Does Crowd Funding work?

Does crowd funding work?6

Let’s start with defining crowd funding;
crowd•fund•ing
ˈkroudˌfəndiNG/
noun
noun: crowdfunding; noun: crowd-funding

1.    the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

Although I’ve contributed to a few funding projects, I’ve never sponsored one… until now.
Actually, I’ve been curious how it would be to start a project and now I get to find out.

4Anyone who knows me knows one of my greatest passions is animal rescue. The crowd funding project, Vet bills and feed for 3 rescued horses, we hope to raise at least $1,000 to offset costs associated with the recent rescue outside of Eugene, Oregon.

The three horses desperately need funding for veterinarian care and feed. They were seized from an abusive owner on June 7, 2014.  http://www.gofundme.com/a19ia4

To give you an idea of how bad their health is, a healthy horses body score is 10. The three horses rescued were at a 1/2, 1 and 1. They are barely surviving and with your help can be well on the road to a healthy life.

Emerald Valley Equine Rescue is caring for the horses. Emerald Valley Equine Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and placement of abused, neglected and unwanted equine. The mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and place these animals in new, approved homes.

You can visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emerald-Valley-Equine-Assistance-Horse-Rescue-EVEAHR/125513637499731?id=125513637499731&sk=info

The goal is to raise at least $1,000 to offset the many upcoming expenses that will be incurred.  Of course, more is better, but we wanted to start with something that WILL make a difference. To learn more and donate go to http://www.gofundme.com/a19ia4

I would love to know that crowd funding will work for these horses. With your help, it will.

Please hit the share buttons to help spread the word about this campaign. We are donating 100% of what we raise from this.

Please share your best Crowd Funding ideas as far as spreading the word and raising the money we hope to.

Do NOT put links to any other Crowd Funding projects as we are really wanting this space to be for the horses rescued.

Comments

  1. Judy Haines says:

    Hi Kathleen,
    YES it can work!
    Last month, 5 local ladies started a campaign to help save 29 horses (mares ,foals, geldings and stallions) that were seized by the sheriff for neglect. They were to be auctioned and all horses not bought by rescues or private buyers would end up heading to Mexico for slaughter.
    The group’s gofundme canpaign raised $10,000.00 in 24 hours and by the time the horses went to auction (4 days later,) enough support and awareness was raise so that all 29 horses were saved and over $14,000.00 raised.
    Hooray! Aren’t people generous!
    Here are the links for two youtube videos that I created to help spread the word.
    There are links at the end of the videos to find out more about the horses.
    Good luck on your campaign. So worth while!
    Before the auction “Our Story”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkeO7jrqv0
    “Auction Day”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKMc62qDteo

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