New Book: Crowdfunding for Social Good: Financing Your Mark on the World
Over the last year of writing my Forbes blog for the last year, I have had the opportunity to really dig deeply into the world of crowdfunding. I’ve just completed my first draft of my new book, Crowdfunding for Social Good: Financing Your Mark on the World.
The book is a guide to successful crowdfunding for people who want to change the world.
The book is not a sequel to my book, Your Mark On The World, but it is written in the same spirit. I’ve studied a dozens of successful crowdfunding campaigns, interviewing the people behind them to learn their secrets for success.
While I shouldn’t do this, I can save you the trouble of reading the book if that seems daunting to you: successful crowdfunding is a lot of work!
The book profiles ten people or organizations who have been remarkably successful with their crowdfunding efforts.
For instance, Eight-year-old Vivienne Harr decided that she would make it her life’s work to end child slavery. Crowdfunding has helped her raise almost half-a-million dollars to do it.
As another example, Martha Griffen wanted to help her son, born with a birthmark on his face, to learn to celebrate what makes him different, so she wrote a book called Sam’s Birthmark and crowdfunded over $31,000 to publish it.
Jennifer Windrum wants to provide support to those who suffer from cancer, creating her Sock Monkeys Against Cancer—SMAC! Monkeys—financing her vision with $35,000 she raised through crowdfunding.
This book distills the lessons from successful social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations into actionable and practical steps that anyone can follow to raise money for their dream of changing the world.
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