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26 Apr 2017 | Read more

TubShroom is part of an innovative line of hair catchers for drains of all kinds. It was invented by Serge and Elena Karnegie, along with a team of friends and close colleagues in Glen Cove, NY. The team launched their first Kickstarter campaign for TubShroom in September 2015 and raised $59,267 ...

24 Apr 2017 | Read more

Everyone knows that GoFundMe is the biggest crowdfunding site out there for personal fundraising campaigns. I wrote about them extensively in my book, Crowdfunding Personal Expenses. I also have talked a lot about them on this blog and my YouTube channel. Now, I’d like to share with you a few alternatives that ...

21 Apr 2017 | Read more

Have you heard that Kickstarter’s Tech and Design team is looking for projects to help? “You probably know that at Kickstarter we love to celebrate great creators and great projects. But you may not know that we also put a lot of effort into finding great creators and helping them launch those projects,” said ...

19 Apr 2017 | Read more

YouCaring is a California-based online fundraising platform that launched in 2011. Co-founders Brock Ketcher, Naomi Ketcher, and Luke Miner were inspired to launch YouCaring after spending time abroad on international mission trips. They started a platform where students could raise money for tuition and other expenses, but since then it ...

17 Apr 2017 | Read more

Do you want to hear a crazy statistic? The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s annual survey asks nonprofits in the US about their financial health. Of the 4,749 respondents in 2015, 24% ended 2014 with an operating deficit and only 29% broke even. Only 52% of respondents to the survey by NFF stated that federal ...

13 Apr 2017 | Read more

Today, I answered a few listener questions on the podcast! This episode goes into a few topics including how to raise money for a service-based business, the different types of crowdfunding out there, and niche sites vs. Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Along with sharing fundraising insights, you’ll also hear from some of the ...

12 Apr 2017 | Read more

A step-by-step case study that shows the ad strategy, PR strategy, what worked, what didn’t, and more. Written by Eli Regalado When businessman and inventor Jay Lee first approached Mad Hatter Agency,  (our crowdfunding agency) we were blown away with how simple, complex, and awesome his invention was! Jay had created ...

10 Apr 2017 | Read more

Crowdfunding is an amazing way to finance your dream. You can use it get funding for a nonprofit, a startup venture, or even a creative project. However, I’ve spoken with many hopeful crowdfunders who end up launching a campaign… only to hear crickets. No one’s taking action. No one’s donating to their ...

6 Apr 2017 | Read more

One day, I was in Barnes and Noble and I came across a book that completely upgraded my marketing game. There are a lot of business books out there that regurgitate information, but this one stood out as a seminal work that offers a radically different look into consumer psychology. I’m talking about ...

5 Apr 2017 | Read more

Email marketing is one of the top sources of pledges for successful crowdfunding campaigns. Many entrepreneurs and creative types will build up a relevant email list prior to launching their project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. This way, when they go live, they have thousands of individuals who will get the announcement and ...