I've been learning a lot about crowd-funding lately. I'm going to go with the Kickstarter platform to raise funds to publish my Bruce Finds a Home children's book, but there are plenty of great platforms out there, including two (that I know of) in New Zealand - PledgeMe and Boosted.
Today I had the opportunity to speak to Dudley Benson, musician and Boosted Ambassador, about the Boosted platform. Two things set Boosted apart from other platforms. Firstly, it's a donation-only platform, meaning makers don't have to create rewards for backers (but backers can claim tax back on their donations). But most amazingly - if you run a Boosted campaign you get one-on-one support from Boosted Ambassadors. This probably contributes to Boosted's extremely high project success rate.
I was very excited to learn more about Boosted because I have another couple of projects up my sleeve which I think will be just perfect for the platform (all in good time, though!).
While I was checking out the site I took the opportunity to support Lisa Scott's new book project. I heard Lisa speak at Port Chalmers recently and she was fabulous. All the best for your crowd-funding campaign Lisa!
An accomplished short story writer, Kathryn is the author of short story collection Pet, and the winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Short Story Prize.