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Tyee Master Classes 2013 Proudly Presents The Art of Crowdfunding: Creating Your Campaign Narrative
with Ian Mackenzie

What will I learn?

Taught by filmmaker and media activist Ian MacKenzie (Occupy Love, Sacred Economics), The Art of Crowdfunding will demystify the world of crowdfunding and provide you with specific storytelling strategies that will help you tap into the revolution.

Ian has offered these popular workshops in Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles. This Tyee Master Class builds upon Ian’s previous strategy-based workshops, focusing exclusively on crafting the narrative for your campaign and diving deep into the financing revolution.

After exploring numerous real-world examples (from Be Brave to The Rise of the DDP), by the end of the day, 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—we promise to leave you inspired and ready to launch your campaign.

BONUS: Every participant will get a video download of Ian's previous 2-hour workshop "Crowdfunding 101," which covers specific campaign management strategy and tips.

Who's it for?

This workshop is for anyone who wants to understand the world of crowdfunding, and how to run a successful campaign: filmmakers, musicians, artists, activists, non-profits, inventors, designers, lovers and anyone who wants to make their idea, dream or vision a reality through crowdfunding. If you’ve already dabbled in crowdfunding, you will gain valuable insight for future campaigns, but by no means is previous experience with crowdfunding or filmmaking necessary.

Who is Ian?

"Ian is a crowdfunding master. From his experience he knows what it takes to be successful, and, even more importantly, is adept at coaching others to find success in crowdfunding as well." —Kate Drane, Indiegogo

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 $450,000 with over 30 crowdfunding projects. He is also the director of Sacred Economics, and more recently, the short film Reactor. Ian now speaks and writes widely on crowdfunding.

The Art of Crowdfunding: Creating Your Campaign Narrative
Ian Mackenzie
Saturday, Nov 9th
10am - 3pm
The Tyee's Vancouver Newsroom
Includes coffee and lunch, with reception to follow after 3pm
$200 + GST