Crowdfunding Projects

I could help facilitate a session on crowdfunding for projects in the humanities–this month I’ve been running a Kickstarter campaign for my oral history project on African American AIDS activism. The link is here:

I would like to be able to do a session from my own experience about how to do this successfully, so if y’all could share with friends and pledge something if you can, that would be really helpful. In any case, I’d be happy to share and to talk about things like promoting through social media, making an introductory video, and any of the technical aspects of setting up a Kickstarter campaign. If anyone has used other platforms like Indiegogo maybe we could pair up and lead a session together.

PS There’s also a video update that might be of particular interest to y’all, since it’s a clip from an interview with one of the founding members of the U.S. Women’s Positive Network:


Categories: Crowdsourcing, Funding, Project Management, Session Proposals, Social Media |

About droyles

I'm a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. My research examines the political culture of African American AIDS activism. As part of that work, I'm conducting an oral history project ( and an Omeka site ( to help capture the voices of people who have been involved in HIV prevention in African American communities over the past three decades.

One Response to Crowdfunding Projects

  1. droyles says:

    A little more on crowdfunding: I have a guest post up at Tenured Radical today talking a little bit about my experience with Kickstarter.

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