Cause, Rewards and Pre-Sales-Based Crowdfunding -- Bring Your Own Campaign

With the new year, comes exciting new changes at Colorado Crowdfunding.

For the past year and a half, we have concentrated on educating our members about crowdfunding in general and cause, rewards and pre-sale based crowdfunding in particular.  With the start of new year, and going forward from this point on, we have decided to divide Colorado Crowdfunding into two distinct parts, each of which will have its own monthly meeting.  Those two parts will be "Cause, Rewards and Pre-Sales Based Crowdfunding", on the one hand, and "Investment-Based Crowdfunding" on the other.

The "Cause, Rewards and Pre-Sales Based Crowdfunding" section of Colorado Crowdfunding will meet once a month, currently on the second Thursday of each month, at Brooklyn's Restaurant near Sports Authority Field (i.e., Bronco's Stadium).  The "Investment-Based Crowdfunding" section of Colorado Crowdfunding will meet, as we have in the past, on the fourth Wednesday of each month, again at Brooklyn's Restaurant at Sports Authority Field. 

The meetings for the "Cause, Rewards and Pre-Sales Based Crowdfunding section (which from now on we'll call the "CRP-S Crowdfunding" for ease of reference) will be run and moderated by our new moderator, Danielle Menditch, who is a partner at Grit Girls Consulting (http://www.gritgirlsconsulting.com/) and is both a social media and brand development expert.  Danielle will be ably supported in this new role by Rita Crompton of The Inventors' Roundtable.

For the time being, the CRP-S Crowdfunding meetings will consist of three parts: from 5:00 to 5:30 there will be general crowdfunding educational efforts (supported by a new resource library to be created over the next several weeks); from 5:30 to 6:00 the group, as a group, will work on specific proposed or then pending crowdfunding campaigns generally, i.e., feedback from members and suggestions for modification / enhancements to proposed and ongoing campaigns, etc.; then from 6:00 to 8:00 (or whenever), the CRP-S Crowdfunding group will relocate to a second room at Brooklyn's where whoever wants to stay can help work on specific pending or proposed campaigns intensively, as determined by the session moderator.

As I have over the past three sessions, I will continue to run the "Investment-Based Crowdfunding" meetings where we will first educate, and then help, members to launch successful investment-based crowdfunding campaigns.  These services will be available only for the members who attend those meetings.

The emphasis in the New Year and going forward will be less on just educating and more on actually bringing successful campaigns to fruition.  What we've discovered over the past year and a half, is that while you can educate people about crowdfunding until the proverbial "cows come home", just educating them doesn't ensure that they'll be successful.  And, the good news is that from the mistakes that some of our members have made with their own campaigns over the past year and half (as well as from some of the successes that other of our members have had with their own campaigns), we've divined some important, essential truths that we'll be able to share with both old members and new ones alike to greatly enhance their chances for succeeding with their own campaigns in the future.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our New Year "kick-off" meeting on Thursday, January 9th.

Best regards and happy holidays to all ...

 

Ray

 

ADDENDA FROM DANIELLE MENDITCH, MODERATOR "CRP-S Crowdfunding":

Do you want to raise money for your business through crowdfunding?  Come learn about cause, reward and pre-sales-based crowdfunding like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week, we will be discussing Rockethub, the third-leading crowdfunding platform.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

5:00 to 5:30- Rockethub- The Pros & Cons of Rockethub
5:30 to 6:00- General questions
6:00-6:30- Discussion on member's crowdfunding campaigns. i.e., feedback from members and suggestions for modification / enhancements to proposed and ongoing campaigns, etc.

6:30 - 8:00 (or whenever) - Taskmaster help

 If you have any questions, e-mail our moderator Danielle Menditch: [masked]

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  • Michele M.

    It was very good as usual. I know a lot more about RocketHub now and I can see how it might be a beneficial platform for me to launch a campaign. Great job Danielle!!!

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Danielle

    Thank you for your support last night! You were a great audience and made me feel comfortable facilitating my first meeting. I look forward the next Cause, Rewards and Pre-Sales-Based Crowdfunding meeting on Thursday, February 13th!

    If you're interested in receiving daily updates such as recent articles crowdfunding, tips on how to run your campaign and updates about Colorado Crowdfunding, please like our Facebook page!

    https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoCrowdfunding

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Mike M.

    Wow, what a great evening. I really enjoyed the networking piece to it. I met 4 or 5 new people , all of whom were very kind and knowledgable. I love learning about Crowdfunding and teaching others as well.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Judy R.

    Great job, Danielle. You provided a comfortable setting for people to voice their thoughts.

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • R.P. B.

    Outstanding! We're finally hitting our stride as an organization

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • greg h.

    We are looking for legal counsel in the Denver area that is well versed in crowdfunding, does anyone have any reccomendations?

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • R.P. B.

      Greg: Let me suggest that instead of coming to the Rewards, Cause and Pre-Sales Based session of Colorado Crowdfunding, you come instead to the Investment-Based session which will be held on the 22nd of this month. See the need for legal counsel actually arises in connection with "investments" as opposed to the types of things that a Kickstarter or Indiegogo might be involved in, a better use of your time would be to attend the investment-based crowdfunding meetup. It's also being held here, at Brooklyn's (near Sports Authority Field) starting at 6:00 on, as I've said, January 22nd.

      January 8, 2014

    • R.P. B.

      Hope to see you there ...

      January 8, 2014

  • Greenfrog D.

    Looking forward meeting you all!

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    These explanations are too long.

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Jennifer

    I'm very interested in crowdfunding & to see what it has to offer or will benefit us

    December 20, 2013

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