Inspired by… Kickstarter

December 9, 2011 | Inspired by..., Video

Hello Friday! Ready for the weekend? I am!

I thought I’d leave you with something to ponder today.. do you know about Kickstarter? It’s a wonderful initiative helping independent creative projects get off the ground by allowing budding entrepreneurs/film makers/creators to upload a video of their proposed project, and set the amount required to make their project come to life. Then everyone else (that’s you and me) pledge money to their cause in the hopes that they’ll raise enough money to see the project come to fruition. But your effort doesn’t go unrewarded.. depending on how much you pledge, the project creator also promises to give you a reward for your donation.

The best way to understand, I think, is to just head to Kickstarter and start looking through all the cool projects needing some help. A good chunk of my afternoon yesterday was spent watching videos, reading stories, and feeling inspired by all the great ideas.. here are just a couple I found and loved :)

Help to create a short film about the 70 natural parks set to close down in California.

Help ‘You Smell’ launch their beautifully packaged soap business.

Help Drew purchase materials to fulfill his idea of creating 12 quilts in 12 months, along with screen prints of the quilts.

See you Monday!