I was invited recently to join the talented Melissa Sweazy, Joann Self Selvidge, and Sara Kaye Larson in sharing our experiences and thoughts on crowdfunding, be it Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, or some other flavor. Enjoy, and check below for a handy-dandy index of topics covered, plus links to the campaigns and resources mentioned in this video.
Archives For Kickstarter
Timid Monster is going post-apocalyptic.
Timid Monster is proud to announce a post apocalyptic project. After visiting John Gray’s Victorian house and Avarice’s treacherous world of fantasy, we’re ready for a little dirt and grime in a crumbling society.
It’s perfect timing to team up with best selling paranormal/fantasy author, Cameo Renae, to bring you a short film based on her most recent book, ARV-3.
Hello my patient and long-suffering Friends. A lot of you saw the Aurora Centauri hoopla last month. Some of you have questions.
I often tell the story about how on a junior high class trip I received inspiration from a lizard on how to make friends: warming yourself in the sun will get you nowhere; you gotta get up and do something…like climb a rock.
This post is for the crazies that are climbing the rock alongside me.
August marks big changes at Macedonia Films and the Fall is looking fantastic. Avarice premieres in November, we have BIG plans for the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, and our first couple feature-length projects are well underway.
Before we get all carried away, let’s take a moment to look back at July. We wrote some amazing blog posts that we know you’ll love. Some did well, some never got their moment in the spotlight:
The Top Posts:
Stay tuned, we’ve got a fresh batch of awesome-sauce coming your way!
Normally on sites like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, a project is not funded unless it meets its fundraising goal. Even if it’s $1 short on the day of the deadline, everyone’s money is refunded. But, on IndieGoGo and other crowd-sourcing sites, a ‘Flexible Funding’ option exists where all funds pledged during the campaign are delivered, regardless of whether the goal is met.
There are obvious situations where ‘Flexible Funding’ makes sense (as was the case with our successful Avarice campaign), but for the average fundraiser, it should be a no no.
What’s so bad about it? Wouldn’t you want to keep the money you raised? Isn’t some money better than none?
Whether you’re a potential donor or hopeful fundraiser, here are three warnings against the dangers of ‘Flexible Funding:’