Since my successful THEN AGAIN Kickstarter campaign in 2019, I’ve worked with MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists and 1Berkshire to offer crowdfunding workshops and one-on-one coaching for creators, small businesses, and nonprofits. I’m also delighted to offer individual freelance consultations.
Through workshops and coaching, I’ve helped a theatre improve their lobby and signage, a writer publish a book, a dancer complete a dance project, a photographer afford better equipment, a stained glass artist build a legacy, an artist collective buy their own building, and a nonprofit organization support farmers and neighbors in need, and more.
Whatever your project, whatever platform you use, and whatever your funding target, the strategies are basically the same. Let me share the secret recipe with you and help you through your crowdfunding journey. Please reach out to discuss more 🙂
GoFundU! I’m leading 1Berkshire’s FREE GoFundU 3-week intensive crowdfunding series for small businesses and nonprofits, creatives, and aspiring entrepreneurs.
GoFundU starts March 15, 2023. Join in!
Laura has crowdfunding figured out. I have referred many people to her or recommended some of her best practices when they’re getting ready to launch a campaign. In late 2021, we at the Common Folk Artist Collective designed a $20,000 campaign using many of the marketing strategies and silent-phase fundraising work that Laura taught in a workshop. We exceeded our goal in under thirty days and were able to buy our storefront in North Adams, Mass. Laura’s advice is concrete, easy to implement, and so organized for what could otherwise be a very stressful project. That she’s such a delight to work with is just icing on the cake.
~ Molly Rideout, Writer & Bookmaker
I have to say, until I spoke with Laura, I had no idea how to run a fundraiser, and it seemed a crazy and unreachable goal. But with her help, in a very short period of time, I raised $3,400.
Laura shared her considerable knowledge and experience without holding back. She is a very good teacher, clear and tactful when giving advice, and a marvelous cheerleader.
~ Debora Coombs, Stained Glass Artist
Laura is incredible both as a supportive and kind human being and as an expert in the wild world of crowdfunding. I was able to surpass my goal on Kickstarter due to Laura’s expert editing, her depth of wisdom and experience when it comes to communicating with supporters, and her attention to the unique details of crowdfunding platforms. I would not have been as successful without her coaching and expertise. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
~ Elizabeth Heller, Creator and CEO