On the Campaign Trail: The First 24 Hours

Patrick Boyle | Editor-in-chiefStarting an $8,000 campaign is honestly terrifying. But Lamplighter has been fortunate enough to see contributors raise $974 for us just in the first 24 hours. That’s 12 percent of our goal! We’re so excited that people believe in our mission to promote and support the New Jersey music, art, and writing community.

We want to publicly thank all of those who were brave enough to donate on our first day. From the whole team at Lamplighter, endless love and thanks goes out to:

Denton Loving, Jessica Danger, Steve Levitt, Cassie Pruyn, Tyler Erhard, Lee Hancock, Erick Endres, April Darcy, David Gonzalez, and a handful of Anonymous contributors! And congrats to April Darcy, especially, for pushing us over the 10% mark! You’re getting a copy of Those Mockingbirds’ new album Penny the Dreadful, courtesy of my wallet.

I’m a man of my word.

MugA Word on Perks
Some of our contributors have been gracious enough to donate without selecting perks because they want Lamplighter to gain more from their donation. We totally appreciate it. But in truth, we also want you to pick your perks! We want the magazine, t-shirts, and pint glasses floating out in the world. We want to share our wares with you. Please–take what you’re owed!

A Word on Donations
We’ve been lucky to receive incredibly generous donations. Really, we couldn’t be more thankful. We want to encourage anyone out there, with anything they can spare, to donate. Every dollar counts! Whether one person gives us $500 or five-hundred people give us $1, we’re simply thankful for the support. And to see many people contributing, even at low amounts, shows us the community really believes in what we aim to accomplish.

Whatever you can contribute is worth more than its face value. It’s a marker of faith for all the hours we at Lamplighter spend working toward a better artistic community in NJ.

If you don’t even have a dollar, you can support us by sharing our campaign! Here are some links that will help with sharing:

Our Campaign:  http://LamplighterNJ.com/indiegogo  or  http://igg.me/p/848848/x/470439
Our Event Page:  http://www.facebook.com/events/680855378649881/
Our Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bEXD8iJfcw
and of course, our Facebook page and our Twitter page!

Not sure about something with the campaign? Send questions to Info@LamplighterNJ.com

Again, thank you all so much! We’re excited for the future of Lamplighter.
And we’re thrilled that you are too.

-Patrick Boyle

About the Author

Patrick BoylePatrick Boyle is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Lamplighter. He is a graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars and takes considerable care when drafting e-mails. Follow him on Twitter: @PatBoyleView all posts by Patrick Boyle →