Testimonials From Our Clients

 8 WEEKS ONLINE TRAINING

“ChoraChori took part in a crowdfunding campaign in Spring 2016, prior to which we benefited from an excellent webinar and one-to-one input from Jes. This was of central value in our raising over £20,000 over the ensuing month”

PHILIP HOLMES

Co-Founder, CHORA CHORI

“Our goal was to raise £7,608 for 27 new rescue kennels for our dogs in India. Within 6 weeks we had raised over £10,000 through crowdfunding with the support of Jes. Jes is a very dynamic and enthusiastic person, with great knowledge and skills, and she is brimming with ideas that are tailored to work for your organisation. She is a great listener and is very encouraging when it comes to trying new things to raise funds. Her support was really crucial to our crowdfunding success.“

MARINA LEADBETTER

Executive Director, OPERATION HENRY TRUST

Crowdfunding with GlobalGiving UK in 2016 gave us the opportunity to meet with and to know Jes Bailey. We were crowdfunding novices. The webinars were particularly useful and we also had several one-to-one’s both before, during and after our crowdfunding campaign. She provided us with much needed support regarding the fundamentals of crowdfunding campaign. Her advice and inspiration helped us in many areas that include: (i) Better planning and creating network map by team work; (ii) How to develop successful social media campaign for crowdfunding (e.g. using Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Instagram); (iii) Motivation to learn and use MailChimp for emails; (iv) Encouragement on how to use Bit.ly; (v) Availability for questions/answers to address various problems on crowdfunding. Her contribution to our learning and experience led us to successful results and we raised £3,500. We would like to continue our good work relationship with Jes.

JOSEPH AKOMODE

CEO , SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT

The course on social media and using email effectively was an eye opener and helped in promoting the campaign throughout. The impact on social media helped increase donations dramatically! Our original target was £7,809 but we managed to raise £12,317 from 109 people

NICOLA BALDWIN

MAKOMBORERO

In her crowdfunding workshop, Jes took someone like me who knew almost nothing about this kind of fundraising and turned me into someone confident in crowdfunding, excited even!

LOUISA DAVIDSON

FREELANCER (workshop in Bristol)

1 2 1 CONSULTANCY

Jes ran the crowdfunding programme for 14 social entrepreneurs supported by Business Launchpad. Jess was an exceptional facilitator and coach and managed to support the young entrepreneurs gain skills in crowdfunding and raise more than £37,000 for their projects with 500 supporters. This had a big impact on the young people and their communities and enabled young entrepreneurs to work together, action their activities and gain the confidence to run campaigns and materialise their projects. Thank you Jes it was a pleasure working with such an inspiring young entrepreneur

Andria Takkidou

Business Launchpad

I met Jes at my first ever crowdfunding workshop earlier this year, I was completely in the dark about the whole crowdfunding topic and really didn’t know what to expect. It was a steep learning curve with lots of information to take on, and although I was very inspired by the whole experience, I was also a little overwhelmed. At the end of the day I took the opportunity to ask Jes some questions on a 1.2.1 basis.  Jes was very helpful, not least because she made me feel that there was no such thing as a daft question! It was really her encouragement and reassurance that there would be support every step of the way that caused me to say “yes’ to signing up for our first crowdfunding challenge.

Jes kept true to her word and throughout the campaign continued to motivate and inspire, answer all the questions we had and also come up with some fantastic marketing ideas. A true asset to the team, Jes will continue to head the list of my “go to” people for support, advice, ideas and motivation. I have no hesitation in recommending Jes in any capacity to fellow crowdfunders.

SHARON CRABBE

Sharon Crabbe THC Facilitator, REALHORSE LINK

The most important thing I learnt was to post regularly and frequently and that the more you prepare in the preparing stage, the more successful you will be. The last 10 days were really where I saw the campaign money come in.

 

Pareece

Foundrr, New Ground Creations

Our 1:2:1 consultation with Jes both before and during the campaign, helped us get excited, fired up and inspired with out-of-the-box ideas. She even suggested we go out and about in the city in our canoe and link it back to our social media calls for donation. This created a fun, shareable news story for our campaign. It was also fun to do! All of Jes’s advice helped us launch its first crowdfunding project

APRIL SHIPTON

Social Media Developer, HOPE SUPPORT SERVICES

During Global One’s participation in the GlobalGiving crowdfunding challenge, Jes was always on hand providing creative input and her expert opinion via workshops, webinars and 1-2-1 sessions on how best to market our campaign. Her passion and dedication helped us to not only reach our target, but exceed it!

Amina Khalid

GLOBAL ONE

“Jes provided invaluable support to the design and implementation of our crowdfunding campaign through a 1-2-1 session and extensive emailing. Through her own success and experience she was able to share with us planning tools and techniques that added structure to our tasks. She provided feedback and suggestions to the content of our appeal story and a number of marketing ideas that we could adopt. She has been a source of motivation and encouragement throughout the campaign and we are ever so grateful!“

JO COOK

Fundraising & Marketing Manager, TEAM DOMENICA

Jes worked with us at SafetyNet Technologies to help us run our Indiegogo campaign for PISCES, our first batch-produced research device. Jes took charge from the first meeting, immediately demonstrating that we were in safe hands. With a robust set of lists and strategies, Jes guided us through the preparation, setup and eventual campaign, soothing our worries and pushing us to do the right things at the right time.

Jes is setting the bar high and finding her own methodologies through interactions with her clients and is rightly being rewarded for her innovative thinking in this area. Jes worked with us at SafetyNet Technologies (www.sntech.co.uk) to help us run our Indiegogo campaign for PISCES, our first batch-produced research device

Dan Watson

CEO, SafetyNet Technologies

“Our goal was to raise £7,608 for 27 new rescue kennels for our dogs in India. Within 6 weeks we had raised over £10,000 through crowdfunding with the support of Jes. Jes is a very dynamic and enthusiastic person, with great knowledge and skills, and she is brimming with ideas that are tailored to work for your organisation. She is a great listener and is very encouraging when it comes to trying new things to raise funds. Her support was really crucial to our crowdfunding success.“

CLARA NOWAK

Executive Director, TOLFA

WORKSHOP

The passion and enthusiasm Jes has for crowdfunding is really infectious. She filled the room with her energy in the London workshop I attended. By giving practical tips and advice to all the attendees in their individual campaigns including my own. Jes’s management of the session on how to pitch your story in under 2 minutes was particularly effective and memorable. Jes has great energy and is a great communicator. I came away feeling energised and full of ideas to make my campaign happen

MICHAEL OHAJURU

BTEG (workshop in London)

In her crowdfunding workshop, Jes took someone like me who knew almost nothing about this kind of fundraising and turned me into someone confident in crowdfunding, excited even!

LOUISA DAVIDSON

FREELANCER (workshop in Bristol)

Embarking on the crowdfunding campaign was a leap of faith for me. I attended your hour talk at the Bristol Fundraising group and I understood the principles of the fundraising method but had no real idea of the steps involved. The 8 week online training really took me through the stages and guided me. Giving good examples saved me a lot of time hunting around. Templates and key considerations at each stage were useful. We valued the input from you and Will greatly. Thank you so much!

Ruth

Bristol refugee right

Jess ran 2 half day workshops for us and the local charities in June. The workshops were described by the charities that attended as excellent. The local charities wished the workshops had been longer as there is so much to learn but really appreciated the time given to questions and answers as that brought up many different, interesting points and allowed people to share experiences

KIRSTY HASSJES

WILTSHIRE CVS (2 workshops in Devises)

As an Ashoka Arab World Fellowship representative, I had the opportunity to partner with Jes when she was working for GlobalGivingUK to provide Ashoka Fellows in Egypt with a training on crowdfunding. I was impressed by her enthusiasm in supporting social entrepreneurs to better represent their work to an online audience. Her technical knowledge was so helpful for the fellows giving them hands-on experience on how to develop their own online messages

AYA SABRY

ASHOKA MIDDLE EAST (workshop in Cairo)

The workshop was a great introduction to online funding and crowdfunding. What I found most useful was the networking map that made me realise the incredible potential of our networks; the overview on how to plan the entire crowdfunding campaign, from the pre-launch to the follow-up, and the stress on how important it is to communicate the progress of the campaign with the supporters to build trust and keep their interest high. There was a lot of space for interaction during the day, and the chance to immediately apply the principles discussed to our projects. Jess made the day both incredibly useful and fun at the same time, with her deep knowledge but also lively and energetic personality. I would definitely recommend working with her!

PAOLA ACETO

Marketing Asistant, UNCHOSEN (workshop in Bristol)

The most useful part of the training was the effective words to use in a subject heading, the social media parts as well as how to create an effective project page. During the campaign the most useful thing Jes taught was to be persistent and keep following up with people. The support given through the whole 13 weeks by Jes was amazing.

Shaniqua

Founder, Young People Insight