Crowdfunding 101 is an intensive one day course designed to guide charities through the crowdfunding process; why it is worth engaging with and how to get the most out of it. Crowdfunding has proved to be an incredible way to bring together a wide range of people in support of a common cause.

We’ll help you work out which platform(s) to use, how to engage and expand your supporter base, tips and tricks to increase pledges, and maximise your retention rates. We provide customised, practical support, whether through a one-day course or continuous support while running your crowdfunding programme.

“Your course showed me how to set out my crowdfunding stall, telling the library’s story and aiming high. Being able to work through the stages, costs and risks of crowdfunding with our working group meant that each of us committed to engaging with our personal and wider networks and the community was involved carrying us through to reaching our target of over £111,000 a day before the deadline. It was a high energy focused ride – I don’t think we’d have started it, let alone got through it without the course.” – Sally Long, Friends of Cricklewood Library

“I found the workshop really useful – I would recommend it to any organisation, especially smaller and medium sized organisations interested in funding a project” – Howard Lake, Fundraising UK Ltd

“It was the first time we’d ever undertaken a crowdfunding campaign and we raised just over £8k. The help, advice and pointers we received from Esther’s team were superb and we couldn’t have managed without them. Knowing you could pick the phone up, get expert advice around building “communities” when planning campaigns provided us with a great outcome” – Zubeda Lambada, Connect Justice


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  • 26/02/2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 10/05/2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm