I just pledged $25 to Gail Mooney and Erin Kelly’s “Opening Our Eyes” documentary film project, and here’s three reasons you might want to:
#1. “Opening Our Eyes” is a great, worthy personal project.
#2. You’ll get a copy of the movie on DVD when completed. Sweet!
#3. This will give you a chance to see in action Kickstarter, a really cool site for funding creative projects that you very well might want to put into action one day. (And if you pledge to Mooney and Kelly, don’t you think they’ll pledge to you?)
To pledge $25, go here.
And hey, if you can’t afford the (potential) $25 donation, no worries. Just pledge a dollar! It can really help! As Mooney explains in her latest “Hybrid” blog post:
This past weekend I launched the project on Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a website that posts creative projects for the purposes of finding funds. It’s a perfect example of crowd funding where one can donate anywhere from $1 to $10,000 to the project of their choice, and in the process make someone’s idea come to life.
I launched Opening Our Eyes on Thursday and within 3 days we reached 30 % of our goal. We still have a long way to go and have another 71 days to get fully funded. The way Kickstarter works is that if you don’t get funded 100%, then all bets are off and you don’t receive anything.
I love this! This means I’m not just handing over $25 bucks to Mooney and Kelly. It means I’m donating $25 to a super project only if the team can raise $7,500. I’m not sure exactly why this is so attractive, but it is. Perhaps it means that I’m part of something big. Itt also means that Mooney and Kelly might be able to use my little pledge to leverage much bigger donnations, which is really cool.