Crowdfunding

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre (AoJE) is a modern day transmedia adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, Jane Eyre, set in Vancouver, BC.

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Solar Roadways Case Study: Building up interest for the project before the campaign even starts.

Case study on two entrepreneurs who could start building some solid interest in their project before their crowdfunding campaign was even launched.

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The Subscription Model of Crowdfunding

A significant development in the evolution of crowdfunding during the past year has been the advent of subscription-based platforms. This article is a closer examination of this emerging model.

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How to create a realistic budget for your crowdfunding campaign

What are the key items to consider when building your crowdfunding budget? This article helps you set a realistic funding goal that will allow you to fund your project and cover your campaign costs.

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“The Long Dark” video game Case Study: How to crowdfund the end of the world as we know

With enough funding from the CMF to create a prototype for its first game, Hinterland Studio still needed massive support from the community to achieve its full ambition for The Long Dark, a first-person, post-disaster survival simulation set in the winter wilderness of the North. Here is how they did it and what they learned along the way.

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Snoobe Case Study: Lessons from a “failed” campaign

Rarely do we focus on funding campaigns that did not reach their goal. Still, there are many lessons to be learned from the post-mortem of a failed campaign, starting by putting into perspective what represents a failure and what constitutes a success. This case study about the Snoobe mobile app fundraising campaign is a priceless source of information for anyone preparing to instigate a campaign.

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The Cuban Hat Project Case Study

Mix between crowdfunding and crowdsourcing, the Cuban Hat Project has allowed audiences and members of the documentary industry to participate in the selection of the best documentary pitches at different Canadian and international markets.

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How likely is your crowdfunding campaign to succeed?

The odds of successfully completing a crowdfunding campaign are roughly 50%. But beyond that baseline statistic, there are a number of controllable factors that can have a significant impact on your success rate. The latest "Facts & Stats" post shares some insight on how the platform, the funding model, the type of project, the initial momentum and the strength of social networks can influence the chances of successfully completing a crowdfunding campaign.

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Using social media effectively for your crowdfunding campaign

One of the reasons why online crowdfunding platforms are so successful has to do with the opportunity to reach out for a massive audience thanks to the power of social media. That is... if you can use them properly. This new installment in the best practices series explains some basic rules to keep in mind while preparing a campaign and shares tips and tricks on how to get the most of Facebook, Twitter, Google + and other social networks.

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Equity Crowdfunding in the European Union

Object of heated discussions, equity crowdfunding is keeping industry actors and financial authorities busy in Canada as well as in the USA while the first regulations see daylight. In this context, we offer you an overview of three countries of the European Union, Germany, the United Kingdom and France, to see what is happening there in terms of equity crowdfunding and what Canada can learn from them.

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