Two weeks before we left Sweden we started a pledge (heavily inspired by Kickstarter) to try out if we could get help to buy a new and better camera. This is the result!
Day one: 3 persons pledged €35 each
Day five: 1 organization pledged €500
Day eighteen: 1 person pledged €100
All together, that is €705.
We promised that we would return the money in case we didn’t get at least €1500. All the sponsors have insisted that we are welcome to keep the money anyway. Thanks a lot! The money will go to a dictaphone and a new computer (we’ve confirmed that it’s OK with all the sponsors). This will enable us to work more effective, resulting in more high quality material for you to enjoy.
Thoughts about the pledge
The pledge system was meant as a trial to see if we could get support from our readers in order to produce material of a higher quality. Since everything we produce goes back into the public domain (more or less) it would be great if people who enjoy it would pitch in, and help fund it directly.
We consider it a success, and we’re now able to buy some new gear that we are in need of. Maybe we would have been even more successful if we would have marketed the pledge system more actively, but we didn’t.
We feel that the result is amazing and we are very grateful for your support.
Thank you again!
The first postcard was posted from 120 meters under the surface in the Wieliczka Salt Mine to a kind person who pledged €35 :) .
What did you feel and think about this experiment?
All feedback is very important to us!
It will still be possible to sponsor us, with a similar system.
We’ll evaluate and post it when it’s finished!
/Amanda and Robin