Mobile app and website w/ tools for building a joyful community always ready to transform any F#%*ed-up situation into outrageous fun!
Here's the short and sweet description of the project:
The Joyful Activist Playbook encourages people to find and live their own unique true JOY, trusting that by doing so, they are part of a much larger community, with untold numbers each doing their own little bit, every day. Each person living their joy, while paying attention to the injustice s/he can alleviate, is part of the new global movement - activism with a joyful basis.
The website and mobile app back up that trust with tangible proof that others are out there engaging in these joyful activities. These tools make it possible for users to get more inspired, share joyful activities with others, find fellow activators for support at any location, and always feel part of a larger community of those who care - anytime, anyplace - at the click of a button. You need never feel alone in your daily practice of more joy, at more times, with more people.
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It's high time to create a website and mobile application to grow and serve a community of Joyful Activists. The site will be JoyfulActivist.com, and the app will be The 2 Minute Drill. With the project being all about building community, Kickstarter is the natural source for potential funding. It's the perfect way to get an involved group of wonderful people to take interest in a cool idea, even before it launches.
As the author of the Joyful Activist Playbook: Transforming Outrage into Outrageous Fun, I am now ready, with your help, to create the online and mobile tools necessary to really be the glue for such a community to thrive. The book should be out by June 2011, and it's key for the online presence to be humming by then. Joyful Activist was recently highlighted in the L.A. Weekly Best Of issue as Best Happy Diggers and Do-Gooders, and now is the time to keep the momentum going.
The site will have a place to search for Joyful Activities nearby. Tools to help create them. Assistance in finding others to join projects. A place to share all the photos, videos and ideas created around these actions.
The 2-Minute Drill app will keep the user entertained, joyous, and inspired whenever and wherever life needs a little lift. With this app, the user will always be ready with something outrageous and fun to share with whomever is nearby, in just 2 minutes – waiting in line for the restroom, hanging around the pizza place, in the supermarket line, on the commuter train, the bus stop, wherever.
The app will be truly outrageous. Think of any situation where you might want to get people joyous and activated, and this app will be there for you. It will have videos for you to show others, fun actions to do, sayings for when just the right words are necessary. It's going to take some effort and money to put these tools together, but it will be so worth it, and so much fun, to have all these resources at your disposal, whenever you might need them.
I've got local web guru pals to build the website and the mobile app. The dollars you generously spend will go to feeding the designers and coders, paying for the books that will be shipped to contributors, shooting the videos needed for the mobile app, the server costs, and funds needed to get and keep the site and application up and running.
We'll test all the 2-Minute Drills on local peeps, to be sure they are effective. The app makes sure the user is never without a quick and clever way to bring some outrageous fun to any situation, leave people laughing, and together with the website, improve the world a little in the process.
We would really enjoy having some of the 2-Minute Drills conceived of by our backers. After all, the project is foremost about building community. So think up an action that would have an impact, in less than 2 minutes, and donate at the $1000 level or more. It can highlight a cause that you care deeply about. If that's too steep a price, but you have an idea for an amazing drill, write it down, and make a contribution at any level. After the project is funded, we will ask for input from our backers, and we may just choose a 2-Minute Drill from that group of ideas.
We want your contribution to be valuable to you and any cause that is dear to you. We welcome your input in making the Joyful Activist website and 2-Minute Drill mobile application as vibrant and essential as they can possibly be. Please be part of this community. At whatever level you donate, and even if you simply follow the project, please spread the word about this project to everyone you know, and put a smile on their faces as well. Keep checking back in and follow the updates. This community tool will be as powerful as the community it serves, so help us strengthen the ties by becoming a part of it.
(Note to International backers: If you are outside of the U.S. and have chosen paper books as your reward, kindly add an additional $2.50 per book to the reward level to cover the added shipping costs. Thanks.)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A copy of the 2-Minute Drill mobile application, plus the above.
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An advance printed edition of the Joyful Activist Playbook. Get it before it's available anywhere else. Plus the above.
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An advance signed printed edition of the book, and your name in the acknowledgments section of the book, plus $10 level rewards.
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Three (3) signed copies of the book - one for you, one for a friend, and one to (if you’d like) place strategically where someone else might benefit from transforming their outrage, your name in the acknowledgments section of the book, plus $10 level rewards.
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A quarter page on the Joyful Activist website dedicated to your chosen organization or cause, to highlight the joyful activities that it does, plus the $50 level rewards.
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If you have or make a video showing your Joyful Activism, it will be highlighted on the Joyful Activist website, plus the $100 level rewards.
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You get to design a 2 Minute Drill, benefiting the organization, action, or cause of your choice. This is a way to really impact, with many supporters, an issue that you personally care about. We will incorporate your design into the larger application, and you will get credit as a designer on a mobile app. A half page feature on the website dedicated to your organization, plus you get the $50 level rewards.
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Go a step further in your creativity. You come up with 2-Minute Drill idea, and we will video the idea that you devise (with our consultation and final cut). A full page feature on the website dedicated to the organization of your choice, credit as an app designer, plus you get the $50 level rewards.
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We will come to you and shoot a video about your organization or your joyful activities to be highlighted on the front page of the website, and we will design a 2 Minute Drill around the cause, topic, or organization of your choice (you may of course co-create if you would like), A full page feature on the website dedicated to your chosen organization, plus you get the $50 level rewards.
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You and/or your chosen organization will be featured as title sponsor for the mobile application, “Two Minute Drill brought to you by ...” credit, plus name and logo appearing on every screen of the application, plus the $5000 level benefits.
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