Effective Crowdfunding with Alex Fachsbart and Casey Woods

Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:13am
Host organization: Main Street Alabama
Phone Contact: 205.516.4506
Email Contact: marylon@mainstreetalabama.org
Location: This is a free online event ,
Website: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee0qk49v901865a6&oseq=&c=&ch=



Description:  Crowdfunding is hard work. On many online platforms, the vast majority of people who try crowdfunding fail to meet their goal.  But for those who plan ahead, prepare properly and execute a plan the right way, the chances of success are much greater. Alex Flachsbart will give an overview of the types of crowdfunding with an emphasis on businesses who are looking to get investors that expect a return.  Casey Woods will share his real world experience in crowdfunding for projects with Radius Brewery and Twin Rivers Winery & Gourmet Shoppe.
Topics to be discussed include:
* Types of Crowdfunding
Donor Based
Reward Based
Investmant Based/Angel Investors
* Identifying which products are best suited for which types of crowdfunding
* Preparation and goalsetting for your campaign
* Campaign management
* Time commitments
* Outreach efforts
* Tips and tricks to maximize success

Casey also serves as a partner in PlaceMakers, LLC, a consulting firm that routinely works with both large and small communities, and their businesses, to promote sustainable economic growth through community and economic development practices.  Casey consults with businesses, organizations and communities to understand their market capacity and fill vacant spaces. He has been involved in two projects that included crowdfunding as a part of their overall business funding strategies, Radius Brewing and Twin Rivers Winery & Gourmet Shoppe.


Main Street is a unique preservation based economic development program.