We’re in the home stretch of the February membership drive and the response has been terrific. There are only four more days so please join now!
We’ve been very gratified by all of the great people who have become members, sent emails, offered assistance and share our excitement about the future of F295! Thank you!
F295 only needs 14 more contributing members to reach 50% of the budgeted membership goal for calendar year 2015. With your help, we’re confident we can make that happen by February 28.
A few posts ago I detailed the reasons we didn’t use Kickstarter (more of your money goes to support F295 rather than to a middle man). It’s for the same reason we’re not offering a bunch of kiche prizes and incentives (we do have Bea Nettle’s book at $150 level). We know our supporters are beyond trinkets as contribution bait. Not only does all that stuff clutter up closets and drawers, but it also sucks money from important needs. Even Kickstarter stresses, in their pre-campaign tutorial, to budget an appropriate amount of money to not only fund your project, but to also pay for your incentives. We know you’d rather us put your money to work in programming, events, website additions, and other ways that add value.
F295 is poised to do some pretty terrific things in 2015 (see our What’s at Stake list) and we can make it with your help. We have plans to feature more work online, more artist interviews, more book reviews, and more quality photo content – but we can’t do it alone.
This week (today?) we need to reach the half-way mark and add 14 new or renewing members in the next four days. We’ll be back with another campaign later in the year to pick up the other 50% of our goal, but we need you today.
Image is Alida Fish presenting at the 2011 F295 Symposium hosted by the Center for Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA.