I need $750.00 by the end of the week to go on the Road.
I have my indiegogo campaign going on to raise money so I can go to Hutchinson Kansas to speak at the #140conf SmallTown: Exploring the State of NOW in Small Towns conference. [This message details what I will be talking about.]
So far I have raised $5! Woo Hoo! I have a looooong way to go, but I’m grateful for that start.
Here is why I need to ask
I cannot afford to go without your help.
- It takes a non-trivial sum to get to Kansas. I am asking for $3000 (that’s a best case, do it up crazy, scenario) if I get half of that, I can still get to Kansas.
- The Money I make in my full-time job needs to go toward our household bills. Edmund’s Dad is sick and Ed needed to go on the family medical leave this month; that is time he doesn’t get paid. We will not have extra money in the budget. Especially for a train or plane ticket. Your money will help me realize a dream.
- Lounging with LannaLee does not yet make money.I am going in part for Lounging with LannaLee. If LLL was a venture that made money, I could go as a legit business trip. That is not the case. Your contribution will help LLL grow and get to a place where it might attract sponsors and hence become a revenue stream.
Why I am asking now
If you are reading my blag you must have some sort of connection with me, whether it’s through social networking or real life. I will be talking about how Social Media, this blog, Facebook and my podcast helped me cope with my father’s illness. I thought I would be able to swing the travel fees on my own, but then life got in the way.
I want this to be FUN: I chose to do fun perks because I want to be able to thank you profusely for your contribution. I hope to be madly writing poems, blowing India Ink, and sewing monsters and couches. It would be very cool to MAX out on all the perk levels.
Your Inner Circle
The first 25% of your goal should come from your closest friends, family and fans. Your inner circle includes people who will support your project because they know and believe in you. Use your inner circle to jumpstart your fundraising effort and to spread the word about your campaign.
This is a critical time in the campaign. If I don’t get a respectable number of contributions for the campaign, I might not be able to attract donors from outside my circle. If the 25% figure is correct I should have close to $750 from my friends and family. Will you help me attain that goal?
If 30 people contribute $25 each; if 10 people contribute $75; I will be well on my way.
It’ll make you stronger and better looking!