May 15, 2014

Indiegogo Crowdfunding Opportunity

Here at Talking Eyes Media, we know firsthand the power of crowdfunding.  With a Kickstarter campaign, we were able to raise $32,132 for our project Bring It to The Table.  Without this financial support, we would not have been able to launch the project's pre-production.  And without IndieVoices, photojournalist and TEM co-founder Ed Kashi would not have been able to return to Nicaragua to continue his project The Island of Widows. (Ed raised $19,610 via Indie Voices).

So for these reasons alone, we are big proponents of crowdfunding and wanted to share the following opportunity....

Currently, Indiegogo (one of the popular online fundraising sites) is offering Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and Made In NY Media Center members crowdfunding counseling and a 25% discount on Indiegogo campaign fees!  Additionally, "the partnership will establish the Indiegogo Fellowship giving a six-month incubator membership at the Media Center to an emerging company working at the intersection of story and technology."

Why would you need "crowdfunding counseling and one-on-one support"? Because, as we learned during our campaign, crowdfunding takes lots of preparation in order to execute and successfully achieve your goal.  Money doesn't just roll in once you post your project.  A campaign plan/schedule and engagement with potential funders are just as crucial as a clear presentation of your big idea.

All individuals interested in Indiegogo's offer should visit the following link to learn more: 

Below we've included two interesting 
New York Times articles about crowdfunding & Indiegogo: