Empowering Polish Women

Bringing Polish women together in London.

We asked Aldona, project owner, about her successful project Empowering Polish Women.

Why did you decide to Crowdfund? 

I was advised to do it by Origin Housing

What does the funds raised mean for your project? 

It can grow. I'm building a professional website now.

How is crowdfunding different from how you normally finance or fundraise for projects?

I started collecting a small fee from each participant. I don't have any other funds, so the money which we collected is a huge step forward.

What will you use the money for and what has happened since you hit your crowdfunding target? 

I've hired PR company to do a website.  I've contracted a professional producer to do a promo movie for the website.

What would be your top tips for others considering crowdfunding?

Do it in a fun way.  Find influential people before you start your project. Make a lot of noise in social media, but don't rely on them. Contact people personally and talk about the project at networking meetings.

Did you receive any funding from Crowdfunder's funding partners?  

Yes, Origin Housing pledged £1,000.

How did you find the grant application process via Crowdfunder? 

Straight forward.

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