Training & Events

Crowdfunding for Social Impact Masterclass at SWARM

25 July, 2015

Presented by the Centre for Social Change, social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.com, and The Vasudhara Foundation, this is a practical and hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to be awesome at crowdfunding and change the world.

Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch a social enterprise or non-profit, raise funds for a cause or a creative project, expand or save an existing program or fuel a grassroots project or movement for your community.

Crowdfunding is a powerful and highly-successful new approach to fundraising. But still more than half of all crowdfunding campaigns fall short, often because of a handful of common mistakes. This workshop is all about making sure you’re in the half that succeeds!

What you will learn:
In this workshop, you will work through the key steps in developing a campaign, including:

  • Selecting a realistic financial target for your campaign
  • Identifying your potential supporters and how to target them
  • Offering rewards which work
  • Deciding how long to run your campaign for
  • Developing a video with limited or no budget
  • Using social media to support your campaign
  • Crafting the stories which will inspire support 
  • Identifying the community who will respond to your story
What to bring: A laptop/tablet/something to write on. You’ll want to take notes. Handouts will also be provided. Bring snacks and remember to caffeinate beforehand as there won’t be a break!
Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Catalysts Program (2015)

The Catalysts Program is a three month program designed to support community development workers, volunteers, community organisers, activists and others working with the community around change issues to further develop their skills and confidence in a peer-to-peer learning environment. Participants will receive support from mentors and inputs from experts in areas such as community engagement, fundraising, communications and media, volunteer management and project management. The program is still to be finalised, so stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, you can register your interest by emailing info@centreforsocialchange.com.au

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In addition to our training programs, the Centre offers one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions for people working with communities to create positive change. If you are interested in booking a session, please email the Centre or call us on (07) 3844 1662.

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