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Fundraising

Fundraising

Without the funds to employ staff, run websites, buy advertising, rent premises, and cover all the other costs of operating… social change initiatives can grind to a halt. Here you will find tips for fundraising both offline and online, including some experiments to boost fundraising results from emails and social media.

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Crowdfunding for civil disobedience

Crowdfunding to cover the cost of fines for civil disobedience shares the cost among many supporters and reduces financial pressure on organisations or small grassroots groups. Here’s some tips from CounterAct on effective fundraising in this context.

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The Basics of Crowd-Funding and how to use Pozible

Rick Chen, cofounder of Pozible, came along to a Melbourne Campaigner’s Network session to introduce the basics of crowd-funding and how to use the Pozible platform. Read on for some tips on how to get your crowd-funder up and running!

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Empowered Fundraising

Anne O’Brien interviewed John Croft, developer of the Dragon Dreaming project model. John’s ‘Empowered Fundraising’ approach challenges groups to take their projects seriously and invite others to contribute funds, as a way to further their own social change values and make a difference in the world.

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Tips for Fundraising

We’ve gathered together tips on building a donor base, running successful crowdfunding campaigns, and where to access more resources on effective fundraising for social justice causes.

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Online fundraising platforms

Looking to raise money for your cause, but unsure about which fundraising platform is best for you? Australian Progress has built a crowd sourced register of online fundraising platforms so you can compare features and explore your options.