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The Art of Crowdfunding: Harnessing Story for a Powerful Campaign
The Amp training room
Vancouver, BC
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The Art of Crowdfunding: Harnessing Story for a Powerful Campaign
Instructor: Ian Mackenzie

"Loved the workshop. Very clarifying and focused. Great presentation maybe one of the best I've ever attended (this coming from someone who spent 40 years as a facilitator/presenter/trainer). The marriage of passion, focus, and commitment shows."  Lola

What will I learn?

Taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), The Art of Crowdfunding will demystify the world of crowdfunding and provides you with specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution.

Ian has offered these popular workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. This Tyee Master Class builds upon Ian's previous strategy-based workshops, focusing exclusively on crafting the narrative for your campaign and diving deep into the financing revolution.

After exploring numerous new real-world examples (from The Connected Universe to Stream of Consciousness), by the end of the day, you will have the concrete structure of your campaign and the confidence to launch. Woven between the strategy is Ian's signature insight and heartwe promise to leave you inspired and ready to launch your campaign.

BONUS: Every participant will get a video download of Ian's previous 2-hour workshop "Crowdfunding 101," which covers specific campaign management strategy and tips.

Who's it for?

This workshop is for anyone who wants to understand the world of crowdfunding, and how to run a successful campaign: filmmakers, musicians, artists, activists, non-profits, inventors, designers, lovers and anyone who wants to make their idea, dream or vision a reality through crowdfunding. If you've already dabbled in crowdfunding, you will gain valuable insight for future campaigns, but by no means is previous experience with crowdfunding or filmmaking necessary.

What should I bring?

Attendees don't need to have a specific crowdfunding campaign in mind, but if you do, bring an outline of your planned project and think about the clear "ask."

Who is Ian?

"Ian is a crowdfunding master. From his experience he knows what it takes to be successful, and, even more importantly, is adept at coaching others to find success in crowdfunding as well." Kate Drane, Indiegogo

Ian MacKenzie is a media activist and filmmaker from Vancouver. In 2010, he crowdfunded over $80,000 with director Velcrow Ripper for the feature documentary Occupy Love. Ian has since successfully helped raise over $1 million with over 40 crowdfunding projects. He is also the director of Sacred Economics, and more recently, the short film Reactor. Ian now speaks and writes widely on crowdfunding.


The Amp training room (View)
425 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3



Minimum Age: 19
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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