Fundraising Goals for The Future of Money Project
When you start a project like this one, one in which you’re trying something new and there’s not much out there to study to see how to “do it right” it’s of course possible to make mistakes and learn on the job. In the last couple days we’ve had a chance to reflect on how things are going so far with our fund raising efforts, and taking a cue from various opinion leaders in the field, have decided to offer up some concrete monetary goals for our project. We are interested to test the hypothesis that having these goals will influence the likelihood of raising more funds. So here are some of the extra things we can do with your generous support – in addition to the awesome video and presentation we’re already making – all of which we intend to give away under a creative commons license:
$5,000: Research Visualization
If we can raise this much money we will create a beautiful and useful visualization of all the companies, initiatives and organizations we’ve been tracking in our research. Right now this research is a tangled mind map but with the skills in our team we have the ability to transform it into an informative and elegant visualization. This would include an overview of peer-to-peer lending platforms, open money protocols, emerging virtual currencies, microfinance platforms, and social currencies.
$10,000: Full Interviews
We’re going to be conducting a bunch of interviews very soon. Typically interviews will run between 10-30 minutes. However the video we’re producing will be between 3-5 minutes when it’s finished. Obviously we’re going to have to leave some stuff out. With this level of support we’ll be willing to edit each interview on its own and release it as its own video.
So let’s see what happens. The offer is made. The deadline is Venessa’s presentation on October 25, 2010. It’s up to you to decide if these expanded aspects of the project are worth your money and our time.