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Fans-funding vs. Crowd-funding

Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations, whereas fansfunding is the collective effort of not just any group of people, but of a cohesive group of people already following and supporting a team, club, individual or an idea – generally in a specific niche, and wish to participate in their success. Continue reading

Communicate Your Campaign

There are many viable ways to promote a fansfunding campaign and although word of mouth can be very effective in spreading the message to many, using social networks like  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and so on, can do the same and often times quicker. Look at all your social media connections and beyond, and don’t be tempted to rely only on these methods. There’s nothing like a face-to-face to sell an idea so make the effort and meet your fans to get them to support you and help promote your campaign to others. Continue reading

Rewarding your Funders

Although saying “thank you” is a good way of expressing gratitude, sometimes a little added bonus accompanying those words can significantly enhance them. Without a doubt, all fans-funding campaigns could not and will not exist without their funders. Campaign funders play a vital role in helping many teams and athletes overcome certain financial hurdles. That is why every sports team or individual athlete who seek assistance from their fans, should show their appreciation in different ways. Continue reading