Think of this as personal training for your crowdfunding campaign.
Did you know that 63% of projects on Kickstarter fail? Yeah. We strongly believe in the power of the crowd - and we know the value of preparation in being a part of the 37% that succeed.
What we now call ‘Narrative’ was actually born out of an offer of assistance. One of us was running a crowdfunding campaign, and another offered some help. After initially being told “nah, I’ll be right thanks,” Robert changed his mind - and I was able to repay his assistance handing out election flyers in the rain during my CCC campaign the year before (more on that story another time).
Fast-forward four years and we’ve worked on numerous crowdfunding campaigns; working across PledgeMe, Givealittle and Kickstarter. We’ve asked questions, challenged clients and built a recipe for preparedness.
But, here’s the predicament: after earning ourselves a solid reputation as “knowing our shit”, we have been grappling with how to assist more organisations to help them get ready for crowdfunding. Because, as with everything, preparation is key.
So, we’re offering a new way to work with us.
We will be your preparation guru, hold you accountable, workshop copy with you and test your offering. Every question, worry and idea - nothing is too big, small or silly. We’ll also share all of our tools, resources and checklists that we’ve built over the past four years with you, so you have an action list to guide you through to launch day.
Our offer to you is a six-week relationship (more meaningful than a one night stand, but less maintenance than ongoing dating). We’ll share our workbook with you to get you started, have weekly catch-up sessions and make sure that every conversation is super-tangible and useful. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be ready and raring to go, in order to bring your idea into the world.
We have worked on a number of amazing crowdfunding campaigns and we’re super grateful to all of the clients who we had the opportunity to work with. Some of our highlights are included below….
stunning mascara. ending avoidable blindness.
2,210 backers pledged NZ$127,945 (target $75,000)
"Erin and her team at Narrative are incredibly hard working and reliable, everything we wished for and more, we could not have done the Kickstarter without them. It was like we went to have a two-person team to 12, so many extra hands pulled in by Erin to ensure our campaign was a success. The quality and consistency of their work was impressive. Erin can pull in the talent that you need to run your campaign, based on the requirements of your specific business or organisation.”
Hannah Duder, CEO, indigo & iris
Organic tampon subscription service, supporting charitable partners through donations
324 people pledged $15,064 (target $15K)
"We are immensely grateful to Erin and the exceptional team at Narrative for the professional support and strategy advice they have provided to our social enterprise, particularly during our PledgeMe campaign. Narrative took the time to understand our business and values, and what we wanted to achieve through crowdfunding. They went above and beyond to ensure we were able to build awareness, make a strong connection with a community of supporters and successfully meet our crowdfunding campaign – raising $15k in just over one month. Narrative's advice and support has been invaluable to our business and we highly recommend their services to anyone navigating the crowdfunding journey and launching an early stage start-up."
Josie Milton & Isabelle Smith, Necesse Co-founders
The Kilmarnock Academy is a new approach, providing a personalised, coordinated pathway to employment for people with an intellectual disability.
200 people pledged NZ$52,997 (target $50K)
“Kilmarnock has worked with Erin and the team at Narrative over a number of years now. Their customer centric culture, coupled with their technical skills has enabled them to immerse themselves in our needs and quickly understand any task in hand. They are an absolute delight to work with, with an awesome attitude, and incredible capability. I would absolutely recommend them and could say nothing short of amazing things about them.”
Michelle Sharp, CEO, Kilmarnock