Crowdfunding for Charities, Community Groups and Social Enterprises (1)


Organised by VST


Event description:

Crowdfunding is an innovative alternative funding tool for social entrepreneurs and social enterprises. But it's much more than that - it enables you to reach out and engage a wide range of people - and if they back your project they become your evangelists, your ambassadors and your customers.

We'll cover 

•       the three models of crowdfunding

•       the USPs of the different platforms

•       what inspires donors, lenders or investors

•       how to craft a pitch

•       marketing your campaign

•       Finally - discuss whether it is right for you!

Benefits to you

After this session you will know what the different crowdfunding platforms can offer you, know how crowdfunding could help your organisation and learn tips and case studies from our expert trainer.


About the trainer

Anne Strachan runs CrowdfundUK and is an independent consultant. She runs training and support for the third sector, creatives and startups on fundraising including crowdfunding. 

She is working with Manchester City Council to support the third sector across the City in developing and running crowdfunding campaigns. 

She is a registered and approved coach with GrowthAccelerator, in the Access to Finance area, which helps high growth business achieve their potential and is currently working with high growth businesses including social enterprises. 

In addition she is an Associate Partner with BAFI (Business Angels Finance International LLP) to help startups and SMEs raise structured debt or equity finance through crowdfunding.

She has run her workshops across the UK in partnership with local CVS and local authorities, Third and creative sector support organisations and Business and social enterprise support networks. 

Some comments from  previous workshop participants

"I learned more about funding and social media than in any previous course"

"Thanks for such a brilliant workshop. You had high energy and were excited about crowdfunding - the rest of us became so too."

"Thank you so much for the workshop - you were brilliant and really inspiring!"


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