For our campaign management
“I cannot recommend Jes enough. I had no idea before I started that crowdfunding was going to be close to a full-time job, with literally hundreds of simultaneously moving pieces. Jes helped me keep everything organized and on a super tight schedule to launch. In addition to being a huge wealth of information, she kept me accountable, supported me through some super tough moments and overall was instrumental in a successful campaign. I would crowdfund with Jes again in a heartbeat, and I would never ever do it alone. She’s worth every penny of the investment.”
From the very start of working with Jes at Crowdfund 360 to the end of the campaign several months later it was both an effective and fun (and at points scary!) experience. Jes really knows her stuff but has a light touch and is able to both see the big picture as well as the small details. When we were flagging after about 1 month of the campaign she came into our office and lifted our spirits, helped refocus our efforts, it was a real turning point in the campaign. It was a very ambitious target we set but Jes guided us, gently encouraged us and all with good humour.
We dived into this crowdfunding campaign not really knowing how it will be. Thanks to Jes’ knowledge and availability, we were able to always have an overview, stay focused and motivated. The best part was that Jes really understood the business we are in and tailored a press piece that really drew UK major media’s attention. We definitively recommend crowdfund-360 services.
Jes from Crowdfund 360 was our secret weapon when trying to launch a successful crowd funding campaign for the first time. We had high ambitions and no prior experience of crowd funding – Jes gave really great advice and really got to know our business and our product inside out so we really felt we could trust her judgement, which was always spot on! We worked with a lot of other agencies along the way through what was a tough process , but we managed to avoid a lot of problems and capitalise on a lot of opportunities thanks to having Jes on hand all the time to help us. She definitely helped us in our campaign which raised over $300k.
Equality in Tourism
Equality in Tourism has been blessed with the fantastic contribution that Crowdfund 360 and Samantha has made to our crowdfunding campaign. She is an accomplished strategist, wordsmith, communicator and is a pleasure to work with. Crowdfund 360 easily understood our ambitions, and was flexible and open and fitted in well with our team. Happily we had a really successful outcome.
Drive Forward Foundation
We hired Crowdfund 360 for our Christmas campaign last year. As we’re both based in London, Jes came to visit the charity to get a better picture of what we do, how we work and talk about the project at hand. Only then did we start working on a tailored strategy to maximise our crowdfunding success. I’m not going to lie, it is a lot of work to adequately plan a successful campaign. It takes time and extra effort to identify and pre-warm your crowd. But Crowdfund 360 were there every single step of the way, making suggestions and bringing in ideas, providing constructive feedback and reaching out to their networks to increase impact. They provided us with a step-by-step guide of what to do at what point of the campaign. Crowdfund 360 can tell you how to successfully plan and manage your campaign, but in the end it’s down to you to implement it and work on it on a day-to-day basis. Our campaign was going to run for about 4 weeks. We reached our initial crowdfunding target in about 12 hours and had tripled our goal by the end of the campaign!
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 was absolutely brilliant in helping us launch our product on Kickstarter. I highly doubt we would have hit our target if it wasn’t for her organisation, experience and pushing. We had little experience with how to crowdfund on Kickstarter, but Jes came in and made the whole process simple. She organised what we needed to do and when, prompted us on what to create and what to push, and kept us on track throughout. Jes’s experience was incredibly valuable and I could not recommend her enough if you are thinking of crowd funding.
For our online training
“We met Jes from Crowdfund 360 at a NatWest Business event and we were instantly drawn to her approach, energy and outstanding track record. We hadn’t considered crowdfunding as a source of financing our initiative, but were convinced that this would be a great option for us, after meeting with Jes. The course proved to be excellent value for money, with easily digestible bite sized content. We really benefited from Jes 1-2-1 support and we really appreciated her direct and straight-talking approach which was always filled with excellent advice. Our success would not have been possible without Jes. Thank you Crowdfund 360!
Isle of Cumbrae Distillers
We are grateful to have been recommended to Jes for the crowdfund training. The 8-week program was really beneficial. We didn’t realize going in to it how much planning is involved in launching a successful crowdfund. The training had a huge impact on our success. Jes provides a solid “how to” from start to finish. She works you hard, but the rewards are a successful crowdfund. We really appreciated her knowledge, guidance and tremendous support all the way through the process.
Thanks so much Jes for the amazing crowdfunding training course! The great video tutorials really helped guide my thinking through a whole lot of content that was completely new to me. The course is full of helpful examples of past crowdfunding campaigns and you help pick them apart to show the good ones to emulate, as well as the mistakes of the not-so-good ones that should be avoided. The crowdfunder has been the launchpad for my whole enterprise: before this only a handful of people knew about Lightning Maths and I hadn’t even attempted to sell any of my games, now I have a crowd of over 100 supporters and have raised £4,000!
Anti Diet Riot Club
“The help received from Crowdfund 360 was absolutely invaluable to us, not just reaching, but surpassing our £15.7k target. Jes knows everything about crowdfunding! Because of her detailed planning and structure advice, we started off the campaign with a bang and were able to keep the momentum going using all the great content ideas. Crowdfunding can be hugely stressful but listen to Jes and it will make it a million times easier!”
The Glacier Trust
Don’t start a crowdfunding campaign until you’ve been trained by Crowdfund 360; their support is indispensable. They simplify and demystify, break the process down into workable chunks and offer fantastic tailored advice the whole way through. Crowdfunding isn’t as hard as I worried it might be, but it does require time and effort. The most valuable thing about the training we received was that we were able to focus in on the most important elements (which aren’t always the most obvious ones). This meant we didn’t waste time on things that either don’t work, or aren’t critical. Don’t listen to your gut feeling, listen Crowdfund 360, they’ve tested and re-tested what works and what doesn’t and have an amazing track record as a result. Follow their advice and you have a very high chance of succeeding.
“The training we received from Crowdfund 360/Jes Bailey has benefited Artspace in more ways than we expected, not only did we learn how to run a crowdfunder campaign which raised more funds than we had expected, we also learned some really valuable information about marketing ourselves as an organisation, and this has continued to have a knock-on effect in the way we communicate with our supporters – we would highly recommend working with Crowdfund 360!”
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.
Young People Insight
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.
New Ground Creations
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.
Bristol Refugee Rights
I was put into contact with Jes through a social enterprise network and I’m so glad I was! I started the online course 6 weeks ago and it has been Invaluable. Jes’ knowledge and calm, friendly and encouraging attitude have meant that our crowdfunding campaign got off to the best start possible. The weekly sessions, as well as the 1:1 calls, meant that I was able to focus bit by bit on each facet of the campaign, instead of blindly approaching it all at once. When we launched our campaign I really did feel like I had done all I could, with Jes’ ongoing help, to make it the best campaign we could. I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone looking to start crowdfunding. A total game changer!
The Horse Course
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.
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.
For our workshops
“I was recently fortunate enough to attend a two-part introductory workshop on Crowdfunding: Steps to Success arranged via Loughborough University London and Echo (Economy of Sharing). Jes delivered a really fun, succinct, actionable and engaging learning event on crowdfunding, an increasingly relevant method in these times more than ever, and I now feel confident that I now have a sound understanding of the tools needed to build and launch my own campaigns!”
4 year ago we we wanted to explore the crowdfunding as an option to support and sustain our program. Firstly,we did our crowdfunding campaign after researching on the internet, we put the pieces together and we had our first campaign. At the end we got 40% success from our goal. The following year accidentally, we met Jes Bailey on her tour in Macedonia and invited her into our organization to do a workshop with our staff on how to do a crowdfunding campaign. The rest of the story you can imagine! We never thought that there was so much to do in the background that can support your campaign. Since the workshop, we have run 3 more annual campaigns which have all been successful. They reached 100%, 130% and 100% of our goals.
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
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!
As an Ashoka Arab World Fellowship representative, I had the opportunity to partner with Jes 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
I was blown away by how practical, inventive and entertaining Jes’ workshop was. As a coordinator of Startit centers, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Jes and organizing workshops in two cities in Serbia. She managed to inspire and educate a mixed group of startups and NGO representatives. I feel that she left Serbia with everyone (rightfully) thinking of her as a crowdfunding guru. I see Jes as a leader, educator and innovator in the field she works in, and I hope we’ll get a chance to collaborate again.
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.
For our consultancy
Roman Road Trust
Crowdfund 360 helped us to plan, prepare, and feel in control of our Crowdfund London campaign from start to finish. As a very small organisation, we knew we had a big task to raise a lot of money. Jes helped us to understand our crowd, maximise the impact of our campaign webpage, and strategically craft our communications and marketing. The support and guidance from Crowdfund 360 was vital to the success of our campaign.
“Jes was an amazing resource to have when launching my Kickstarter campaign. I was able to tap into her expertise while staying within my campaign budget. She provided valuable feedback on our video script and storyline, helped review and optimise the campaign page, guided our email list goals and served as a sounding board for anything that came up along the way. I felt much more confident going into the campaign with her on board.”
Don’t even think about doing your crowdfunding campaign without Jes! She is the person who will make you succeed and believe me, you don’t even know yet what you are getting yourself into.
The Complete Founder
Do not launch a crowdfunding campaign until you have spoken to Jes. I thought I was ready to go – until I sat down with Jes and got a forensic review of my campaign plan. I came away with over 40 revisions/actions and I completely changed my launch approach. Jes has fantastic crowdfunding knowledge and is not afraid to tell you where you are going wrong, yet she does so in a warm and clear way. I’m very glad I got in touch.
“Jes was instrumental in the success of our Kickstarter campaign. We reached out to her very last minute, only a few weeks before launching our campaign, and the enormous amount of expertise that she brought helped us in every single step of this arduous journey, from designing our page to planning our follow up strategy after successfully closing the campaign, helping us take stock of the experience. Not only we learned a lot about crowdfunding, but Jes’s nuanced understanding of effective marketing, social media communications, and their effects on customer behaviours is something that will help us beyond this campaign. Jes is approachable, prompt in following up and really frank, not avoiding tough conversations or feedback. Loved working with her!”
Ridley Road Market
I met Jes for one-to-one sessions after I’d attended one of her workshops. In both, she provided me with an incredible insight into the workings of crowdfunding. She helped me get my head around it and even enjoy it! Her advice was straight-forward, easy to put into action, creative and invaluable.
Jes and Crowdfund 360 provided knowledgeable and insightful support to our crowdfunding campaign and were instrumental in helping us hit our target. We’d recommend them to anyone looking for guidance and support for their crowdfunding campaign.
Field and Flower
Jes was a real help with our crowdfunding campaign. We’re a very small team so it was great to have an extra pair of hands on side. She gave us excellent advice on managing our campaign and maximising our fundraising potential. Jes’ assistance with our press release was especially helpful, she was a real asset.
What I love about working with Jes is her enthusiasm and dedication to the client and project. Even at the times when I did not feel things were going well for me she kept encouraging me and sometimes pushing me to work harder and be more creative. Brainstorming with her was particularly helpful. She is not just a consultant, but more of coach who is able to get the best out of her client, and definitely offers great value for money.
Jes was fundamental to the success of our crowdfunding campaign. She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and her advice was very practical and easy to execute. Jes tracked the progress of our campaign carefully and would message advice if she saw potential for us to catch an opportunity. Just as importantly, she was always available to answer calls, emails or whatsapps – and was always upbeat and positive. A pleasure to work with.
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!