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Fund Alaska's $3.5 billion deficit! Or, help us juice up this conversation for a broader audience.
Fund Alaska's $3.5 billion deficit! Or, help us juice up this conversation for a broader audience.
Fund Alaska's $3.5 billion deficit! Or, help us juice up this conversation for a broader audience.
137 backers pledged $11,884 to help bring this project to life.

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Who wants to talk about state finances!?!? No one, that's who.

But Alaska is hemorrhaging savings at a rate of $10 million a day. Failing to make major reforms will have serious economic consequences, but legislators won’t act without the support the public. Getting more folks interested in this conversation is going to require something different.

Fortunately, different is what we do.

With your support, we'll help tell the story of Alaska's financial woes in new and interesting ways, geared toward a younger generation and online engagement. We'll make more saucy videos to help explain the situation, and make copies of the Budget Balancing Game, which we'll bring to communities throughout the state.

The problem with all of this is that it costs money. Each video costs at least $7000, and each copy of the Game about $1,500. With $10,000, we can make at least one of each, and cover some travel costs.

But these numbers are bare bones.

With more money (above our $10,000 goal), we'll make more and better videos, we'll get the Game in front of more Alaskans, and we'll experiment with other innovative outreach tactics.

We've got an all-star crew, rich with ideas and energy. So if you dig what we've got going on, help put this team to work! And if you can't afford to support us financially, we'll settle for some good old fashioned sharing.

Want to learn more about the civic projects we've helped champion? Check out these links:

Risks and challenges

We have just a few short months to affect public opinion and encourage the legislature to implement a sustainable fiscal plan. It’s a tall order, we get it. That’s why we’re taking big creative risks to bring this conversation some new energy.

The biggest risk in this project is that we fail to engage a broader audience.

As young Alaskans, we know what resonates with us. More importantly though, we’re professionals. Our members include fiscal policy experts, communications and political consultants. We understand this issue better than most and know how to reach our peers.

You can see what we’ve done with $60 and a half bottle of Sriracha sauce - imagine what we can do with more.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Congratulations. You have just filled 0.00000003% of the budget gap! But hey, that's still more than you've paid in state taxes since Back to the Future was in theaters.

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    For $30, we'll shout your name from the mountain tops, digitally speaking. Just make sure follow us in all the right places beforehand.

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    Remember postcards? At $49, this will be the most expensive one you ever buy. But we'll be adding personal touch worth at least twice that. Plus, we'll make sure the whole twittersphere knows just how generous you are.

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    In addition to getting a handwritten postcard and a shout-out on Twitter, we will thank you on our Facebook page! We would love to post your name and/or your idea for how to solve Alaska's fiscal situation.

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    Want to be internet famous? We'll work your lovely mug into our next video. Plus, you get all the rewards above.

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    How would you like a captive audience of young movers and shakers? $500 will get you that at an Our Alaska's monthly meeting, plus all the rewards above.

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    Throw and educational house party for you and your nerdy friends! For $750 we’ll bring the Game to you, along with members of our group to present. Trust us, we’ve done it before and it’s better than it sounds.

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    Corporate Sponsorships? We love 'em. $1000 gets you a credit in our next video and any other products we put out.

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    All the perks of other corporate sponsors, but with a quirky personalized thank you video. Plus, get one of the XL "REPO" shirts worn in our first video.

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