WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR PUBLISHING MY PROJECT?
 

(1)  Click Start a Campaign and Register etc
 

(2) On the Start a Campaign page:

CATEGORY Choose from Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling or Other
TITLE

Be brief and to the point in 200 characters max (e. "New Devon Alcohol Support Services" - be descriptive and summarise what you are doing in just a few words).

NB. This title will become your link, for example:

  “Bristol Gambling Support

would automatically be shown as:

  https://www.crowdfundme.co.uk/campaign/bristol-gambling-support

and this is the link you will be sharing to others. So keep it SHORT but DESCRIPTIVE.

SHORT DESCRIPTION Keep this short and to the point, capturing the essence of WHY your resource needs help and what the outcome will be
DESCRIPTION Be as detailed as you like, but don't overdo it! Use:

- Subheadings to organise the Who, Why, What, Where, How detail of the project

- Pictures of you, the team, the project etc

- Testimonials / Transition Stories of people you have already helped 

Remember people will spend maybe 1 minute on this page so stick to the facts!!!!!!!
Don't water down your proposition and what you can do for people with waffle.

GOAL How much you are looking to raise (no £ sign needed)
RECOMMENDED AMOUNT This is the default amount that will show in the donation field when people view your CrowdFundME! page. Keep it reasonable low.
AMOUNT PREFILLED These are the amounts in the boxes underneath the recommended donation amount. Use Commas and no spaces (eg: 10,25,50,100,250)
CAMPAIGN END METHOD Either choose an end date when your campaign will end (30 days is the normal run time) or amount that you want to raise (the campaign will run until amount raised).
VIDEO Be sure to record a 1-3 minute video of YOURSELF talking to camera about the who, what, why, where, how etc of the Project. Be Authentic and don't over produce the video! Insert the full YouTube / Vimeo link of the video you have recorded into this field, and the video will appear at the top of your page, before the Campaign Description. So your video should summarise what you need and why, then your description should summarise the key points.
COUNTRY / ADDRESS ETC Use your real details, so we and others can contact you
FEATURE IMAGE Use high quality PNG or JPG image, indeally 1000px wide by 700px high. No blurry images! The better the quality image the better the response. Make sure the image includes your FACE or the face of someone that you help

 

(3) Your project will be approved to go live within 24 hours (unless it comes under one of the reasons below)

 


 

WHAT SORT OF PROJECTS GET ACCEPTED / REJECTED?

 

We accept any project that supports Addicts, regardless of what they are addicted to.

These include but are not limited to Gambling, Alcohol, Drugs, Porn, Shopping, Gaming, Food, & Painkillers.

 

Note that we do NOT accept projects:

  • if passing funds to you, and/or your intended use of the funds, would be illegal – including where the provision and/or use of the funds would be in breach of applicable financial or other sanctions
  • if you do not have an organisation’s consent or permission that is needed in order to effectively fulfil your project (including any relevant charitable organisation), or if you cannot otherwise fulfil your project
  • that may be deemed offensive or defamatory
  • that promote violence towards yourself or others
  • that promote hate or discrimination against individuals or groups for any reason (including, without limitation, where it is based on race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability)
  • that promote or seek to fund rebel groups, militias or gangs
  • that promote or seek to fund the purchase/use of substances prohibited in the UK (including prescription drugs without a prescription and narcotics)
  • that promote or seek to fund the purchase of adult services or products
  • that offer equity or other financial investments in return for pledges
  • that seek to fund legal fees for an individual or organisation

If your project does not meet the criteria, then it simply will not be set live and you will have wasted your time. Any doubts contact us beforehand.

If you spot a page that breaks these guidelines please alert us immediately.

 

 


 

HOW SHOULD WE PROMOTE OUR CAMPAIGN?

 

There are a number of free resources available on the internet that can help you with ideas, but until we publish our own guide here are a few ideas:

  • Social Media - Regular daily posts on FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc where ever your "congregration" are located
  • Forums
  • Press Releases
  • Blogs & Industry sites
  • Email list
  • Telephone
  • Local MP
  • Industry Groups / Associations


With promotion it is tempting to under do it, to be polite. DON'T! Raise maximum awareness for your cause, and help give it as much momentum as possible.

Constant, repetitive, daily action until you reach your Goal!!

And VARY your message, sending out different images and different text.
Use anecdotes of REAL people and their circumstances to help build a CONNECTION with the reader.

 

 


 

WHEN DO WE GET THE MONEY?

Within 7 working days of the End of the Campaign (either the End Date specified or the goal Amount was achieved).