I’l admit I was never a big fundraising person. Call it my shyness, or being a little too empathetic to put people on the spot. Call it, Beth – someone who watched her dreams of earning Girl Scout badges slip away… all because I wouldn’t sell the d*mn cookies. (On the bright side, our freezer was a wonderland of Thin Mints and Savannahs.)
I never would have guessed that one day, something I truly believed in would pop up, in need of my help – NO CURE MAGAZINE. It’s an online publication I write for, that gives innovative design, art and music, a platform to be seen and heard; and artists, a voice they may not otherwise have. The editor, Mark Zeidler, is like any one of us who has a big dream: he’s spent countless hours bringing this piece to life bi-monthly, as well as whatever’s in his back pocket. But it’s slowly paying off: Mark is on the brink of taking No Cure to print across booksellers and News Agents (that’s stores that sell magazines, to my US friends). This is a tremendous opportunity to keep innovations moving, artists creating, exposure happening. This is especially crucial during a time when arts funding is often cast to the wayside.
Using the Pozible website (an awesome, community forum that lets you pledge the amount of your choice to make creative projects happen), No Cure has been running a fundraising campaign with the financial goal of $6000 to get the magazine printed. Currently, we’re just under $1500 away from making this happen. The catch: we only have 5 days left, to do so.
So… (insert ackward, foot-swooshing Beth here) if you’re a big believer in keeping the arts scene alive and thriving, consider donating the amount of your choice to this project by clicking here. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love the no-pressure situation of the Pozible site – it’s totally legit, and whatever amount you donate is processed ONLY if our $6000 goal is reached. You’ll also have the chance to receive some pretty cool incentives if you donate anywhere from $5 and up.
And even if you don’t wish to make a donation, check out Pozible anyway for even more creative projects on the brink of existence – with your help. Or, if you have an idea you’d like to get off the ground, Pozible could be your platform.
This is a time where paying it forward could have a big payoff, if you truly believe in the arts.
Thanks so much for your consideration, and for listening.