Katrina Cook founder of Seeking Sonder is creating photographs and books to support women with cancer
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Hey Everyone,
So I know so many of you have been following me on my journey from Florida to Tennessee and watched as we created so many beautiful images of every day women. But what I haven't shown you, for fear of failing, is my life project. You know that one thing you cant help but be excited about, and no matter how many times you stop, it just pulls you back in? Well for 4 years I have been working on a project called  I MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE™. It has changed names, changed branding, and changed moods over and over and over. But the one thing that has remained consistent is my determination to empower women. The organization I founded Seeking Sonder is filing for our non profit 501(c)(3) status in February 2017



Below is our costs associated with beginning our nonprofit.


WHAT IS SEEKING SONDER

Seeking Sonder is a fast growing NonProfit organization based out of Nashville, TN. Founded by a group of female photographers wanting to give back to other women, we created a company that raises donations from the shirts we make and books we create. These funds help operate our photography studio that captures women battling cancer free of charge. Yes, absolutely FREE! Our mission is to remind women that they are still beautiful. Cancer does not define them, it is a situation they are in. We are reminding survivors and patients how beautiful and strong they still are. By giving these women the chance to see themselves in a different light, we are improving their state of mind and reducing depression.

OUR VISION

Seeking Sonder was created to reach women across the US while gaining our non profit status in February 2017, followed up by hosting an Awareness Launch event in Nashville, TN. From there, we plan to purchase and renovate 8 Airstream trailers, then strategically place them around the United States for easier access to women battling cancer. Each Airstream will be individually vinyl wrapped with marketing materials from participating Hospital's and Women's Center's, to promote their community support and create a culture of awareness. While in each location, we will be participating in city wide events, meetups, collaborations, and of course giving away free sessions for these strong women.

CURRENTLY

Currently we are working with volunteers and have a reach of 552,465 individuals. We are creating coffee table albums and designing shirts to raise our funds, pay for gas, and take some parking lot naps during our journey to reach these women. But to begin this journey, we need your help. We have created this Patreon donation page so the vision of empowering these strong women can become a reality. I have already purchased a vehicle and am gutting the entire inside to be a mobile office and home on wheels. This will enable me to begin this journey of empowering women. We have groups all across the US that are awaiting our arrival to photograph the women they have nominated, BUT I HAVE TO GET THERE!


This is where you all come in! Until we gain our Non Profit status I cannot purchase our airstream! So until then I have packed everything up and am hitting the road to photograph these strong women. Thank you guys again and again for your continued support. 

Our donation level is set low because we believe in empowerment. What this does is gives everyone a chance to support how they can. If its a dollar a month that shows you support me and our Seeking Sonder organization, which also means I am not crazy! Its a great idea and thank you for showing me it matters. If you can afford more, that would be fantastic, because the more we are directly funded by you the more women we can reach and support on a daily basis!
We may not be able to cure cancer in 2017, but we can at least support those battling it!

INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK     EMAIL

FAQ

Well Katrina just pay for it yourself:
I know right, you see all these people on social media traveling all the time and they aren't asking for donations. But the reality is I have given up my home, and my photography studio to reach these women. Which in turns means limited income. I have included a screenshot of my best estimate of expenses for the upcoming months.

Where are the donations going:
Anything above our monthly goal of $750 will be put directly into Seeking Sonder's NonProfit Saving's Account. Which will not be touched until our approval from the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status. 

Will my donation here be Tax Exempt:
Not yet, but your support helps us get our non profit status quicker. And as soon as we get close I will immediately notify everyone!!

HOW IT WORKS

  • When you sign up to be a Patreon, you will get charged on the 1st of every month. (example: If you become a Patreon on the 20th of July, you will not get charged for your Patreonage until the 1st of August).
  • If you sign up after the first of any month (ie: Aug) you will be a Patreon of the following month (ie: Sep) so your first Pledge reward will be for the September month.
  • You will receive your prints, posters, and giveaway item(s) towards the last 2 weeks of the month. Please remember that if you live outside of the US, it might take longer. Know that I cannot get these to you any sooner because I need to print them, edit them (if needed), and ship them, and that all takes time.
Tiers
YOU GET IT!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for helping us change someone's life! 

Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining our cause.
Honey Vanilla Latte
$7 or more per month
Yes, for about a cup of coffee a month we will send you a personalized postcard from either a project or location we shoot at each month!

**USA Only**
Sesame Chicken Budha Bowl
$19 or more per month
Alright so I guess you see where I am going with this. For donating your lunch money once per month, you're not only join our community but are helping us empower another woman!

To say thanks our team each month will send you GoPro footage with behind the scenes videos and thank you's from the women you are sponsoring.
Kale Salmon Salad and a Glass of Red Wine
$40 or more per month
Can you see I kinda like food, and wine, don't forget the wine!

Thank you, really thank you! By donating $40 a month we are able to give a client free makeup for her photoshoot. But to really say thanks you will receive one of our signature "I Might Change Your Life" T Shirts, and  become a member of Seeking Sonder. This means for all our private meet and greet events, you are a member of our organization and will always be invited. You will also gain access to our Members Only forum at SeekingSonder.com and help us make descions for our Nonprofit. 
Gas to our Next Location and Coffee
$75 or more per month
Did you know 75$ a month will fill up our extremely large gas tank, give us a little caffeine pick me up and send us to our next town! At this point you are literally fueling our passion.

At this level you receive everything in the previous tiers
  • Personalized Postcard
  • GoPro Footage 
  • The Original "I Might Change Your Life" T-Shirt
  • Membership to the Seeking Sonder Organization
We will also be including our Patreon Edition copy of Seeking Sonder's "I MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE" Coffee Table Album.  In February we are photographing 40 women in our studio and learning how cancer has touched them personally. We will bind this together in a portrait style, layflat coffee table album. 

THANK YOU
$300 or more per month
Even as I make up these tier names I am humbled by the support I have received before even beginning. For the friends, family, and those I cant wait to finally meet, Thank You. Thank you for showing me I don't have to be afraid of failing. Thank you for donating to our cause.

I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with handmade items from our survivors, Nonprofit partners, and maybe even a ticket to our year end masquerade fundraising ball, plus all previous rewards.
  • Personalized Postcard
  • GoPro Footage
  • The Original "I Might Change Your Life" T-Shirt
  • Membership to the Seeking Sonder Organization
  • A Patreon Edition copy of Seeking Sonder's Coffee Table Album  
Goals
0 of 100 patrons
Founded on February 1, 2017 our goal is to gain 100 supporters in our first month! This will jumpstart our fundraising campaign and begin to raise awareness across the country. With the support of these 100 people, we are able to build our media and press kits and begin to be featured on websites, broadcasts and social media platforms. This will help us continue to grow and reach more women battling cancer.
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Hey Everyone,
So I know so many of you have been following me on my journey from Florida to Tennessee and watched as we created so many beautiful images of every day women. But what I haven't shown you, for fear of failing, is my life project. You know that one thing you cant help but be excited about, and no matter how many times you stop, it just pulls you back in? Well for 4 years I have been working on a project called  I MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE™. It has changed names, changed branding, and changed moods over and over and over. But the one thing that has remained consistent is my determination to empower women. The organization I founded Seeking Sonder is filing for our non profit 501(c)(3) status in February 2017



Below is our costs associated with beginning our nonprofit.


WHAT IS SEEKING SONDER

Seeking Sonder is a fast growing NonProfit organization based out of Nashville, TN. Founded by a group of female photographers wanting to give back to other women, we created a company that raises donations from the shirts we make and books we create. These funds help operate our photography studio that captures women battling cancer free of charge. Yes, absolutely FREE! Our mission is to remind women that they are still beautiful. Cancer does not define them, it is a situation they are in. We are reminding survivors and patients how beautiful and strong they still are. By giving these women the chance to see themselves in a different light, we are improving their state of mind and reducing depression.

OUR VISION

Seeking Sonder was created to reach women across the US while gaining our non profit status in February 2017, followed up by hosting an Awareness Launch event in Nashville, TN. From there, we plan to purchase and renovate 8 Airstream trailers, then strategically place them around the United States for easier access to women battling cancer. Each Airstream will be individually vinyl wrapped with marketing materials from participating Hospital's and Women's Center's, to promote their community support and create a culture of awareness. While in each location, we will be participating in city wide events, meetups, collaborations, and of course giving away free sessions for these strong women.

CURRENTLY

Currently we are working with volunteers and have a reach of 552,465 individuals. We are creating coffee table albums and designing shirts to raise our funds, pay for gas, and take some parking lot naps during our journey to reach these women. But to begin this journey, we need your help. We have created this Patreon donation page so the vision of empowering these strong women can become a reality. I have already purchased a vehicle and am gutting the entire inside to be a mobile office and home on wheels. This will enable me to begin this journey of empowering women. We have groups all across the US that are awaiting our arrival to photograph the women they have nominated, BUT I HAVE TO GET THERE!


This is where you all come in! Until we gain our Non Profit status I cannot purchase our airstream! So until then I have packed everything up and am hitting the road to photograph these strong women. Thank you guys again and again for your continued support. 

Our donation level is set low because we believe in empowerment. What this does is gives everyone a chance to support how they can. If its a dollar a month that shows you support me and our Seeking Sonder organization, which also means I am not crazy! Its a great idea and thank you for showing me it matters. If you can afford more, that would be fantastic, because the more we are directly funded by you the more women we can reach and support on a daily basis!
We may not be able to cure cancer in 2017, but we can at least support those battling it!

INSTAGRAM     FACEBOOK     EMAIL

FAQ

Well Katrina just pay for it yourself:
I know right, you see all these people on social media traveling all the time and they aren't asking for donations. But the reality is I have given up my home, and my photography studio to reach these women. Which in turns means limited income. I have included a screenshot of my best estimate of expenses for the upcoming months.

Where are the donations going:
Anything above our monthly goal of $750 will be put directly into Seeking Sonder's NonProfit Saving's Account. Which will not be touched until our approval from the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status. 

Will my donation here be Tax Exempt:
Not yet, but your support helps us get our non profit status quicker. And as soon as we get close I will immediately notify everyone!!

HOW IT WORKS

  • When you sign up to be a Patreon, you will get charged on the 1st of every month. (example: If you become a Patreon on the 20th of July, you will not get charged for your Patreonage until the 1st of August).
  • If you sign up after the first of any month (ie: Aug) you will be a Patreon of the following month (ie: Sep) so your first Pledge reward will be for the September month.
  • You will receive your prints, posters, and giveaway item(s) towards the last 2 weeks of the month. Please remember that if you live outside of the US, it might take longer. Know that I cannot get these to you any sooner because I need to print them, edit them (if needed), and ship them, and that all takes time.

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Tiers
YOU GET IT!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for helping us change someone's life! 

Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining our cause.
Honey Vanilla Latte
$7 or more per month
Yes, for about a cup of coffee a month we will send you a personalized postcard from either a project or location we shoot at each month!

**USA Only**
Sesame Chicken Budha Bowl
$19 or more per month
Alright so I guess you see where I am going with this. For donating your lunch money once per month, you're not only join our community but are helping us empower another woman!

To say thanks our team each month will send you GoPro footage with behind the scenes videos and thank you's from the women you are sponsoring.
Kale Salmon Salad and a Glass of Red Wine
$40 or more per month
Can you see I kinda like food, and wine, don't forget the wine!

Thank you, really thank you! By donating $40 a month we are able to give a client free makeup for her photoshoot. But to really say thanks you will receive one of our signature "I Might Change Your Life" T Shirts, and  become a member of Seeking Sonder. This means for all our private meet and greet events, you are a member of our organization and will always be invited. You will also gain access to our Members Only forum at SeekingSonder.com and help us make descions for our Nonprofit. 
Gas to our Next Location and Coffee
$75 or more per month
Did you know 75$ a month will fill up our extremely large gas tank, give us a little caffeine pick me up and send us to our next town! At this point you are literally fueling our passion.

At this level you receive everything in the previous tiers
  • Personalized Postcard
  • GoPro Footage 
  • The Original "I Might Change Your Life" T-Shirt
  • Membership to the Seeking Sonder Organization
We will also be including our Patreon Edition copy of Seeking Sonder's "I MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE" Coffee Table Album.  In February we are photographing 40 women in our studio and learning how cancer has touched them personally. We will bind this together in a portrait style, layflat coffee table album. 

THANK YOU
$300 or more per month
Even as I make up these tier names I am humbled by the support I have received before even beginning. For the friends, family, and those I cant wait to finally meet, Thank You. Thank you for showing me I don't have to be afraid of failing. Thank you for donating to our cause.

I hope you like surprises, because I'll be sending you a surprise gift box filled with handmade items from our survivors, Nonprofit partners, and maybe even a ticket to our year end masquerade fundraising ball, plus all previous rewards.
  • Personalized Postcard
  • GoPro Footage
  • The Original "I Might Change Your Life" T-Shirt
  • Membership to the Seeking Sonder Organization
  • A Patreon Edition copy of Seeking Sonder's Coffee Table Album