Apart from financial benefits, the following are non financial benefits of crowd funding.
Profile : A compelling project can raise a producer's profile and provide a boost to their reputation.
Marketing : Project initiators can show there is an audience and market for their project. In the case of an unsuccessful campaign, it provides good market feedback.
Audience engagement : Crowd funding creates a forum where project initiators can engage with their audiences. Audience can engage in the production process by following progress through updates from the creators and sharing feedback via comment features on the project's crowd funding page.
Feedback : Offering pre-release access to content or the opportunity to beta-test content to project backers as a part of the funding incentives provides the project initiators with instant access to good market testing feedback.