Steve Slevinski is creating the future of Sutton SignWriting
4

patrons

$112
per month
Sign languages are human languages.  Around the world, over 140 sign languages have been identified.  Of those recognized sign languages, I helped create and collect digital SignWriting for 60 of those sign languages.

Hi, I'm Steve! I love working with Sutton SignWriting. For the past 14 years, I’ve been working with Valerie Sutton, the inventor of SignWriting. Together, we created the Sutton SignWriting standards of 2010, 2012, and 2017. These standards will be useful far into the future.

SignWriting is free to use. SignWriting is promoted by the Center for Sutton Movement Writing, a 5013c educational non-profit (95-3068257).  We've been successful with developing and spreading SignWriting, but we haven't been successful with fundraising.

Rather than worry about the commercialization of SignWriting, we have focused on creating a future for SignWriting that is free, far, and wide.  This is the right choice for SignWriting, but doesn't make financial sense.

If I am going to continue full-time with SignWriting starting in 2019, I need an alternative and reliable funding source. I'm looking for groups and individuals who find my work meaningful to become patrons to fund development and future growth.

I chose Patreon for two reasons.  First, if my work is directly financed by patrons, I will no longer need to burden Valerie Sutton and the non-profit.  Second, everyone who becomes my patron adds to the SignWriting platform.  The size of the platform matters when dealing with educational institutions, government agencies, and international standards.

I am grateful to all of my patrons, especially those who join the team for $1 a month.  For patrons who choose a larger monthly donation, I have created a few perks and incentives for joining.

Thanks for your consideration.,
-Steve Slevinski
https://steveslevinski.me
Tiers
SignWriting Team
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Stand up and be counted by adding your voice to mine.  


With enough of a team, $1 per month will let me continue my work.


Every team member helps create a platform for SignWriting.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Partner
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
If you believe in SignWriting and support my work, become my partner with a larger monthly donation.

 

SignWriting Partners are given insider information, special access, and preferential treatment.


Make a statement that your sign language is valuable and that it is written with SignWriting.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Representative
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Stand up and be counted as a promoter and authority for your sign language.

 

SignWriting Representatives are given greater power, authority, and recognition. Representatives help spread and shape the writing of their sign language.


Open to individuals, groups, businesses, schools, universities, and government agencies.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Founder
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Ensure the future of SignWriting with Valerie Sutton and Steve Slevinski

 

SignWriting Founders are given the greatest amount of access and influence.


SignWriting Founders make a serious statement that sign languages are written languages and that SignWriting will endure.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$112 of $2,000 per month
With $2,000 per month, I can administer the Sutton SignWriting websites and I can continue with new developments in 2019 and beyond.
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Sign languages are human languages.  Around the world, over 140 sign languages have been identified.  Of those recognized sign languages, I helped create and collect digital SignWriting for 60 of those sign languages.

Hi, I'm Steve! I love working with Sutton SignWriting. For the past 14 years, I’ve been working with Valerie Sutton, the inventor of SignWriting. Together, we created the Sutton SignWriting standards of 2010, 2012, and 2017. These standards will be useful far into the future.

SignWriting is free to use. SignWriting is promoted by the Center for Sutton Movement Writing, a 5013c educational non-profit (95-3068257).  We've been successful with developing and spreading SignWriting, but we haven't been successful with fundraising.

Rather than worry about the commercialization of SignWriting, we have focused on creating a future for SignWriting that is free, far, and wide.  This is the right choice for SignWriting, but doesn't make financial sense.

If I am going to continue full-time with SignWriting starting in 2019, I need an alternative and reliable funding source. I'm looking for groups and individuals who find my work meaningful to become patrons to fund development and future growth.

I chose Patreon for two reasons.  First, if my work is directly financed by patrons, I will no longer need to burden Valerie Sutton and the non-profit.  Second, everyone who becomes my patron adds to the SignWriting platform.  The size of the platform matters when dealing with educational institutions, government agencies, and international standards.

I am grateful to all of my patrons, especially those who join the team for $1 a month.  For patrons who choose a larger monthly donation, I have created a few perks and incentives for joining.

Thanks for your consideration.,
-Steve Slevinski
https://steveslevinski.me

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Tiers
SignWriting Team
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Stand up and be counted by adding your voice to mine.  


With enough of a team, $1 per month will let me continue my work.


Every team member helps create a platform for SignWriting.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Partner
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
If you believe in SignWriting and support my work, become my partner with a larger monthly donation.

 

SignWriting Partners are given insider information, special access, and preferential treatment.


Make a statement that your sign language is valuable and that it is written with SignWriting.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Representative
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Stand up and be counted as a promoter and authority for your sign language.

 

SignWriting Representatives are given greater power, authority, and recognition. Representatives help spread and shape the writing of their sign language.


Open to individuals, groups, businesses, schools, universities, and government agencies.

Includes Discord rewards
SignWriting Founder
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Ensure the future of SignWriting with Valerie Sutton and Steve Slevinski

 

SignWriting Founders are given the greatest amount of access and influence.


SignWriting Founders make a serious statement that sign languages are written languages and that SignWriting will endure.

Includes Discord rewards