About this project
The big finish: help us to get to 2000 backers?
We believe in an economy of generosity. Tina believes in it. Do you?
Give a little. Get a lot.
Give and it comes back to you. That's the economy of generosity. In this case, it comes back in the form of some sweet rewards:
Chat one-on-one with some of our favorite past speakers. Ask them what they love about CreativeMornings. Ask them how they got to the top of their fields. These are some of the smartest, most talented and most giving folks we know. And now you can get to know them too!
Gold, Golder, Golden (Tickets, that is)
This reward has been so popular, that we added another option. So now you can choose from one, two or three tickets to any CreativeMornings talk.
The All-Austin Album
Every month, musicians in Austin wake up early and play a 15-minute set for the CreativeMornings audience. It took considerably less arm-twisting to get them to donate a song for our Kickstarter, and it’s been our most popular reward yet! Get introduced to Charlie Belle, Nick & Paige and The Reverent Few, Beat Root Revival, Eric Bettencourt, Nomad City, Kathryn Legendre, Growl, Taylor & the Wild Now, Little Brave, Good Field, Elijah Ford & The Bloom and more!
Give Back to Your Company
We’re offering unprecedented access to the CreativeMornings community:
- Put your company's message on a slide shown to audiences of creative professionals in 20 cities.
- Place an ad in our newsletter seen by nearly 100,000 influencers around the world.
- Get Golden Tickets for your team.
- Meet at CreativeMornings Headquarters for a private workshop with our team.
But didn't we already meet our funding goal?
Yes, we've passed our funding goal but not our ambitions. It isn’t about the money*, it’s about the people who get inspired at CreativeMornings every month - and getting more of you involved.
*Don’t get us wrong, it takes money to make awesome things happen. And we're planning something awesome to make every CreativeMornings event even better:
What do we need your support for?
We're bringing our volunteer organizers from around the world together to inspire and learn from each other. We call it the CreativeMornings Summit. And it will make your local events even better—way better.
If we raise…
…$80,000, we won't have to sit on the floor.
…$130,000, we can feed everyone barbecue.
…$150,000, we'll have pro AV and won't have to shout.
…$200,000, we'll do hands-on workshops and activities that push our volunteers out of their comfort zones. (And maybe we'll fire a confetti cannon.)
Over the past seven years, we've collectively produced almost 3,000 events—and we've never charged our attendees for a single one (unless you count hugs or high fives as currency).
So please help us bring our volunteer organizers from 139 cities (and counting) together to share insights, stories and lessons learned.
If you believe that great communities make great things happen, this is your chance to impact hundreds of creative leaders around the globe. Amazing people who would totally give you a high five if you met them. People like this:
So if you've ever felt energized by a speaker, felt empowered by your local community or enjoyed a free cup of coffee — this is your chance to say thank you and help make CreativeMornings even better.
What is the CreativeMornings Summit?
The Summit will bring 350+ organizers from around the world together in Austin, Texas – where they’ll help each other make their local chapters even more awesome.
Organizers will exchange ideas, share best practices, and develop leadership skills with creative authorities like Simon Sinek. They’ll return to their cities with more passion and energy to offer to their creative communities. That means you!
You can’t put a price on making an impact like this, but let’s try! Please help us make the #CMsummit16 a reality.
Who we are & how we got here:
Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) started CreativeMornings in 2008 out of a desire for an accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Free of charge and open to anyone. Since then, it has grown to 139 chapters around the world.
Our archive of past talks is full of inspiration. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme every month. These events remain free thanks to the support of generous partners and volunteers.
Watch how five years of CreativeMornings has impacted the Los Angeles creative community:
Every CreativeMornings chapter is full of people like that. Amazing people who would totally give you a hug if you met them.
Our CreativeMornings Manifesto proudly states: Everyone is creative. We bring together people who are driven by passion and purpose, confident that they will inspire one another, and inspire change in neighborhoods and cities around the world. Everyone is welcome.
Kickstarter brings people together to help create something special. We can relate.
CreativeMornings makes inspirational events happen every month. (Did we mention that they’re always free?) We’re asking you to pitch in and help make the Summit happen, so we can continue making these mornings brighter for everyone.
Here's to more inspiring, fun and creative mornings for all.
Risks and challenges
We organize large events every month, but not quite like this. Heck, we even threw a Summit before back in 2014, but we were only 88 chapters then.
We have a great volunteer team on the ground in Austin organizing the Summit with the help of our headquarters in Brooklyn. We have a global creative community. What we don’t have is all the money that our spreadsheets say we need to pull this off.
Without this Summit, our organizers will miss out on the collective brain power and high fives that will help make our creative communities stronger.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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