Jaimy Warner, Executive Director of Raindance Canada, Joins NCFA’s Ambassador Program


About NCFA Canada | Craig Asano | April 10, 2015

jaimy warnerTORONTO, ON April 10, 2015 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that Jaimy Warner, Executive Director of Raindance Canada, has joined the Association’s Crowdfunding Ambassadors Program.

“Jaimy's passion and data-driven approach to creating impactful crowdfunding campaigns for film and other creative projects is impressive.  Her experience/network at Raindance Canada brings a unique perspective for rewards-based crowdfunding, and we look forward to collaborating on future projects together,” said Craig Asano, Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada.

NCFA Canada Crowdfunding Ambassadors

Crowdfunding Ambassadors (CFAs) are leaders, educators, supporters and advocates of an inclusive and broad-based crowdfunding industry in communities across Canada. They are circles of influence and ‘go to resources’ for small businesses and investors to connect with, share and learn about crowdfunding via locally hosted events and initiatives. CFAs are specialists and plugged into an international network of shared resources, thought leadership, and industry professionals striving to cultivate and shape the future of crowdfunding in Canada and beyond.

Jaimy Warner, Executive Director of Raindance Canada

Jaimy Warner is the Executive Director of Raindance Canada, a non-profit film training and networking organization that works to support and promote independent filmmakers. Raindance provides filmmaking workshops, networking events, and career development opportunities for new and emerging filmmakers worldwide.

Jaimy's passion for crafting and executing data-driven campaign strategies led her to pursue an MSc degree focused on rewards based crowdfunding and social media marketing for film. She is presently writing 'The Science of Crowdfunding for Film', a practical guide for new and emerging filmmakers to run effective crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Under the banner of The Social Smiths, Jaimy's crowdfunding and social media management company, she recently raised over $41,000 for the Geek & Sundry web series LARPs: The Series.

"Crowdfunding isn't about making money; it's about building an audience, and creating genuine engagement with your fans. If you're focused on providing a great experience for your supporters, the funding will follow."

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About Raindance Canada

Raindance Canada is the local chapter of Raindance International, a non-profit film training and networking organization that works to support and promote independent filmmakers around the world. Raindance is also the founder of the Raindance Film Festival and The British Independent Film Awards. Currently Raindance operates 11 filmmaking hubs internationally, and is home to the Raindance International Film Festival - Europe's largest and longest running independent film festival. For more information please visit:

About National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada crowdfunding hub providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities in the rapidly evolving crowdfunding industry. NCFA Canada is a community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at the grass roots level to fill a national need in the market place. Join our growing network of industry stakeholders, fundraisers and investors. Increase your organization’s profile and gain access to a dynamic group of industry front runners. For more more information please visit: | Canadian Crowdfunding Ambassadors.

Source: NCFA Canada, Raindance Canada

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Media Contacts:

Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254