UPDATE: We met our fundraising goal just in the nick of time! We were definitely getting some of those Cubs 9th inning World Series butterflies. Fortunately, we had a surge of amazing friends, family, and enthusiasts who made several 11th hour donations. For all who donated to this campaign, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your backing. Your support (in any form) is what compels us to explore and continue our pursuit of experimental art.
It is the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays have arrived, and if you listen very closely at night, you can hear the faint clicking of keys as many of us not-for-profits burn the midnight oil to write our end of the year appeals. We have seen many organizations make appeals for what has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday” very similar to the “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday” that many of us know to start off the season after Thanksgiving.
However, if you know anything about us, you probably could guess we wanted to do something a little different. Our thought was why only have one day of giving when we could have three weeks of giving! We also needed to figure out what was a good goal. We are still new to the game, but we definitely wanted to get our feet wet with some fundraising. We initially thought $1000 would be a great number to hit, but it just seemed a little too flat. So… we decided to give ourselves a constant reminder of our deadline and monetary goal which is why we are trying to raise $1231 by the end of the year.