Friday, September 24, 2010


I was reading an article in the New York Times yesterday and I stumbled onto Kickstarter.

Kickstarter is this amazing website focused on supporting creative ideas by giving them an accessible platform. Artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, illustrators, explorers, curators, performers....anyone with an idea can apply.

Here's the lowdown:
Every project has a funding goal (any dollar amount) and a time limit (from 1 - 90 days) set by the project creator. When the deadline is reached, there are either of two results:

1. Funding Successful: If a project has met or surpassed its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are instantly charged and funds go directly to the project creator. Project creators are then responsible for completing the project and delivering rewards as promised.

2. Funding Unsuccessful: If a project has not met its funding goal, all pledges are canceled. That's it.

The best part is all the money raised for a particular project goes directly to the project creator. Kickstart doesn't take a single penny!

What an amazing, creative positive thing to put out into the world.

In good health,

Dr. Stacey Welton, ND

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