Crowdfunding offers new opportunities for the funding of ambitious initiatives, but one also has to know how to use it. Crowdfunding is no public cash machine where you just get in line and wait for the disbursement. Crowdfunding is also not a virtual funding agency where you submit your project and then wait and see what will happen.
Important: You need to be aware that crowdfunding takes time. You have to communicate throughout the whole crowdfunding-phase and try to target your message through every possible channel.
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Never start a crowdfunding campaign without preparation!
Prepare a detailed communication plan for the entire crowdfunding time. Consider all relevant stakeholders, which help you during the financing of the project and think about appropriate measures.
When the project is successfully submitted to Respekt.net and your communication plan is ready, you can start the crowdfunding campaign.