Happy Monday everyone,
Please forward this update to everyone you know! With only 12 days left in our Kickstarter campaign, we have only reached 28% of our goal...and if we do not reach our goal by April 1st all funds are returned to you and everything is cancelled. But here's the upside! Most Kickstarter campaigns receive the balance of their support towards the end of their campaign...so now is when we REALLY need you! We ask that you consider any of the following scenarios as we make the final push towards our goal:
1) Become Our Angel Sponsor: we are seeking an individual or company to graciously commit to matching all contributions that we receive on Kickstarter between now and 5:00pm Central Time on March 30th (the match amount shall not exceed $20,000). When your match is received and we reach our funding goal we will return the favor by providing the following: round-trip airfare (w/in the continental U.S.) and hotel for 2 nights in downtown Chicago; spend a day with us touring the studio (where we will also deliver to you the Super Sized Negative Reward), tour the world-renowned camera, the city and dinner and drinks at our favorite Chicago restaurant!
2) Increase your contribution: it's crunch time...you've already done so much to help us, but if you believe in our project enough to increase your pledge amount by $40 or more, we will include an additional 11"x17" collage of portrait photos that have been shot with the big camera (in addition to the rewards corresponding to your increased pledge).
3) Your network could help us reach our goal: with tools like Facebook & Twitter, our network and your network can reach hundreds of thousands of people in an instant. If you don't have the ability to help us financially, please post a link to this update and our Kickstarter campaign, "Like" the page...and if you can take a step further...email your personal contacts telling them why you backed our project and how they can become a part of this exciting mission.
We believe we can make this happen...but we can't do it without your help. Kickstarter is our first step in making Vanishing Cultures a reality. We are forever grateful for your contributions! --The Vanishing Cultures Team