Dear Economic Empowerment Group Members,
Maria Chona, Phionah, and I are excited to share with our Economic Empowerment group members some upcoming plans. For the next couple of months, we'd like to focus our attention on talking about how networks can help us fundraise for our initiatives. We'll share some best practices for building networks, exchange ideas about crowdfunding tools, invite some thought-leaders to share their expertise, and start a conversation in this community! If you have ideas about activities you'd like to see or lead in this group, please comment below or let us know through personal message.
Our first activity is to crowdsource your stories and experiences on this topic. Let's start a conversation about using networks to help us fundraise!
SHARE YOUR STORY:
We've seen many stories on World Pulse by grassroots leaders who have successfully funded their initiatives through the support of their friends and networks. But where does one start? How does one transform connections into funding? Which online tools can help gather support and bring momentum? And how can we all learn from each other's successes in the growing field of crowdfunding? World Pulse is gathering your stories and solutions for mobilizing your personal networks to raise funds for grassroots initiatives. Help add to the knowledge base!
1) Have you tried to fund an initiative through personal networks or a crowdfunding site? Describe the results. Were your efforts successful? Or if you faced obstacles, what were they?
2) Share your knowledge. Did you have a creative way of reaching people or presenting your initiative? Are there any tools (for example crowdfunding sites) that you found helpful and would like to share?
How do I participate?
Post your story to the Economic Empowerment group by April 15th, 2015. Please send me a private message if you have any questions on how to do this!
-By sharing your challenges in this group, others may respond suggestions, ideas, and helpful tools that may be relevant to you.
-By sharing your successes, others can learn from you and generate more funds for important causes around the world.
-You can be published on WorldPulse.com. The World Pulse editorial team will be drawing from the discussion in this group for an article highlighting inspiring crowdfunding experiences and helpful tools.
Want to Learn More about Networking?
Are you unsure about how to build a network? In the coming months, we'll be sharing learnings and exchanging information about how to network. If you have suggestions on what exactly you'd like to learn, or if you'd like to share your expertise in this area, please reach out to myself or this group's Community Champions: Maria Chona and Phionah.