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An appointment calendar, goal setting guide, journal, sketchbook, gratitude log & personal and work to-do lists all in one notebook.
An appointment calendar, goal setting guide, journal, sketchbook, gratitude log & personal and work to-do lists all in one notebook.
23,626 backers pledged $658,434 to help bring this project to life.

Launching Passion Planner Academic on Kickstarter: Create Your Own Lesson Plan For Life + Early Bird Specials! + NEW Pay-It-Forward Program + Behind The Scenes of Making a Kickstarter (Photos)!

Posted by Angelia Trinidad (Creator)
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To our amazing backers,

First off, THANK YOU!

We know that we've had our growing pains and we are so grateful for you having our backs through it all (see what we did there? ;) ).

We learned a lot and have had many milestones since you last heard from us, including:

  • Our staff is now 35 strong! All incoming emails are answered within one business day and new planner orders are shipped within 1 to 2 days. Woohoo!
  • We've also been featured in HUGE media outlets such as Washington Post, Metro New York and Entrepreneur.com.


And without further ado our BIG announcement that we want YOU to be the first to know as our loyal supporters:

Passion Planner Academic is here and we're launching it on Kickstarter!

You asked for it, so we made it happen!

Why do we want to do an academic version?

We believe that Passion Planner could be very beneficial to the academic community:

  • Time management skills
  • Work, personal and school life balance
  • Accountability in meeting set goals
  • Provides structure in an unstructured world

We are set to launch this coming Thursday (aka TOMORROW!), May 21, 2014 at 12 pm PST!

So mark your Passion Planners so you can be the first to take advantage of the limited number of special prices! :O

Why another Kickstarter, you ask?

Along with the Academic Version, we are launching a new program called the Passion Planner: Pay it Forward Program. We believe that Kickstarter is the ideal platform for  this, specifically, because we want to put it in front of a group of people who are willing to help one another - and what better than the Kickstarter community?! We will be doing something that no one has ever done before, kind of like our own social experiment.

Why are you doing this Pay It Forward Program and how does it work?

We understand that not everyone can afford a planner, so we made the full PDF of the planner available.

With that said, we wanted to take it a step further this time around. The Pay It Forward Program will give people an opportunity to help and connect with one another.

How it works:

1) Someone who can't afford a planner signs a pledge to become a potential recipient

2) A sponsor buys a planner at a discounted price for a recipient

3) A Recipient gets a planner with their sponsors name & email in it

4) The recipient sends a thank you letter at the beginning and end of the year to their sponsor

5) Finally, the recipient is encouraged to pay-it-forward and become a future sponsor

We believe in this program so much that we will match the first 500 sponsorships AND cover all shipping costs for this program!

We hope you all are excited as we are for what’s to come. We will now leave you with EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes pictures from the making of the Passion Planner Academic Kickstarter Campaign :)

One of the many cut-outs we made for the Kickstarter video!
One of the many cut-outs we made for the Kickstarter video!
In the zone.
In the zone.
Quick team meeting!
Quick team meeting!
There's time to laugh, too.
There's time to laugh, too.
Collaborative brainstorming
Collaborative brainstorming
Chels in the zone making music for our Kickstarter video!
Chels in the zone making music for our Kickstarter video!
The production team in action!
The production team in action!
Taking a nice little break with some music and In-N-Out!
Taking a nice little break with some music and In-N-Out!

Hugs,

Angelia and the (bigger) Passion Planner Team

P.S.

As always, if you're curious about what we're up to, follow us on social media!

instagram.com/passionplanner

twitter.com/passion_planner

facebook.com/thepassionplanner

passionplanner.tumblr.com

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      Christina Johnson on

      Link to the academic planner kickstarter page? Thanks :)

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      Elizabeth Brown
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      Hi! I've already backed the Academic Planner, but besides the different start date of the calendar, what's the difference between the Academic Calendar and the original Passion Planner? Thank you!

    3. Robin on

      what a shame that Angela's people are too busy & overwhelmed that though i never received my planner in the mail, they have yet to offer me my money back, and do not return my emails. this is bad buisness & I regret having donated & purchased something i never got.

    4. Lita Lovestotravel on

      So stoked!!! I am a second year Passion Plannerer who absolutely loves it and turned my boyfriend into a religious user... and this fall I will be a 27 year old freshman. Thank you for this :)

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      Juliet Safier on

      Oops - just should have read 2016. You FB page implied that was starting this month too.

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      Juliet Safier on

      Will you still be doing a 2015-2016 pre-order this month?

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      Amelia on

      Are you going to do a new kickstarter for each new product? Does that mean the dollars we have pledged in previous products aren't actually helping you have a sustainable business? Kickstarter is so people can get started and then fly, but it seems you aren't able to get off the ground if you need to have kickstarters to stay afloat..

    8. Angelia Trinidad 6-time creator on

      @jared thank you for catching that! We're launching it this year, guys!

    9. Leonard B Monroe on

      Okay. I've been with you from the start. BUT, since we are a homeschool family, my wife always wanted an academic calendar. I'm in for 100 copies. Just figure they'll be sold to m captive homeschool database. May be 1000 I'll let you know.

    10. Jared Nakayama on

      might want to launch in 2015 instead of 2014