Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 8: Launched now! with Technology Tricksters

Classic, totally classic. Right after I finished the earlier blog post this morning, and did one last run through the campaign page, access to the Indiegogo site stopped. It is ending up as HTML, or not even loading at all. Classic. And I wonder if this was to make sure that this was a communal …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 7: Faith, Trust, and the Art of Change

  Its 5:35am, and I have been up an hour an a half, and in theory today my crowdfunding campaign launches. I say in theory because we are not actually in control of the fate our creations. And that said, my human-ego self desires that the project flies out into the larger world today.   …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 6: Vulnerability and Surrender

Vulnerability has hit. My indispensable team member, MK Barr and I have been working full-tilt for over forty days, and I have hit a vulnerable place. It’s five days until my launch, and feelings of insecurity are sneaking into my fatigued psyche about how this is all going to go. I am giving this all …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 4: Interview with Lisa de St. Croix-creator of the Tarot de St. Croix

Lisa de St. Croix’s new Tarot de St. Croix is a luscious, cross-cultural Southwest deck that she created over four and a half years following the synchronistic urges of the deck itself. I met her in Santa Fe before she began the deck, and have enjoyed watching it’s magical emergence. Lisa and I are good …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 3: Viability-Is this Baby Gonna Fly?

The first thing you need to ask yourself before you launch into this brave new world of crowdfunding is does your campaign have a decent chance of working. There are a series of questions you should ask yourself before committing to this herculean task, and I went through these steps myself in considering my campaign …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 2: Interview with Robert Place of The Burning Serpent Oracle

Robert Place is a modern-day renaissance man. He is a respected Tarot scholar and published author, a multidisciplinary artist and a mystic dreamer. Robert has built his career over time, honing his skills for weaving his intuition with his intellect. He was a wonderful first interview for The Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign series because …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign from the Beginning Part 1: Vision-The Social Artists

  “The Social Artist is one who brings the focus, perspective, tireless dedication and fresh vision of the artist to the social arena. She or he seeks innovative solutions to troubling conditions, is a lifelong learner ever hungry for insights, imaginative ideas and a deeper understanding of present-day issues. The Social Artist learns to think like …