12 pages tagged with Crowdfunding:

  • How we did it – SOFII’s first foray into challenge event fundraising, intro by Joanna Culling In this series SOFII shares how we supported our founder, Ken Burnett, as he took part in The SOFII Foundation’s first-ever challenge event. With no experience in this area of fundraising, we learned as we went along. Find out how we got started in our introduction, here.
  • A case for crowdfunding by Stephanie Thomas Crowdfunding is here to stay and we should welcome it says Blackbaud’s Stephanie Thomas.
  • Art Fund: Crowdfunding to save Prospect Cottage (part one) by Joe Burnett Derek Jarman was a huge figure in modern British cinema and art. Now his unique home, a work of art in itself, is the subject of a truly inspirational and ambitious crowdfunding campaign by the Art Fund. We sat down with three of the drivers behind the campaign to discuss Jarman, Prospect Cottage and crowdfunding. They wowed us, so we hope they'll wow you too!
  • Cork Simon Community: Small-scale pandemic crowdfunding by Emma Doran How did an Irish charity make their very first crowdfunding campaign a success during the pandemic?
  • Crowdfunding: A lesson from World War II by Roger Craver In the latest addition to SOFII’s History Project, Roger Craver takes you back to World War II and explores a crowdfunding campaign that raised money for Spitfires. 
  • Enhance your online fundraising abilities in four steps by Sarah Daren In her second article for SOFII Sarah Daren shares her experiences of building successful crowdfunding campaigns and provides four key pieces of advice to make your online giving platform successful.
  • Fundraising for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal by SOFII Without the inspiration of Joseph Pulitzer who inspired 120,000 ordinary New Yorkers to donate a huge number of small donations, the 150ft tall Statue of Liberty would not be standing today on New York’s harbour.
  • How crowdfunding is helping fundraise for community projects by Sarah Daren Sarah Daren explains how crowdfunding sites can be used not just for start-up businesses but to benefit entire communities, as demonstrated in towns and cities across the USA.
  • Humans of New York: the power of storytelling for social fundraising by Laura Croudace Humans of New York has been a stunning example of community engagement through social media and a demonstration of the power of storytelling since its launch in 2010. And now, it is also a model for crowd funding.
  • Il singolare sit-in di Who Gives a Crap by SOFII Who Gives a Crap è un’iniziativa, originale e audace, lanciata recentemente. E tutti qui in SOFII siamo piuttosto curiosi di vedere se questa campagna, decisamente creativa e singolare, prenderà piede.
  • Minus18: Same Sex Gender Diverse Formal is accidentally crowdfunded by an anti-gay group by SOFII An attempt by an anti-gay group in Australia to ruin an LGBT youth dance by buying all the tickets and preventing youngsters from attending, backfired when they ended up funding the whole event!
  • Unbound: the reinvention of an idea that flourished 200 years ago by Aline Reed This is a strange one. It the reinvention of an idea that was flourishing two hundred years ago, yet has left the notion of 'traditional' charities behind. Maybe even the sponsors don't see themselves as donors, but it's clear that this scheme contains all the ingredients of good fundraising – tangible need, a target, donor reward, donor recognition and the chance to support again.