Your network of friends, family, and existing supporters are part of your community and share your values. For this reason, it's important that you are prepared to reach out to them first because engaging your family, friends and peers is crucial to getting off to a good start, and momentum is very important in crowdfunding.

Demonstrated support from the people who know you personally will also reassure new donors that you are trustworthy and that your project is worth supporting. You want to prove that you're not the only person who thinks your project is awesome. 

Our Start Strong Requirement: In order for your campaign to show publicly on the StartSomeGood platform, you must receive at least three pledges.