The Influence of Millennials

My wife Karen and I probably wouldn’t have known about KICKSTARTER if we hadn’t worked at establishing social relationships with younger people. Most folks our ages (78 and 71) don’t know a whole lot about these alternative funding channels.

So, we’ll admit it, one of the reasons we entered a project on KICKSTARTER was to better understand how the younger generation thinks. Millennials are into these different approaches to raising working capital.

In reality, KICKSTARTER funding can be seen as advance orders for the product we were wanting to fund. To be specific, we wanted to republish a new edition of our Kingdom Tales Trilogy with all-new, multiethnic art. This was as a legacy project to honor our son Jeremy (41), who died last November from aggressive lymphoma.

We didn’t have the capital to pull this off. So we figured out what the cost would be and then, through KICKSTARTER, asked people to help us reach this $22,500 amount. Praise the Lord, last week we made our goal. This was important, because if we hadn’t reached it, we wouldn’t receive any of what was pledged.

This final week, we are into what are called “Stretch Goals.” All donors, old and new, receive extra bonuses if new levels are met. In our case, for example, these are like free color prints of some of the new art, prints suitable for framing.

Hey, we’re feeling a little like we’re young again!

Check out the project by clicking here in order to go to the Mainstay webpage on KICKSTARTER, but you’ll have to do it soon, because our project ends on Sunday, August 3rd at midnight.




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