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference 2019, AIC, Boise, Idaho, community investing, community investment, locavesting, local investment, crowd investing, crowd investment, investment crowdfunding, crowdfunding, community crowdfunding, Crowdfund Better, Kathleen Minogue, access to capital

Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Shasta, CA, Women's Business Center at JEDI, Jefferson Economic Development Institute, Crowdfund Better

Women’s Business Center at JEDI

gaia university, social enterprise

Gaia University

Idaho Women in Leadership, I-WIL, Boise, Idaho, women in business, women leaders, women bosses, Idaho leadership

Idaho Women in Leadership

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

The Local Crowd

Crowd Invest Summit

Crowdfunding Deep Impact 2016, Deep Impact UK

Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK

Global Crowdfunding Convention

Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority

Educate CA Funder’s Forum

Operation Hope

LA Business Source, Los Angeles Business Source

LA Business Source

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

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