Let's Tinykick it.

Tinykick helps raise funds for awesome local projects.


How to organize a project using Tinykick.

Follow these simple steps and you'll be well on your way.

1. Create

  • Organize your project.

  • Evaluate costs and determine preliminary feasibility.

  • Create an appealing description that will entice backers to fund your project.

2. Promote

  • Post on Tinykick, then email, facebook, or tweet your audience and instantly start collect funding for your project.

  • Find a few key supporters who can help draw others if possible.

  • No one is charged until your project meets its quota and is "kicked".

3. Kick

  • If your project is "kicked", we'll process payments and send you the funds. There are no hidden charges, no subscription fees, and no setup costs.

Tinykick School

Here's a quick run-down of what you will be learning:

 

Where do I start?

Start by answering a few of the following questions:

  1. What are you trying to raise funds for and why?

    This is your campaign description. Your first few sentences should be a short elevator pitch that’s easy to understand.
  2. Who are you?

    People want to know whom they're donating to.
  3. How is the money being spent?

    You’ve asked people to fund your campaign. Many like to know how the money will be spent before joining your cause.
  4. What do funders get?

    Not all campaigns require rewards, but it helps. Rewards provide more incentive and also help keep people rooting for your campaign to succeed.

Videos & Images

A video is by far the best way to get a feel for the emotions, motivations, and character of a project. It’s a demonstration of effort and a good predictor of success. Projects with video succeed at a much higher rate than those without (50% vs. 30%)

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Preparation

  1. Email friends and family a week or two before launching

  2. Make a list of blogs and media contacts that might be interested in your campaign

  3. Updates plan

    Make a plan ahead of time for updates you plan on sharing with your funders. You want to make your campaign feel like it’s growing.

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Launching

  1. Reminders

    When you’re ready to launch, email your friends and family and immediate supporters. You want to try and reach 20 – 30 % of your goal in your first day. Strangers might be hesitant to join your cause if you don’t have an initial push.

  2. Launch

    Kickoff your campaign!

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During Launch

  1. Execute your scheduled updates

    Keep in touch with your backers. Keep them informed about the progress and your project will be on their minds every week. As you hit different milestones, share them with your funders. Maybe you got a new sponsor on the way? Talk about it. You don’t want your funders to forget you.

  2. Communication

    Talk to your funders. Keep them in the loop. Don’t SPAM! Treat your funders nicely. They’ve helped you with your campaign! Ask for one last bit of support as you approach your deadline.

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Celebration!

Congrats! You’ve completed your campaign. You’ve taken the necessary steps to maximizing your chances of success.

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Tinykick collects a 5% fee from the project's funding total if a project is successfully funded. Additionally, payment processing fees generally work out to 3-5%.

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