Were not putting words in their mouths.
[Hatchfund] is so simple and effective. The feedback was immediate and informative. Thanks to [Hatchfund], we have a way of building and maintaining these important relationships. This is the life-blood of socially engaged artwork.
[Hatchfund's] over-and-above support includes something akin to a professional partnership, well beyond the traditional artist-to-funder relationship.
It was not easy for me to put together and fund my [Hatchfund] project, but it would have been impossible without the continuous guidance and patience of the project staff.
I had been struggling to complete a film project that was very close to my heart and [Hatchfund] provided me with a forum that enabled me to share my vision and to successfully reach and exceed my fund-raising goals.
Through [Hatchfund] I exceeded my fundraising goal for the first phase of my film project. While the campaign provided an invaluable jump start to funding my project, the experience has included layers of unanticipated, added value.
What I didn't realize is that I had very generous fans where I least expected them. I activated creativity in my fundraising I didn't know was possible.
[Thanks to Hatchfund] for providing me the opportunity and the support to raise funds for my project. Without your help, I'm not sure I would not have been able to fund this project.
I was truly astounded at the outpouring of support—not just financially but also emotionally. Who knew? I never would have without having done my fundraiser through [Hatchfund].
The experience of fundraising on [Hatchfund] has proved to be an incredible boost to my practice as an artist. I am humbled by all of this recognition and felt that I owed you an enormous and heartfelt THANK YOU.
One of the valuable things that I got from this endeavor, was losing my fear to ask. To succeed I had to rise above that fear and dive in head first. And as they say the rest is history.
The idea of asking people for help made me feel uncomfortable. The incredible initial response from [Hatchfund] was just what I needed to move forward and remain positive. I felt like I was part of a team, something bigger than me, and being supported... was thrilling!
We want to thank [Hatchfund] for leading the way in building a new model for successful online fundraising.
I can't thank you all enough for the support. The love. The encouragement. The understanding that the work that I do is important even if it can't be hung easily on a wall.
In our current economic and cultural moment, it is imperative that artists become responsible for the business of their art, as well as for its creation. [Hatchfund] is a well-run organization that puts artists' needs at the center. It provides serious resources through a thoughtful, pragmatic, personalized, user-friendly program, and supports artists in taking control of one of the most challenging aspects of their field--raising money.
Twenty projects have been funded, enabling artists to leverage more than $160,220 in value through CCF’s $20,000 in matching contributions. The impact of CCF’s grant was greater than if we had awarded the same dollars individually. The fundraising training provided by [Hatchfund] will have long-lasting benefits to artists throughout their careers.
The one-on-one sessions guiding me through the process were invaluable.
The [Hatchfund] team was really supportive.
At the end of the day not only did we raise my goal, we ended up raising more than our goal.
[Hatchfund] was so wonderful because of the organization and support they provided me.
In the end, I raised more money than I ever expected.
I would not have been able to successfully raise the amount of money that my project received without the national platform that [Hatchfund] offers. Having my own project manager, Stephany C., available to me at all times to answer questions, to lean on and strategize with was essential to my success.
As if you guys aren't doing enough just by existing and hosting and coaching and all of that, you've now gone the extra mile [by giving access to the Open Match Fund].
I simply can't imagine [Hatchfund] being more useful. Because of Hatchfund, my idea - my dream - became a reality.
[Hatchfund was] terrifically helpful. Providing a space for me, as a single artist, to allow my contributors to make tax-deductible donations made a big difference.
Hatchfund taught me that is is OK to ask for what you want and need for a project... simple as that!
Hatchfund provided a credible, professional, easy-to-use, and reputable platform to create a fundraising campaign.
Hatchfund was an enormous help in realizing this project. The one-on-one support with fundraising techniques was invaluable.
[Hatchfund] encouraged and gave great feedback in project advancement and achievement.
[Hatchfund] helped organize the process in a clear way for me to have the project successfully funded and complete.
[Hatchfund] staff were very helpful, especially in the process of setting up the project for online fundraising. They are also very helpful with their more general advice about fundraising.
I never would have understood any of the steps or put together such a well-organized, well-directed fundraiser without [Hatchfund] planning tools.
I couldn't have raised the funds without [Hatchfund].
[Hatchfund] helped us conceptualize the budget, which in turn helped us put a realistic shape to the project. More importantly, [Hatchfund] helped us mobilize our community of supporters.
I really appreciated the support and flexibility provided by [my Hatchfund] project manager. She was great!
[Hatchfund] sets itself apart from the other very often used crowd funding sites. That really helps make our project special. Also, to have such a present and helpful representative assisting us. Thank you Stephany, [my Hatchfund project manager], who took any trepidation out of the process.
Hatchfund was amazing! I felt very supported and the one-on-one conversations and tips for realizing our goal was really incredible. I had no idea how thorough this organization is!
[Hatchfund] is a valuable platform for dedicated artists. Providing mentorship in the process of launching the campaign as well as a tax deduction to my contributors helped greatly!
Hatchfund helped us to generate excitement about our project and get the word out in the community.
[Hatchfund] support service kept me focused and they gave some good incentives to get the ball rolling.
Hatchfund's artist-centered philosophy, matching funds and fee-free services are an incredible gift to help move any artist towards their goals.
Without Hatchfund we never would have realized our goal.
I have already recommended Hatchfund to two other artists!
[Hatchfund] is professionally and aesthetically designed and this combined with the focus on artists' projects helps build confidence in donors that they are supporting a legitimate cause.
I have already told all my artist friends how great Hatchfund is and they need to look into it for their projects.
Without Hatchfund my ballet would not have happened!
I could not have completed this project without Hatchfund. AIM was the single largest stream of funding.
I thought the whole process was wonderful.
Hatchfund gave me the confidence and backing to go for it and believe in myself and the fact that my project was worthy. The support on the front end was great.
[Hatchfund] is an elegant, accessible place for me to share updates and media related to my work—and learn about other artists' accomplishments.
I couldn't have done it without you!
A great fundraising platform and community!
I could have never raised the necessary funds without [Hatchfund]. Nor would I have been able to create a support network so quickly.
I would not have been able to afford this project without Hatchfund and without this project I would not have produced any work outside of an academic setting. I have already recommended [Hatchfund] to many of my artistic peers.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, and ongoing support and enthusiasm for the project.
None of this work would have been possible without the support of the Hatchfund. The fund has played an invaluable role in helping me to realize my vision of the project. I have recommended Hatchfund to a number of other artists.
I already have suggested that other artists I know use [Hatchfund] to help fund projects. It couldn't be easier.
The support and encouragement of the Hatchfund team was exceptional.
[Hatchfund] pushed me to raise much more than I have ever raised through individual fundraising. I also appreciated personalized help from the staff.
The personal help on the phone was really great, and the fact that I could speak to people about how to best utilize our bigger sponsors with matching funds was very helpful.
Getting the funding from Hatchfund made it easy for me to go the extra mile and make my show the very best.
We could not have done this season without the support provided by Hatchfund's framework. It is significantly better for a group like us than any other crowd-sourcing site.
I definitely would use Hatchfund again for personal or professional projects. I especially appreciated the timely, professional support person that was assigned to my project, Erin Cooper.
I always recommend Hatchfund for funding arts specific projects. The support consultations are excellent.
Hatchfund gave me just enough support to push me to get things done, the coaching was great, the money was in my account when needed, and the matching funds were a great benefit.
I was a bit afraid to crowdfund at first but felt that this was the only way I could pull this project off. Hatchfund was supportive in all the ways I needed.
Hatchfund gave us an easy and professional way to solicit funds as well as connect with donors to show our appreciation and keep them abreast of the residencies' activities. The Hatchfund staff were able to think out of the box to tailor [their] program to our residency.
The Hatchfund fundraising campaign gave support to our residency program in many ways. It gave us visibility to people and organizations that we would not have been able to reach on our own.
Oh my goodness, just the fact that you email and actually talk to artists through this process is amazing; it's nothing like the anonymous experience of a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign.
The matching funds that Hatchfund provided were extremely helpful. The staff was very helpful and very quick to respond and help with any of my questions.
I appreciated all of the input from Hatchfund on my project video and how to make my campaign a success.
Because of the [support] through Hatchfund, audience interest and turnout was increased. I recommend Hatchfund... there is no cost for artists.
Hatchfund was completely instrumental in teaching us how to fundraise, offering tips along the way, and making a large daunting task seem not so crazy. You guys are truly truly awesome. We couldn't have done this without you.
My experience with Hatchfund exceeded all of my expectations and it's been especially great to work with you, Erin. Katherine and I had a million balls in the air with "The Moon Reader." We really appreciate your guidance and enthusiasm.
Significant help from Hatchfund staff every step of the way in the fundraising. We surpassed our fundraising goals, enabling us to pay dancers for additional rehearsal time.
I could not have done this without the support of Hatchfund as I did not have the funds to do this myself. THANK YOU for helping to make artists dreams come true!
I would never have been able to afford the residency without the support from my backers, Hatchfund gave me a legitimate platform to fund raise the costs of the residency.
Hatchfund [was] very supportive of [my] project and gave me the perfect platform to help realize the goal.
Hatchfund [was] very supportive of [my] project and gave me the perfect platform to help realize the goal.
It was Hatchfund that pushed me with deadlines and incentives to keep going when it looked like I would never reach my goal. Stephany always answered my questions so quickly and completely. I felt I was in good hands during the entire process.
I will be as bold as to say that without the support of AIM Hatchfund, this project would not have been fully realized. You all rock and I want to send a special thanks to Stephany, who walked along side me in this process. Thank you to Hatchfund for ALL you do to advocate for artists.