We are going to put our project up on Kickstarter as a first effort. We REALLY want to make this a community building and funded project. However, if the Kickstarter approach doesn’t work we will not give up and keep trying other avenues. Suggestions welcome.
It is just a lot more fun and productive to create a community for a project. Don’t you think? What the heck do you think, anyway? (BTW, please do NOT send picture of the meal you just finished. It ain’t special! lol)
Anywho, here are some answers to questions from about funding from another great film project on a woman topic — link — edited for our project.
Where can I learn more about the GBTB Celebration project?
Watch this site
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. The screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only happen after the film is completed so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!
What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support?
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning. We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true and it would allow us to get more of the film done.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Can I Gift An Incentive?
YES! If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
How do we get the voice recordings if we choose that pledge?
We will ask you for the details of your personal message and then we will record it as a wav. file and email it to you so that you can upload it on to your phone.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the “Girls Behind the Bar” Celebration Project.
I’m not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere. Well, on this planet and this space time continuum dimension, of course