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Crowdfunding Installment #2: Mechanics & Dynamics of Crowdfunding

April 15, 2020 – by Karl R. LaPan – The NIIC


Installment #1: Crowdfunding: Is it for you?

March 31, 2020 – by Karl R. LaPan – The NIIC

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Crowdfunding: ‘an old-fashioned barn-raising with modern tools’

February 5, 2020 – by Sharon Fisher – Idaho Business Review

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Asking Friends and Family for Startup Cash on Social Media

November 26, 2018 – by Barbara Haislip – Wall Street Journal

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Why Small Business Should Be Crowdfunding

June 6, 2018 – Inglewood Business Magazine


Women Are More Successful at Crowdfunding Than Men Says New PwC Report

July 12, 2017 – Women You Should Know Blog


Why We Need to Address Crowdfunding Education Now

November 12, 2016 – Crowdfund Insider


Crowdfund Your Way To Bankability

November 2016 – Fashion Mannuscript
By Bruce Dobb, Partner at Concerned Capital & Kathleen Minogue, Founder of Crowdfund Better


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ForbesBooks Radio Podcast

November 27, 2017 – Gregg Stebben interviews Kathleen Minogue

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Mandatory Cocktail Hour – Episode 8

October 27, 2017 – The Networked Leader Companion Podcast

To Crowdfund Successfully, Think About More Than Money

January 10th, 2017 – Your Mark On The World Podcast



A Crowdfunding Expert Gives Away Her Secret Strategy

December 1, 2015 – CrowdCrux Podcast

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September 28, 2020 – Idaho Business Review

“Crowdfunding is often thought of only as a way raise capital, but one of crowdfunding’s unsung values is as a tool for businesses to test new ideas and get customer feedback while raising the capital they need to put those ideas into action. With customer needs and desires changing rapidly during COVID-19, crowdfunding is a powerful strategy for business resilience.” — Kathleen Minogue, CEO Crowdfund Better

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September 1, 2020 – Idaho Business Review

Invitations are already going out to every corner of the state, every industry, every demographic with special attention to the under-represented. We are using one of the experts at crowdfunding, Kathleen Minogue, founder and CEO of Crowdfund Better, to provide free coaching on crowdfunding and other customer-funding models. 

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March 5, 2020 – UrbanLink Group

There may be several ways of filing and screening, so most people work with a legal advisor or with other entrepreneurs who have launched campaigns previously. Experts in crowdfunding like Kathleen MinogueFounder & CEO of Crowdfund Betterare great connections to make and learn from.  

According to her website and in-person presentations, Minogue started her business after a successful crowdfunding campaign as a way to “guide entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits, and creatives on using crowdfunding strategically to attain their financial, marketing, and business goals.” Minogue has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes for her entrepreneurial insight.

During one of Minogue’s recent presentations on crowdfunding, she talked about the rise and popularity of this funding option, including multiple benefitsMinogue pointed out that regulation crowdfunding is one of the newest options of funding, giving average consumers the opportunity to invest in a business of choice. The added benefit being that it’s not just about supporting a business, but it’s also a means of generating personal wealth.  

Small Business Majority

October 2, 2019 – Small Business Majority

Kathleen Minogue, Founder & CEO of Crowdfund Better and With Love Board Member explained, “It has always been our hope to revisit crowdfunding as a way to grow With Love’s impact, and after many years of dreaming and many months of planning, we are bringing the story full circle through this investment crowdfunding campaign.”

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November 13, 2018 – by Carolyn Karo Schulman – Milken Institute

“When PLUM LA started many participants didn’t have a working knowledge of crowdfunding and couldn’t see how it was relevant to helping underserved entrepreneurs fund their businesses. By the final Lender Referral Networking Event in August of 2018, some of these same individuals were suggesting crowdfunding as a solution for entrepreneurs who had been turned down by lenders and were starting to see how crowdfunding could create a path to bankability. Prior to PLUM, I was having little success creating dialogue with lenders and technical assistance providers about the crowdfunding opportunity for underserved entrepreneurs, so this was a significant transformation and a direct result of two years of conversations facilitated by the Milken Institute and SBA among individuals who would not have been brought into meaningful conversation without the catalyst of PLUM. These relationships are already creating new collaborations, like the one between Crowdfund Better and OmniWorks, to incorporate crowdfunding as a core funding strategy for minority entrepreneurs participating in the OmniWorks incubator program. ”Kathleen Minogue, Founder & CEO, Crowdfund Better (page 21)


January 11, 2018 – by Devin Thorpe – Forbes

“Make a commitment to take action every week and keep a list to keep yourself honest. Even when life gets busy, you’ll have that commitment (and a written list) to keep you focused throughout the year.” ~ @kathleenminogue


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August 7, 2017 – The Siskiyou Daily News

According to the webinar presenter Kathleen Minogue of Crowdfund Better“More funds will be raised via crowdfunding than venture capital in 2017, but only 2 percent of [men and women owning small businesses] are using crowdfunding to fund their business. The main reason: They don’t know about it!”


Women Unbound: Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential

July 12, 2017 – PwC in collaboration with The Crowdfunding Center

“Should experience of rewards crowdfunding be a new lending criteria? A successful rewards campaign shows why ‘goodwill’ isn’t intangible; it has real commercial value that can be translated into online sales dollars now and the financial support of loyal customers in the future. In crowdfunding, the trust that you build with your network is your currency. You can turn your social proof, your brand recognition and your goodwill into funding.” Kathleen Minogue, CEO, Crowdfund Better (page 10)


Business Advisors: Unleashing a startup funding revolution

July 11, 2017 – by Barry James – Business Advice Blog

So why the information gap? This dearth of support for the very people who, in the words of expert Kathleen Minogue of Crowdfund Better, can provide “the critical link in carrying crowdfunding over the chasm from the early adopter entrepreneurs – to the more pragmatic early majority entrepreneurs” who are not yet aware of it’s huge potential to fund existing and new businesses. As she also says: “Business advisors are the key.”

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Crowdfunding Expert Roundup: 13 Pros Make Predictions

June 8, 2017 – by Paige Kutilek – GoFundMe Blog

Kathleen Minogue, founder & CEO of Crowdfund Better, said:
“The future of crowdfunding is niche with more community and less crowd. In the past, niche platforms couldn’t compete with the major players, but as we move from the early crowdfunding adopters to the early crowdfunding majority we are entering new territory. Different types of campaigns require different types of support, and niche platforms that can provide that support will grow strongly alongside the original players.”


April 17, 2017 – by Devin Thorpe – Forbes

“Don’t be afraid of appearing to stand still; listening, observing & reflecting are actions.” ~ @kathleenminogue


Everyone feels hurt from the election. Here’s why.

November 9, 2016 – by Amy Wan – Small Business Forum (Medium)

I didn’t understand how much the nation truly left these folks behind until fellow small business and crowdfunding advocate Kathleen Minogue brought something to my attention this morning — that in the past few years, new business formation really only occurred in 20 counties, according to a study by the Economic Innovation Group.



September 9, 2016 – by Susan Brown Consulting

If you think Crowdfunding’s time has come and gone, think again. Crowdfunding has grown from $1.5 billion in 2011 to $34 billion in 2015. What does crowdfunding offer in addition to capital? “Proof of concept, customer development and buy-in, product research, and leverage for other types of capital,” says Kathleen Minogue, owner of Crowdfund Better. A 2016 SBA report found a causal relationship between crowdfunding success and ability to access additional financing, build partnerships, create a strong customer base and find employees.


Has crowdfunding become a global engine of job creation by seed funding innovation?

January 22, 2016 – Real Business Blog
“This report blows the lid off the picture that the media usually present of crowdfunding as the domain of big tech blockbusters. The data explodes this kind of siloed thinking making it clear that crowdfunding is providing seed and growth funding across a wide reach of industries and geographies – and shows no signs of relenting. It points clearly toward crowdfunding as the new must-have skill for emerging entrepreneurs.” – Kathleen Minogue

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Giving Cancer the Middle Finger: Quality Problems in Fundraising

September 1, 2015 – Seed&Spark Blog

Then we invested in a consultation with Kathleen Minogue at Crowdfund Better. She gave us a one-on-one (or really one-on-five) dissertation on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign.


Finding Success in Crowdfunding

August 21, 2015 – Videomaker Magazine

Kathleen Minogue, crowdfunding expert and CEO/Founder of Los Angeles based Crowdfund Better warns of five crowdfunding mistakes:


Influencers to Follow

January 2015 – Dun&Bradstreet Access to Capital Blog

Kathleen Minogue (@kathleenminogue)
“Founder @CrowdfundBetter, crowdfunding educator, speaker and strategic consultant, artist, mom, healer, foodie, lover of entrepreneurs and creatives everywhere.”


Kathleen was a panelist on the “Crowdfunding for Social Good” panel at Crowd Invest 2017.
Moderated by Devin Thorpe and joined on stage by Oliver Thornton (Coding Autism), John Katovich (Cutting Edge Capital) & Dan Bates (Impact PPA).

Barry James, of The Crowdfunding Center, introduces Kathleen
at the 4th Annual Deep Impact 2016 Conference in London.

Kathleen discusses alternative funding with The Coffee Corner Radio
at the 3rd Annual Mobile Retail & Food Truck EXPO 2015.

Interested in booking Kathleen as a speaker, for a workshop or for an interview?
Kathleen’s bio, workshops, and press contact can be found on her EPK here.

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