As an entrepreneur, owner of a small business, founder of a start-up, or if there is an idea or project that you want to bring to life, there are always going to be numerous expenses to manage, from paying for materials to talent. This can be overwhelming until you realize that crowdfunding is one of the best options to help you reach your goal!
Create a fundraising site on behalf of your company or entrepreneurial pursuits to raise money for exactly what you need. It’s a simple way for you to generate excitement about your project, while allowing people to contribute.
Here are some of the most popular business moves people raise money for:
- Expanding an existing business
- Start-up companies
- Developing a new product
- Equipment needs
- New technology/innovations
- More office space
- Location change
- Becoming a franchised company
With Deposit a Gift you can customize your fundraising site in the most creative way possible so that it’s truly a reflection of what you are trying to accomplish. You can set it up in the format of a fund or use our Donation Registry tool to break down the different uses of funds so that your supporters can contribute to different areas of need. Once you’ve got your site setup to reflect what you are trying to accomplish, the key is marketing it to the max to generate excitement about what you are doing and get people on board.
One thing that gets people most excited is offering some sort of reward or ‘perk’ in exchange for their support. You can offer a range of rewards based on their contribution level. Ideally you want to tie them back to what you are raising money for so that they can experience the business for themselves. For example, if you are raising money for a new product, send them the product once it’s created. Or if you are raising money for new office space, have a party and invite everyone who contributed. The possibilities for creativity are endless!