CategoryFundraising

We hit our Crowdfunder target!

Running a Crowdfunder has been all-consuming. It’s meant putting everything else on hold to rally round and badger people for money and help with getting the word out. We’ve been so humbled by the way everyone has pitched in and got involved. But thankfully it was all worth it – last night we reached our target! This means that we have the funds to get going with our project...

It’s our last crowdfunding day and we need you!

Our Brighton5 Crowdfunder ends at 2 minutes to midnight tonight (Sunday 18th November) and it’s all-or-nothing. So this is a last call to arms! A plea to help us get the message out there and find our final backers to get us over the line and hit our target. If you could spend just 10 minutes today, calling, texting and WhatsApping your friends, you could post a link to the Brighton5...

A bit of inspiration and some really useful links

Hello! Here’s a quick Brighton5 Crowdfunder update and some really useful links to organisations that have helped us along the way this week. We have raised £4,250 of our target in our first week, which is hugely encouraging! We’ve been busy ticking off things on our ever-growing lists – I have post-it-notes everywhere! So far this week, we’ve edited a new blog that will be up on brighton5.com...

Crowdfunder update – thank you!

We want to send a great big thank you to everyone who has supported the Brighton5 Crowdfunder to raise vital funds for Brighton5’s next project, which is to work with teens and local schools and colleges to tackle mental health issues. We’d also like to pick your brains! Launching a Crowdfunder has been a huge learning curve! It sometimes feels like we’re looking after a newborn...

The Brighton5 crowdfunder is GO!

Hello friends! We’ve just launched our Brighton5 crowdfunder which has it’s official launch on Wednesday 10th October on World Mental Health Day. We want to get as many people involved in our Crowdfunder as possible and with that in mind, we’re campaigning for people to donate anything from £1 (hopefully more!) to the fund, and to pass it on – to recommend every friend and...

This isn’t our company, it’s theirs

We have a WhatsApp group for the core team involved in Brighton5. Most days we share one or more news stories about the current mental health crisis that is affecting teens in the UK. A recent article reported that there had been a sharp rise in under-19s being treated by NHS mental health services. The article states: “There were a total of 389,727 “active referrals” for people aged 18 or...

The joys of getting Brighton5 off the ground

The joys of managing a start-up, social enterprise project are all now making themselves apparent. We’ve been knee-deep in spreadsheets, budgets, video edits, meetings and research, research, research. It’s been a fascinating if exhausting time! Firstly a huge thank you to those who’ve answered our last-minute calls for help with everything from budget forecasting, legal to editing and music! One...

Crowdfunder filming is done. Here’s what happened…

On Saturday we filmed our crowdfunder video in Brighton. I hadn’t slept properly all week I was so nervous. In my head we only had one shot of getting it right, despite being told by all around me that we can edit or re-shoot if necessary. It would be the first time I would hand over control to strangers, when I had been the only person living and breathing this project on a full time basis...

Roll on Saturday – we’re filming

We’ve been keeping an eye on the weather as Saturday approaches. It’s D-Day for filming our crowdfunder. We’ve been amazed at the huge amount of support people have given us, from directing the shoot, providing equipment and speaking on camera to photographing the events of the day and offering to make teas. (Thank you all!) Some of our teens have even signed up for getting up...

Have radio, will podcast!

What a day! This morning I attended a podcasting course hosted by Social Brighton (huge thanks to Kerry), with brilliant trainer Cat Rose – The Creative Introvert. In just 3 hours I pretty much had all the tools and knowledge I need to get on with the job of creating our Brighton5 audio experience! I am going on a long train journey with my mum over the weekend so I plan to mic her up and...

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