In my last post I wrote about the class I’m taking to help learn how to raise capital for businesses. As part of the homework, some of us are trying to raise funds for our various projects. In a few cases, the full amount of money people are looking for is less than $2,000. In other cases, such as mine, it’s kind of a crash course in crowdfunding.
While my current estimated budget for the entire documentary is more than $200,000, for the class project I’m just asking for funding to help with my travel to Washington D.C. where the bulk of my interviews will take place. I’ve set up a separate bank account where the money will go (providing I at least meet my goal; it’s an all or nothing situation) once overhead and taxes are paid.
What my classmates are working on
While I’m putting my project first on the list, if my work doesn’t interest you, please feel free to take a look at the work of my fellow students. (It’s really a nice group of people, I must say. They could all use your support though the local ones would probably be of less interest.)
Mine (includes a two-minute background video on what I’m trying to do).
A new, handy interlocking USB cable.
Short film for heathcare workers (and others) to support adopting families
Learn Chinese through “coldswitching”
In New Mexico and Los Alamos
Help learn about DNA and biodiversity in New Mexico
A cool, new athletic training facility
Help local babies get a good start
If you look around, you’ll notice that the preamp kit has already met its goal. (Go Jason!)
If you could pledge a few dollars or just help spread the word of what we’re trying to do, that would be greatly appreciated!
More soon, I promise. Lots of interesting stuff in the near future.
Thanks for your assistance.
I just wish to make a minor suggestion. I don’t think we should refer to the British Imperial System as anything other than exactly that. The BRITISH IMPERIAL system. Referring to it as the US Customary System makes people comfortable with the term and more likely to hang on to the past if in fact it is a “US” system…which we both know it is not. True patriotism would advocate for the metric system and no other. Please side with me on this as I believe unity will be the greatest asset in winning this fight for progress.
Jeff: Thanks for taking time to comment. However, we have altered Imperial units so our systems no longer align. We use U.S. customary units in this country. The best illustration I have is a baby bottle that shows all three side by side. As you look at the markings toward the top it becomes obvious that U.S. customary liquid ounces are slightly larger than Imperial ounces. See for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_the_imperial_and_US_customary_measurement_systems