Community Paintings and Crowdfunding FAQs
Please contact DoodleJam to enquire about Project fees and/or if you have any further questions about Creative Community Crowdfunding.
A: A method of raising money for a project or a cause by tapping into the power of your ‘crowd’, which might be family, friends, colleagues, neighbours, social contacts, professional groups, staff, clients, etc. and – in turn – their crowd too!
A: The DoodleJam creative process has been developed and refined over the past ten years and is built on practical fundraising experience and valuable Client feedback. We use a three step process; Plan – Launch – Leverage. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.
There is an initial telephone/Skype chat to answer any questions you might have and for DoodleJam to assess your project’s compatibility with our unique creative fundraising process.
The DoodleJam Crowdfunding platform is a “flexible” crowdfunding model so even if you don’t reach your campaign target, you still get your donations. Your donations are transfer to your Stripe account in “real-time” as they are donated, less fees.
A: DoodleJam was founded in 2008, and has primarily been involved with community and corporate events, including fundraising and team-building, since then.
A: DoodleJam is a fun experience. As the name suggests, it is more about group communication using ‘doodles’ (drawing, sketching). No artistic talent is required; the aim to get a message across using simple, easily-recognisable signs, symbols, images, icons, etc.
A: The ideal size for the Crowdfunding Launch Event is ‘as many as possible’; the bigger the crowd the better! A guide to a minimum number would be 80 participants. We want to encourage as many participants as possible in the creation of the DoodleJam Community Painting and the “crowd” funding campaign.
A: No, you will have access to our on-line campaign strategy document and helpful templates so that we can guide them through the fundraising campaign from start to finish.
A: No. DoodleJam Pty Ltd is privately owned and run.
A: No. DoodleJam is not required to register as a charity, as it does not raise funds ‘for itself’, but for other causes and charities.
“Any group or organisation wishing to raise funds for a cause or project via DoodleJam is solely responsible/accountable for ensuring that they meet all the legal requirements – in each State – regarding fundraising, whether or not they are a charity or Not-For-Profit organisation. DoodleJam Pty Ltd accepts no liability if the relevant requirements are not met”.
A: To start a DoodleJam Crowdfunding Campaign you will require a Launch Event Kit, the cost of which we keep as low as possible. Included in the Kit is access to on-line project documentation and all the materials required to launch the campaign and create your DoodleJam Community Painting i.e. customised painting background (designed and painted by DoodleJam), quality canvas panels, pens etc.
We charge a small percentage fee for our pro-active support services plus a crowdfunding platform fee.
The only additional cost you may incur is the use of a professional videographer for the DoodleJam Launch Event in order to create a Campaign Video.
A: The Crowdfunding Platform base percentage is 5% of the campaign total which includes platform administration, campaign page set-up, content updates, transaction reports and unlimited campaign telephone support. Stripe payment transactions fees are additional (Link to Stripe Pricing).
A: The DoodleJam Crowdfunding platform is a “flexible” crowdfunding model so even if you don’t reach your campaign target, you still get your donations. Your donations are transfer to your Stripe account in real-time as they are donated, less fees.
A: For transparency, security, accounting and administration purposes, all monies related to the ’cause’ should be channelled through the crowdfunding platform. This gives ‘live’ visibility of the overall project funding progress to your audience.
A: The status of the Campaign is shown ‘Project Closed’ on the crowdfunding platform and people can no longer donated.
A: Absolutely! There are many different approaches to this subject, so please Contact Us and we would be happy to discuss a range of options with you.
A: We leverage the painting image by offering authenticated and “limited edition” copies of the painting in return for donations. DoodleJam produces and fulfils all canvas on-line orders. NOTE: there are material and p&p fees charged for each canvas order.
A: Yes, please contact DoodleJam to discuss your workshops, corporate event, celebration or conference ice- breaker. Contact Us.
A: We will advise and jointly a realistic target as part of the pre-launch planning process.
A: There any many factors, at each stage of the process, which can have an influence on the success of a campaign. We will address these factors as we guide you through the process.
A: Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, we offer a more personalised service, and our process – in particular the DoodleJam launch event and community painting – tangibly contributes to the success of the campaign. We offer proactive premium support for our clients from start to finish.
A: It is important to engage with your donors/backers, and a compelling video speaks a thousand words.
‘The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the internet’.
Crowdfunding campaigns run for a defined period of time, and have a set ‘target amount’ to raise via pledges and donations. The ‘crowd’ usually refers to the social media and other contacts of the participants and various stakeholders (e.g. the sponsoring organisation, the community and the charity/cause).