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We're using simple Google Docs for all these templates. If you don't have one, get one here.

That colourful spreadsheet this is the Marketing and Comms plan is here.

The example email template is here and the crowdfunding page is over here.


You can set up your actual crowdfunding page at


Prashan Paramanathan is the CEO of – a global crowdfunding platform for social cause projects.

Since launching in October 2013, has grown rapidly, and has now raised over $11 million for over 3,500 projects around the world. It is supported by its Founding Partner, the Telstra Foundation and its investors Blackbird Ventures and Bevan Clark.

Prior to starting, Paramanathan spent five years as a strategic advisor to Australian Not for Profits, foundations and corporates at Social Ventures Australia Consulting (SVA).

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