Crowdfunding: What Jumpstarter Wants Your South African Nonprofit To Know


Yesterday (28 June 2018) we hosted Jumpstarter at our NetSquared Cape Town June event in Stellenbosch.

Derek Whitehead, Chief Operations Director, shared crowdfunding insight, resources and practical strategies for the Nonprofits in attendance. Shortly after his presentation, he was inundated with questions about Jumpstarter and Crowdfunding in general.

We started Jumpstarter as a new way for creators and audiences to work together to make things. The traditional funding systems are risk-averse and profit-focused, and tons of great ideas never get a chance. We believe Jumpstarter Crowdfunding could open the door to a much wider variety of ideas and allow everyone to decide what they wanted to see exist in the world.

Jumpstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative ideas. Many of the projects you see on Jumpstarter are in earlier stages of development and are looking for a community to bring them to life. The fact that Jumpstarter allows creators to take risks and attempt to create something new is a feature, not a bug.” – Jumpstarter

I’d like to start a Crowdfunding campaign, where do I begin?

Jumpstarter have created an 8 step process:

No. 1 ~ Defining Your Campaign, Project, Fundraiser
No. 2 ~ Rewarding your Audience
No. 3 ~ Reaching your Goal
No. 4 ~ Getting the audience excited
No. 5 ~ Building Your Project
No. 6 ~ Promoting Your Project
No. 7 ~ Project Updates
No. 8 ~ Reward Fulfillment

Read more on how each step is implemented here: or watch the video below: 

If you have any crowdfunding-related questions please contact Derek via:


Email: derek (at) jumpstarter coza

Facebook: @JumpstarterSA

Twitter: @JumpstarterSA

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