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As someone who has founded and fundraised for a social venture, I can tell you that the fundraiser must be the CEO or President. Fundraising for a non-profit is all about building a relationship with your donor base, and the donation is often as much because the donor likes the person & people a...

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I've worked with a couple of CRMs; if you are looking for a custom-like solution, I'd recommend Podio. Salesforce has a lot of options, but tends to overwhelm folks who are not familiar with their tool. If I didn't go with Podio, I'd choose HubSpot because of the integration with their other sa...

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When it comes to raising money you must remember that risk is a perception. Your job is to drain the risk! Below is a link to a resource I provide my investors. The 50 questions are specific to product design/development but the 15 categories are questions that apply to any industry. If you c...

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It really depends on your overall business objectives. Some helpful thinking: Why do you need funds or is funding secondary and you have other objectives here? Why Kickstarter? Are you wanting to sell an 'investment' in your business in exchange for equity? A product for pre-order? A room at a ...

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Hi. You may want to check out "Venture Deals" (second edition) by Brad Feld (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118443616/ref=linkCode=as2&tag=finalchaptercom) It gives a GREAT overview of the entire process and explains the different models from a VC perspective. Hope this helps. Thank you....

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I have bad news: If friends and family are no longer able to provide funding and you have raised $10,000 or more without having developed a website, then you have close to zero chance of attracting angel investors. Whatever money they have invested is essentially funding a learning lesson aroun...

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Angel Investors will understand that you have a need to draw a salary... but the idea of taking their cash and putting it to personal use would be a "no-go". If you were on your Series C of Venture Capital, raising $100M and you wanted to sell $3M of shares to buy yourself a nice house, for inst...

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I think that Eventbrite is your best solution. It's simple to use from an organizer and user perspective, and there's little fuss in taking payments. No reason to get fancier.

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Having been in the position as an advisor, this is what I think an advisor expects: a. Equity Ownership. This depends upon how much involved an advisor into the start-up. b. A flat fee and a percentage pie on every transaction the stat-up makes(Not the profit margin) c. At my early stage, all I ...

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I can tell you that this proposed structure will significantly reduce NewCo's ability to raise additional capital. The idea too that the startup's valuation can jump from less than $200,000 to $10m just through the creation of an MVP in a relatively short period of time is also unrealistic. If ...

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