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Check out this recent study on the crowd-funding campaign "phrases that pay off—and those that may signal the failure of a crowd-sourced effort."  A brief report here and the study results here.

"The largest funding platform for creative projects in the world."

A platform to create a funding campaign to raise money quickly and securely.

Seed & Spark
"At Seed&Spark, filmmakers crowdfund and build their audiences at any stage of a project. Supporters don't just have to contribute financially - they can also loan or gift the items a filmmaker has listed on their WishList."

Patreon was created to enable fans to support and engage with the artists and creators they love.

United States Artists
USA Projects is a dynamic new creative community at that connects people with great artists and helps them to make tax-deductible contributions to projects in the performing, visual, media, and literary arts.

The UK's largest crowdfunding platform for creative projects.

How an Agenda Helps With Financing

Documentary Filmmakers Find That an Agenda Helps With Financing

"The alternative is going to financiers who often want a post-release plan from a filmmaker, in preproduction, about how the movie will create a conversation, online or off. “The reality is you end up kind of guessing a lot,” Ms. Goldman said. “Look, some things are going to be obvious — who the partners are, what you can do for outreach."

Anderson, John.  "Documentary Filmmakers Find That an Agenda Helps With Financing."  New York Times, 8 Jul. 2016. [accessed 30 Aug. 2016].

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