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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Hit a Home Run Media Interview with These 11 Tips 07/06/2021

Hit a Home Run Media Interview with These 11 Tips

Everyone wants to get good PR, but do you know what to say when you get it? The information in this article for @StartupNation is especially important for Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns.

Be sure you know what to include:

Hit a Home Run Media Interview with These 11 Tips Positive media coverage can be a key to your business' success. Here are 11 tips on how to prepare for a media interview.

Timeline Photos 06/30/2021

Let the fireworks begin! 🎆🎇 Congratulations to JLH Social Impact Fund 2021 Grantees.

Through the generosity of Jrue and Lauren Holiday, these black-owned businesses and black-led nonprofits will receive both grant funding and hands-on support to help them thrive.

We are proud to be collaborating with FundBlackFounders to provide crowdfunding training to the jlhfund Small Business Cohort. Click the link to learn more about these businesses making an impact in their communities.

https://www.jlhfund.org/grantees

#jlhfund #jlhfundgrantawardees #socialimpact #supportblackbusinesses

Let the fireworks begin! 🎆🎇 Congratulations to JLH Social Impact Fund 2021 Grantees.

Through the generosity of Jrue and Lauren Holiday, these black-owned businesses and black-led nonprofits will receive both grant funding and hands-on support to help them thrive.

We are proud to be collaborating with FundBlackFounders to provide crowdfunding training to the jlhfund Small Business Cohort. Click the link to learn more about these businesses making an impact in their communities.

https://www.jlhfund.org/grantees

#jlhfund #jlhfundgrantawardees #socialimpact #supportblackbusinesses

Charge Up - Crowdfunding Event 06/29/2021

Charge Up - Crowdfunding Event

JUST ANNOUNCED: "Charge Up - Learn How to Crowdfund for Your Business Success"

Are you Latina or a woman of color in business? Then be sure to register to attend this free online event Thursday, July 22nd at 5:00pm PST!

This event will have our Founder Kathleen Minogue presenting a brief overview of crowdfunding followed by a a panel of three successful women crowdfunders Tatiana Mejia Pacheco of Andrea's Healthy Kitchen PLUS two of our past clients, Lissette Arceo of Confetti Fiesta & Sarah Buxbaum of Celebrate With Sarah.

This event was made possible with the partnership of USC Civic Engagement Crowdfund Better, National Latina Business Women Association - Los Angeles (NLBWA-LA) and #LatinaGeeks!

#LatinaGeeks #NLBWAla #USCCivicEngage #CrowdfundBetter #funding

Charge Up - Crowdfunding Event Charge Up - Learn How to Crowdfund for Your Business Success

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center 06/22/2021

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center

The Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [4 of 4] concludes with "Personalizing Communications for Crowdfunding Success" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) this Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to join this webinar via the link!

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - Personalizing Communications for Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center 06/18/2021

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center

The Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [4th of 4] concludes next week with "Personalizing Communications for Crowdfunding Success" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue and hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), next Thursday, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to join this webinar via the link!

Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center Crowdfunding Series [4 of 4] - Personalizing Communications for Crowdfunding Success

Timeline Photos 06/16/2021

The (3rd of 4) Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series continues w/ "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by @PACEinLA, Tomorrow, June 17th at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to attend virtually here http://bit.ly/CfB_PACE3

The (3rd of 4) Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series continues w/ "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by @PACEinLA, Tomorrow, June 17th at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to attend virtually here http://bit.ly/CfB_PACE3

06/15/2021

The Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [3rd of 4] continues with "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), this Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to attend virtually via the link! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE3

The Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [3rd of 4] continues with "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), this Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to attend virtually via the link! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE3

Crowdfunding Series [3 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center 06/11/2021

Crowdfunding Series [3 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center

The Crowdfunding Small Business Webinar Series [3rd of 4] continues with "Storytelling for Crowdfunding" presented by our Founder Kathleen Minogue and hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) this next Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Free registration to attend virtually via the link!

Crowdfunding Series [3 of 4] - By Mid-City BusinessSource Center Crowdfunding Series [3 of 4] - Storytelling for Crowdfunding

Photos from Crowdfund Better's post 06/08/2021

Want to learn about "Finding the Gold in Your Network?" The Crowdfunding Small Business Webinar Series continues with our Founder Kathleen Minogue & hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), this Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Reserve now to grab your virtual seat! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE2

Crowdfunding Series [2 of 4] - By Central West BusinessSource Center 06/04/2021

Crowdfunding Series [2 of 4] - By Central West BusinessSource Center

The Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series continues with the [2nd of 4] webinar, "Finding the Gold in Your Network" presented by Kathleen Minogue and hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), next Thursday, Jun 10, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Reserve now to grab your virtual seat! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE2

Crowdfunding Series [2 of 4] - By Central West BusinessSource Center Crowdfunding Series [2 of 4] - Finding the Gold In Your Network

06/01/2021

Join the Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [1st of 4] kicks off this week with "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" presented by our founder Kathleen Minogue hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) on Thursday, Jun 3, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Reserve your free seat via the link! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE1

Join the Crowdfunding for Small Business Webinar Series [1st of 4] kicks off this week with "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" presented by our founder Kathleen Minogue hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) on Thursday, Jun 3, 2021 at 2:30 PM PST.

Reserve your free seat via the link! https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE1

05/27/2021

Did you hear? Crowdfund Better will be presenting a 4-part Crowdfunding for Small Business webinar series starting in June, hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)! Visit their Eventbrite link to register for one or ALL of the upcoming webinars, every Thursday at 2:30pm PST

The first webinar is "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" on Thursday, June 3rd at 2:30pm PST

Reserve your virtual seat today: https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE

Did you hear? Crowdfund Better will be presenting a 4-part Crowdfunding for Small Business webinar series starting in June, hosted by Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)! Visit their Eventbrite link to register for one or ALL of the upcoming webinars, every Thursday at 2:30pm PST

The first webinar is "Crowdfunding for Business Resilience" on Thursday, June 3rd at 2:30pm PST

Reserve your virtual seat today: https://bit.ly/CfB_PACE

Photos from Crowdfund Better's post 05/26/2021

Thank you Gerri Detweiler for quoting our founder & CEO Kathleen Minogue in your latest article "Here Are 7 Ways to Get More Funding Than Ever Before in the Post-Pandemic Era" for StartupNation - Small Business Content & Community

To learn ways you can earn more for your business, read here: http://bit.ly/CfB_startupnation

Timeline Photos 05/21/2021

Congratulations to Boise Music Lessons, the first Crowdfund Idaho participant to successfully launch their crowdfunding campaign - and reach their $20k goal! All thanks to support from their community.

You can continue to support their campaign through this Sunday by snagging available swag to help them add walls to enclose their soon-to-be-built outdoor classroom.

Join in the celebration on their campaign page: https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/boise-music-lessons

Cheers, friends -- we're fully funded! 🥂

⁣That's right, we've reached our goal to raise the roof on the Boise Music Lessons Community Classroom! Thank you SO much to everyone who contributed and shared the campaign -- because of your generosity this vision is well on its way to becoming a reality. We can’t wait to host your jam session in this musical outdoor oasis! 🌄

⁣If you were waiting to grab some swag or snag a class pass, don't fret (pun intended) -- the campaign page is open for shopping until Sunday at 11:59 PM. All additional funds will go towards phase 2 of classroom construction: we would like to purchase a wall kit and siding to enclose the back half of the gazebo. The added insulation will make it more weather-friendly and help keep our neighbors happy! 🎶

⁣Thank you again for all your support, both this past month and throughout the last 5+ years of building this incredible musical community. We are grateful for each and every one of you! 🥰

⁣💚 Angie and Marcus













⁣📷@ampersand_studios

⁣⁣⁣#boisemusiclessons #gratitude #outdoorclassroom #outdoorclasses #outdoorclass #outdoorclassrooms #outdoorclassroomproject #boiseidaho #boisebench #mydepotbench #crowdfunding #crowdfundingcampaign #fundraising #thisisboise #boisefoothills #boisestateuniversity #boisestate #boisestatealumni #boise #boiselife #boisebucketlist #boisenorthend #boisenoise #boisedev #boisedowntown #boisebusiness #boisecommunity #boisemusic #boisedepotbench #boisedepot

Timeline Photos 05/18/2021

Black-owned small businesses can receive up to $50k non-dilutive funding via a combo of crowdfunding + matched grant funding through the generosity of Jrue Holiday & Lauren Holiday.

Apply today, applications close May 28th. http://bit.ly/JLH_FBF1

So excited by what @Jrue_Holiday11 @LaurenHoliday12 are doing to support Black-owned businesses and Black led non-profits!

Last year Jrue pledged the remainder of his NBA salary to help support the Black community. Now they are opening Round 2 and giving away up to another $1,000,000 through the Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Impact Fund!

Follow us now for more info or go to www.jlhfund.org to apply! Applications are open from May 17-28. This is how inspiring people inspire people! ❤️

#JLHFund #JrueLaurenHolidayFund #BlackBusinessFunding #BlackBusinessGrants #SupportBlackBusinesses #SocialJustice #SocialImpact

How Much Does it Cost to Patent an Idea? 05/18/2021

How Much Does it Cost to Patent an Idea?

"How much does it cost to patent an idea?" is the latest blog on Crowdcrux. We have had clients ask this question before crowdfunding and the answer varies on whether you should do it before or after crowdfunding (sometimes you can find out the cost of the patent and crowdfund to cover them)!

Read more to see where your idea fits:

How Much Does it Cost to Patent an Idea? Patents in the United States have been around since the 1700s. Since then, over 8 million patents have been handed out to inventors and entrepreneurs to protect their ideas. So how much does it cos…

Timeline Photos 05/11/2021

Congrats to Boise Music Lessons for being featured as a Zions Bank "Small Business Success Story"! Find out how they adapted their community-focused music education business to remain resilient during COVID-19, including using crowdfunding.

Boise Music Lessons is the first participant to launch as part of the Crowdfund Idaho program powered by Crowdfund Better.

Read their featured article here: https://bit.ly/33wWzbp

Congrats to Boise Music Lessons for being featured as a Zions Bank "Small Business Success Story"! Find out how they adapted their community-focused music education business to remain resilient during COVID-19, including using crowdfunding.

Boise Music Lessons is the first participant to launch as part of the Crowdfund Idaho program powered by Crowdfund Better.

Read their featured article here: https://bit.ly/33wWzbp

Timeline Photos 05/05/2021

If you are a woman-owned business in Los Angeles, check out this free UpliftHer coaching program co-sponsored by our friends at OmniWorks CoLab and LISC Los Angeles. Registration closes May 10th!

Our founder, Kathleen Minogue, will be bringing her crowdfunding expertise to the funding unit of the program.

Ready to scale your business?

Apply for the UpliftHer program.

UpliftHer is now accepting applications for the five-week series of interactive workshops and executive coaching. If you or someone you know meet the criteria in the graphic encourage them to apply.

Click here to apply: https://swiy.io/4DK_

Timeline Photos 04/28/2021

Way to go Boise Music Lessons on reaching 61% of your goal in 1 WEEK! Talk about community capital, support and love. ❤️

Don't miss your chance to #RaiseTheRoof of the Boise Music Lessons Outdoor Classroom and pick up some "jammin'" swag as a reward! You can still name the Pollinator Garden...or get a Hootenanny of your own!

Unsure what does that all mean? Check out their campaign here: https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/boise-music-lessons

$12k in one week to build the Boise Music Lessons Community Classroom!? 🥳 Thanks to your generous contributions and enthusiastic shares, we’re already over halfway to our funding goal. We can’t wait to begin construction on this dynamic musical space next month!

⁣Truly, thank you, friends. There’s no way we’d be able to make this vision of an outdoor jam-topia a reality without all your support. Please keep spreading the word so we can raise the roof! 📣

https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/boise-music-lessons




⁣📷@ampersand_studios







⁣#boisemusiclessons #communityclassroom #outdoorclassroom #boise #boiseidaho #outdoormusic #covidsafe #covidsafety #covidsafetymeasures #musiclessons #musiclessonsforadults #musiclessonsforteens #musiclessonsfortweens #musiclessonsforallages #familymusic #familymusictime #familymusiclessons #playmusicwithfamilyandfriends #musiclessonsboise #jampitheatre #downtownboise #boisebench #boisedev #boisedepot #boisefoothills #boisenorthend #boisemusic #boisebusiness #boisestate

Timeline Photos 04/21/2021

The Crowdfund Better Process™ was built for small business owners like Angie & Marcus of Boise Music Lessons. They did the process - every little step - and their work has paid off with their campaign reaching 41% of its goal on Day 1.

We are so proud to have Boise Music Lessons as the first campaign to launch out of our Crowdfund Idaho program, a first-in-the-nation statewide program that makes crowdfunding education available to all Idahoans. Boise Music Lessons came to the Crowdfund Idaho program as a referral from Gina Bessire of the Zions Bank Business Resource Center, a small business advisor who has been so supportive in helping clients see the value of crowdfunding for their businesses. Thank you, Gina!

Join us in congratulating Boise Music Lessons on their fantastic launch. And now, let’s keep that momentum going!

You can support them here: https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/boise-music-lessons

Drumroll, please… We’re happy to announce the construction of the Boise Music Lessons Community Classroom! This covered outdoor space will allow for bigger, safer, and more rockin’ jam sessions. There is no end to the possibilities: hootenannies, hodowns, shindigs, jamborees, and more!

⁣But, we can’t make it happen without YOU! The crowdfunding campaign kicks off today with tons of great rewards. You can help us quite literally raise the roof by contributing to the building fund or sharing our studio with a friend who needs a little music in their life. Thanks and we can’t wait to get started!

https://go.crowdfundidaho.com/boise-music-lessons

⁣#boisemusiclessons #outdoorclassroom #raisetheroof #communityclassroom #musicaloasis #crowdfunding #kickstarter #communityproject #boisebench #boisedepot #boisedepotbench #depotbench #musiclessons #outdoormusiclessons #campfirejam #campfiretunes #jamsession #playmusicwithfamilyandfriends #guitarlessons #ukulelelessons #violinlessons #banjolessons #pianolessons #mandolinlessons #drumlessons #harmonicalessons #playmusicforfun

New Marketing Tools and Three Strategies for Success 04/14/2021

New Marketing Tools and Three Strategies for Success

Have you fallen down the social media "rabbit hole"? Before jumping on the latest marketing trend, understand what works best for your business and digital community. Read what veteran marketer Roy Morejon of Enventys Partners has to say about how you can stay ahead of the competition...and keep your sanity:

New Marketing Tools and Three Strategies for Success Swapping tried-and-true marketing methods for the new marketing tools could lead you to fall behind the competition. Don't let that happen.

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: http://bit.ly/CfBOpp

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$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: http://bit.ly/CfB_rapid

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*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)
https://crowdfundbetter.com/business-advisor-crowdfunding-services/

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Boise, ID
83702

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