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6 Videos (29m)
    • Intro: DIY Crowd Funding for Indie Projects

    • Before You Launch

    • The Pitch

    • The Launch

    • The Inevitable Slump

    • You Did It! ...Now What?


About This Class

Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker looking to fund a documentary, an author self-publishing a book, an artist funding a new installation, or any other creative type with a project in mind, crowd funding is a great tool for raising the money you need while building a following. Whether you’re raising $5,000 or $50,000, the process can be daunting at every stage, especially if you don’t have a team of marketers to back you up. Learn how to build an audience of potential backers, create buzz about your project, and get over the stress of asking for money from friends and colleagues. The world needs your project, so let’s get it funded!

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This course is concise and to the point. Make no mistake about it: a successful crowdfunding project requires good old fashioned hard work and networking. But a lot of the strategic tips in this course can get you focused on the right kinds of efforts that will dramatically increase your odds of success: even if you don't necessarily meet your goal the first time out of the gate.
Crowd Funding is an intimidating prospect, but Emily spells it out in such a way that it seems like it really is possible -- largely because she recounts her own experience and her success.
A very interesting and very well explained course !!





Emily Lindin

Founder and President of The UnSlut Project

Emily Lindin is the founder of The UnSlut Project, ​an online community where survivors of sexual bullying and "slut" shaming can share their stories, and where girls who are currently suffering can find support and solidarity. A Harvard graduate pursuing her PhD in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own diaries from when she was labeled a "slut" in middle school.​ Over the past two years, she used crowd-funding to raise over $50,000 for the upcoming "Slut: A Documentary Film," and her book, "UnSlut: A Diary and A Memoir," will be published in December, 2015. Emily has been featured sharing her story and speaking out against slut shaming on ABC with Katie Couric, CNN with Brooke Baldwin, Al Jazeera America, The Doctors, HLN, DNTO radio with Sook-Yin Lee, NPR with Lance Orozco of KCLU, Deutsche Welle radio, Radio Ireland, and in many magazines and blogs including The​ ​Telegraph, The New Statesman, This Magazine,​ ​The Huffington Post, and The Observer.