1. Project Tips & Tutorials

Crowdfunding to bring your dreams to life? Great idea! We'd like to help you be as successful as possible. Crowdfunding isn't the easiest thing to do, but with alittle strategy and a lot of enthusiasm you'll give yourself the best chance at a strong funding outcome.

Check out the links below for our best advice on some of the key aspects of crowdfunding.

A) 8 Minutes to Success: 8 Essential Strategies for Crowdfunding

This is a great place to get an overview of the kinds of things that successful crowdfunders do!

B) Your Crowdfunding Toolkit

Visit the toolkit for everything you'll need to manage a successful crowdfunding project including email templates, example press releases, a Master Contact spreadsheet, and a Milestones Calendar to help you organize your project before it goes live.

C) Strategically Setting Your Funding Target

This might seem like the most obvious part of raising money - deciding how much - but taking a strategic approach to this decision can make a big difference in your funding outcome.

D) Planning for Success Before You Go Live

Just like with a lot of other things, in crowdfunding what you do to prepare will (mostly) determine how well you do. Let us show you how to set yourself up for success.

E) Making a Video or Slideshow to Showcase Your Project

This is your #1 tool for making an emotional connection to your crowd and influencing them to donate. Your video/slideshow doesn't have to be fancy and it doesn't have to take a lot of time to make. We've created a simple plan that we think you'll find helpful.

F) Your Message: The Story of Your Project

Every project needs a story behind it to help potential supporters understand the Whos, Whats, and Whys. If you're not sure about how to tell your crowd what they need to know, take a look at our simple outline to make this step easier.

G) Engage Your Crowd with Low Cost/No Cost Rewards

Your project has a lot going for it already but by offering your crowd a little something for supporting your work you can take your fundraising to another level. We've got some suggestions for how to use low-cost/no-cost rewards to excite and engage your crowd.

H) Tell the World: Promoting Your Project

What's the sound of one hand clapping? Don't answer! The point is that you need to make some real noise about your project if you want to reach your fundraising goal. We've got some ideas about how you can get the attention you'll need to succeed.

I) Show Me the Money! (Collecting Your Donations)

If you’ve decided to create a project and run a fundraising campaign on FundMe, then you'll want to understand and feel comfortable with the details surrounding how the money you raise is collected and transferred to you. Follow this link for an explanation of how it works.