Hatchfund Education

Simplify Your Campaign: Use Social Media Management Platforms

Simplify your Campaign: Social Media Management Platforms When asked, most people can list at least four social media platforms. These range from the all-purpose – Facebook and Twitter – to the more niche – DeviantArt, Taltopia, and others. Each platform

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How To Speak with Your Friends and Family About Your Project

Friends and Money Do Mix “Our instincts most often drive us toward instant gratification,” notes Peter Bregman, writing for Psychology Today. He argues that, over time, human beings train themselves to fail by adopting rituals that both gratify us and

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The Art of The Ask

For many, few things are harder to do than actually ask for something they really need. Americans are – by and large – self-reliant people. Artists are often even more individualistic and self-determined. So the very notion of asking others

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Use Email Blasts to Maximize Your Campaign’s Reach

For a successful crowdfunding campaign, you must first develop an audience. David Sivers points out in this  TED Talk  that “a movement must be public. It’s important not just to show the leader, but the followers, because you find that

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A Soft Serve Approach to The Soft Launch

How to Soft Launch Your Crowdfunding Campaign You have decided on a project, carefully researched it to make sure that it is viable, and fleshed out most of the finer details of your campaign. You might feel like you are

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How to Increase Your Social Media Following

Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular way to launch a fundraising campaign for a variety of goods and services. Clarity asserts in 2013, “In the last 3 years, the crowdfunding economy has more than tripled to more than $5.1 billion.” And

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How to Create and Optimize Interesting Perk Levels

How to Create and Optimize Interesting Perk Levels Historically, funding for the arts has been a difficult process. Zora Neale Hurston, an African American writer, relied on Charlotte Osgood Mason, a wealthy socialite and philanthropist, to fund her work. Italian

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The Importance of Reaching 25%

The Importance of Reaching 25% of Your Crowdfunding Goal Within the First Week of Your Campaign Successful campaigns tend to have a few things in common. They are well publicized, engage their target audience, well-thought out and executed, and present

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How to expand your network of donors

When working with donors, it is unfortunate that you probably lose some every year. You count on this income for your fundraising and that is why it is important to expand your network of donors year round. In order to

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How to Craft a Great Perk List For Crowdfunding

Gathering funds for a project can be time consuming and difficult. Crowdfunding is one of the best online ways to raise money for your project. However, attracting attention to your crowdfunding page is not necessarily simple. Offering perks will encourage

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