From October 15th to 24th 2015 is the fifth Bristol Festival of Literature.
This year I’m on the organising committee. This citywide community festival is run entirety by volunteers and we receive no funding for it, but putting on an event of this magnitude costs money.
This year the festival is raising funds through a crowdfund.
Here it is – please pledge and share:
A couple of writer friends of mine on the festival team have had experience of it too.
I’m now a Fundsurfer partner and happy to answer questions on the topic and help if I can.
Here are 5 non-monetary things I love about Crowdfunding:
- Building Community. You can mobilse the support of your fan base and give them a hook to share with their networks
- Social Proof. It’s a very public way of showing that people support what you are trying to achieve
- Marketing Platform. It’s a great excuse to embark on a sustained marketing campaign to raise awareness.
- Newsworthy. A crowdfund is a newsworthy activity and makes better editorial copy than an advertisement
- Telling Your Story. People don’t just buy people, they buy stories. A crowdfund campaign can provide a great platform to share your story and engage people
Support Bristol Festival of Literature by sharing this link to the crowdfund:
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Use the hashtag: #Unputdownable2015