UPDATE: The workshop is now full but a wait list has been created.
Crowdfunding is expected to raise billions of dollars worldwide in 2016, and is getting a lot of buzz these days. Join the staff of the national, nonprofit crowdfunding platform ioby for an in-depth workshop to learn more about how crowdfunding can be both an effective fundraising and community-engagement tool for your neighborhood-enhancing work.
The Gifford Foundation and Central New York Community Foundation are offering this opportunity free of charge for nonprofits interested in building an individual donor base, as well as for volunteers and informal community groups. No prior fundraising experience required; space is limited. The workshop is being held February 24th, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm in the Philanthropy Center Ballroom, 431 East Fayette Street in Syracuse. To register visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/crowdfunding-for-cash-and-community-engagement-tickets-20891186100
The workshop will include case studies of successfully-funded projects, top tips for effective campaigns, best practices for donor prospecting and social media use, and more. Through hand-on activities, attendees will brainstorm ideas for great campaigns, complete a donor prospecting exercise, and receive feedback on their donation pitch. You’ll leave with everything the need to know to set yourself up for success on a crowdfunding campaign.
ioby is a national, nonprofit crowd-resourcing platform designed to support community-led, neighbor-funded projects that make neighborhoods stronger, healthier and more sustainable. On ioby.org, anyone with a good idea that helps the community can create her own campaign page and raise tax-deductible donations, find local volunteers and share her idea with a community of like-minded individuals. ioby provides one-on-one fundraising coaching to every ioby campaign leader, and has helped local over six hundred civic leaders across the country raise over two million dollars to date.