Crowdfunding: A Source of Funding for Innovation and Impact, October 6, Networking at 6 p.m, program at 6:30 p.m.

[Photo credit: LendingMemo.com] [Photo credit: LendingMemo.com]

Perhaps you’ve read about record-breaking amounts raised online from supporters and stakeholders by organizations with innovative ideas, or a good message. Maybe you’ve heard about crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

If you’re involved in a nonprofit or cause, you know that fundraising is a critical component of your operations, especially as we end the 2015 tax year. But is crowdfunding appropriate for your organization? How does it work, and is it worth your time?

Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at the American Friends Service Committee for a conversation about Crowdfunding, its implications, and considerations for your organization.  Our guest, Aviva Asher, Director of Mill Creek Farm, and our moderator, Lamarr Kendrick, will lead us in a conversation about what has enabled MCF’s crowdfunding success. Aviva and Lamarr will examine:

  • some of the crowdfunding lessons Aviva has learned
  • how integrating storytelling, a searchable website, and diverse fundraising approaches has enabled MCF to achieve its funding goals
  • cases of campaign sponsors who used crowdfunding to market their causes and raise money
  • opportunities for innovation

Aviva Asher
Director of Mill Creek Farm

Aviva Asher

Aviva Asher

Aviva joined Mill Creek Farm in May 2014.  Prior to joining Mill Creek Farm, Aviva worked as Lead Urban Farm Manager at Teens 4 Good and as Program Director at Groundwork Somerville in Somerville, MA.  Aviva is committed to supporting communities in growing gardens and gaining food sovereignty.   Her passion for this work led her to work with communities in Central and South America including the Miraflor Farming Cooperative in Nicaragua; there she aided a local agronomist in implementing a kitchen garden and nutrition program for 200 families.  Aviva serves as secretary on the Board of the Philadelphia Orchard Project.

Doors open at 6pm for conversation and snacks.

The event will start at 6:30. The American Friends Service Committee is located at 1501 Cherry Street.

RSVPs are very appreciated, but not required.

Do you have some Crowdfunding experience of your own? Get in touch to see if you can be included in this event.

 

 

[Photo credit: LendingMemo.com]

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