Friend of the Blog, Sebastian Kennerknecht, is doing a fundraiser over at kickstarter for a camera-trapping and wildlife photography project on the endangered Arabian Leopard. Check out the pumapix blog for more details. Sebastian is offering 40% discounts on his work for anyone making a donation of $50 or more, on top of the other goodies you receive for your donation. The project is spear-headed by David B. Stanton who has a very ambitious goal of raising $15000 in the next month. $15000, will fund the project for an entire year. As readers of this blog know, camera traps of endangered animals is a great way to bring publicity to the cause via the Main-Stream Media. Seabass will be headed to Yemen to work on this project in the coming months.
I have donated through kickstarter before and it is a great way to fund small projects. In my experience project leaders are very good at regularly updating their donors on the progression of the project. The way kickstarter works is that you pledge a donation. When, (if) the goal is reached you are charged for your donation. If the project falls short of its donation goal, all pledges are canceled and you are not charged. This method insures that projects are fully funded or not funded at all.
I know times are tough economically but funding small projects ensure you get way more bang for your buck than traditional non-profits.
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