The last couple of days have been an interesting ride. After finally blogging about an experience one of my business ventures had a year ago, I felt cleansed of a heavy weight. At the same time, everywhere I turned were family, friends, and colleagues emerging victorious from some even worse conditions. Many of them did so with resilience and a potent level of perseverance which touched me to the core.
Families like the Cromans, owners of Cuppa Bella Bagelry & Espresso Cafe, who suffered the loss of jobs, their home, endured heart surgery -- yet still looked for the silver lining.
That's it. Just $1. And what if, after millions were raised in this manner, the community voted on causes - big or small - that we wanted to assist? It's not a novel idea, but an interesting social experiment I decided to create on IndieGoGo: The Power of a Dollar.
We'll see what happens.
UPDATE: Our Indiegogo campaign was removed for "suspicious activity". When we contacted them to learn more, we were asked to send information (they could have found on the internet about us) from our "suspicious" email address to confirm who we are.
That's just dumb. If you don't trust who we are, why would sending you an email about our very public legal mailing address change anything? It's like being asked to write a check for $0. No thanks; I don't play games.
Instead, I chose to search for another crowdfunding site with a bit more intelligent policy and process. We'll keep you posted....