It's officially summer, and what is summer without festivals? Film festivals, music festivals, garlic festivals...if you can dream it, someone out there is celebrating it!
Kapipalists are in the festival spirit, too, and today I'm highlighting a few Kapipal campaigns that are crowdfunding for festivals happening all around the world.
As we head well into June, with any luck you’ll be bathed and kissed by the sun. For the unlucky ones, hopefully you either prefer to avoid direct sunlight anyway or you’ll be soaking up the rays on other shores.
So what are your plans for the summer? Is there a long overdue garden project that winter has cruelly kept you from, or maybe some exploring you’ve been itching to do?
Of course, if you’re anything like me, all summer means is embarrassing tan lines, a few half-read books (I’ll finish them next summer!) and a lot of grape juice (of the fermented variety) in my bloodstream.
Whatever you plans, Kapipal wishes you a fantastic summer! And remember whatever your summertime dreams, Kapipal is here to help you achieve those dream.
Let us know your plans by commenting or tweeting us at @kapipal
This week, I'm highlighting a few Kapipal campaigns that are crowdfunding film-related projects.
Have you ever checked out our Success Stories page? It's got some great examples of the different types of projects people successfully fund through our site.
I'll give you a minute to go see it for yourself — visit it at http://www.kapipal.com/stories
Aren't those some great projects? We certainly think so!
However, you might notice that many of those projects are a few years old by now. That doesn't make them any less awesome, of course, but it does make us eager to learn about the more recent projects that have found success on Kapipal.
So, Kapipalists, this is a call to action! If you completed* your Kapipal fundraising campaign and want to be featured on our updated Success Stories page, we want to hear from you!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us
Please put Kapipal Success Story in the subject line so we can easily find your message.
We may have a couple extra questions for you via email, but it will be a painless process, I promise!
We're looking forward to hearing about your successes!
*If you didn't quite reach your monetary goal, that's okay! We still want to hear from you! As long as the money you raised through Kapipal helped you achieve your goals in some way, that's a success and we think that's worthy of celebration!
Since working at Kapipal, I have seen many crowdfunding projects -- charities, hobbies, startup ideas, music albums, community efforts, gifts, etc. It is amazing to see so many innovative fundraising campaigns.
Many people use the crowdfunding approach to realize their dreams! But the power of crowdfunding does not stop here. The crowdfunding process has helped many people in a short period of time to improve their product ideas, create branding, improve marketing, as well as generate market demand intensively.
A typical example is a band raising money for their next album before production. The audience and fans get a flavor of the new album through the campaign introduction, audio or video. It helps the band to generate market interests, get early feedback from their fans, as well as increase the fans' eagerness to get the album produced by crowdfunding contribution. In a way, the band has already tested the market and created product awareness and demand before completing and shipping out their final product.
This is a very good way to exercise the lean development method for testing out the idea with the launch, learn and adapt process. Even with every social marketing promotion round, it follows the same pattern: launch-learn-adapt to understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve the promotion to get to the next level. It is a journey of continuous learning. When the crowdfunding campaign finishes, the fundraiser not only has more experience in running a crowdfunding campaign, but surely also much more knowledge on social media marketing and lean product development.
If you want to start a crowdfunding campaign for your dream, our Kapipal Team would be happy to support you on your journey!
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!