Title: The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Author: Amanda Palmer
Description: Musician Amanda Palmer raised more than a million dollars from 25,000 backers. In learning that many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of “the art of asking.” Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 2015

Title: Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign
Author/Editor: John T. Trigonis
Description: Offers practical information, tips, and tactics for launching a successful film campaign by detailing traditional models of fundraising, utilizing today’s technological and social innovations, and augmenting each step with an added personal touch. Examines various ways to meet and exceed one’s crowdfunding goal through chapters ?on team building, audience outreach, and crowdfunder etiquette, along with a section containing case studies from successful film campaigns.
Publisher: Michael Weiss Productions
Publication Date: 2013

Title:  Crowdfunding for Social Good: Financing Your Mark on the World
Author: Devin D. Thorpe
Description: Features the stories of real people who have successfully raised big money using crowdfunding, along with practical advice to help others do the same. Learn how to organize your friends, colleagues and volunteers to help you raise  money. Gain insight into creating a video that will help you spread your message via social media. Read how to “start before you start” so you can have 30% of your goal raised before you even launch your crowdfunding campaign.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 2013

Title: Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget)
Author/Editor: Patrice William Marks
Description: The author identifies readily available and inexpensive but powerful media technology tools to make your project successful.
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: revised 2017

Title: The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Investor, and Entrepreneurs
Author/Editor: Don Steinberg
Description: The author interviewed dozens of people who have raised at least $100,000 on Kickstarter. Discusses strategies for an effective campaign as well as the perils and pitfalls.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: 2012

Title: New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Popups, e bay, Kickstarter, and Much More
Author/Editor: Brainard Carey
Description: Provides concrete examples of how new technologies are helping artists raise funds for projects.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012


Description: Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal.


Description: hosts an online community where artists can post projects for funding and connect with those who love and support artists. The goal of Hatchfund is to help artists successfully navigate the challenging world of online fundraising through our unique educational and hands-on approach. A total of 75% of all artists on Hatchfund have been successful in funding their projects.


Description: A for-profit and nonprofit crowdsourcing program.  Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal.

Description. The world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Projects must reach goal in order for project creator to receive funds.


Description: Creators receive funds earned for projects, regardless of whether the project reaches its goal.

The Void Academy
Description: Offers an online course “Step by Step Crowdfunding for Artists.”


Title: Art Marketing Resources
Description: Lists more than 50 crowdfunding platforms for artists.

Title: Crowdfunding Guide for Artists, Part 1
Description: Information provided by the website The Abundant Artist

Title: Crowdfunding Guide for Artists, Part 2
Description: More information provided by the website The Abundant Artist

Title: Crowdfunding Tips for African American Artists

Title: Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo vs. GoFundMe vs. RocketHub: Crowdfunding Platforms Compared
Description:  Penned by by Kristl Hines.

Title: WomenArts
Description: Provides information on “Kickstarter Success Stories” with descriptions of successful fundraising campaigns by members of the organization. Provides tips for conducting a crowdfunding campaign.


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