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Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding (available in Spanish)

Do you have great ideas for your school or classroom but lack the resources to carry them out? Discover how you can use the power of crowdsourcing on the Web to fund new projects or get gear for your classroom.

In this guide, you'll learn ten steps to a successful campaign as well as pitfalls to avoid, and you can compare features and fees of 12 popular crowdfunding platforms for educators.

What's Inside the PDF?

  • What Is Crowdfunding?
  • Advice from Experienced Crowdfunders: Ten Steps for Planning and Managing a Successful Campaign
    • Step 1: Assemble Your Team
    • Step 2: Identify Your School’s Needs and Determine the Funding Timeline
    • Step 3: Identify Your Network
    • Step 4: Choose a Crowdfunding Platform
    • Step 5: Write a Project Description and Tell Your Story
    • Step 6: Craft a Project Video or Slideshow
    • Step 7: Brainstorm Perks
    • Step 8: Kick Off Your Launch with a Bang and Keep Charging
    • Step 9: Update Your Network
    • Step 10: Celebrate and Debrief Your Campaign
  • Seven Crowdfunding Mistakes
  • Scorecard: Comparing Education Crowdfunding Platforms


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Sumanth Kumar's picture

Dear Sir/Madam,

Iam Mr. Sumanth Tudimilla, Iam from India.
Iam Looking for SPONSORS for my JHONY BRUSH VIDEO SONG (song is in English Version). Please help me out in getting fund for the project for the great cause of the children around the world.
Once we get good name globally, sponsors will get good donations globally.
Sponsors name/logo will be kept on the video.

I have written a Children Song called " JHONY BRUSH" Song is ready on paper.

This song is .... In a Luxury Bunglow, 30 children will be dancing with music and singing with brushes in their hands. Song will be full music and energy.

I have to comeout with audio and video. (Music direction, Lyrics, compositing, music, singers, recording studio, equipments etc. Luxury bunglow for shooting, 30 males and female children, dance cherographer, cameraman, helpers, lights, food, travel, makeup etc. Final cut editing and mixing for final video.

I am looking for Sponsors to my video song.
This song cost me Rs.1,00,000/- for complete Audio and Video shooting complete output.

What you are going to get out of this video by sponsoring.
Your Compnay Logo will be displayed on Video as Sponsor.
This video is being launched globally to all Social Media Networking's.
Youtube, facebook... etc

You will get Global Promotion with the Jhony Brush Video Song.
Please Visit the Link: kidsglobally.blogspot.in

Please also gothrough the attachments.
If you are interested, I will share my Bank Account Details to you to transfer money for the project.
My Contact: 9550827305.

Thanks & Regards,
Sumanth Tudimilla

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