“If you are fortunate enough to meet, hear or hire Kathleen
my advice is to listen intently – you will learn a lot you’ll not find anywhere else.”
Barry E James, Founder, The Crowdfunding Center & TheCrowdDataCenter

Kathleen Minogue, Founder and CEO of Crowdfund Better

Kathleen Minogue is a crowdfunding educator, speaker and ecosystem builder. In 2012, she founded Crowdfund Better, the leading crowdfunding education and technical assistance organization in the U.S. to guide entrepreneurs how to use crowdfunding strategically to unlock the financial and creative support of their networks to fund projects not supported by traditional finance. Kathleen is the creator of The Crowdfund Better Process™ and has coached highly successful donation, rewards and investment crowdfunding campaigns. She advocates for crowdfunding as a path to bankability for entrepreneurs declined by lenders and is particularly focused on bringing the crowdfunding opportunity to women, minority and rural entrepreneurs.

Kathleen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Crowdfund Insider, Dance Business Weekly and Forbes, and has presented at the Director’s Guild of America, America’s Small Business Development Centers National Conference, Association for Women’s Business Centers National Conference, Crowd Invest Summit, Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK, and Global Crowdfunding Convention. She has also contributed to access-to-capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound report and the Milken Institute/SBA Partnership for Lending in Underserved Markets. Kathleen is focused on utilizing crowdfunding to encourage entrepreneurship, economic development and job creation, and has developed plug-in crowdfunding training programs for small business assistance organizations and incubators including The Local Crowd 4SE Incubator funded by the National Science Foundation, FundBlackFounders Incubator, Crowdfund Idaho, and Impresario by NEW.

Prior to Crowdfund Better, Kathleen spent many years in the field of education and worked in the investment banking division of JPMorgan building relationships with technology venture capitalists. She is a graduate of Drew University and the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. Kathleen sits on the Board of With Love Market & Cafe, SPC.

CrowdInvest Summit 2016 (left to right: Devin Thorpe, Rodney Sampson, Kathleen Minogue, Amy Cortese & David Metzler)

Kathleen has been invited to speak at venues including:



Milken Institute, PLUM Initiative 2018

Milken Institute


Director’s Guild of America (DGA)

Association of Women's Business Centers Leadership Conference 2018, AWBC

Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC)

America's Small Business Development Center, ASBDC

America’s SBDC

Illinois SBDC - DuPage

Illinois SBDC-DuPage


New Economics for Women WBC (NEW)

Wyoming Women's Business Center, WY WBC

Wyoming Women’s Business Center (WY WBC)

Community Capital for the New Economy, Crowdfund Better, Kathleen Minogue, Brett Heeger, GGH LLP, ICIC.org, entrepreneurship, minority entrepreneur, small business owner, crowdfunding for business, business crowd funding, access to capital

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, CAMEO

California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO)

DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, DSLB, small business, minority entrepreneur, small business owner, minority business owner, washington d.c.

DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DC DSLBD)

Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority

zions bank, zion business resource center, boise, idaho

Zion’s Bank

Impact HUB, Seattle, Los Angles

Impact HUB

OmniWorks, Los Angeles, incubator, social enterprise, small business owners, minority business, underserved community, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs


General Assembly, Seattle, Los Angeles

General Assembly

Association of Idaho Cities Annual Conference 2019, AIC, Boise, Idaho, community investing, community investment, locavesting, local investment, crowd investing, crowd investment, investment crowdfunding, crowdfunding, community crowdfunding, Crowdfund Better, Kathleen Minogue, access to capital

Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

Shasta, CA, Women's Business Center at JEDI, Jefferson Economic Development Institute, Crowdfund Better

Women’s Business Center at JEDI

Idaho Women's Business Center, Idaho WBC, Idaho, Boise

Idaho Women’s Business Center

Idaho Women in Leadership, I-WIL, Boise, Idaho, women in business, women leaders, women bosses, Idaho leadership

Idaho Women in Leadership

City of Los Angeles, LA, California

City of Los Angeles

City of Inglewood, Inglewood, CA

City of Inglewood

SCORE, Los Angeles



Operation Hope


Pepperdine University


UC Riverside

ELAC, east los angeles college

East Los Angeles College (ELAC)

Los Angeles Trade Technical College, LATTC

Los Angeles Trade-Tech College (LATTC)

gaia university, social enterprise

Gaia University


Educate CA Funder’s Forum

LA Business Source, Los Angeles Business Source

LA Business Source

Community Resources


The Local Crowd, crowdfunding platform, rural crowdfunding, Laramie Wyoming

The Local Crowd


Crowd Invest Summit

Crowdfunding Deep Impact 2016, Deep Impact UK

Crowdfunding Deep Impact UK


Global Crowdfunding Convention

For more information or to arrange for Kathleen to speak at your event, please contact us at:

start@crowdfundbetter.com or (208) 297-3447

Kathleen spoke at the Idaho Women’s Business Center
“2019 Connect the Dots Conference” in Boise.

Speaking Testimonials

“After attending Kathleen Minogue’s presentation on Crowdfunding as a business tool I was blown away. Kathleen speaks eloquently and passionately about a subject she clearly is an expert on. My company has helped to produce videos for different Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaigns in the past, and considered myself reasonably knowledgeable about the subject of crowdfunding until I sat in Kathleen’s presentation for 10 minutes, then realized I didn’t know the half of it. We are already engaging Kathleen, Scott, and the Crowdfund Better team to work with us on different projects with our company and I couldn’t be more excited to see what we can build with their help! If you get the chance to attend a class or presentation, do it, better yet just skip straight to the call.” Ryan Oswald, Producer & CEO – Northwest Motion Pictures

“Kathleen Minogue you have a unique ability to articulate the art and science of crowdfunding like no one else I have ever heard. You are truly a teacher with a gift to transmit the nuances and insights of crowdfunding!!” – Bill Huston, Founder & CEO – Crowd Max Publishing

“Kathleen, yours was the most important workshop I attended to make my crowdfunding better. Thank YOU!”  Matia Karrell, Producer/Director – FlyGirls TV Series

“Kathleen’s presentation at our 2016 Funders Forum in Culver City, CA was loved by all in attendance. The comments and reviews received on our post-event surveys all indicated that everyone left energized, informed and empowered – ready to build their individual giving programs through crowdfunding. Thanks Kathleen!” – Eric L. Moore, Founder & Executive Director – Educate California

“Thanks to your presentation, I was able to triple my goal of $800 to $2,650! I learned to pick up the phone or ask in person; not just through social media. I also associate a video and/or personal story on my Facebook every time I post; it really made a difference! Not only that, I convinced my audience to share my story or their experience as well with my link. I feel I have my Facebook audience on board, they are well aware of how important this campaign is to me and how it will create a future for Bresee youth. I am on a roll and setting the bar high!”  Fonda Whitehead, Development Director – Bresee Youth Center

“You’re like a walking TED talk!” – Mikery Hatfield, Executive Chef – Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

“Kathleen is an amazing presenter I can listen to her speak and teach all day.” – Jackie Jones, Founder – Senoj Beverages

“I invited Kathleen to speak at my MASTERMIND AGENCY GROUPS for Entrepreneurial Voice, LLC after learning of her expertise in CROWDFUNDING. The groups of women entrepreneurs were in different stages of business from getting ready to launch to having established businesses and not everyone believed the subject necessarily applied to them. However, Kathleen used her expertise to showcase how CROWDFUNDING and the principles behind it could benefit every business and shared new developments and insights into CROWDFUNDING that makes every business a candidate for developing their own crowdfunding campaign. Everyone can benefit from Kathleen and her expertise.” 
Jan McCarthy, Founder – Entrepreneurial Voice, Ladies Who Launch LA & OC, CRAVE LA

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