Holy Moly! Thanks to all you wonderful donors out there, we have made our goal of $3,500 goal in just ONE WEEK!
You people are incredible. We are so humbled and grateful for all your help.
Of course, we still have 30 days left on the campaign, and lots more planned, so it's not over yet.
More on that below. But first, we want you to know what you've made possible for Spark Arts. Together, you have paid for:
- Brand spankin’ new flooring
- 20 folding chairs
- Office supplies and paper
- Water cooler
- Piano AND moving charges and tuning
- Start-up operating expenses
Check out our pie chart for the break down:
Use of $3,500 (after taxes/fulfillment of perks):
So what's next?
We think we can DOUBLE our goal by the time this thing is over.
That would enable us to do some other really important stuff - like start a scholarship fund for underprivileged kids (a full 40% of donations from this point forward will go to that).
So here's our new pitch:
If we can get to $5,000 by October 20:
We will do something that's a big ol' secret, and so totally awesome and fun it will blow your mind. And if you donate, you will A) know about it before anyone else, and B) have the opportunity to be involved in it. Trust us. It's going to be epic.
If we can get to $7,000 by October 31:
We will put on a weekend of awesome drop-in workshops and talks by amazing local and out-of-town artists in the first part of 2012. There will be events for kids, teens, and adults, and the weekend will be FREE and open to the community. We'll also stream it onto the web for exclusive viewing by our many awesome donors!
How can you help if you've already donated?
By sharing our campaign as much as possible! Our friends and family (and even some total strangers) have dug deep and humbled us with their generosity - now it's time to reach out to larger networks for a greater number of smaller ($1, $5, $10) donations.
And in case you're interested, here is another pie chart showing where any additional funds raised will be going:
Use of Funds Above $3,500 (after taxes/fulfil. of perks)
Once again, you are all amazing, and we couldn't do any of this without you. We've already started building our dream because of you, so stay tuned for frequent updates - there will be a lot to announce in the coming months.
Keep being awesome!
Nathan & Natalie