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Creative Crowdfunding FAQs

Q: What is Crowdfunding?

Q: What is a DoodleJam Creative Crowdfunding Project?

Q: When was DoodleJam founded?

Q: What if there are Team members who are not creative or artistic? Is this a problem?

Q: How many participants in a team?

Q: Are there any special skills the team will require?

Q: How do you measure the impact of the workshop?

Q: What happens after the workshop?

Q: How do I identify a ‘Cause’ within the community, that I want to support?

Q: Is DoodleJam Not-For-Profit?

Q: Is DoodleJam a registered charity?

Q: What are the costs?

Q: How Does DoodleJam charge for its services?

Q: What happens if I exceed my creative crowdfunding target?

Q: What happens if I don’t meet my creative crowdfunding target?

Q: What if funds are raised ‘outside’ the crowdfunding site? How is the money collected, accounted for and tallied?

Q: What happens when the project is complete, and the funds have been raised?

Q: My organisation has a fund for community donations. Can DoodleJam advise and facilitate the process for us?

Please contact DoodleJam to enquire about Project fees and/or if you have any further questions about Creative Corporate Crowdfunding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Crowdfunding?

A: A method of raising money for a project or a cause by tapping into the power of your ‘crowd’, which might be family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, social contacts, professional groups, staff, clients, etc. and – in turn – their crowd too!

Q: What is a DoodleJam Crowdfunding Campaign?

A: The DoodleJam creative process has been developed and refined over the last ten years and is built on practical fundraising experience and valuable Client feedback. We use a three step process; Plan – Launch – Leverage.  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

There is an intial telephone/Skype chat to answer any questions you might have and for DoodleJam to assess your suitability for our unique creative fundraising process.  

Q: When was DoodleJam founded?

A: DoodleJam was founded in 2008, and has primarily been involved with corporate team-building since then.

Q: What if there are Launch Event participants who are not creative or artistic? Is this a problem?

A: Not at all. DoodleJam is a fun experience. As the name suggests, it is more about group communication using ‘doodles’ (drawing, sketching) than artistic talent, with the aim to get a message across using simple, easily-recognisable signs, symbols, images, icons, etc. 

Q: How many members in a Campaign Team?

A: The ideal size for a Campaign Team is somewhere between 5 and 10 members. The Launch Event can have much higher numbers.  

Q: How many participants at a Launch Event?

A: The ideal size for a Launch Event is as many as possible, the bigger the crowd the better! A guide to a minimum number would be 80 participants.  

Q: Are there any special skills a Campaign Team will require?

No, the Campaign is designed for any type of team. The Team will be emailed a project strategy document and helpful templates so that we can guide them through the fundraising campaign from start to finish. 

Q: Is DoodleJam Not-For-Profit?

A: No. DoodleJam Pty Ltd is privately owned and run.

Q: Is DoodleJam a registered charity?

A: No. DoodleJam is not required to register as a charity, as it is not involved in directly raising funds.

Q: What are the fundraising costs?

A: We have a low upfront costs to our Creative Community Crowdfunding. There is a Campaign Starter Kit with project strategy documentation, helpful templates and a Launch Event pack containing all the materials for the creative fundraising launch i.e. quality canvases (painted with a unique background to provide authenticity), acrylic pens, guidance, marketing material etc.

The Crowdfunding platform, fees are    

The only additional cost would be the use of a professional videographer for the DoodleJam workshop in order to maximise the impact of the Crowdfunding website ‘pitch’.  Our preferred supplier is able to shoot and edit on the same day.

Q: What are the Crowdfunding Platform costs?

A:  DoodleJam deducts 5.5% of the pledged amount, plus transaction fees/service charges (approx 2.5%), which is in line with the majority of crowdfunding platforms.

Q: What happens if I exceed my crowdfunding target?

A: Crowdfunding campaigns are often oversubscribed, and this isn’t a problem! All of the funds will be donated to your designated cause.

Q: What happens if I don’t meet my crowdfunding target?

A: Sometimes it is difficult to find the balance between a ‘low’ target amount and a really challenging target, and occasionally the desired goal isn’t met. There are several potential remedies for this. For example, you could extend the period of the campaign and increase the marketing activity, look at other fundraising opportunities to make up any shortfall, or call upon the lead organisation to increase their co-contribution.

Q: What if funds for the ’cause’ are raised ‘outside’ the crowdfunding site? How is the money collected, accounted for and tallied?

A: For transparency, security, accounting and administration purposes, all monies related to the ’cause’ should be channelled through the crowdfunding platform. This gives ‘live’ visibility of the project funding progress to your audience.

Q: What happens when the Crowdfunding Campaign is complete, and the funds have been raised?

A: The status of the Campaign is shown ‘completed’ on the crowdfunding platform. DoodleJam conducts a reconciliation of the funds and pays the balance direct to the ’cause’. 

Q: My organisation has a fund for community donations. Can DoodleJam advise and facilitate the process for us?

A: Absolutely! There are many different approaches to this subject, so please Contact Us and we would be happy to discuss a range of options with you.