Crowdfunding Campaign Management Tools
Trello is a highly visual online collaboration tool that organises your crowdfunding campaign into cards and boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on it, and where something is in the process. Keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details. Also has a great app for mobile devices.
Slack is a great productivity tool for crowdfunding teams, where people and apps work together. Slated to ‘replace email’ it is a collaboration platform that centres around instant messaging, but features almost every integration for an all-in-one solution. Also has an app for mobile devices.
Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps. An integration between two apps is called a Zap. A Zap is made up of a Trigger and an Action. Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the action in another app. A great way to get more promotion and engagement in support of your crowdfunding campaign.
IFTTT stands for ‘if this, then that’. This extremely handy free service lets you connects apps, tools, and internet-connected devices. It is a simple yet powerful service that can automate just about anything, from backing up your photos on Facebook to sending you text message reminders of upcoming appointments. Easy to understand and use. Download their app today to create your first IF recipe.
Zoho CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is for small and medium businesses who want an automated system, or just want advanced features like custom reports, inventory management, invoicing or integrations with other business programs. Despite the relative affordability (free version available), they do not skimp on the key features you need to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. They have a collection of mobile apps you can use as well.
Nimble can greatly simplify your social media presence and customer and client communications. Their description states “the only relationship manager and agenda tool you need”. They keep all the different forms of communication (email, text, twitter etc) together for each customer. That way you can keep track of what you said, when you said it, and how they responded. They also have an app in the app stores.
Wrike is a flexible project management and collaboration platform that enables you to organise your projects, tasks, plans and discussions. They have multiple charting and reporting features plus integration with many other software services. You can schedule, discuss, prioritise and track work done across multiple projects in real time with lots of different groups. Also available as a mobile app.
Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Managing crowdfunding task lists should be easy for any project creator. Great features in the free version. Lovely interface. Good selection of desktop and mobile apps. Works with Zapier.
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