‘I can help you succeed’: How to get your idea off the ground through crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, in which a group of individuals pool their resources, usually via the internet, to support the idea or initiative of a person or organisation, is not a new concept. Many high-profile films and albums have got off the ground because of fans digging into their own pockets and pledging cash, online, in advance – from early success stories such as 2009’s film The Age of Stupid, for which director Franny Armstrong raised £450,000, to Amanda Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls), who became the first ‘Kickstarter millionaire’ last month, raising $1.2m (£742,000) for her new album.

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