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Our Approach To Crowdfunding

How StartSomeGood Works

At StartSomeGood we live and breathe crowdfunding for good, and we've figured out a few things.

Here's how we help a higher proportion of social good projects succeed than any other site.

We're personal. We offer personal, thoughtful support to make every campaign – large or small –the best it can be. You'll have your own point person, not just a link to an FAQ page (although here's the link to our FAQ page if you're looking for it.)

We help you raise more, with our Tipping Point model. Fundraising can be hard. Use the model proven to make it easier to raise more money, by reassuring your donors that they won't be charged unless your project gets the minimum needed to launch.

Our resources are second-to-none. In addition to personal advice, get access to exclusive support materials – covering topics like how to maximize the funds you can raise, the best strategy for reaching your fundraising tipping point and how to make a non-profit video on any budget (or none at all). And our blog has heaps more: from killer social media tips to the latest sector buzz, alerts and opportunities for government and corporate cash.

We can bring the classroom to you. As leaders in this kind of entrepreneurial education, we also teach online courses, do interviews and podcasts, host events and offer in-person masterclasses on crowdfunding and social entrepreneurship – both for individuals and organisations. Find out more on our Training Resources page.

We can introduce you to some pretty cool people, people with cash. We don't just crowdfund, we help Crowdmatch. That's our name for our exclusive corporate and government partners looking for projects like yours. If selected, they'll offer to match whatever funds you raise, up to 50% of your goal. How great is that? Keep an eye on the Funding Opportunities section on the homepage for live and upcoming, well, funding opportunities.

We really get it. We've walked the walk. Our team have started social enterprises and non-profits ourselves, and we've helped hundreds of other mission driven projects raise millions of dollars. We're committed to your success because we're your people, and your values are our values too.

Next Steps

So, you've got a great idea and you're excited to get started? Great! Us too! Here's what to do from here:

  • Start drafting your project - we will keep an eye on it and we're here to answer any questions you have, just email us at [email protected]
  • Study up on how crowdfunding works – if you're not confident with your plans, you might want to check out our course on Udemy or subscribe to our free email course. You can find these and more on the Resources page
  • Submit your project – when you've got it all set up, submit your project for final review. Please give us 24 hours so we can give you great personal feedback on how to make it better (if you haven't got this time however no worries, we'll move fast, just let us know).
  • Once approved your page goes live and fundraising begins! Remember you need to share your campaign to succeed at crowdfunding!

Our goal is to help you succeed. We don't mean to boast but we think we're pretty good at this – we have one of the best success rates in crowdfunding! We know how important it is for you to launch a quality project. After all, you're putting your heart and soul out there for all to see! For this reason, we won't launch incomplete or poorly constructed projects. Your idea deserves more than that, and we're here to help you bring it all together with personalized feedback and support.