Much the way you shouldn't go about crowdfunding any project by yourself, you really shouldn't expect to reach a substantial goal of, say, $30,000 or more without doing the proper preliminary work, and one of the most important, yet highly overlooked aspects of this homework is building your audience first.
It's important to have a skillful and dedicated crowd, and it's just as important to keep them happy. A happy crowd strives to produce a higher quality and quantity of work for you and your clients. Chances are if they've chosen to work in a crowd, they already like what they do; make sure they love where they're working.
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At Crowdopolis 12 LA, Senior Marketing Director, Stephen Paljieg, discussed how Kimberly-Clark uses crowdsourcing to let their community of Mom's develop new products. By letting the front-line of product users suggest products, Kimberly-Clark is building a diverse innovation team, R&D team, and a sales team.
When it comes to utilizing the crowd, it's not always for just typing up documents or asking for design ideas. Significant strides have been made towards improving medical science and making the process more efficient and transparent, all thanks to a concerned and connected global community.
Huge potential exists to harness the power of crowdsourcing for the study of society and human behaviors - the range of disciplines we call 'social science' that ranges from anthropology to sociology, politics to psychology. But, so far, the crowd is failing to employ their power to these issues.
I peruse a lot of crowdfunding campaigns in the course of a single day. Some of them catch my attention immediately. Not only that, but they hold onto it and occasionally make me reach into my pocket, pull out my debit card, and tap in the 16 digits it takes to become a proud contributor.
Crowdsourcing changes the locus of control. It changes the point where we control processes, organizations, and businesses. To demonstrate how this works, I'll compare crowdsourcing to music.
If you’re a teacher, been a teacher, know a teacher, or had a teacher, you know they’re the kind of person that gets nothing but gives everything. More often than not, the students in their continually bulging classrooms mean the world to them.
We all did our part. I, like many others, was in New York during Hurricane Sandy. Wow! I've been in New York for many years. I saw the blackout, the winter of 2010, the blizzard of '96. None of those came close to what Sandy brought to this city. Luckily everyone I know was safe (though some displaced), and though Lucky Ant offices did not have power for a week and our servers went down, we can't help but count our blessings.