With one week left in our fundraising campaign, we have several reasons to celebrate.
First off, thank you for all of your support in helping fund the Found Poetry Project! We hit our funding goal just one week after we launched the campaign, and are so jazzed that we're going to be able to launch this initiative in April. Every additional dollar pledged beyond our requested amount goes to helping us create even MORE found poetry kits into the wild.
Here are some stats we can share with you about the campaign so far:
The amount of dollars pledged from people finding us on Kickstarter and people discovering us through external links is EXACTLY 50/50 as of this evening.
The largest number of total pledges from a single referral source come from people chancing across us on the "Small Projects (Discover)" page.
Our most popular reward is at the $10 level, where YOU get to participate in the project by receiving 5 found poetry kits.
Secondly, we're happy to inform you that the Found Poetry Project website is now live at http://www.foundpoetryproject.com !
What does this mean? It means we're now ready to have people sign up to receive free found poetry kits to distribute in late March/early April. While we're hoping most people will want to donate $10 to receive the poetry kits at that reward level, we know it's not possible for everyone interested to show their financial support. (If you have pledged $10 or more, do NOT sign up again on the site -- we will collect your information through a Kickstarter survey following our campaign's end on March 4.)
It also means that we now have the capability to encourage and collect information about people extending the reach of the project by creating kits of their own. Even if you're receiving five kits as a reward, you can still participate further by creating additional kits yourself to send out into your community. Create a few kits on your own, or if you're part of a poetry or arts organization, encourage the group to make some kits together. The more kits we release, the more poems will come back to us!
We're going to be pitching the Found Poetry Project to bloggers and publications in mid-March. If you have personal ties to anyone who might be interested, please feel free to send us the details via a message here or by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to getting some of the rewards in your hands once the campaign ends!