Kickstarter, a very popular crowd funding platform, has been around since 2009 and has been a great way for artists, restaurateurs, inventors and more to recognize their dreams. The platform encourages offering tangible incentives in exchange for pledges.
Last year one of my coworkers let the team know about a Kickstarter campaign his mom had started for her book store, The Book House, in St. Louis. The community bookstore had been in the same old Victorian house for over 30 years but was being forced to move. Word spread throughout the community, to friends and family, and even made its way to the front page of Reddit and gained online support. The Kickstarter campaign raised a much needed $12,280 in order to help bring the new building up to code.
One of the pledge tiers included a grab bag of books of your selected genre. I decided to make a donation myself and received this exciting grab bag of detective pulp:
Are there any current Kickstarter campaigns that interest you? Are there other donation platforms you’ve successfully used?