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Funding the Dream on Kickstarter

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Over $1 Billion dollars has been pledged to Kickstarter campaigns since its launch in April of 2009. Traditionally a site for funding Film and Music, Kickstarter has become a great place for anyone with a dream to see them realized. With Kickstarter you don't need a publisher or a big company, just the courage to ask.


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EP 327 A New Alphabet for Humanity - Kickstarting a Children's book with Leesa McGregor
Guest, Leesa McGregor, is the author of the book, A New Alphabet for Humanity, which is on Kickstarter. It is a beautifully illustrated children's book featuring 26 empowering alphabet words designed to nurture emotional intelligence, activate the potential of our children and create a brighter future for humanity. A New Alphabet for Humanity teaches children the power of positive words so they can build empathy and compassion, unlock their imagination, and feel empowered to live their dreams. Leesa shares her passion for shaping the world through social good and shares her insights into how she began to journey to publish this book. She also introduces us to GenM, a website to hire interns for a three-month project. Many Kickstarter project owners could take advantage of this service.You can find a link to here Her Kickstarter campaign is here: A New Alphabet for Humanity
EP 326 Crowdfunding for Social Good with Devin Thorpe
Crowdfunding for Social Good is what sets Devin Thorpe apart from many who use Crowdfunding as a means of raising money. Devin is a deeply optimistic person. He is an author, educator, and speaker;  a champion of social good. Through his work, he aspires to help solve some of the world's biggest problems--poverty, disease, and climate change. His Forbes articles often reach more than 100,000 readers and his books—read over 1 million times—on using money for good, personal finance, crowdfunding and corporate social responsibility draw on his experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker. He has delivered a keynote speech at the United Nations and spoken in countries from Brazil to Russia and across the US. Most recently he sat down with Bill Gates and asked him a question, What's Your Superpower?.You can follow Devin on Twitter @devindthorpe or email at
EP 325 Give it away for Free to build your crowd Guest Lucia Fasano
You build a crowd by giving before asking. That is the takeaway from our guest, Lucia Fasano. Lucia is a songwriter, actress, and producer of comedy and music. She is in her 2nd Kickstarter campaign and shares how she follows the philosophy of giving to your fans and then asking them for support.So many do it the opposite, asking for money before building the following. Amanda Palmer is discussed and her fantastic Ted Talk and book called The Art of Asking.You can find Lucia Kickstarter campaign, Best Friend Forever: Lucia Fasano's Second Album here Her music is also shared in the opening for this episode of Funding the Dream
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Nov 7th, 2011
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Aug 12th, 2019
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