In recent months, crowdfunding has emerged as a viable alternative financial vehicle for causes. It seems to work best on "non-traditional" organizations: business start-ups, creative projects, films, and social causes that don't come from NGO's.
Our panelists will share their stories of the ups and downs from running successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Local digital strategist Jason Mogus will share the 6 things he's observed on how to know whether crowdfunding is a fit for your campaign or idea, and if so how to make it succeed.
Jordan Bower will discuss the relationship between your crowdfunding campaign and your broader fundraising and digital communications strategy.
Suggested donation: $5.
5:30-6:00: Doors open. schmoozing, coffee, and snacks
6:00-6:10: NetSquared welcome and program updates
6:10-7:00: Presentation by Jason Mogus and Jordan Bower (w/ Q&A)
7:00-7:30: Mingling, talking about next steps
Jason is the principal strategist at Communicopia (http://communicopia.com/). He has led digital transformation projects for some of the world's most recognized social change brands including Human Rights Watch (http://communicopia.com/work/human-rights-watch), NRDC (http://nrdc.org), the City of Vancouver (http://communicopia.com/work/city-of-vancouver), the Elders Foundation (http://www.theelders.org), the UN Foundation (http://communicopia.com/work/united-nations-foundation), and the TckTckTck (http://communicopia.com/work/tcktcktck) global climate change campaign. He is a recognized thought leader in the fields of digital strategy, network campaigns, digital teams, and organizational change catalyzed by technology.
Jordan Bower is a Victoria-based Digital Storyteller, helps small and medium sized organizations re-orient their communications strategies to succeed in the new media environment. http://www.jordanbower.com