Guest Blog: We Make London
A Number of the designer-makers who take part in our events have run successful crowd-funding campaigns, for example jeweller Chris Parry raised a record-breaking £50k, allowing him to invest in machinery that will help him expand his handmade jewellery business.▶ Read more
Celebrating outstanding innovation and creativity in the UK’s premier digital capital
Digital Shoreditch celebrates outstanding innovation and creativity in the UK’s premier digital capital, which is right up our street (literally)! As a collective, they run monthly meetups, a comprehensive directory, hackathons, and an enormous annual festival of the most talented digital and technical creative’s.▶ Read more
A PleaseFund.Us Hero (aka The Litter Picking Man)
If Simon’s ‘eye of the tiger’ video pitch doesn’t do it for you then this blog may be falling on deaf ears, however I ask for you to read on and learn a little more about The Litter Picking Man, for then you’ll see why he truly is a PleaseFund.Us hero!▶ Read more
Fundraising Vs Raising Funds
We want crowdfunding to enhance any individual’s efforts of gathering money, whether it’s for a charity or not.
That’s right. PleaseFund.Us are now accepting charitable projects, and we’re really excited about the extended possibilities for anyone crowdfunding for their creative idea.▶ Read more
How To Make Your Mark(et)
Here at the PleaseFund.Us HQ we are often asked how to promote someone’s project once they are live. We are asked lots of things actually, but this does seem to be something that keeps coming up. It normally comes from the project owner once their fundraising page has been up for a week or so and they have seen a rush of initial pledges from some of their nearest and dearest and suddenly the fear of the big wide crowdfunding world hits them.▶ Read more
Grant winners and free surf holidays!
This is the 3rd round of grants issued via the PleaseFund.Us platform, bringing the total amount of recipients of our grant-giving scheme to a nice round double figure (10)!
For the third time, the judges have come to their verdict, and the winners of the third creative’s grants have been decided. Not only that, but we've got even more grants (and maybe even a free holiday) to offer you...▶ Read more
The other side of the judging panel
Creating your project page is essentially just the same as creating a pitch: You’re pitching to your own contacts, your own networks, and anyone else you can for them to support your campaign.
Sitting on a panel at LOCO comedy film festival, I share the do’s and don’ts when pitching your idea an audience▶ Read more
A Happy (and successful) New Year!
The question still stands; when is it too late to wish someone ‘Happy New Year’? Well, with all the recent PleaseFund.Us success, we’re pretty confident that most of you are well on your way to making the most of 2013. For those of you who aren’t however, hey, at least the World didn’t come to an end!
Here is a quick summary of some of the most recent PleaseFund.Us success stories. Crowdfunders, take note (but please don’t eat any spam)!