Prelaunching is the first step to a successful crowdfunding campaign. A prelaunch page allows you to put the pieces together and plan for your crowdfunding campaign ahead of time. While you shoot your pitch video, perfect your story, and plan your outreach and rewards for donors, you can create some buzz around your project and gather pledges and feedback before you enter the time crunch of crowdfunding. Since you can collect pledges, you'll know exactly where you stand with the crowd before you even start crowdfunding.
To top it all off, we also offer daily emails written by crowdfunding experts to help guide you through building a strong campaign. You're much more likely to succeed if you prelaunch first, so it's a no-brainer.
If your prelaunch feedback sends you back to the drawing board, you can start from scratch or edit your existing prelaunch until you're on a promising path.
If you started with a prelaunch, it only takes the click of a button to turn it into a full-blown initiative. If you already have all your ducks in a row and have tested interest in your project without a prelaunch, click start a campaign to get started now. Choose a Fixed or Flexible strategy and let the countdown begin. The pressure's on to reach your funding goal in a set amount of time, which makes fundraising exciting and engaging. We'll track donor information and your progress, and give you private access to this information throughout your campaign.
Have a mid-campaign update? You'll have the ability to update components of your page throughout the live campaign period.
If you're a nonprofit, we'll send tax-deductible receipts to your donors on your behalf. We'l even give you a chance to invite donors to sign up as volunteers for your organization. For donors that like to give offline, choose a Flexible campaign to count those donations towards your goal.
Our crowdfunding 101 course is available for everyone, even if you don't run a prelaunch.
If you like the idea of collecting contributions and spreading the word about your organization online, but don't have a specific project in mind, an ongoing "365" campaign is right for you.
Utilize the same convenient video, storytelling, social media sharing and payment processing tools offered in our crowdfunding model without the ticking clock. As always, use our editing tools to keep things fresh throughout your time with us.
Supplement your capital campaign efforts or link to your 365 page from your organization's website to begin collecting general contributions throughout the year. 365's make it quick and easy for your donors to give online.
If you're antsy to make a difference, but don't know where to start, check out our Green Ideas crowdfunding templates. Our crowdfunding templates are based on proven projects. Choose a sponsored Green Idea and gain access to range of tools and tips from leaders in the WorthWild community.
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