We are now coming down to the wire. Worldwide support for the Endangered Alphabets has raised nearly $9,000, but unless I reach $15,000 in pledges by 6 a.m. on Thursday, my Kickstarter campaign--intended to fund the creation of 20 carvings in endangered scripts, exhibit them, then send them to cultural preservation organizations in their countries of origin--will fail.
Please join me and the 125 backers who have already supported this campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1496420787/the-right-to-read-the-right-to-write/ and make this project a reality.
Thanks for your help in the past, and your patience as I've come to you again this time.
Please pass this invite along to anyone you think might be interested.
Right. Here we go. A week left, and $8,000 to raise. HERE.
That may sound daunting, but here’s the good news:
• we already have a solid base of $7,000 raised
• we have over 100 committed and resourceful backers who want to see this campaign succeed
• most Kickstarter backing comes in the last 48 hours.
So this is the time not to worry but to mobilize.
Here’s what I can do to help you:
• I might be able to add new rewards. At this point, no fewer than three of our rewards have come at the suggestion of backers or potential backers. Suggest away!
• I can contact folks you suggest. Maybe they’re people you don’t know, maybe you don’t like asking—entirely understandable. I’ve certainly felt that way myself, but I’ve had to get over my shyness!
Here’s what you can do:
• you can donate, if you have not done so already. If things are tight, we have new affordable rewards that are turning out to be very popular, including prints of several of the carvings, Alphabets mugs, and the Cham E tote bag, which is receiving rave reviews on Facebook.
• You can raise your level of donation, as more than a dozen of our backers have done. This also raises the level of reward for which you are eligible!
• You can talk the campaign up among your friends and colleagues. Someone who has already backed us is the most credible person on Earth. Email is good, a phone call or a face-to-face conversation is best.
The purpose of this fundraiser—to mount an exhibition in endangered languages, and then to send those carvings to their countries of origin so they can be used to help revive those languages and the cultures that created them—has already been endorsed by hundreds, even thousands of people during this campaign. We can find that support and do that good work.