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Community Paintings and Crowdfunding FAQs

Q: What is Crowdfunding?

Q: What is a DoodleJam Community Crowdfunding Campaign?

Q: When was DoodleJam founded?

Q: What if there are Launch Event participants who are not artistic?

Q: How many participants could/should be at a Launch Event?

Q: Are there any special skills a Campaign Organiser will require?

Q: Is DoodleJam Not-For-Profit?

Q: Is DoodleJam a registered charity?

Q: What are the Campaign costs?

Q: What are the Crowdfunding Platform costs?

Q: What happens if I don’t meet my crowdfunding target?

Q: What if funds for the ’cause’ are raised ‘outside’ the crowdfunding site?

Q: What happens when the Crowdfunding Campaign is complete?

Q: Can DoodleJam facilitate the process for our Organisation?

Q: How does DoodleJam leverage the Community Painting Image?

Q: Can I organise a ‘DoodleJam Creative Event’ without a crowdfunding campaign?

Q: How do I know how much to raise in my crowdfunding campaign?

Q: Can you offer any hints and tips on increasing crowdfunding success?

Q: Why do you charge a pro-active support fee?

Q: Why is a videographer essential?

Please contact DoodleJam to enquire about Project fees and/or if you have any further questions about Creative Community Crowdfunding.

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Answers:

Q: What is 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!

Q: What is a DoodleJam Community Crowdfunding Campaign?

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. 

Q: When was DoodleJam founded?

A: DoodleJam was founded in 2008, and has primarily been involved with community and corporate events, including fundraising and team-building, since then.

Q: What if there are Launch Event participants who are not artistic?

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.

Q: How many participants should be at a Launch Event?

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.

Q: Are there any special skills a Campaign Organiser will require?

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.

Q: Is DoodleJam Not-For-Profit?

A: No. DoodleJam Pty Ltd is privately owned and run.

Q: Is DoodleJam a registered charity?

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”. 

Q: What are the Campaign costs?

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.   

Q: What are the Crowdfunding Platform costs?

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).

Q: What happens if I don’t meet my crowdfunding campaign target?

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. 

Q: What if funds for the ’cause’ are raised ‘outside’ the crowdfunding site?

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.

Q: What happens when the Creative Crowdfunding Campaign is complete?

A: The status of the Campaign is shown ‘Project Closed’ on the crowdfunding platform and people can no longer donated. 

Q: Can DoodleJam facilitate the Launch Event for our Organisation?

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.

Q: How does DoodleJam leverage the Community Painting Image?

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.

Q: Can I organise a ‘DoodleJam Creative Event’ without a crowdfunding campaign?

A:  Yes, please contact DoodleJam to discuss your workshops, corporate event, celebration or conference ice- breaker. Contact Us.

Q:  How do I know how much to raise in my creative crowdfunding campaign?

A:  We will advise and jointly a realistic target as part of the pre-launch planning process.

Q: Can you offer any hints and tips on increasing creative crowdfunding success?

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.

Q:  Why do you charge a pro-active support fee?

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.

Q:  Why is a videographer essential?

A: It is important to engage with your donors/backers, and a compelling video speaks a thousand words.


Crowdfunding Definition: 

‘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).