You may recognize the subject of today's blog post from this post highlighting music campaigns last month.
Hot Peach, a Toronto-based band, features Hot Sarah Burton on vocals, guitar, and synth; Hot Luke Stackhouse on bass and backing vocals; and Hot Jeremy Knowles on drums and backing vocals. All three write for the band.
Last month, they were raising money toward recording and mixing new songs for an upcoming EP, and offering some pretty sweet rewards for their contributors (literally -- for $6 or more, you get homemade peach preserves!) .
Then, a bunch of their gear (over $5,000 worth) got stolen and/or vandalized, and the focus of their campaign became replacing their lost instruments. (The rewards remain sweet.)
Hot Jeremy was kind enough to answer a few questions about the band and their Kapipal campaign.
We often get questions from users via email and Twitter, and today I'm going to share some of them (plus the answers!) with you.
The use of crowdfunding has been steadily increasing since its conception, and its potential for growth is only beginning to be fully understood. Like many entities originating from the Internet many people are still wary about this emerging way to raise money, wary about its safety and its trustworthiness. Kapipal is different!
We at Kapipal have built our crowdfunding platform to be as safe and trustworthy as possible; all transactions are done through Paypal and donations are sent directly to the account owned by the Kapipalist being donated to, meaning all payments are secure, fast and guaranteed to end up where you want them to. What’s more, donating is as easy as it can possibly be made to be. Donators so not require a Kapipal account in order to donate — all anyone needs to donate to a campaign is a credit/debit card.
A campaign with Kapipal can be set up in most major currencies to make it as convenient as possible for you, and donations can come from any corner of the globe. Your campaign can be set up to use US/Canadian/Australian/New Zealand/Hong Kong Dollars, Euros, the British Pound or the Japanese Yen. You can also choose to display your fundraising page in 12 different languages, a number that we are aiming to increase. Furthermore, Kapipal allows you to customise your page to match your preferences, from the minimum contribution allowed, the duration of your campaign, images on your fundraising page and descriptions of yourself and your campaign; you can even set your page to private or public, so that you can operate your campaign exactly how you wish to. There's even the possibility reward your contributors for their donations (so long as the reward is project related, e.g. CDs, T-Shirts etc.) With Kapipal you can create a fundraising page that fits your needs!
Getting your campaign noticed is important, so Kapipal has made it easy to spread awareness of your campaign, with the option to display your Twitter, a promotional video and a website of your choosing (for more on how to market your campaign effectively don’t forget to read the previous our previous blog ‘7 Best Practices to Run a Successful Kapipal Fund Raising Campaign!’).
We have seen many people launch successful campaigns that reach their target. From the creative to the practical, Kapipal has provided the means for talented musicians to realise their dreams and record albums, supported the studies of students hoping to form a prosperous future, and we have aided those in need of financial support due to pressures such as medical expenses.
Kapipal can help you too!
So now you have some of the basics covered, why not give crowdfunding a go with Kapipal and be a part of this exciting and developing business! It’s quick, easy and simple for you and for your donators.
Kapipal is here to help you realise your dreams!
Recently, there have been more and more new Kapipal crowd funding campaigns started. We are so excited to see both interest in our site and our user base growing! All of us on the Kapipal Operation Team want each of the Kapipal campaigns to be successful and have a lot of happy users. We know each of you have your own story to tell and may need some help telling it. You might be wondering, what are the key success factors for a crowdfunding campaign? After observing some ongoing Kapipal fundraising campaigns, here are some thoughts from us:
This is the official blog of Kapipal. Check back often for updates on what's new at Kapipal, as well as ways to make your campaign shine! As always, we value your feedback, so please don't be shy — comments are encouraged!