Spring Update! VB Needs Your Ideas & New Tools Coming Soon
Happy spring! It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch and we have a few requests and updates for you.
- We’ve made some tweaks to our site so now anybody can request a code to check out Visual Budget. So please encourage your friends to check us out and give us their feedback.
- Visual Budget’s gone social! The best way to keep up with our work is to follow us online. We are on Facebook,Twitter and Google+
- Where do you stand on military spending? Or income taxes? Need a point of reference? In the coming months, we’re going to have academics and policy analysts from across the political spectrum present their views in the form of an audio voice-over synced to Visual Budget’s animated charts and graphs. Stay tuned! We’ll let you know as soon as we have the first voiceover complete.
In the meantime, we could use your help! First, we’re looking for potential funders who could support us in the next phase of development. If you know of foundations or other sources that would be a good fit, please let us know. Second, VB is building an advisory board and we’re actively looking for experts in the following sectors:
- government budget specialists
- health care
- data visualization
- new media
- government transparency
Know anybody? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, we greatly appreciate your support.
The Visual Budget Team - Neil, Eric, Jonathan, Shane, Matt, Shinya and Amanda
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PREMIUM SUPPORTER - Receive a signed Visual Budget Infographic Poster that explains the entire Federal Budget in a single wall chart! Also, you are invited to a live Visual Budget Production Webinar to be held at our half-way milestones including an in-production demonstration and a Q&A session (We will hold one Webinar for each the Visual Budget prototype phase and visualbudget.org development phase). You will also receive all the rewards listed above.
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BRONZE COLLABORATOR - At the "Collaborator" level we start bringing you into our creative process. At this level, we invite you to a 10 minute individual phone call at our one-quarter production milestone to show our prototype progress and to obtain your feedback on how to make Visual Budget great. (We will hold one call for each the Visual Budget prototype phase and visualbudget.org development phase). You will also receive all the rewards listed above.
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SILVER COLLABORATOR - Contribute to the project in a series of Conference Calls at our quarter- production milestones where we will demonstrate our progress and obtain your feedback on how to make Visual Budget even better. (We will hold one Webinar for each the Visual Budget prototype phase and visualbudget.org development phase). And to literally sweeten the deal, we'll send you a bar of gold from Goldkenn Switzerland Chocolatier with the Visual Budget logo and a special statement about our Federal Budget. As always, you will also receive all the rewards listed above.
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GOLD COLLABORATOR - In addition to all the access and goodies listed above, we will collaborate with you to develop your presentation idea into one of the guided presentations on visualbudget.org at launch. We also offer you an optional biographical entry in the Visual Budget prototype and on visualbudget.org at launch.
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PLATINUM COLLABORATOR - One very generous soul will have the privelege of literally voicing his or her opinion on visualbudget.org at launch. We will collaborate with you to record your voice for the voiceover of your guided presentation on visualbudget.org. And on top of that you will get everything else listed above and bragging rights as Visual Budget's very best friend.
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