Raised over 1 million dollars consulting on 40+ projects. Ian is a filmmaker and producer of Occupy Love & Sacred Economics. In his talk he demystifies the world of crowdfunding and the specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution of crowdfunding. Ian focuses on crafting the narrative for your campaign.
Branden Barber: Fundraising
Branden has been working as an activist and fundraiser for some of the top envionrmental organizations for over 20 years and led the fundraising efforts at the Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch where he also served as the Director of Engagement.
Branden's special sauce: reaching out to donors, teaching how to write powerful letters for fundraising, and sustaining relationships with long term donors.
Jeremey Richardson: Love & Rewards
Jeremy is an artist, designer, engineer and entrepreneur. He recently raised $37,000 on Kickstarter to create Ascension | Rising in Love a 20: foot tall climbable steel sculpture that creates a space for people to reflect on self love, loving others, and love as it relates to the world at large (see www.AscendToLove.com). He's loved to create for as long as he can remember, and it’s through creating that he is serving his purpose in this life: to inspire others to truly follow their hearts. Learn more about why he does what he does at www.jrich.io.
Jeffrey Brown & Jane Charles: Systems For Management
Raised $116K on IndieGoGo for their award winning film SOLD. Director Jeffrey Brown is an Academy, Emmy and Peabody Award winner. Jeffrey went to NYU film school and was awarded an AFI fellowship to intern with Peter Weir on “Dead Poet Society.” Jeffrey has directed many TV shows: LA Law, The Wonder Years and numerous other shows. Now, with SOLD, he wants to make a difference in the lives of the many survivors he met in India and Nepal doing research on “Sold.” Award-winning producer, Jane Charles’ recent credits include: Fat Kid Rules the World, Switchmas, Grassroots and SOLD, which won “Best Narrative Feature” at AFME. As a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Jane worked on the series 21 Jump Street, Booker, Wise Guy and feature films Bird On A Wire , Run and Pure Luck. She is committed to making cause-based films that entertain and enlighten and is co-founder of the non-profit stolenyouth.org.
Konda Mason: Building Social Capital
Raised 142K on her campaign to launch Impact Hub Oakland. Konda’s leadership style leverages her innate wisdom with tools of permaculture, sustainable business practices, yoga, storytelling, Buddhist theory, and Integral theory. A human equity advocate, prolific urban gardener, and social entrepreneur, Konda’s work is driven by the vision of realizing in her lifetime a genuinely just and sustainable world. Konda is one of the founders of Impact Hub Oakland.
Susanna Parker & Mark Leisher: How To Make A Great Video
Collectively raised 3.4 million dollars. Mark and Susanna have developed a reputation for their Kickstarter campaign videos. They were the creative team behind the M3D Kickstarter campaign for The Micro 3D Printer, which met its fundraising goal 11 minutes after launch. Since then they have created videos for three more crowdfunding campaigns, and Susanna’s article “How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign” was published in Visionocity Magazine.
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