Planning your project

1. Planning your project

We'll help you get everything in place, for the best possible start

2. Creating your project

Unleashing your creativity to share your idea and inspire supporters

3. Running your project

Our best advice on how to run your project and keep the wheels spinning.

Planning your project

The more you put into it, the more you'll get out

Crowdfunding has its challenges, but you've done the hard bit by coming up with your idea. 

Now you need to start planning your project and our experts are on hand to help with that.

This is yours, so it’s up to you to make sure you have everything lined up and ready to go before launching. 

Momentum behind a new project should be starting to happen before it's launched. 

Be prepared to invest maybe double the duration of your campaign in the planning stage.

Research is key; find other projects that are crowdfunding for similar things or causes. 

Understand what they did right and apply that to your own.

It’s important to research both successful and failed projects, so you can learn from those mistakes.

If you want your campaign to succeed, be prepared to work hard and very long hours to make it happen. Learn from your mistakes. If something isn’t working, figure out why. 

Measure your results. If users don’t react positively to something, change it. That's the beauty of it all.

And make sure you download our planning packs on this page, produced by our crowdfunding experts to give you the best possible chance of success. So are you ready?

From passion, commitment and dedication comes great Crowdfunder projects.

Sami Mauger, Head of Projects at

Crowdfunder Bootcamp: Planning your project

Graeme has been with the Crowdfunder team since day one, managing campaigns for individuals and community groups across the UK and shares his expertise on planning the perfect campaign in our short YouTube series.

Download our expert guides

Our crowdfunding experts are the best in the business and have created some brilliant guides, packed with information on every aspect of running a project to help you reach your target.

Get help in our community

Our online community is crammed with help from people who’ve been there and crowdfunded the T-shirt, sharing the tips and advice that helped them on the path to success.


Contact people who have run similar Crowdfunder campaigns in the past and ask for their advice. Which forums and online groups did they use to find potential supporters? What particular marketing strategy worked well for them?

Murry Toms

It's a good idea to have someone in your team who is a great networker, knows lots of people and isn't shy about talking to new people too.

Verity Curran

Depending on the size of your project, it can feel like a full-time job running the campaign! Get people on board to help you, so that you can focus on the most value-adding elements.

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Do your research! We checked out similar projects to make sure our target wasn’t unrealistic. Speaking to other successful campaigns helped us a lot.

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Still need to know a little more? Crowdfunding has its challenges but don't worry, we're here every step of the way. Get in touch with one of our experts.

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