TECHNOLOGY – FFL Fab Lab
The Fayetteville Free Library Fab Lab! Libraries + fancy new creative technologies offered to the community for free = my heart.
Danae/Founder & COO
EDUCATION – The Badl 500
These kids are rocking it, or shall I say talking it up! I love how the team outlines not just what a perk gets you, but what a perk funds too! For example, a contribution of $100, funds the travel of one team for one debate. Talk about transparency and specificity! Read more why this is so important in our 2009 blog.
COMIC – Help Jeffrey Sailor Make a New Web Series!
The hilarious Jeffery Self is at it again. This time his campaign is not about fixing a chipped grill; instead we get to fund his sure-to-be-side-splitting web series. Jeffery's perks include an in-home stand up routine for $200. I want one for Christmas!
Jeff/Senior Rails Developer
TECHNOLOGY – The Standing Bike Transporter
Cool new method of transport and not the segway, bring it on!
Kat/Content & Community
FOOD – The Meatwave BBQ
The grilling columnist on Serious Eats wants to take his Meatwave BBQ fun to competitions across the NY area! He needs the capital to buy a mobile kitchen + equipment, food storage + entry fees. Monetary winnings from the competitions, should they win, will go towards Food Bank NYC + City Harvest. This is a great example of an IndieGoGo campaign: short but meaty pitch video, use of images in the body profile, clear summary of reasons for doing the campaign + financial goal + an already strong online presence to drive contributions! YUM!
Kate/Director of Customer Happiness
FOOD – The Meatwave BBQ Team
YUM. This campaign is guaranteed to make you hungry.
FILM – 27
Any campaign endorsed by Jerry Remy gets my vote. Boston represent!
FOOD – OlyKraut: Raw Fermentation Supports Local Food Economy
I love raw, fermented, local food campaigns!
ART – Mermaid Tea Party
A Hungarian design student's degree project: kitschy psychedelic furniture that looks like it belongs in an "imaginary seaside castle". I don't know what not to like about this campaign.
Sandy/Customer Happiness Advocate
FILM – Kids of The Gulf
One of my favorite summers included a volunteer trip to New Orleans in 2010. Kids of the Gulf is a documentary about the stories of kids and families affected by the BP oil spill of 2010. It's also a good example of how you can launch follow up campaigns.
Slava/Founder & CEO
FILM – The Linor Documentary
An incredible woman turning a negative experience into an incredible positive.
MUSIC – Slumchella
As little as $3 can help to keep indigenous people in Kenya from being displaced. Hear cool music and damn the dam.
Yan/Director of Product
TECHNOLOGY – Yogaspotting
As a fan of yoga, and the benefits it provides, I love this concept of a global networking platform for yoga students, teachers, studios and organizations.