Nikita T. Mitchell is creating Above the Bottom Line
121

patrons

$681
per month

Above the Bottom Line
is a weekly newsletter that keeps track of how the world's most influential companies are taking a stance on the issues you care about.

In February 2017 I decided that I wanted to keep track of how corporations are taking a stance on important social, political and environmental issues. Within 48 hours, what started as a nagging thought became a full blown side project that now hits hundreds of email inboxes every Tuesday. I get a rush every time the newsletter goes out, and I get an even bigger thrill reading the responses that hit my own inbox. 

I launched this Patreon page because it is the best way for supporters like you to contribute to Above the Bottom Line's sustainability.  

I am passionate about the ABL newsletter, and I invest a considerable amount of my time, energy and financial resources:
  • Each week I spend 10-15 hours working on Above the Bottom Line. This includes reading the news daily to stay on top of what's happening, researching specific topics I want to cover, writing the actual newsletter, finding just the right GIFs to include, and ultimately sharing content across social media.
  • In addition to the quality time I spend on this outside of my day job, I have invested my own money. By the end of 2017 I personally spent over $4,000 on Above the Bottom Line.

My vision for Above the Bottom Line is to redefine "business as usual."

I am deeply passionate about building a world where companies don’t profit at the expense of people or the planet. I ultimately want ABL
 to become a platform that reflects consumer consciousness on social, political and environmental issues with the goal of influencing companies to operate more responsibly.

Join the ABL Patreon tribe, and let's achieve this vision together!


THE REWARDS

For as little as $1.00 or $2.50 per month, you can contribute to the creation of Above the Bottom Line's weekly newsletter, receive a shoutout on social media (with a GIF if you pledge $2.50!) and get access to a dope community of changemakers. For $7.25 per month, you'll receive an invitation to monthly group office hours to chat with me and other members of the community about Above the Bottom Line related topics. You'll also be able to participate in patron-only polls.

For the more generous among you, there are "Living Wage" and "CEO Pay" contribution levels that guarantee a big hug from me (the latter level guaranteeing a hug hundreds of times bigger in order to stay true to the average CEO Pay Ratio)!

To be more specific, at the Living Wage level you'll be recognized as a supporter on the newly redesigned ABL website, receive invitations to monthly 1:1 office hours (limited spots available), and have the ability to vote on future newsletter topics.

At the CEO Pay level I'll personally call you to express my gratitude and send you invitations to group office hours 48 hours in advance so you can secure a spot.

To be clear: newsletter subscribers are not required to contribute financially, however your financial support will go a long way as I continue making exceptional content for Above the Bottom Line.

Love,
Nikita

FAQ: What is Patreon?
Rewards
Love Offering
$1 or more per month 34 patrons
At this level you are professing your love for Above the Bottom Line, which means you are my new favorite person. For that you'll be able to read select patron-only updates, and I'll give you a special shoutout on Twitter (unless you prefer anonymity). 
Caffeine Offering
$2.50 or more per month 40 patrons

At this level you are contributing to one cup of coffee for me. For that I offer you my love in return and a better edited newsletter thanks to caffeine. You'll also receive the same perks above, but your shoutout tweet will include the added bonus of a perfectly selected GIF.
Minimum Wage
$7.25 or more per month 25 patrons
At this level you’re contributing to one hour of my work at the current federal minimum wage in the US. You will receive:
  • Access to all patron-only content, which allows you to ask questions and engage in enlightening discussions
  • Advanced notifications for monthly Google Hangouts to chat about Above the Bottom Line related topics 
  • Patron-only polls
Living Wage
$15 or more per month 25 patrons
At this level you’re contributing to one hour of my work at the $15 "living wage" that workers fought for and won in cities across the US. You will receive:
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter on the Above the Bottom Line website and via social media
  • Option to schedule a 30 min 1:1 chat about Above the Bottom Line related topics (note: there will be limited time slots)
  • Ability to vote on future newsletter themes and video topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
CEO Pay
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

At this level you’ll be contributing to one hour of my work at  less than 1% of the average Fortune 500 CEO's hourly rate equivalent. WOW, right?? You will receive:
  • A personal thank you call
  • First access (48 hour early notification) to limited slots for 1:1 monthly office hours to discuss any Above the Bottom Line related topics
  • Infinite gratitude from the bottom of my heart
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$681 of $10,000 per month
This is my pie in the sky dream, but I'm putting it out there! If I reach this GINORMOUS stretch goal I will lose my mind, find it, and immediately make Above the Bottom Line my full-time job. This will allow me to commit my full capacity to the vision I have, and each of you will be ABL royalty forever.
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Above the Bottom Line
is a weekly newsletter that keeps track of how the world's most influential companies are taking a stance on the issues you care about.

In February 2017 I decided that I wanted to keep track of how corporations are taking a stance on important social, political and environmental issues. Within 48 hours, what started as a nagging thought became a full blown side project that now hits hundreds of email inboxes every Tuesday. I get a rush every time the newsletter goes out, and I get an even bigger thrill reading the responses that hit my own inbox. 

I launched this Patreon page because it is the best way for supporters like you to contribute to Above the Bottom Line's sustainability.  

I am passionate about the ABL newsletter, and I invest a considerable amount of my time, energy and financial resources:
  • Each week I spend 10-15 hours working on Above the Bottom Line. This includes reading the news daily to stay on top of what's happening, researching specific topics I want to cover, writing the actual newsletter, finding just the right GIFs to include, and ultimately sharing content across social media.
  • In addition to the quality time I spend on this outside of my day job, I have invested my own money. By the end of 2017 I personally spent over $4,000 on Above the Bottom Line.

My vision for Above the Bottom Line is to redefine "business as usual."

I am deeply passionate about building a world where companies don’t profit at the expense of people or the planet. I ultimately want ABL
 to become a platform that reflects consumer consciousness on social, political and environmental issues with the goal of influencing companies to operate more responsibly.

Join the ABL Patreon tribe, and let's achieve this vision together!


THE REWARDS

For as little as $1.00 or $2.50 per month, you can contribute to the creation of Above the Bottom Line's weekly newsletter, receive a shoutout on social media (with a GIF if you pledge $2.50!) and get access to a dope community of changemakers. For $7.25 per month, you'll receive an invitation to monthly group office hours to chat with me and other members of the community about Above the Bottom Line related topics. You'll also be able to participate in patron-only polls.

For the more generous among you, there are "Living Wage" and "CEO Pay" contribution levels that guarantee a big hug from me (the latter level guaranteeing a hug hundreds of times bigger in order to stay true to the average CEO Pay Ratio)!

To be more specific, at the Living Wage level you'll be recognized as a supporter on the newly redesigned ABL website, receive invitations to monthly 1:1 office hours (limited spots available), and have the ability to vote on future newsletter topics.

At the CEO Pay level I'll personally call you to express my gratitude and send you invitations to group office hours 48 hours in advance so you can secure a spot.

To be clear: newsletter subscribers are not required to contribute financially, however your financial support will go a long way as I continue making exceptional content for Above the Bottom Line.

Love,
Nikita

FAQ: What is Patreon?

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Rewards
Love Offering
$1 or more per month 34 patrons
At this level you are professing your love for Above the Bottom Line, which means you are my new favorite person. For that you'll be able to read select patron-only updates, and I'll give you a special shoutout on Twitter (unless you prefer anonymity). 
Caffeine Offering
$2.50 or more per month 40 patrons

At this level you are contributing to one cup of coffee for me. For that I offer you my love in return and a better edited newsletter thanks to caffeine. You'll also receive the same perks above, but your shoutout tweet will include the added bonus of a perfectly selected GIF.
Minimum Wage
$7.25 or more per month 25 patrons
At this level you’re contributing to one hour of my work at the current federal minimum wage in the US. You will receive:
  • Access to all patron-only content, which allows you to ask questions and engage in enlightening discussions
  • Advanced notifications for monthly Google Hangouts to chat about Above the Bottom Line related topics 
  • Patron-only polls
Living Wage
$15 or more per month 25 patrons
At this level you’re contributing to one hour of my work at the $15 "living wage" that workers fought for and won in cities across the US. You will receive:
  • Acknowledgement as a supporter on the Above the Bottom Line website and via social media
  • Option to schedule a 30 min 1:1 chat about Above the Bottom Line related topics (note: there will be limited time slots)
  • Ability to vote on future newsletter themes and video topics
  • Plus all previous rewards
CEO Pay
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

At this level you’ll be contributing to one hour of my work at  less than 1% of the average Fortune 500 CEO's hourly rate equivalent. WOW, right?? You will receive:
  • A personal thank you call
  • First access (48 hour early notification) to limited slots for 1:1 monthly office hours to discuss any Above the Bottom Line related topics
  • Infinite gratitude from the bottom of my heart
  • Plus all previous rewards