This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
The Project for Awesome started back in 2007 when John & Hank Green and a bunch of online video creators decided it would be good, for one day of the year, to take over the online video community in the interest of good. During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos about and advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. As a community, they promote these videos and raise money for the charities using this Indiegogo. So how do you get involved?
First, YOU. Amazing community members from around the world make videos about a charity that is particularly meaningful for them. These are uploaded to the Project for Awesome website*, but also should be shared around the internet and viewed, discussed, commented upon, etc. You can vote on your favorite videos on the P4A site, which helps determine the charities that receive funding.
*Videos can be submitted from 12:00pm EST on December 11th through 11:59am EST on December 13th.
Second, fundraising. They will have an amazing selection of perks for you to choose from if you want to donate to the Foundation to Decrease World Suck through our Indiegogo campaign. From digital downloads to signed art, donated items from your favorite YouTube creators and their annual calendar… you’re bound to find something fun.
The Indiegogo will be open from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, December 9th to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 15th.
We’ll be adding new perks throughout the campaign, so check back often!!!
Third, butfArt. Say what? Yes, this is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, announce new perks, and look at dollar bills under microscopes… or something like that. You never know what will happen, so tune in and join the fun!
The livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on December 11th through 11:59am EST on December 13th.
All funds raised during the first half of P4A (12:00am EST on December 9th through 11:59am EST on December 12th) will benefit Save the Children and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
All funds raised during the second half of P4A (12:00pm EST on December 12th through 11:59pm EST on December 15th) will be divided between the organizations chosen by the community.
As of December 11th, this project has raised around $75,000 of their $500,000 goal. This project only has 5 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $51, you will get a digital download bundle. For a pledge of $55, you will get an mystery package. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-for-awesome-2015–2#/