“When Matia Karrell first told me about the Fly Girls project, I remembering thinking THIS is what crowdfunding is made for: getting stories told that need to be told. And who better to tell this story than a veteran film director who has been carrying these stories in her heart for over 25 years. I am grateful to Matia and the Fly Girls team for having the courage to lead the charge to tell the WASP stories in the epic format they deserve.”
*Interesting women & crowdfunding stat: "According to The Crowdfunding Center in the UK, women succeed at crowdfunding 28% of the time. Men only 19% of the time.” The reason? A recent study indicates that it is the way we communicate. Women tend to use language that is more relationship-focused rather than financially-focused in their campaigns, and this creates better connections with crowdfunding backers.
Founder, Crowdfund Better
Crowdfunding Educator, Speaker & Coach
Kathleen Minogue educates and guides entrepreneurs, creative artists, nonprofits, and small businesses on how to use relationship-focused crowdfunding strategically to help them attain their financial, marketing, and business goals. She is particularly focused on crowdfunding education initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship, economic development, and job creation for local communities, women, and minorities.
After running her own successful crowdfunding campaign in 2012, Kathleen invested time behind the scenes with the creators and executives of major and niche alternative funding platforms to understand crowdfunding from the inside out. She has worked alongside project creators guiding highly successful campaigns on platforms ranging from Kickstarter and Indiegogo to niche platforms like Seed&Spark, Barnraiser, Fund Dreamer, and Hatchfund. A dynamic speaker, Kathleen uses her skills as a former teacher and financial professional to run highly interactive workshops that address the needs of novice crowdfunders as well as experienced veterans at venues including General Assembly, Impact Hub, Pepperdine University, the Director’s Guild of America, and the Small Business Administration. Kathleen is a member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and sits on the Board of Advisors for the 5th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention.
We'd like to take a moment to thank Kathleen for offering her support, because of her efforts, knowledge and leadership, FlyGirls Is taking off in ways we only dreamed possible. It's the ability to dream that's been guiding us all along, we've taken our cue from the WASP after all.......