Kickstarter’s ‘Campus’ Offers Project Creators Community Guidance


Kickstarter has enabled a private beta feature that’s starting to show up for logged in project creators, offering a kind of community knowledge base that lets users ask questions and provide answers to other creators about crowdfunding and best practices. The so-called Campus seems designed to act as a central repository for the kind of advice that’s often being exchanged between crowdfunders anyway in conversations every day, only centralized, archived and indexed on Kickstarter itself.

Based on what we’ve seen from creators with access, the tool allows users to subscribe to specific discussions, letting them get live updates as answers are posted. Questions can also be browsed by popularity, unanswered status or recency, and creators can pose a new question if they find no one is discussing their specific issue just yet.

Helping to pool expertise and provide a forum for discussing what works and what doesn’t could help Kickstarter…

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