What have you been doing all week?
I’ve been prepping for the Blogalicious Weekend Conference that kicks off on October 3 in Atlanta. That means I have been writing blog posts, sending and replying to emails, making phone calls, and scheduling blog posts and social media for next week. It’s been a busy week and now that it is coming to a close I am feeling rather accomplished! I can actually breathe in TGIF! and exhale a gigantic smile (especially since I am going to my Kundalini yoga class and participating in the Digital Sisterhood #Unplugged Weekend on Saturday and Sunday)!
So without further adieu, here is my final blog post on Blogalicious crowdfunding resources. Today’s post features some of my favorite crowdfunding campaigns created by members of the Blogalicious community. Enjoy!
- #BloggersforHaiti’s OFEDA: Support Female Haitian Entrepreneurs Indiegogo fundraiser (you can still donate to this campaign; BloggersforHaiti include Leticia Barr, Kety Esquivel, Ana Flores, Jeannette Kaplun, Elena Sonnimo, and Danica Kombol)
- Dariana and Dariela Cruz’s Indiegogo fundraiser and PayPal fundraiser to help their business, Dari Design Studio prepare for and attend SUREX, the global marketplace for original art and design where artists, agents, and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create products
- Kiratiana Freelon’s Kickstarter fundraiser for the publication of The Travel Guide to Multicultural London
- Kaneisha Grayson’s Kickstarter fundraiser for her book, Be Your Own Boyfriend
- Mike Street’s GoFundMe fundraiser to attend conferences like Blogalicious
- Andrene M. Taylor’s ZuriWorks Indiegogo fundraiser for its Exposures Project: Other Faces of Cancer (you can still donate to this campaign)
- Techturized’s Indiegogo fundraiser for MadameYou.com created by Joy Buolamwini, Chanel Martin, Candace Mitchell, and Jess Watson
- Takeyah Young’s ChipIn.com fundraiser for a trip to work with the Edeyo Foundation and Rhythm ‘N Dance on health and nutrition programming and a cultural arts education program at the Joyous Heart School in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CHIPIN.com shut down in March 2013)
Are you coming to Blogalicious? If so, make sure you attend the panel discussion on CrowdFunding: The Financial Backing for Your Project Is at Your Fingertips! that will take place on Friday, October 4 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. It features the Techturized, Inc. co-founders, Chanel Martin (CSO), Candace Mitchell (CEO), and Jessica Watson (CMO). They are responsible for creating MadameYou.com, an online destination for African-American women to share their hair experiences, and give advice to each other regarding how to tackle hair issues. During the panel, you will have a chance to hear the Techturized co-founders share their lessons learned from their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask them questions about your own crowdfunding plans. And I’ll be there to moderate the panel!
Have a great weekend!