Crowdfund Better

Learn how to navigate the crowdfunding ecosystem to unlock alternative funding. #ThinkOutsideTheBank #communitycapital #smallbusiness #microbusiness

Founded in 2012 by Kathleen Minogue, Crowdfund Better provides crowdfunding education, training & advocacy to empower entrepreneurs, nonprofits, platforms, and small business advisors with crowdfunding know-how. We bring modern funding tools to the traditional capital stack, working in conjunction with small business advisors to help their clients access crowdfunding as a tool to develop stronger networks for ongoing social, creative & financial support.

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#TBT Do you remember the Pebble Watch?

Our blog "5 Reasons Your Crowdfunding Campaign is Not the Pebble Watch" is a few years old, but the content is as relevant as ever. Read on for crowdfunding best practices that have stood the test of time!

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy 01/07/2022

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy

Curious how you can utilize crowdfunding to reinvigorate your community or economic development projects? We've got you covered!

We're pleased to be collaborating with The Harbinger Consultancy to offer a 3-part online course (starting in March 2022) applying our proven approaches to crowdfunding to help lay the groundwork for a successful community crowdfunding campaign—and give a repeatable process that can be used to create, start, finish and sustain community projects again and again, even if you decide not to crowdfund.

Enroll today!

The New Community Project Roadmap — The Harbinger Consultancy Are you in the midst of a community project that seems stuck? An initiative that you just can’t get off the ground? Something that you know will make your community a better place but is lurching forward one step and backward two steps? It can be hard to get community projects going at all, let al...

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Get ahead on your business funding options for 2022!

Take "The Crowdfunding Opportunity" online course and get 20% off using code (holiday21) before Dec. 31st:


Congratulations to our latest Crowdfund Idaho participant, Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho of Twin Falls Idaho for successfully funding 121% of their goal! The support of their community and partner organizations will allow them to launch their "Parent College" program in Spring 2022!

Together, We Thrive
Thank you!
Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our Parent College campaign! We are grateful and excited to offer this educational program to our communities in the Magic Valley. Because of all of your support, we are able to start this journey of bringing families, schools, and communities together and empowering them to be engaged as equal partners in our children's growth and education. All our futures deserve every opportunity to thrive and excel!

Please, stay connected! Follow us on social media, visit our website ( and stay tuned to hear about when we will announce Parent College opening registration!

With Gratitude,

Unity Alliance of Southern Idaho

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Give yourself a gift that will keep on giving. Learn how to "Find the Gold" in your network!

Purchase the online course before the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31st and get 20% off! Use code (holiday21) at checkout:

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Thank you to Devin D. Thorpe for interviewing our founder Kathleen Minogue about her "Superpower for Good" (hint: it's Transformation). Tune in to hear how this superpower is a core focus of crowdfunding training & education Crowdfund Better, as well as why that's different from what you might usually hear about how to prepare for a crowdfunding campaign.

Read or listen here:

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Congratulations to our client Harmony Global Foods for raising $165k in investments in 8 weeks! After months of preparation for their crowdfunding campaign on the Folla Capital platform, they exceeded their target funding goal by $15k. HGF's goal is to increase multi-ethnic food representation on the grocery shelf (and your freezer case).

Learn more about HGF on their website:

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What did jlhfund participant Rod Foster of Velvet Noir Beard Care Co. have to say about his experience in the 2021 Crowdfunding Incubator with FundBlackFounders & Crowdfund Better?

12/01/2021 | Navigating Your Options

What's a "security" and which one should I use to raise capital for my business?

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Small Business Advocate has new user-friendly educational materials available on their website including an interactive tool to help businesses "navigate the many regulatory pathways to raise capital, based on the criteria that matter most to you."

It feels a little like the old "choose-your-own-adventure" books where you can try different combinations to explore different options.

Check it out! | Navigating Your Options

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Want to use social media to promote your crowdfunding campaign, but don't have your channels setup yet? Here's a detailed article by Social Media Examiner for how to launch a new social channel the right way. (Hint: they recommend at least 3 months to put your plan into action)

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NEW - "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" online course!

How do you tell your business story so that people will be inspired to contribute to your crowdfunding campaign?

This self-paced online course will help you refine your business branding, learn the ins and outs of creating your campaign video, and guide you on what to post to your social channels.

Check it out here:

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Congratulations to jlhfund participants Maddy Bear Bakes for reaching 50 backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders!

"Maddy Bear Bakes is a Black-woman owned family company that makes allergy-friendly cookies for families looking for affordable allergy-friendly food."

Support their campaign:

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Congratulations to jlhfund participants Black Facts Online for reaching 55+ backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders!

"Created in 1997 by Black Techs, BlackFacts creates Diversity Tech Solutions for schools & diversity-friendly companies that play our over 400 Black History videos including daily events in Black History on their web sites, and has over 400K searchable Black History & News articles on our site."

Support their campaign:


Congratulations to Margo Clayson of The Mighty Microgreen, who successfully raised $7,493 (almost $1,000 over her funding goal), with 59 backers, and is the first Crowdfund Idaho participant to launch a campaign on Kickstarter! She also was selected as a "Project We Love" in the first 24 hours of the campaign.

After a year of preparation, the Inkom, Idaho resident (population

Congratulations to The Mighty Microgreen for successfully funding (almost $1,000 over their funding goal) on Kickstarter! Be sure to follow their page and see their Inkom, Idaho business continue to grow!

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Congratulations to jlhfund participant Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore for reaching 80+ backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders!

"Black Worldschoolers will be a bookstore on wheels sharing stories that uplift Black life, Black heritage and Black joy."

Support their campaign:

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Congratulations to jlhfund participant Ova Media Group for reaching 59 backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders!

"Ova Media is a multi-platform entertainment company that curates content for black women. TV. Music. Film. Podcasts. Welcome to her space. It's Ova."

Support their campaign here:

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Want to know the "real real" about how crowdfunding can be used as a funding pathway for women of color in business? Join our collaborative partner Renee King of FundBlackFounders & jlhfund small business grantee client Joanna Brooks of Embody YOGA for this free Finurah event sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. today at 1:05pm ET.

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Congratulations to jlhfund participant Velvet Noir Beard Care Co. for reaching 59 backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders! (as well as having their product added to @GQ Winter #GQBestStuffBox!)

"Velvet Noir Beard & Skin Care is a Black Owned business founded in New Orleans, La that provides handmade Beard & Skin care products."

Support their campaign here:

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Congratulations to jlhfund participant Bea's Bayou for reaching 64 backers for their crowdfunding campaign on FundBlackFounders!

"Launched August 2020, Bea's Bayou offers probiotic & herbal flare-up solutions for scalp & skin. With your support, we can help people globally!"

10 days left to support their campaign here:

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jlhfund Cohort 1 campaigns are LIVE on FundBlackFounders!

Embody YOGA is reaching for their $75k stretch goal & hella awkward has hit their initial $25k goal (both closing soon)!

Bea's Bayou, Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore & Velvet Noir Beard Care Co. already have over 50+ backers - Black Facts Online, Ova Media Group and Maddy Bear Bakes are all near 50 backers too (will you be #50?).

Support all participants here:

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NEW "Finding the Gold in your Network" online course from Crowdfund Better!

What's the most important thing you should do before launching a crowdfunding campaign? Most people believe it's creating a campaign page, but the savvy crowdfunder knows it's...Finding the Gold in Your Network. This self-paced online course provides a framework for finding campaign support within your existing networks and leveraging that for greater success.

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How did Hempitecture secure over $3M in funding? Via investment crowdfunding, of course!

Wanna learn how that works? Don't miss the Boise Startup Week crowdfunding panel “Prove your Concept and Gain a Following by Crowdfunding” tomorrow Oct. 22nd at 12:30pm MT featuring Hempitecture founder Mattie Mead, Boise Music Lessons Angie Marianthi, our founder Kathleen Minogue and Gina Bessire of Zions Bank. Business Resource Center.

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Did you see the feature on Crowdfund Idaho participant The Mighty Microgreen in the Idaho Business Review's "Biz Bites" column today? With a little over 2 weeks to go she's nearing 50% of her goal to bring her STEM-based subscription educational service to kids across the country.

Find her campaign on Kickstarter or read more about what she's up to in the link:

The Crowdfund Better Process™

Since 2012, Crowdfund Better has been providing crowdfunding education, strategy, and coaching to entrepreneurs, creatives, nonprofits, small business advisors, and crowdfunding platforms. We are educators and professionals who understand both the broader crowdfunding ecosystem and how to work with clients on the ground to guide them toward successful campaigns. We are not a marketing agency. We are not campaign managers.

We are a relationship-focused crowdfunding consultancy.

Crowdfund Better clients are looking for education and coaching on how to manage the relationship-building and marketing of their campaigns themselves – putting in their own time to keep costs down rather than outsourcing to agencies except to obtain specific expertise and training. Our clients have done very well using this strategy.

The Crowdfund Better Process™ is the system we developed over the last 6 years to provide tailored, just-in-time crowdfunding guidance for our clients.

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$19.99 - "The Crowdfunding Opportunity" online course

A self-guided online course to help you understand how you can use crowdfunding to fund your business.

Taught by our Founder, Kathleen Minogue
5-unit course + 4 downloadable worksheets (1.5 hours total class time)

*Purchase here:


$127 - The Crowdfunding Roadmap Package

Take our online Crowdfunding Roadmap Questionnaire & receive written feedback via our Crowdfunding Report Card PLUS a 30-minute, 1-on-1 Roadmap Review Call via phone with an expert on our team.

*Purchase on our website at this link:

*The Crowdfunding Roadmap is a pre-requisite to access the following services below*

Campaign Coaching Packages (starting at $2,500)

1-on-1 coaching for individuals or organizations via phone or video conference.

Business Advisor Crowdfunding Services

Tailored education services for organizations, platforms, business advisors and technical assistance providers (custom pricing available – including retained services)



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