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How Purpose Driven Crowdfunding Saved The Public Domain Review

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

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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Indie Band Turns to Crowd, Not Label, for First Album Funds

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally On February 1st , 2013 Bigtree Bonsai launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $3,800 for their first full-length album. ┬áBy March 6th, they had almost doubled their goal with $6,956 raised. The Takeaways Research everything. Being the subject-matter expert legitimizes your project to your supporters and prepares you for all possible outcomes. Know the production costs of your…

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From 0 to Light Speed in 3 months – Crowdfunding A Video Game

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally Between October 10th and November 19th 2012, the Star Citizen project (www.robertsspaceindustries.com) raised a whopping $4,104,189.00, using a custom version of the IgnitionDeck WordPress crowdfunding plugin. The Kickstarter campaign, running between October 19th and November 19th, 2012, raised an additional $2,134,374.00. Since the campaigns have closed (May 3rd, 2013), Star Citizen has also received an additional $3,044,770.00 through…

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How to Crowdfund an Analytics Platform

Posted in Success Stories by Nathan

  Piwik is a web analytics product that has been in development since 2007, offering an open source alternative to Google Analytics now in use by over 400,000 websites worldwide. Their roadmap is public, and like many great open source projects, they have a strong team backed by a strong and growing community. Recently, they set out to put this…

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A House For Lions Success Gives Musicians Hope with Crowdfunding

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

LA-Based indie rock band A House For Lions spent months thinking through how they’d go about crowdfunding their debut album. When they realized they wanted to try it on their own, without going through one of the many services available, they decided IgnitionDeck would fit their needs. So what did A House For Lions do to make their crowdfund a…

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