Crowdfunding

Are You Ready for Giving Tuesday?

Sep192017

As many of you know, Giving Tuesday is one of the most important days of the year when it comes fundraising. The primary goal is connecting with a diverse group of people for the one common purpose of celebrating and encouraging giving. So...are you ready for Giving Tuesday? Do you have a campaign strategy?... Read more »

Importance of Social Media to Crowdfunding

Aug032017

Audiences have moved to new online tools, new digital places. Social media is the new access point for discovery, referrals and trust building--all of which are essential for building your donor list or gaining support for your projects. Social media and crowdfunding are a natural combination. Social media helps you... Read more »

How to Fund for Healthcare

Jul172017

Let’s talk about crowdfunding for healthcare. (If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please review it prior to reading this blog.) Healthcare institutions’ missions statement vary, but most concentrate on trust, expertise,... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Use Crowdfunding

Jul112017

If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please have a read before digging into this blog post; it will help you get a sense of why crowdfunding is so helpful to so many people and institutions like yours. The crowdfunding market is... Read more »

What to do when bums in seats aren’t enough

Jun262017

If you ever get to New York City’s Lower East side, make sure you visit the Tenement Museum. It’s small and easy to miss because it blends into the streetscape, but well worth the search. A poignant monument to the immigrant experience in New York, this century-old rooming house is like stepping back in time. I... Read more »

Crowdfunding for Arts and Culture

Jun082017

If you do not know what crowdfunding is or have not had the chance to read our blog on Introduction to Crowdfunding, please review it prior to reading this blog. Crowdfunding for art and culture is a unique environment compared to other industries. What you’re asking is the ability to expand or add to someone’s... Read more »

Introduction to Crowdfunding

May302017

What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a relatively new method of raising capital from a variety of networks, expanding your donor base to fund ideas and projects. It allows a large number of people to contribute and get behind your project, whether you’re working on social causes, product development, research and... Read more »

University of Ottawa Alumni Website

May172017

The University of Ottawa (uOttawa) has been a force in Canadian education since it was first established as the College of Bytown in 1848. A defining part of the city and the culture of Ottawa, the university hosts 40,000 students across ten faculties. In 2014, uOttawa developed a new strategic plan, Destination... Read more »

Crowdfunding for Canada's Heritage: This Place Matters

Jan182016

The National Trust for Canada was looking to provide a space for heritage organizations across the country to share their projects and attract new audiences to their fundraising efforts. The goal was to ignite an interest in preserving Canada’s national history through a crowdfunding platform that allows Canadians... Read more »

Thinking outside of the Donation Box - A glance @ Alumni Giving

Jan132016

Have you ever really thought about what influences your decision to donate to a foundation, cause or charity? I ask because there appears to have been a shift in donation trends which reflects an increasing percentage of donation transactions being conducted online (versus more ‘traditional' fundraising methods... Read more »

Crowdfunding for Universities: A First-hand Example of Success

Oct222015

What is crowdfunding? Where did it come from? Where is it going? To give you some perspective, crowdfunding originates in the relatively recent phenomenon of crowdsourcing, wherein a collective body gets together and works towards a common goal using predominantly online methods. In less than ten years, we’ve... Read more »