The global crowd-funding initiative aimed at helping us complete the Frank Buchman documentary film ended on 31March, 2017.
One hundred and six unique donors worldwide donated a total of approx. $17,000. We are very grateful for all the generosity, energy and passion many of you put into this campaign. All contributions were very special to us and will enable us to have the film ready this year and make it available to our teams around the world.
The film makers would ideally like to have the film ready in multiple languages including French, German, Japanese, Filipino, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hindi and any other as requested. If you’d like to help the team create a version of the film with one of these languages please get in touch with us. We need help with professional translation, voice over of the commentary and/or funding.
The success of our fundraising on the GlobalGiving platform also provided IofC International with GlobalGiving Partner Membership. This means that we can promote new fundraising projects on the platform and take advantage of many unique online crowd-funding opportunities in the future. In due course, we will gladly share with our teams the insights from the crowd funding training as well as the lessons learned from our initiative.
We celebrate this accomplishment with you!
With warm regards,
Imad Karam and Igor Ene,
On behalf of the film crew and IofC International fundraising team
Monday, March 13, 2017
Today is the day!
The two-week crowd-funding campaign using the GlobalGiving online platform begins today at 9:00am EDT US (1:00pm GMT) and ends at midnight on March 31, 2017.
Please use the link below to make an online donation and help us raise the much-needed funds to complete and release the Buchman film: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/frank-buchman-documentary-of-a-glo...
You can maximize your support (especially for those considering larger amounts) by donating on the BONUS Day, March 22 (during 9:00am-11:59pm EDT US), when GlobalGiving will be matching the donations with 20%.
All those who donate will be recognized in the film end credits unless they indicate otherwise.
This film is our historical chance to offer the world Buchman’s philosophy and approach for global peace-building based on personal change.
We will share the film with new audiences and generations by promoting it at international film festivals, in Caux and at Asia Plateau, as well as in our trainings and community dialogues worldwide.
All contributions, whatever amount large or small, are greatly appreciated and encourage our efforts to promote IofC and diversify our fundraising sources. Special gifts are available for contributions of $75 or greater. This initiative will be a success if we meet and exceed our crowd-funding goals.
The documentary is almost ready – we are ‘at the finish line’ – help us make one last step to cross it and celebrate together!
With warmest prayers and greetings,
p.s. For more background information and the film ‘teaser’ click here:
p.s.s. Please note that:
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