We are officially launching our Next Indiegogo campaign!
Launch time: 12:00 noon CST
Launch date: Monday, April 27th 2015
Location: Indiegogo Crowd Funding Platform (link to be placed here at 11:58)
It's time for us to raise the funds to put on the next Kenosha Festival of Cartooning!
Now, frankly, we probably could just have gone over our list of supporters from the past 4 festivals and asked folks for donations to cover our expenses. And we have WONDERFUL supporters who most likely would have stepped up to help out with no thought of reward.
But we know how much fun it can be to get some cool backer rewards while you are helping a good cause! Like making sure that all KFOC events are FREE to the public! Our previous crowd funding created such terrific energy for our past festivals that we decided to stick with that model.
One thing that IS different this year is the total amount we are seeking. Doing all the crowd funding work winds up taking away valuable time from planning and executing the festivals so we are going big and bold! We are going to try to knock this fundraiser out of the park and raise the money we need for BOTH the 2015 and 2016 festivals.
That's right! We are ALREADY hard at work on festival 2016 and have some terrific cartoonists in the queue!
So - even though this is VERY ambitious - we are going to raise $27,500 in 42 days!
This breaks down to $13,750 per festival - an amount which not only has to cover all our operating expenses, (artists fees, receptions, shipping, costs, backer reward fulfillment) we also have to cover the fee that Indiegogo takes to process the donations.
If we make our goal that turns into 9% of at least 27,500 - $2,475 in fees.
If we DON'T make our goal we pay 12% of the total raised - anywhere from $600 (if we raise $5,000) to $3240 (if we raise $27,000)
That interest rate is a biiiig difference! So we must make the goal!!
We know we can count on you! We have some great backer rewards in the starting lineup and will be adding more as those sell out. For your convenience we've put together a master perks page here on the website. We can only offer 20 different perks at a time but you can look over the master page and do some advance "shopping" if you don't see a perk you like in the current rotation.
And don't forget to share the message on social media every chance you can while the campaign is active. If you truly cannot spare any money for the festival you can still make a difference by helping us get the word out!!
Lastly - please remember that we take no personal funds for the festival - ALL money goes to operating expenses - so we hope we can count on your whole hearted support!
Happy Crowd Funding!!!!!