Funded in 92 hours! Plus, the stretch goal I'm most excited about.
We did it!
It took about 92 hours to reach our Kickstarter goal. Thank you, everyone! We’re overwhelmed by your excitement and generosity.
Weekly shows! Sean Cole! Hooray!
A lot of people have been in touch about stretch goals and what we’re going to do if we raise more money. I’m glad you asked!
Fifty-two weekly shows is about the limit of which we are capable. I wish we could do more, and someday we might be able to, but for now, promising more would be foolhardy. What I’d like to focus on is making our little shop the best place to do exceptional work. So my first stretch goal is health care coverage.
Both Sam and I currently have private insurance (so don’t fret, we’re OK), and I’m not sure we should get a group plan, but I am sure I want the production of this show to cover health care premiums for all of us. It’s the right thing to do and it means a lot to me to have the ability to offer it. Except for my three years at WBEZ, I’ve been a contractor without benefits my entire radio career. I want to stop that cycle.
Stretch Goal #1
Raise over $181,200- Health care stipends for 99% Invisible workers. This includes stipends for paid interns and a new employee we intend to hire this year.*
Let’s raise that right now.
We have a bunch of stretch goals in mind beyond that. I’m very excited and I’m so honored that we have your support. We have 26 days to make history again with this Kickstarter. It’s going to be amazing.
Another goal to keep in mind: I really think 10,000 backers is doable, don’t you? Official challenge money still being secured, but I think we should start setting our sights on it right now. Excelsior!
*More on the "intended hire" stretch goal next update!