Technically, I have, and I’ll respond since I was tagged here, but I don’t know that I’m the right person to ask. Our goal was $15,000 and we reached the Green Light threshold of $12,000, if I’m being totally frank, with a little help from my own bank account.
I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, but you should know this going into it: I don’t consider my crowdfunding campaign a success, and I’m not sure I would do it again.
After the fee taken out of the payout and the taxes I had to pay at the end of the tax year and how small a percentage of funds were donated outside my immediate network, I realized that I actually could have raised more money, and with much less stress, asking my network to donate directly to me.
I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that I made a lot of mistakes, not least of which is not knowing how to structure my taxes properly (which I’m still working on resolving).
If you’d like to ask me any questions, feel free to email me at email@example.com.