The Art of Crowdfunding for Social Change

How to craft a powerful story for a successful campaign.

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The Art of Crowdfunding for Social Change is a workshop for filmmakers, musicians, artists, activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, lovers, and anyone who wants to make their idea, dream, or vision a reality through crowdfunding.

Taught by filmmaker & media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), he demystifies the world of crowdfunding and the specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution.

After exploring numerous real-world examples (from 'Who Gives A Crap' to 'Taking My Parents To Burning Man'), by the end of the course, you will have the concrete structure of your campaign and the confidence to launch. Woven between the strategy is Ian’s signature insight and heart – with the promise to leave you inspired to create a future that works for all life.

Note: This online course is based on a workshop recorded in front of a live audience.

“Loved the workshop. Very clarifying and focused. Great presentation… maybe one of the best I’ve ever attended (this coming from someone who spent 40 years as a facilitator/presenter/trainer). The marriage of passion, focus, and commitment shows.” – Lola, Journalist

Course Curriculum

“Since I took your crowdfunding workshop back in 2012 I’ve run 7 successful campaigns.”

- Sean / Filmmaker

"Equal to Ian’s skill in presenting the intricacies of crowdfunding was his passion for communicating the heart of the vision – serving others as equal members of the human family." - Alan Clements, Author/Activist

Your Instructor

Ian MacKenzie
Ian MacKenzie

Ian MacKenzie is a media activist and filmmaker from Vancouver. In 2010, he crowdfunded over $80K with director Velcrow Ripper for the feature documentary Occupy Love. Ian has since successfully helped raise over one million dollars with over 30+ crowdfunding projects. He is also the director Sacred Economics (2012), co-director of Amplify Her (2017), and the forthcoming Tamera: The Source Awakens (2019).

Read Ian’s full biography

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

This course is closed for enrollment.