StartSomeGood, the Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good presents a Crowdfunding Masterclass with CEO Tom Dawkins.This is a practical, fast-moving and...

Social Good Crowdfunding Masterclass with Tom Dawkins


SEFA (Social Enterprise Finance Australia)
2000 NSW

Social Good Crowdfunding Masterclass with Tom Dawkins


Tom Dawkins

Tom Dawkins


For over 15 years Tom Dawkins has been exploring how technology and culture can be harnessed as tools to create a more democratic and participatory society.

Tom is the co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding platform, a crowdfunding platform which has raised more than $7 million for social impact projects in 35 countries.

Tom previously founded Australian nonprofit Vibewire Youth Inc. in 2000 while he was at university, remaining CEO until 2008 and leading numerous successful projects including opening sQuareOne, Australia’s first co-working space, in 2006, and sending youth reporters on the campaign trail during the 2004 and 2007 Federal elections.

From 2008-2012 Tom lived in the US where he was the first Social Media Director at Ashoka in Washington DC and then Social Media Director for HopeLab in Silicon Valley.

Upon returning to Australia Tom was the founding Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. In 2015 he was awarded the Innovator of the Year Award by the Nexus Summit.

Tom has spoken at numerous international conferences including SXSW, the World Summit on the Information Society, Connecting Up, SOCAP and FWD. As part of Vivid 2016 he is leading introductory crowdfunding workshops on June 9 and 10 and a very special masterclass for just six projects on June 14.

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Social Good Crowdfunding Masterclass with Tom Dawkins

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StartSomeGood, the Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good presents a Crowdfunding Masterclass with CEO Tom Dawkins.

This is a practical, fast-moving and informative masterclass specifically for project creators who want to work with Tom to get their campaigns completely ready for launch. Note: you don't need to be planning to crowdfund with StartSomeGood to participate, the lessons will be valuable regardless

To ensure you get maximum value out of this event, it is limited to just 6 organisations or social enterprises, with up to two people able to attend from each. With only six projects in the room we'll be able to go deep into the specifics of what you will need to do to maximise the impact of your crowdfunding campaigns. Each ticket allows two people from your organisation/enterprise/team to attend, provided they're working on the same project.

This masterclass is for organisations, enterprises or entrepreneurs with a specific project you are looking to crowdfund for. You will get much more value out of it this way as Tom will give you a lot of specific feedback and input into your plans.

Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch and grow a social enterprise, a non-profit, raise funds for a causes and creative projects, or fuel a grassroots movement for your community.

But the considerable majority of crowdfunding campaigns fall short, often because of a handful of common mistakes. StartSomeGood has one of the best success rates in the industry, with 53% of projects reaching their goal (compared to 31% on Kickstarter and 13% on IndieGoGo, a typical range for crowdfunding platforms).

This workshop is all about making sure you and your project have the best chance of success by sharing the insights we have gained working with over 1,000 projects at StartSomeGood and receiving personal attention and consultation with StartSomeGood CEO Tom Dawkins, who is recognised as one of the leading experts and teachers on crowdfunding and online community building in Australia.

Bonus! Attend this workshop and get a free code for StartSomeGood's online masterclass at Udemy, which features over 3 hours of video content, additional resources and templates (usually $30) which you can refer back to at any time.

If you'd rather a quicker 2 hour, overview of how to succceed at crowdfunding without the personalised attention, we are offering two intro workshops on the 9th and 10th of June: find out more here.

This event is presented by social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood

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