Have you ever wanted to write a book? Build a website? Record your own album? Well, with Kickstarter, you might just be able to find some money to get your dream education projects off the ground.
Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects where creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead of giving shares, creators offer products and experiences that are unique to each project. So, for example, you wanted funding to create your “Awesome Algebra DVD”, you may offer investors of $50 a pre-release copy of the DVD. You may also offer those who funded more than $50 the opportunity to be mentioned in the credits.
Education Projects On Kickstarter
Projects on Kickstarter can bee big or small, serious or whimsical, traditional or experimental. Anything goes as long as you think others will be supportive of your endeavors. Here are just a few educational projects that have found funding using Kickstarter.[tabs tab1=”Tinkatolli” tab2=”Hip Hop for Kids” tab3=”ZigZag” tab4=”Art Camp” tab5=”Punk Mathematics”] [tab]
302 BACKERS – $30,218 PLEDGED OF $30,000 GOAL
Tinkatolli is an online virtual world for kids. The team managed to reach their funding goal offering free memberships and real-life Tinka toys.
Big Don’s Brand New Beat – Hip Hop for Kids
31 BACKERS – $3,575 PLEDGED OF $3,000 GOAL
Big Don is a children’s Hip-Hop artist from Texas. He got funding for his new album offering rewards such as signed albums and live performances.
ZigZag City Guides for Kids
197 BACKERS – $7,569 PLEDGED OF $6,500 GOAL
ZigZag City Guides for Kids are three-part kits that include a deck of 20 city cards, a map and folder. Funding was reached by offering free ZigZag sets and kids toys.
CAMP for kids who love to make art!!!
51 BACKERS – $3,906 PLEDGED OF $3,000 GOAL
The CREATIVE ARTS & MUSIC PROGRAMS (CAMP) managed to get funding for lighting equipment, costumes and materials by offering CAMP merchandise and live shows.
1,022 BACKERS – $28,701 PLEDGED OF $2,400 GOAL
Tom Henderson managed to get funded for his book “Punk Mathematics” by offering signed copies, invites to the launch party and acknowledgements in the published copy.
The way funding works is that project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands. This reduces risk for both investors and creators and motivates people to spread the word to see projects come to life.
Try looking through a few other Kickstarter projects, you will see that it does not take the best idea in the world to get things going. What seems to be the resounding feature of all successful projects is enthusiasm. If it is really important to you, chances are it will be important to others. Make your dream education project a reality and see what is possible on Kickstarter today.
So, do you have a dream project you have been hoping to launch? Would you consider using Kickstarter to fund your next school project? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.
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