I am running a campaign in my local area (http://bdmakerspace.org.uk) and we’re gaining some traction, but there’s still much work to be done with promotional stuff: Printing costs, costs of setting up a CIC, maybe even occasional expenditure on social media ads.
Do any of our forum members have experience with using one of the crowdfunding platforms to raise a small “fighting fund” for promotional activities?
Obviously, there are the usual suspects of GoFundMe, Kickstarter and JustGiving - but none of these seem quite the right “fit” for what is essentially asking for a few quid towards marketing costs.
I’d prefer something credible, but UK-based, keeping it all “above board”… has anyone tried http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ or have any other suggestions?
We’re a long way from an actual physical workshop, but we have loads of ideas for events in collaboration with local groups, libraries, etc… we just need a small campaign stash of cash!
Obviously, I’m happy to document all expenditure for whatever organisation we eventually set up.
Any advice much appreciated!