Week One Wrap-Up
What a whirlwind week it's been! We couldn't be happier with the $11,266.00 in pledges we have so far. Don't forget, we don't get any of the money pledged until we've reached our full goal, so there's still lots of work to do!
We had an amazing response to Judy Russell's "Revolutionary Challenge" posted to her Legal Genealogist blog last week (http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2013/03/02/my-own-last-muster/) as well as a great outpouring of support from social media and our direct email appeals.
But now the challenge really begins - many Kickstarter campaigns lose momentum after week one... let's make sure to keep our pace strong! A second $10,000+ week would make a huge impact on the potential success of our campaign and our film. Here are two quick steps to help us make that a reality:
1. Keep sharing - (so far, about 50% of our donors have come from sharing and social media efforts ( http://infogr.am/The-Profile-of-a-Donor/). Please blog about us, tweet about us, write down the link and hand it out at your next historical society meeting-- any and all kinds of networking will help us reach and surpass our goal!
2. Tell your own Revolutionary Story. Do you have family ties to the revolutionary war? Are you a history buff with a great story or factoid? Do you own an artifact or photo that has a Revolutionary connection? Let us know! Anyone who has pledged to the campaign so far can send us a Kickstarter message or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that's 1-3 sentences telling us about your ties to the Revolution. We'll use Twitter & Facebook to highlight it as thanks for partnering with us to help make this campaign a success. Here's your chance to show how far the roots of the Revolution spread!
Thanks again for all of your financial and networking support!
The Revolutionary Voices team
Fun Fact: Molly Ferris Akin’s story of bravery during the Revolution was oral history passed down in the family until a descendant wrote in down in 1984. You can start telling your own story now!