Reasons for Hoorahs!
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 email@example.com.
Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to getting some of the rewards in your hands once the campaign ends!
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We will add your name to the supporters list on the project website with a link to your website or social media network.Estimated delivery:
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We'll send you a custom Found Poetry Project postcard with a note expressing our sincere thanks, plus everything above.Estimated delivery:
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We'll send you FIVE Found Poetry Project kits to use and distribute in your local community, plus everything above.Estimated delivery:
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We'll write an original found poem for you, printed on quality 8x10 paper that is ready for framing. Plus, you also get everything above!Estimated delivery:
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Get lost! Provide us with five copies of something you created (a poem, chapbook, artwork, CD, etc) and we'll distribute it around our local communities. You also get all of the above.Estimated delivery:
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Give the gift of found poetry! For this pledge amount, we'll create an original found poem on 8x10 quality paper from a source text of your choosing (including personal correspondence, yearbook messages, Twitter feeds, etc!) that you can gift to a family member or friend. Plus, you also get everything listed above.Estimated delivery:
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Receive a printed, bound copy of all of the poems submitted as part of the Found Poetry Project. Again, you get everything above, too!Estimated delivery:
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Be a guest reader on an upcoming issue of the Found Poetry Review. As part of your role, we'll feature an interview with you in the issue. You also get all of the rewards listed above.Estimated delivery:
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