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We have a sponsor!

August 2, 2013

I have amazing news! Franklin and I have been speaking this week with Kenneth R. Haslam, MD, long-time poly activist and speaker, and curator of the polyamory collection at the Kinsey Institute. And he has agreed to back our project!

Specifically, he is offering to match the first $5,000 we raise in our Indiegogo campaign. This means that if you’re among our first backers, your contribution to our campaign will be doubled. (And we’ll be offering a few limited, early-adopter awards to encourage you even more to contribute early.) He’s also kindly offered to review our first draft.

Dr. Haslam’s contribution is really huge for us, not just because of how honoured we feel to have his support (and we do), and not just because of the incredibly generous sum of money (and it is).* Because of the funny way things scale with crowdfunding (rewards and such, especially with books), by not having to raise that extra $5,000, we actually get to knock $10,000 off our total crowdfunding goal, bringing much closer our hope of being able to offer nearly every backer a printed book.

We’ve been receiving an outpouring of support from others, too, which is going to enable us to offer some really awesome rewards. Including:

Some of these folks have agreed to attend our book launch party next year, as well as a special pre-launch reception exclusive for higher-level backers of our Indiegogo. And I should add, for the sake of the other amazing people who have pledged support, that this list is, of course, non-exhaustive.

Oh, and mark your calendars: the launch date of the Indiegogo campaign is August 22. We’ll be throwing a launch party in Portland, Oregon, open to all. More details coming soon!

*Even though Franklin says we can’t start calling Dr. Haslam our unicorn. 😦
 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eli permalink
    August 2, 2013 7:46 pm

    Congrats! That Ken Haslam is one awesome dude 🙂

    • Eve Rickert permalink
      August 2, 2013 9:59 pm

      Completely agreed!

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