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Elliot for Water Crowdfunding Campaign
by Startacus Admin
New Search Engine ‘Elliot for Water’ poses a simple proposition to its users. Save a human life by doing something that you already do every day.
Elliotforwater.com is asocial enterprise with a central mission to bring drinkable water to as many people around the world as possible, in a way that respects local environments.
They have launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the search engine to the next level, so we caught up with Andrea from the team to hear more about their campaign and plans for the future.
Hi Andrea, we wrote about Elliot For Water one month ago, how are the things going? Can you update us with some news, what are you up to right now?
Everything is going great at the moment, we finally moved to London, where we have our headquarters, and we have been asked to deliver talks at a few universities about our project and we are also attending conferences where we present the search engine.
Moreover, we have launched our crowdfunding campaign on the platform KissKissBankBank, and that is currently taking up a lot of our time.
We launched this crowdfunding campaign to raise the €6000. We need to develop the Mobile App of the Elliot For Water search engine. Approximately 70% of the web searches are made through smartphones, it is therefore essential that we offer users direct access to our search engine from any device! The easier the access is, the better. With the app, our users will be able to search everything they want on E4W, and therefore increase their free contributions to our humanitarian projects!
We undertook a crowdfunding campaign not only with the economic objective of raising money but also to stay true to the way that we operate. We want to create a movement that makes people take an active part of our projects, and a crowdfunding campaign is fully in line with this spirit!
With this campaign we have the possibility to introduce Elliot For Water to people who like helping others to develop their projects, and have a real impact on their lives! Plus, with this campaign we also have the opportunity to engage with them, exchange ideas, feedbacks, and rewards!
Crowdfunding is a great way for us to build a community made of people who are really in sync with the concept of Elliot For Water.
So, you said that you are trying to raise €6,000 euros, but what happens if you manage to raise more than this objective?
If we will be able to raise more than the requested amount we planned to reinvest the money in the company. This means that we will use the extra amount collected to improve the search engine, so that we will be able to give the best service we can and if we have some money left over, we will spend some money on marketing.
Now that you are inside of the crowdfunding world, and that you personally experience how these platforms work, do you have any advice to give to our readers who may want to start their own campaign?
Sure, during this journey we have learned a lot about crowdfunding, and we are still learning a lot while we go along with it! Firstly, we really recommend to make sure you start informing your community about the campaign a few weeks before the actual launch. Then, it is really important to bring the campaign ‘Offline’: create events, meet people and tell individuals about your story. This is because, people donate to people.
For this reason another key advice is to make the campaign personal, sincere and transparent and maybe also a bit funny... that would definitely help!
So what happens now? When does the campaign end and where can people find your campaign?
Well, the campaign ends on November the 13th and you can find it on the KissKissBankBank.com website here.