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What People Are Saying About Our Services:

  • "Purchasing the Crowdfund Better Rewards Crowdfunding Success 4-Course Bundle was absolutely priceless for us. Without the education, resources, and ongoing guidance of Kathleen & Scott, the crowdfunding experience would have been simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming. We learned that building a campaign is so much more than just the community capital, it's a unique opportunity to really imagine perspectives other than our own - to get creative and consider the lives of the community we serve. The courses were so very thorough and gave us practical tools and worksheets to use in building our campaign.On their website, they say they put the "fun in crowdfunding" and that is no lie. We highly, highly recommend taking their courses if you're ready to go the crowdfunding route!"

    Laurie Pearman & Sarah Keck
    Laurie Pearman & Sarah Keck Common Ground Coffee & Market
  • “Crowdfund Better’s webinar effectively provided an introduction to understanding how crowdfunding can be useful for everyday entrepreneurs. Kathleen Minogue was able to walk us through core concepts and what some of the key elements of a successful crowdfunding campaign looks like. Participants were able to ask their questions, get answers and generate ideas for viable solutions. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Crowdfund Better, who provide creative access to capital strategies to our national entrepreneurial community.”

    Kene Turner
    Kene Turner Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)/Director, National Postsecondary Programs
  • "I am happy that I purchased The Crowdfunding Opportunity online course by Crowdfund Better because it is extremely affordable, explains key components of what Crowdfunding is and whether it is the right solution for your funding needs. I also appreciated the downloadable worksheets including the one that helps you figure out your networking situation to see who may be able to contribute to your campaign and not. For anyone who is new to crowdfunding, this is a great introductory course. I look forward to doing more online courses with Crowdfund Better."

    Símon Zimmer
    Símon Zimmer Solar Program Manager
  • "Thanks for the Report Card you created for I just finished reading it in its entirety today. I am extremely IMPRESSED!!! I have never seen anything like this before. It was informative and inspiring and I am fully aware of the road ahead to accomplish my desired overall goal of $100K - in stages, of course.

    Having the numbers from the Crowdfunding Report you prepared is invaluable.

    I can actually use the research you provided to develop my Financial Business Model for so that my pricing and offer fits within the exact range of successful publishing industry campaigns you highlighted in the report. This takes the "guesswork" out of Business Plan Financial Forecasting and makes it realistic."

    Danté Hamilton
    Danté Hamilton CEO, Editor & Publisher
  • "Initially, when I learned about crowdfunding a couple of years ago, I was intimidated by the steep learning curve and amount of work. After completing The Crowdfunding Opportunity course, I felt ready to dive into the crowdfunding mindset and realized that there is no bad outcome from the experience. My favorite part of the course was learning about the non-financial benefits of doing a crowdfunding campaign. The educational information is presented in short segments, which makes it easy to stay focused and engaged with the material. The additional resources make the entire process manageable, easier, less intimidating and reassuring."

    Pablo Serrano
    Pablo Serrano Sr. Photographer, Owner of Imageasel LLC
  • "Kathleen + Scott, Wow! We did it! Thanks! Seriously, couldn't have done it without all your amazing help + support. So grateful to have you in our lives looking out for us. Your work is so important to the world, keep it up! :)"

    Britt, Brandon & Jane
    Britt, Brandon & Jane Co-Founders, Hella Awkward
  • "I appreciate new connections so much and you all got me even more active on LinkedIn. I know that investors I'm speaking with are SO impressed by the crowdfunding campaign and you all being my coaches. I think it's helped them see that others see something in me and my ability to help more people with my business."

    Arielle Brown
    Arielle Brown Founder, Bea's Bayou Skincare
  • "I learned a lot about myself that I don’t think I could have if not for you guys’ guidance and that holds more value than any dollar amount we could have raised!"

    Rod Foster
    Rod Foster Founder, Velvet Noir Beard & Skin Care
  • "I completed the online course over the weekend. The cadence was perfect and I loved the bite sized pieces of information to consume at a time. It kept me engaged throughout!"

    Lizz Rene
    Lizz Rene CEO, PO' UP Cards
  • "Crowdfund Idaho has helped us reimagine the purpose of crowdfunding beyond simply raising money for our outdoor classroom. We learned how crowdfunding can help us grow our business, strengthen our relationships, and have a positive impact in our community. The course materials walk you through step-by-step and Kathleen & Scott (of Crowdfund Better) are incredibly responsive and inspirational!"

    Angie & Marcus Marianthi
    Angie & Marcus Marianthi Owners, Campfire Music Collective
  • "The Crowdfund Better and FundBlackFounders Incubator was a game changer for me. The program taught me how to plan for and build my crowdfunding campaign, how to organize, manage and engage my crowd and how to market my campaign. The program ultimately led to huge success for my campaign."

    Sidney Baptista
    Sidney Baptista Founder, PYNRS
  • "Through my campaign I became more confident speaking about my business and what it can offer. I don’t think I would have gotten very far without the support and guidance from Crowdfund Better."

    Lissette Arceo
    Lissette Arceo Owner, Confetti Fiesta
  • "Kathleen and Scott are a real joy to work with and provided me with concrete action skills to leverage my social media channels, particularly with Twitter, to engage with more journalists and to highlight my current thought leadership articles to attract values-aligned investors. They ensure that their business recommendations are values-aligned to your business and how you decide to raise capital for your business." 

    Kai B. Nortey
    Kai B. Nortey CEO/Co-Founder, Kubé Nice Cream
  • "We had tried a crowdfunding campaign in the past and had no idea what we were doing. The Crowdfunding Opportunity course has helped us see what pitfalls to avoid and how to launch a very successful campaign."

    Diana Blaylock
    Diana Blaylock Owner, Mama's Best Bakery
  • "What I totally appreciate about working with Crowdfund Better as a small business advisor is that they are much more concerned about the client doing the right thing for their business and actually being successful rather then selling more services. I know that I can be completely comfortable steering a client in a different direction or at least opening the dialogue about it."

    Trish Funk
    Trish Funk Director of Women's Business Center at JEDI
  • Where do I start?! No matter what kind of journey you are on as a business owner, someone about to start a crowdfunding campaign, or even if you have tons of experience, if you don’t know Kathleen and Scott, you are missing out! They are both not only a HUGE joy to work with, but everything from the initial assessment, all the way through with their calls, their insights, systems, framework, etc. and then all the support you get throughout your whole campaign…I can’t even put a value on that. 

    Kathleen and Scott have hearts of gold. They take what you are comfortable with, then get you to think outside the box to create the absolute most success possible (and beyond! I exceeded my goal by $13,000 on Wefunder, raising almost $63,000!) Crowdfunding is HARD. Aside from it being something challenging to navigate through, it is an emotional roller coaster when you put yourself out there to the world. You want Crowdfund Better on your team.
    Sarah Buxbaum
    Sarah Buxbaum Founder, Owner & CEO at Celebrate with Sarah & CWS Hospitality
  • Crowdfund Better worked with me as I raised money through an Investment Crowdfunding platform for my organic absinthe business. I bought a five hour package as I have a lot of marketing, social media, and Kickstarter experience. CfB provided me with tools I wish I had years ago!

    Their email marketing funnel was genius, their social media ideas invaluable, and most importantly, the calls with Kathleen and Scott were really fun! I loved talking to them and took notes on every call because the ideas just kept on coming. We saved our last hour of time for the last week of my campaign, and because of their advice, I doubled my raise! I highly recommend Crowdfund Better for anyone whether you have a ton of experience already or are just starting out. Thanks Kathleen and Scott! I am so grateful for your advice!

    Absinthia J. Vermut
    Absinthia J. Vermut Founder, Absinthia's Bottled Spirits
  • Crowdfund Better saved my life. I’m a clever fellow, but the complexities and nuances of a successful crowdfunding campaign overwhelmed me. Kathleen and Scott came to my rescue with their expertise, professionalism and patience! Together we not only met my goal, but surpassed it and reached my stretch goal. Mission accomplished. I did a shoot of my solo play ¡Gaytino! Made in America. 
    Thank you! -Dan Guerrero
    Dan Guerrero
    Dan Guerrero Playwright, ¡Gaytino! Made in America
  • Wow! Fantastic. I can't say enough positive things about their first step, the Crowdfunding Roadmap & Report. The information, presentation, resources, tips, and insight I got from a short assessment then a 30-minute phone call was beyond what I expected. Especially for the price!!!! A HUGE value.

    Nina Gibbs
    Nina Gibbs Founder & CEO, Swim Foundations
  • Dear Kathleen and Scott, I want to thank both of you for all of your assistance with our crowdfunding campaign. I feel our campaign was a great success. We raised $11,400.00! This means we can now offer the I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB) training for FREE to 76 teachers. This also means that over the course of two years we will have placed the ICWIB training into the hands of over 2,280 preschool and elementary school children. In addition, the awareness of the ICWIB program has spread to many new and different parts of the world, which feels wonderful.  Thanks again for all of your advice and assistance!

    Nancy Marie
    Nancy Marie Author, I Create What I Believe
  • I wanted to take a moment to both thank you and provide some feedback here for anyone who may be looking for guidance in the way that I was some months ago. Working with Crowdfund Better has been an amazing process. Your words at the beginning of this journey have been in my mind a lot over the past couple weeks – you had said that it can be a “transformative process” for some people. It has.

    In the beginning, I found the notion of crowdfunding not only unfamiliar but overwhelming. The idea of “putting myself out there” as you put it was quite daunting to me; it is one thing to do so as an actor in the space of a performance, but to reach out to the world as me and “ask for help” was terrifying. As you predicted, this journey has forced me to work through much of that. I remember writing to you just after we hit the 100% mark on our goal and it was quite an emotional moment for me. We reached goal and now a film that otherwise may never have been made is well under way.

    Your knowledge and competence in this area is clearly exceptional. However, it has been the more intangible aspects of working with you that I would truly like others to know about. You had a way of transforming this process into an opportunity for empowerment and a journey of self-growth. This is a magnificently exceptional thing. I cannot thank you enough, Kathleen. I would probably have gone for it anyway had we not met, but I suspect I would never have grasped these intangibles. Because of you, the crowdfunding process on this film became much more than an avenue to raise the financial support needed, it became an experience that improved my self-confidence both as an artist and as a person.

    Genuinely, Kathleen, you are a beautiful soul, and I would not only recommend you to anyone in need of guidance in this area, but I would also wish the experience on those I care about.

    Daniel Hart Donoghue
    Daniel Hart Donoghue Writer/Director, Paradox Lost
  • I was introduced to Kathleen Minogue through another filmmaker when I realized I wanted to make a feature film. She walked us through our model. Heard out our expectations, our goals and told us what was realistic and what wasn’t and the step-by-step things we needed to do in order to get there. She had suggestions. She offered solutions and options. She helped us hone our message and streamline our timeline and pitch. She was also available to answer our questions and helped us when we met our goal in 3 days. We refined our ask and, as a result ended our campaign with 110% about $25K over our initial ask. When anyone asks us about our campaign and how it was so successful – I mention Kathleen first and foremost. We would have not had the success we did have without her. Having said all that? She also CARES. She roots for your success. She wants the crowdfunding phenomena to succeed. She has done her homework and knows this inside and out. She is a funny, charming and genuinely caring person who you want to share your success with just as much as she wants to share her expertise with you. We owe so much to her – we had an amazing experience with our entire experience – because we started with her. Simply put: she is VITAL TO ANY CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN.

    Brooke Purdy
    Brooke Purdy Writer/Co-Director, “Quality Problems
  • Thank you for the insightful Crowdfunding Report. Crowdfund Better highlighted some issues that we were aware of and are on our list to address, and more importantly, you identified many issues that we were not aware of and gave us the resources to address them. Thank you!

    Avery Resor
    Avery Resor Co-Founder, Salt Point Seaweed
  • Kathleen gives essential help with crowdfunding. Her quality of advice, guidance and practical solutions are a must for launching any campaign, especially if you are going it alone. I couldn’t have done it without her!

    Carolyn Downie
    Carolyn Downie Musician/Composer, Creator of “To Light“
  • Kathleen provided support during my crowdfunding campaign when I needed it most. It was in the middle – that time when there’s a lull in donations and my worry was taking over! Her suggestions inspired me and gave me a resurgence of energy to take those next steps to build excitement in the campaign again. At a time when I felt depleted, her knowledge and insight provided a much-needed service. I can only imagine the success I would have had if I had worked with her from day 1. As it is, I surpassed my goal with time to spare, and I owe a part of that to Crowdfund Better.

    Lizzie Rose Reiss
    Lizzie Rose Reiss Author, “Eversees and the Magic Tree“
  • Working with Crowdfund Better is a testimony to how having the consultation of experts skilled in their fields can multiply success many times over. We first met Kathleen at a workshop she was teaching on crowdfunding strategies. Her workshop gave us a realistic view of what crowdfunding could accomplish for our business start-up, as well as the necessary effort we would have to put into the process. Afterward, we connected with Kathleen on our mutual desire to see our neighborhood transformed for the better. We started our self-hosted crowdfunding campaign on much better footing because of her workshop and advice. Throughout the campaign, Crowdfund Better actively monitored our progress and gave us invaluable feedback. Thanks to her efforts, our final campaign was wildly successful, raising over $113,000!  We are eager to partner with Crowdfund Better again in the future.

    Andrew McDowell
    Andrew McDowell Founder & CEO, With Love Market and Cafe
  • Kathleen, you’re the best friend a crowdfunding campaign could have. If anyone’s thinking about this kind of project, my advice is to call Crowdfund Better immediately!

    Damon DiMarco
    Damon DiMarco Actor & Author, "Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11"
  • Kathleen was a crowdfunding whisperer for my campaign! From helping us determine whether crowdfunding was the right strategy for my Joyful 12 School Project to pre-planning and running a successful campaign, her guidance and expertise allowed me to run a campaign true to my mission that deepened my existing relationships and furthered my project’s long-term sustainability.

    Chef Hollie Greene
    Chef Hollie Greene Chef & Creator, Joyful 12 Project & Joyfoodly
  • I had my whole team attend Crowdfund Better's "Crash Course on Crowdfunding" long before we were ready to launch our Kickstarter campaign for Whisk Wiper. Without question this resulted in our being properly positioned to have both a very successful campaign within Kickstarter but also led to Whisk Wiper having its viral moment on the internet. Knowing when we weren’t ready to launch, that we hadn’t yet built enough support, caused us to time our launch right. I can see looking back that a lot of the same principles we learned from Kathleen relating to crowdfunding actually led us to making the right move to launch a product in any way. In our case we were very lucky to have truly viral online attention that ultimately led to over 60 million video views. Crowdfund Better helped us time our Kickstarter launch date, funding goal and campaign duration to make the most of it.

    Matthew Michel
    Matthew Michel Inventor/Founder, Whisk Wiper
  • Most importantly, he (Scott) identified a fatal flaw in my campaign pitch – the all-too-flashy video. He strongly urged me to make a new video the old fashioned way – with my phone – that appealed to people honestly, from the heart. I agreed with his assessment but found it took way more courage than I could summon to actually do it. Because, much to my own surprise, it turns out I am one of those people who have a deep aversion to asking for help. On reflection this has been true all my life, but it took a crowdfunding campaign that was on the rocks to force me to deal with it.

    John McKinney
    John McKinney Playwright – The Chekhov Dreams
  • Kathleen and her team got us at WYLDerness Youth Leadership Diversity to raise 80k on a 75k goal!! I wanted to do everything the wrong way and with Crowdfund Better’s consistent and strategic guidance, we successfully launched our nonprofit and brought in 100k that year!!! It was awesome. She was able to give guidance to the importance of all the pre-launch work…providing a vision wasn’t one. She was great with knowing what platform to use…how to set priorities, set up objectives, determine time lines, and find new donors. Definitely well worth the investment…she’ll take your resources and get you where you wanna go!!! 5 outta 5 stars. The most impressive part about Kathleen was that she authentically cared about our cause and treated us with a human touch. Thanks!!! 🙂

    Chris Chandler
    Chris Chandler Co-Founder/Director, Development, Operations & Other Hats
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