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Unleashing God Mode – Crytivo’s Guide to Indie Game Crowdfunding

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally On April 23, 2014, Crytivo Games launched an indie game crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $320,000 to fund the development of “The Universim,” http://www.theuniversim.com, a next generation planet management-God game fashioned in the likes of Sim City and Total War.  Their campaign generated a whopping $387,345, with additional PayPal funding pushing the total over $400,000. The…

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The Videos of the 10 Most Funded Crowdfunding Campaigns Ever

Posted in Crowdfunding, Success Stories by Emma

Video –– it may have killed the radio star, but it’s helped fund a ton of crowdfunding campaigns! “…what better way to engage the imagination than with a vivid, colorful, and entertaining video?” According to a recent study conducted by MPW Media, the medium is crucial when it comes from taking campaigns from idea to reality. After analyzing 7,196 projects…

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Filmmaker Alex Luprete Crowdfunds an Education in Storytelling

Posted in Success Stories by Drew

Crowdfunding Film School — The Tally In 2013 screenwriter, director, and producer Alex Luprete raised $3,300 in seven weeks to pay for part of his tuition to UCLA’s Professional Program in Screenwriting, surpassing his goal by 10%. The Takeaways Get personal. Nobody wants to receive a spammy-sounding mass message asking for money. Customize your emails and letters for a better outcome….

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How IT’S ART Helps CG Artists Realize Their Work and Get Paid

Posted in Success Stories by Drew

The Tally IT’S ART ran three successful two-month crowdfunding campaigns within the last year to help computer graphics (CG) artists fund their artbooks, reaching on average 250% of each campaign’s initial goal. The Takeaways Before the campaign launch: Prep, prep, prep. If something goes wrong, how will your team respond? Once your campaign begins, continually re-evaluate what’s working, and what’s not,…

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City City: LA-Based Indie Rockers Fund First Full-Length Album with IgnitionDeck

Posted in Success Stories by Drew

The Tally LA-based indie rock band City City raised $4,508 to help them record and produce their first full-length album from 74 pledgers during a five-month campaign. The band’s first full-length album is now available on iTunes and Amazon. The Takeaways Crowdfunding is a mainstream model now, so focus on standing out with your ask video instead of explaining how crowdfunding…

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Nonprofit Crowdfunding for Animal Rehabilitators: The Baby Warm Story

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally Baby Warm, a nonprofit organization that supports individual animal rehabbers, has raised more than $30,000 in 19 weeks, a figure that is more than 3x their original goal amount. The organization continues its mission today, running multiple crowdfunding campaigns simultaneously to help animal rehabbers make a difference in their community. The Takeaways When requesting donations, especially with multi-project…

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Angeline Tan Crowdfunds to Cycle Across America

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally To help Angeline Tan achieve a personal goal of cycling across America and share her journey through a documentary, the sports enthusiast raised $23,320 – 93% of her goal amount – in 83 days from May 9, 2014, to July 31, 2014. More than two-thirds of her goal amount was donated during the first month of her crowdfunded…

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The Kneeraiser – Crowdfunding For a New Prosthetic Leg

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally The Kneeraiser campaign met the initial goal of $15,000 on February 9, 2014, just three days after the launch, and exceeded the stretch goal of $25,000 a few hours before the campaign ended on April 4. The Takeaways High-quality, consistent copy, graphics and videos build trust with potential donors. Have a marketing plan and make sure everyone involved…

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Sirius Breaks Crowdfunding Documentary Records

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

How a small documentary project grew into the most-crowdfunded film of 2012. IgnitionDeck’s first release was funded by a small group of makers and entrepreneurs that were eager for a self-hosted crowdfunding solution, so much so that they donated time and money in order to help get it off the ground. One of these early supporters was Neverending Light Productions,…

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How Purpose Driven Crowdfunding Saved The Public Domain Review

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The Tally On the 5th of March, 2013, The Public Domain Review (TPDR) launched their first crowdfunding campaign, an effort that sought to raise $20,000 over a period of 8 weeks. By May 1st, on campaign end, they not only achieved their goal, but surpassed it, raising $22,070 thanks to the help of 676 generous people. The Takeaways Make a…

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