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Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2013 by Lizz

Did you know?

Charities and non-profit organisations are entitled to reduced PayPal fees (1.4% + £0.20 per transaction only!). Find out how to claim reduced PayPal fees here.

UK users may apply by following these steps:

  • Sign up for a PayPal Business account and select the ‘Non-Profit, Political & Religion’ category.

  • Email PayPal and...

Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2013 by gregory

As of Thursday 10th October, our scale of fees has been simplified.

So from now on, Sponsume charge 5% of the funds collected for all projects. As before, campaigns that do not hit their minimum funding target pay no fee at all.

Posted: Monday, 12 August 2013 by gregory

We are bringing major improvements to our platform!

 

We are about to launch Sponsume's new multilingual crowdfunding portal and add new exciting features to our funding system.

The changeover will take place on Tuesday 13th August. Unfortunately it means that, exceptionally, we will have to take the site down from 9am to 5pm (UK time). We apologise for the inconvenience caused and offer all projects currently listed on Sponsume a 48 hours deadline extension. Please email us if you wish to take advantage of the deadline extension.

 

What will change from Tuesday 13th August 5pm (UK time)?...

Posted: Friday, 09 August 2013 by gregory

The 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival has begun, running from 2nd – 26th August, with over 2,500 acts set to perform everything from Comedy shows to Cabaret to Exhibitions, Music, Theatre, and Dance performances. 

Crowdfunding has become a popular method for many performers in helping them to cover the costs of funding the creative arts, and more Edinburgh Fringe Festival projects have been supported using Sponsume this year than ever before, highlighting the importance of this still relatively new source of funding.

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Posted: Tuesday, 16 July 2013 by Lizz

It's easy to [embed images] in your project description.

The fastest way of embedding images is to use our image editor when filling in your online campaign form or editing your Sponsume campaign page.

Here is what you need to do to insert an image within your main text:

1. Copy the URL of the image you wish to use. This can be done by hovering over a given image on the web, right clicking with your mouse and selecting "Copy image URL" (NB: always make sure you own the rights to the image you are using).

2. Go to your Sponsume Edit screen by clicking the 'Edit' tab underneath your Campaign title. Then Go to '3. Project...

Posted: Friday, 12 July 2013 by Lizz

 

At Sponsume we love to help you share your crowdfunding campaign, and be seen everywhere. The ability for your campaign to be integrated into other platforms and services plays a large part of this, which is why we’re excited to announce that your campaign can now be ‘pinned’ on Pinterest!

http://pinterest.com/sponsume/

 

Pinterest enables users to create virtual pinboards of their favourite things; photos, sketches, websites, and even sounds. Other users’ pinboards can then be explored, and followed - which is...

Posted: Friday, 21 June 2013 by Lizz

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Posted: Friday, 21 June 2013 by Lizz

Earlier this month, Sponsume took part in a one-day workshop on crowdfunding organised by European Union Commissioner Michel Barnier.

Specifically, the workshop addressed the following questions: What drives the growth of crowdfunding and what are the obstacles to it? Can it help to fill the financing gap for small firms and start-ups? How do philanthropic, artistic and social projects use crowdfunding? What are the opportunities and risks in product pre-sales? How do peer-to-peer lending and equity-based crowd investment perform; what are their advantages and...

Posted: Tuesday, 30 April 2013 by Lizz

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