As many of you know, my first Kickstarter.com fundraiser (September-December 2010) was extremely successful. With the support of 39 backers, I successfully raised $1,159 online and an additional $70 offline. The grand total was $1,229.
I have $371 to raise in order to meet my long-term goal of $1,600. That’s why I have returned to Kickstarter with Digital Sisterhood – Part 2. Our $500 fundraising goal will cover the balance of the iUniverse, Inc. self-publishing, mailing, and photography expenses.
Click here to listen to my audio blog about the fundraiser.
Click here to learn more about the fundraiser and make a donation.
Did you know that in 30 days I will celebrate my birthday on December 18th? In honor of my special day, I have decided to launch my December Digital Sisterhood Birthday Fundraiser on Kickstarter.com today.
Here’s how my December Digital Sisterhood Birthday Fundraiser works. Between now and December 18th at 11:59 pm, I am asking my family, friends, Facebook fans, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and social media peeps to make a donation of $1, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35 $40, $45, $50 or more by clicking on the link: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Guess what? You get a special award for each donation you make! Visit my Kickstarter.com page to learn about the special awards: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
All donations will be used to cover the cost of my self-publishing fees with iUniverse, Inc.
FYI – To date, 28 generous folks have donated $827 towards my goal of raising $1,600 by December 23. Isn’t that amazing? I think it shows how powerful social media and the generosity of people are when they come together to do good. What blessings!
Thank you in advance for your positive energy, support, and generosity!
So many wonderful things have happened since I started my Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign in September. The first wonderful thing that happened was online and offline support for my fundraising effort. So many people used Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, blogs, email, web sites, other social media tools, the telephone, and word of mouth to spread the news about my efforts. I am so grateful for everyone’s support! Many thanks!
The second wonderful thing that happened was receiving $547 in pledges from 17 generous people in less than a month. Gratitude and deep humility are the best words to express my thanks to these special people.
When I started my Kickstarter.com campaign, I had a goal to raise $500 by December 23. It was a conservative goal that I thought would help me taste the Kickstarter.com fundraising process. Well, as you can see, I have been blessed abundantly. So I decided to relaunch my fundraising campaign today with an additional goal of $1,053 to meet my overall goal of $1,600 by December 23. This money will be used to cover the cost of my self-publishing and mailing fees.
After I returned home from Blogalicious, I began hosting a weekly event called #STB10 #DigitalSisterhood Wednesday where women in social media are encouraged to celebrate, promote, and tweet about their favorite digital sisters on Twitter. The Twitterstream from the October 13th and October 20th events produced an “aha” moment for me about moving forward on changing the title of my book project. So today, I am proud to announce the new name of my next book: Digital Sisterhood: A Gen X-er Memoir of Life & the Internet. Let me know what you think about the title. I am open to your feedback!
As a side note, I have reserved “digital sisterhood” as a web site, Twitter account, and WordPress blog:
Look for more news about these digital properties going live in 2011.
One last thing … Join me in getting the word out about my fundraising efforts online and offline. Please make a donation too! Click on the link to donate $1-$25: http://kck.st/avHVlu. Thank you in advance for your support!
Gratitude and Joy,
Author of Digital Sisterhood: A Gen X-er Memoir of Life & the Internet (December 2011) www.anandaleeke.com
Tomorrow, I celebrate a full month of fundraising and a re-launch of my fundraising campaign. On October 23, I will have 62 days to raise $1,053 to meet my overall goal of $1,600. The money will be used for my self-publishing and mailing fees. Click on the link to learn how you can help me reach my $1,053 goal: http://kck.st/avHVlu. Thank you for your support! Keep shining!
Many thanks to my newest donors LaShanda Henry, Mitchell Abdullah, and R. Dudley! Many blessing to all of my donors for their generosity. See the list below.
I have some great news. I have received $446 towards my $500 Kickstarter.com fundraiser for my Sisterhood the Blog Book Project. WOW! I am so grateful to the people who have made donations and shared information about my efforts with their networks by word of mouth and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email, and other social networking sites. Many blessings to everyone!
Shout outs of gratitude to my 15 Kickstarter.com donors! See the names below.
Click on the link to learn more about my Sisterhood the Blog book project fundraiser and feel free to make a donation of $1-$25: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Thank you in advance for your support! Enjoy your weekend!
I am happy to report I have received $216 in pledges from 12 supporters for my Kickstarter.com Sisterhood the Blog book fundraising project this week. My goal is to raise $500 by December 23. This fundraising project represents the first phase in my Sisterhood the Blog book fundraising efforts. My overall goal is to raise $1,600 by August 31, 2011, to cover the cost of my iUniverse, Inc. publishing fees.
Many thanks to my 12 supporters (see list below) and everyone who has spread the word about myfundraising project. Click here to make a $1-$25 pledge to my fundraising project: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
My goal for this first round of fundraising is $500 by December 23. My overall goal is to raise $1,600 by August 31, 2011. Click here to learn how you can make a $1-$25 donation to my Kickstarter.com fundraiser. Thanks in advance for your support!
Last Friday I launched my Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign to raise $500 for my book project Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution (December 2011). To learn more and make a $1-$25 donation, click here and watch the video above. Also, read the Kickstarter.com fundraisier description below. Thank you for your support and positive energy!
Kickstarter.com Fundraiser Description for Sisterhood the Blog Book:
Author Ananda Leeke is using Kickstarter.com – http://kck.st/avHVlu – to raise money for her next book Sisterhood the Blog: Soundbytes from the 21st Century Women’s Online Revolution, a memoir that discusses her Internet adventures, digital sisterhood experiences, and reflections about women and the Internet. Her overall goal is to raise $1,600 to cover the cost of her self-publishing fees by August 31, 2011. She is using Kickstarter.com as her first phase of fundraising. Her Kickstarter.com goal is to raise $500 by December 23, 2010. Click on the link to support her fundraising campaign: http://kck.st/avHVlu.
Ananda ‘s memoir covers the period of 1986 to 2011. It begins with her first Internet experience as a law student using the LexisNexis research service at Howard University School of Law in 1986. It also discusses the first time she witnessed the power of women and the Internet at the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. The memoir digs deep into the world of women in social media and celebrates the impact of “digital diva” sheroes on Ananda’s life.
Ananda started conducting research for her memoir in 2008. She used her WordPress blog, Ning.com social networking site for women of African descent, Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, and Talkshoe.com radio shows. Since then, she has created a logo for the book and used her DC Social Media Examiner column, Flickr photo-sharing account, YouTube and Vimeo channels, and Cinchcast audio blog to document her interviews with women at meet ups and conferences such as Blogging While Brown, She’s Geeky, Nonprofit 2.0, Social Justice Camp, Crisis Camp DC, Social Commerce Camp DC, DC Media Makers, Social Media Club of DC, Latinos in Social Media, BlogHer, and Blogalicious.
In 2010, Ananda began using Survey Monkey to collect data on women’s Internet experiences (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PLWQ72K), interviewing women on Blogatique with Ananda Leeke on BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/anandaleeke), and organizing monthly focus groups on women in social media via Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/505029633…). She uses Sisterhood the Blog Radio on Talkshoe.com to host the online focus groups: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015. She facilitates the DC groups at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. She is co-leading a community discussion about digital sisterhood at the Blogalicious conference in Miami in October: http://blogaliciousweekend.com/2010/0… Her research efforts will end in March 2011. She plans to finalize the book draft, create the artwork for the book cover, and complete her Kickstarter fundraising campaign by Summer 2011. The book will be published by iUniverse, Inc. by December 2011.