Episode 8: Interview with Tom Dawkins, founder of the StartSomeGood platform| How crowdfunding enables social innovation
In recent years crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular way for entrepreneurs and others to raise money for businesses and projects that might otherwise not get funded. Tom Dawkins is founder of the StartSomeGood crowdfunding platform that is designed specifically for the needs of social change ventures and projects, supporting them in raising the funds they need to transform ideas for good into action and impact. The platform has helped some 800 ventures raise money and has the highest success rate in the industry. In this interview Tom talks about the early growth of the StartSomeGood platform, its distinctive approach and some of the reasons why it has been so successful. Tom discusses the appropriateness of crowdfunding for different kinds of projects- and indeed for social entrepreneurs with different skillsets –also provides invaluable tips and advice for social entrepreneurs seeking to raise money through crowdfunding.