Holy Koolaid is creating pro-science videos
206

patrons

$552
per video
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site that allows you, the viewer, to support your favorite content creators, like me, as a way of saying, "thank you," and incentivizing us to keep going and to make better content (it's like the internet's tip jar). Think of it like paying for a Netflix subscription to watch your favorite shows, except you're choosing exactly who you want to support, and how much to give. Plus, you get some pretty sweet rewards in return, based on your pledge. Finally, by being a crowd-funded show, I'm free to talk about anything, free of media censorship. I'm responsible only to you: my fans/supporters.

Why Patreon?
I've been very fortunate to be able to make videos full time for you, sharing what I learn about science, religion, and philosophy, and taking a stand against religious extremism. And while I would gladly do this for free, sadly, I can't afford to. Equipment costs, software, subscriptions to royalty-free footage sites and animation suites, travel to/housing at conferences, advertising, and website hosting are just a few of the many costs it takes to keep Holy Koolaid afloat and help it grow.

Unfortunately, voices of reason are easily drowned out online by billion-dollar religious institutions, cult leaders, and peddlers of pseudoscience. By making a per-video pledge, you're helping support the little guy and giving us all a voice. As long as I have your support, I'll continue making regular videos fighting to promote science, free thought, and critical thinking.

Why should you donate?
  • You're tired of religious fundamentalism want to push back against extremism.
  • My videos have helped you.
  • You believe in my message.
  • You want to help me spread a message of love, curiosity, and humanism.
  • You find my videos fun/entertaining.
  • You'll get some pretty sweet perks!
  • Not everyone can be an activist, but everyone can support one.
  • You appreciate what I've been doing for the secular movement and want to see an even greater push in the coming year.

Where does your money go?
The money you donate goes towards Holy Koolaid's day-to-day business expenses. I use the funds raised here on:
  • My animation suite subscription
  • A royalty-free video footage site subscription
  • Hosting the Holy Koolaid website (which contains a number of useful resources for atheists)
  • Traveling to/lodging at secular conferences (where I get to meet y'all)
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Tools
  • An email newsletter tool for e-mail sending to a large subscriber base
  • Postal Mail Address (so I can have an official business address)
  • Business Cards
  • Miscellaneous Business Expenses
  • Domain Name Rental (for www.holykoolaid.com)
  • Phone service (almost every business service requires you to verify with a phone number)
  • Taxes
  • Hiring freelance contractors for various tasks like transcribing interviews for closed captions

Lastly, it pays my bills and keeps me caffeinated so I can do this full time.

How much should you pledge?
Every little bit helps, a lot of people pledge $5/video, but even just $1/video goes a long way (that's like the cost of a fancy corn dog every month). I release about 4 videos each month, but you can also put a cap on the maximum number of videos you want to support each month, as you're setting up your pledge. If you want to contribute more, I have different perks depending on how much you pledge.

Thank you!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thank you for your generous support. Let's make the world a freer more rational place!

Sincerely,
Thomas Westbrook


Tiers
Secular Activist
$1 or more per video 117 patrons
  • You gain the satisfaction of knowing that you've contributed towards making the world a little bit more rational.


  • Gain exclusive access to my patrons-only feed.


  • Access the chat room in my live, monthly, patrons-only hangout.
Skeptic Extraordinaire
$2 or more per video 40 patrons
  • You get everything the $1 pledgers get, PLUS:


Skeptic Hall of Fame
$5 or more per video 49 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • You get the rare honor of being entered into the oh so exclusive HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS! www.holykoolaid.com/patrons


  • You get your name mentioned in my next video, unless you just want to support me, but don't want the glory.


Skeptical Genius
$10 or more per video 8 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Free digital download of my book once finished.


Skeptic Immortalized as a Cartoon!
$20 or more per video 1 of 12 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Email me a picture of yourself or a friend to me, and I will animate you into one of my upcoming videos and list you as a featured patron in the credits (once/month).


Perpetually Curious Skeptic
$25 or more per video 3 of 10 patrons
  • All of the above, plus: 


  • You get exclusive access to my training course on film editing, showing you how I make my videos using little more than a smartphone and laptop.


Skeptics' Hangout
$40 or more per video 2 of 25 patrons
  • All of the above, plus:


  • Spend a half hour with me on Skype or Google Hangouts once a month.


  • You can ask me tips about growing your YouTube channel, video editing, filming while traveling, social media marketing, networking, atheism, or just kick back and talk about sportsball.


Resurrect a God!
$180 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
  • All of the above, plus:


  • Your pledge will bring back Animated Bible Myths for one episode/month for as long as you're a patron. AND you get to pick from a list which Bible story I'll animate!


  • You'll be listed in the credits as the sponsor of that episode.
Demigod of the Skeptics
$500 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Get your glorious name forever listed at the top of the HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS at www.holykoolaid.com/patrons as a "Patron Demi-god"!


  • Get 2 free items of your choice from my store (email me your selection).


  • You get listed as my personal sponsor in my upcoming book.


  • Receive a signed copy of my book before anyone else gets a physical copy.
God of the Skeptics!
$2,200 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • I will fly out to your location once a year as long as you're a patron at this level and spend a whole day mentoring you on how to edit your videos, grow your channel, and network within your niche.


  • Get a personalized voicemail message from me telling your friends, family, and boss that you are a god.


  • Become immortalized on my HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS as "God of the Skeptics!" from now until the end of time.
Goals
$552 of $750 per video
I will attend a Pentecostal church, but instead of speaking in tongues, I will speak Klingon.
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What is Patreon?
Patreon is a site that allows you, the viewer, to support your favorite content creators, like me, as a way of saying, "thank you," and incentivizing us to keep going and to make better content (it's like the internet's tip jar). Think of it like paying for a Netflix subscription to watch your favorite shows, except you're choosing exactly who you want to support, and how much to give. Plus, you get some pretty sweet rewards in return, based on your pledge. Finally, by being a crowd-funded show, I'm free to talk about anything, free of media censorship. I'm responsible only to you: my fans/supporters.

Why Patreon?
I've been very fortunate to be able to make videos full time for you, sharing what I learn about science, religion, and philosophy, and taking a stand against religious extremism. And while I would gladly do this for free, sadly, I can't afford to. Equipment costs, software, subscriptions to royalty-free footage sites and animation suites, travel to/housing at conferences, advertising, and website hosting are just a few of the many costs it takes to keep Holy Koolaid afloat and help it grow.

Unfortunately, voices of reason are easily drowned out online by billion-dollar religious institutions, cult leaders, and peddlers of pseudoscience. By making a per-video pledge, you're helping support the little guy and giving us all a voice. As long as I have your support, I'll continue making regular videos fighting to promote science, free thought, and critical thinking.

Why should you donate?
  • You're tired of religious fundamentalism want to push back against extremism.
  • My videos have helped you.
  • You believe in my message.
  • You want to help me spread a message of love, curiosity, and humanism.
  • You find my videos fun/entertaining.
  • You'll get some pretty sweet perks!
  • Not everyone can be an activist, but everyone can support one.
  • You appreciate what I've been doing for the secular movement and want to see an even greater push in the coming year.

Where does your money go?
The money you donate goes towards Holy Koolaid's day-to-day business expenses. I use the funds raised here on:
  • My animation suite subscription
  • A royalty-free video footage site subscription
  • Hosting the Holy Koolaid website (which contains a number of useful resources for atheists)
  • Traveling to/lodging at secular conferences (where I get to meet y'all)
  • Equipment upgrades
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Tools
  • An email newsletter tool for e-mail sending to a large subscriber base
  • Postal Mail Address (so I can have an official business address)
  • Business Cards
  • Miscellaneous Business Expenses
  • Domain Name Rental (for www.holykoolaid.com)
  • Phone service (almost every business service requires you to verify with a phone number)
  • Taxes
  • Hiring freelance contractors for various tasks like transcribing interviews for closed captions

Lastly, it pays my bills and keeps me caffeinated so I can do this full time.

How much should you pledge?
Every little bit helps, a lot of people pledge $5/video, but even just $1/video goes a long way (that's like the cost of a fancy corn dog every month). I release about 4 videos each month, but you can also put a cap on the maximum number of videos you want to support each month, as you're setting up your pledge. If you want to contribute more, I have different perks depending on how much you pledge.

Thank you!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thank you for your generous support. Let's make the world a freer more rational place!

Sincerely,
Thomas Westbrook


Recent posts by Holy Koolaid

Tiers
Secular Activist
$1 or more per video 117 patrons
  • You gain the satisfaction of knowing that you've contributed towards making the world a little bit more rational.


  • Gain exclusive access to my patrons-only feed.


  • Access the chat room in my live, monthly, patrons-only hangout.
Skeptic Extraordinaire
$2 or more per video 40 patrons
  • You get everything the $1 pledgers get, PLUS:


Skeptic Hall of Fame
$5 or more per video 49 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • You get the rare honor of being entered into the oh so exclusive HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS! www.holykoolaid.com/patrons


  • You get your name mentioned in my next video, unless you just want to support me, but don't want the glory.


Skeptical Genius
$10 or more per video 8 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Free digital download of my book once finished.


Skeptic Immortalized as a Cartoon!
$20 or more per video 1 of 12 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Email me a picture of yourself or a friend to me, and I will animate you into one of my upcoming videos and list you as a featured patron in the credits (once/month).


Perpetually Curious Skeptic
$25 or more per video 3 of 10 patrons
  • All of the above, plus: 


  • You get exclusive access to my training course on film editing, showing you how I make my videos using little more than a smartphone and laptop.


Skeptics' Hangout
$40 or more per video 2 of 25 patrons
  • All of the above, plus:


  • Spend a half hour with me on Skype or Google Hangouts once a month.


  • You can ask me tips about growing your YouTube channel, video editing, filming while traveling, social media marketing, networking, atheism, or just kick back and talk about sportsball.


Resurrect a God!
$180 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
  • All of the above, plus:


  • Your pledge will bring back Animated Bible Myths for one episode/month for as long as you're a patron. AND you get to pick from a list which Bible story I'll animate!


  • You'll be listed in the credits as the sponsor of that episode.
Demigod of the Skeptics
$500 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:


  • Get your glorious name forever listed at the top of the HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS at www.holykoolaid.com/patrons as a "Patron Demi-god"!


  • Get 2 free items of your choice from my store (email me your selection).


  • You get listed as my personal sponsor in my upcoming book.


  • Receive a signed copy of my book before anyone else gets a physical copy.
God of the Skeptics!
$2,200 or more per video 0 of 1 patrons
  • All of the above, PLUS:
  • I will fly out to your location once a year as long as you're a patron at this level and spend a whole day mentoring you on how to edit your videos, grow your channel, and network within your niche.


  • Get a personalized voicemail message from me telling your friends, family, and boss that you are a god.


  • Become immortalized on my HONORABLE LIST OF KICKASS PATRONS as "God of the Skeptics!" from now until the end of time.