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Introduction

Funding Knowledge
Funding Knowledge

“How can I find money to implement my cultural project? Which tools can I use? Who will support my project? What is a fund and where is it? How can I approach it? Who is a fund raiser? Which skills does he need?”


WELCOME to our fast course in fund raising for cultural project. We will guide you in the labyrinthine world of funds providing you some useful knowledges and asking you to keep practice through some exercises. Don’t worry, we’re not at school… it will be easy and funny!


LET’S START!
Aims of the course:
The course is aimed at youth workers and young people involved in their community who would like to manage a project on telling migrants’ story through a pop-up exhibition.


Is that you?

In this Training Curriculum we will help you to develop your basic funding knowledge so you and your team can manage a pop-up exhibition without problems.

What you will learn using our course.
What are you going to learn?

  • Who a fundraiser is and which skills he needs
  • Various and different kind of funds available
  • What crowdfunding and match-funding are, their advantages and disadvantages

Task



Task 1:-

Who is a fundraiser? Which skills does he need? You will find out a real job description with specific skills that you may already have but that you surely can improve. Watch our videos!

Task 2:-

SOURCES OF FUNDING

WHICH ARE AVAILABLE IN YOUR CONTEXT?

WHICH IS THE BEST TO FUND YOUR POP-UP EXHIBITION?

To juggle with many sources of funding is one of the most difficult job of a fund raiser. Someone seems unachievable, someone else… simply they don’t work! But each project has two or three ‘best choices among which you can move. How can you find them? Don’t worry, it’s not complex.

List the sources of fund you think available for your project

Now watch our video and check your list.

Task 3:-

CROWDFUNDING

WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING?

HOW CAN YOU MATCH THEM WITH A CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CONTEXT? WILL IT WORK?

Discover the advantages of a crowdfunding campaign in cultural project and tools already available!

Oh yes, remember! We can have different kind of crowdfunding. There are four different types of crowdfunding all get lumped under this umbrella term of crowdfunding, but they’re actually very different. This is also an important question, because the rest of this series focuses almost completely on one of those types. Depending on where you look online, you’ll see different answers and sometimes different terms, but the way we break it down, there are four distinct types of crowdfunding.

  • Rewards-based crowdfunding
  • Donation-based crowdfunding
  • Equity crowdfunding
  • Debt crowdfunding

 

Process



We are going to simulate the actual funding of your pop-up exhibition. If you’ve already planned one, use it! If not, try to imagine it. A suggestion: use your real context and team, do not invent them. At the beginning of each step you have to write down your answer at our question before you read learning materials. In this way you will understand your previous knowledge and how it changes during the course. It’s also a good way of self-evaluation!

Ready? Let’s go!

Step 1.

Exercise: understand what is exactly the role of fundraiser and which skills he needs.

List these skills (which ones you have in mind) and arrange them from that you think the most important to the less one. Then look at the job profile of fundraiser we provide you and try to correct yourself. Were you right, where you wrong? What does exactly change in your opinion about this role?

List of skills: what will we keep, what will we leave?

Step 2.

Find out the best source of fund available in your context following the size and needs of your project. By process of elimination, select two chances. Keeping in mind management and marketing needs make your choice and present it to other members justifying it (in order to convince them).

Step 3.

Plan your own crowdfunding campaign. Connect your team and make it collaborate. Mix funding and marketing, funding and dissemination, people and institution, economic and cultural, artistic world: the new border of funding is matching!

 

Conclusion

You have planned one or more way to fund your pop-up exhibition including a crowdfunding campaign, cooperating with other members of your team. Your job can make your project actually happen! On your journey you have gained new knowledge, learned and applied new skills of communication and match and make them work different context, needs, skills and people. You have developed competencies which can be

applied elsewhere in your life and give your everyday projects e real life and a true impact on your community.

 

Evaluation

  • Learn the specific skills of a fundraiser
  • Learn fundraiser specific role in a team
  • Find out the right fund for your project
  • Learn more about crowdfunding and how to use it