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$501
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 21 2016 10:00 AM UTC +00:00
$501
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, April 21 2016 10:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

We believe in the power of authentic relationships and unconditional love to change our world, creating a global community where connection is the new currency and everyone has enough. 

Our mission is to cultivate mutual connections and develop new ones by providing the tools and resources needed to form intuitive, purposeful communities based on shared values of cooperation, trust, and creativity.

Our goal is to create an online platform and mobile app that helps you find the support, inspiration, and resources you need to thrive and accomplish your creative goals. Here's how it works:

Create

Based on your goals and the type of community you want to create, choose either a professional or personal account.

Whether you are a small business or personal user, each option offers unique features!


Personal


-Free profile with access to collective resources within your core community
-Ability to share, view, and create events on your community's calendar
-Ability to search our Light Pages for businesses and organizations which adhere to our values of sustainable, organic, fair trade, and community service
-Access to global job openings posted by creative, conscious companies -Ability to message, share projects, organize, and create new groups for collaboration
-Ability to submit your project or fundraising goal to be featured on our home page and shared with the entire Love Circles community

Professional

-Free profile with access to collective resources within your core community -Ability to collaborate with other businesses, creating brand awareness and trust among consumers
-Monthly or yearly listing in our Light Pages for a suggested donation
-Access to public profiles of members searching for employment and free job listings
-Limited amount of custom access codes for customers, inviting them to list your business or organization among their core community of trusted enterprises
-Ability to be interviewed for one of our weekly features on our home page

Connect
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." -Jim Rohn

So, make it count! Invite five core friends into your circle to collaborate, create, and share resources with. As you form your core community, you'll gain access to a widening network of resources, inspiration, and support through mutual connections. 

Collaborate

As communities continue to grow organically, new micro-communities are formed and strengthened while remaining part of the whole.

Rewards
Examples of custom mug:

 Examples of custom T-shirt design:


Budget

We want to build a sustainable community that grows over time and has a long-term impact on each of its members. We are dedicated to the longevity and quality of this platform and want the very best.

After consulting and sharing our idea with a variety of free-lance and design agencies, we received estimates for the development of our platform and mobile app ranging from $10,000-$35,000. 

Web Development -73%
Kickstarter Fees - 10%
Rewards and Shipping 11%
Non-profit Certification 6%

We want to crowd fund the initial start-up costs so that we can involve you in every aspect of building this community because it's for you. We've chosen the highest estimate as our crowdfunding goal because we want this platform to be the very best it can be. We want your involvement, enthusiasm, and feedback the entire way. We want to share every step of this process with you, to create this community together. Every $1 counts and makes a difference! 

So, spread the love! 
Even if you can't contribute financially, we still need your help! Kickstarter has an internal algorithm they use to judge a project's popularity. So the more times you share our project link on your Twitter, Fb, etc, the more it helps us out! Tell your community why you like our idea and why you're excited to see it become a reality. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and Instagram for daily inspiration and updates. 

You can also learn more about this project by visiting our website www.lovecircles.org or sending your questions and comments to mariah@lovecircles.org.

With hearts full of gratitude, thank you for participating in our effort to make the world a little bit brighter for everyone. We couldn't do it without you! 
-Mariah & The Love Circles Team

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to begin working with talented, professional web-developers as soon as our Kickstarter campaign is successful. Based on preliminary consulting, the time frame quoted to complete the development of our platform is 4-6 months.

The potential risks involved are higher than estimated costs, and longer than estimated time to complete the development of our site and mobile app.

While every single feature may not be available by September, each backer will be invited into the beta testing process as soon as we're ready. The basic features such as the business directory, user profile, and Love Circles Home Page will take priority in development so each supporter receives their reward and can begin creating their circles of connection.

Other challenges involve becoming non-profit certified, addressing licensing fees, and securing sustainable funding sources. However, these challenges should not affect the rewards promised to backers as we move forward.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You will receive:

    -Exclusive beta access to Love Circles
    -Your own personal profile with a special "Ambassador" badge
    -5 unique codes to invite your friends into your circle
    -A personalized photo posted on Instagram of your name written on a cut-out paper heart for our gratitude jar.

    This will grant you access to 25+ mutual connections through your core community.

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  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You will receive:

    -Exclusive beta access to Love Circles
    -Your own personal profile with a special "Ambassador" badge
    -10 unique codes to invite your friends into your circle
    -A personalized thank-you email, written by Mariah

    This will grant you access to 50+ mutual connections through your core community.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You will receive:

    -Exclusive beta access to the Love Circles community as a level three member
    -Your own personal or professional profile
    -A special "Ambassador" badge
    -One custom coffee mug with the Love Circles logo
    -One month listing in our searchable, global business directory
    -25 unique codes to invite your friends & colleagues into your circle.

    This will grant you access to 125+ mutual connections through your core community.

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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    You will receive:

    -Exclusive beta access to the Love Circles community as a level four member
    -Your own personal or professional profile
    -A customized Love Circles American Apparel T-shirt
    -A special "Guru" badge
    -125 invitation codes to extend to your friends & colleagues
    -A personalized interview or feature published on our homepage
    -A free six-month listing in our searchable, global business directory.

    This will grant you access to 625+ mutual connections through your core community.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    You will receive:

    -Exclusive beta access to the Love Circles community as a level four member
    -Your own personal or professional profile
    -A customized Love Circles American Apparel T-shirt + customized coffee mug
    -A special "Guru" badge
    -125 invitation codes to extend to your friends & colleagues
    -A personalized interview or feature published on our homepage
    -A free one-year listing in our searchable, global business directory.

    This will grant you access to 625+ mutual connections through your core community.

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Funding period

- (29 days)