Dijon is creating A Storytelling Project
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patrons

Thanks for your interest in sustaining and growing SOULS. Here's what you get as a Patron:
  • $1 - Digital Friends + Digital Hugs & Hi Fives
  • $3 - Sneak peek of upcoming SOULS of San Francisco documentary
  • $5 - SOULS of San Francisco ebook
  • $10 - Monthly Google Hangout
  • $25 - SOULS Post Card
  • $50 - SOULS Tote Bag  + Post Card
  • $100 - SOULS T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
  • $200 - Your story told on SOULS + T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
  • $500 - Magical day with Dijon + All other rewards
Here are the top 3 reasons we're on Patreon:

1) Build a community on www.soulsofsociety.com

Most of the community of 160,000 people is on Facebook. Nowadays going on FB can be draining, so I've also had a beautiful website built to showcase everything SOULS has become (photojournalism, music videos, podcasts).

The next step is to give people the ability to create profiles and message people on the site so everyone can connect. The money from your pledges will help to build out the site more so that it can replace FB as the central meeting point for the SOULS community.

2) Hire and train new storytellers in new communities


I've learned more in the past few years walking around talking to people on the street than I learned in any other time in my life...including college. My goal is to empower other people to be storytellers in their own communities so we can build an even larger community that shares even more perspectives.

3) Build a team to run and manage the SOULS movement
In order to grow this movement we need money to be able to pay people. There are  costs associated with maintaining the site. I want to keep the site ad free so that the user experience isn't compromised and so that the messages being shared are authentic.

Here's what we'll use the money for:

  • Building a team. We are looking to hire other storytellers to be on the ground telling the stories of their own communities. We want to pay people to contribute their time and energy. We're going to try hiring storytelling to tell 5 stories featuring photos about a specific community for $500. We also need people to handle things like posting to social media, spam comment deletion, store creation and upkeep, store customer service, and a bunch of other little jobs. These things end up adding up to a few hours every day, and without help, I end up doing it all and have much less time to connect with people to create stories and build the community.
  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin my happiness.
  • MailChimp. The service we use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, we add a new site feature. Neither of us has any programming skills, so we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, where 99% of our social media following is, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.

Anyways, thanks for any support you decide to give and thanks for being part of this community movement!

This video was made by http://www.startmotionmedia.com
Rewards
Virtual Homies
$1 or more per month
Special Access. Get behind the scenes looks at upcoming stories, or stories we don't share to the larger community.

Sneak peek of upcoming SOULS of SF documentary
$3 or more per month
See the trailer and behind the scenes footage from the upcoming SOULS of San Francisco documentary: Ignition.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

SOULS of SF eBook
$5 or more per month
Ebook
See some of the best pics + stories compiled in it's own unique spin showing Dijon's journey through the first few years of SOULS of San Francisco.
SOULS Google Hangout
$10 or more per month
Google Hangout with SOULS Ambassador

Once a month a SOULS storyteller will host a google hangout session with the Patreon community to answer and questions and listen to the everyday experiences of the people in this group. You'll also have to chance to share what resonates most about what SOULS is doing and share things you might like to see in the future.
Post Card
$25 or more per month
Post Card -  I will send you waves of positive vibes on a SOULS of San Francisco post card featuring one of the iconic images from the project.

Tote Bag + Post Card
$50 or more per month
Tote Bag
I will send waves of positive energy in a SOULS of San Francisco tote bag with a post card


T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
$100 or more per month
T Shirt - I will send you waves of positive vibes on a SOULS of San Francisco t shirt featuring one of the inconic images from the project + a SOULS tote + a SOULS post card







SOULS of Society Feature
$200 or more per month
Get your SOULS portrait taken and story featured on the blog. MUST BE IN THE BAY AREA.
You'll get
The content/style of the story is completely up to the storyteller you're paired with.


SOULS Magical Adventure
$500 or more per month
Dijon will give you a 1 on 1 personal tour of San Francisco and take you to the secret magical spots in the city.

You'll also get the t shirt, tote bag, and post card.
Goals
13 of 50 patrons
Hire a full time social media person. This frees my time to create stories, train new storytellers, and build the community.
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Thanks for your interest in sustaining and growing SOULS. Here's what you get as a Patron:
  • $1 - Digital Friends + Digital Hugs & Hi Fives
  • $3 - Sneak peek of upcoming SOULS of San Francisco documentary
  • $5 - SOULS of San Francisco ebook
  • $10 - Monthly Google Hangout
  • $25 - SOULS Post Card
  • $50 - SOULS Tote Bag  + Post Card
  • $100 - SOULS T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
  • $200 - Your story told on SOULS + T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
  • $500 - Magical day with Dijon + All other rewards
Here are the top 3 reasons we're on Patreon:

1) Build a community on www.soulsofsociety.com

Most of the community of 160,000 people is on Facebook. Nowadays going on FB can be draining, so I've also had a beautiful website built to showcase everything SOULS has become (photojournalism, music videos, podcasts).

The next step is to give people the ability to create profiles and message people on the site so everyone can connect. The money from your pledges will help to build out the site more so that it can replace FB as the central meeting point for the SOULS community.

2) Hire and train new storytellers in new communities


I've learned more in the past few years walking around talking to people on the street than I learned in any other time in my life...including college. My goal is to empower other people to be storytellers in their own communities so we can build an even larger community that shares even more perspectives.

3) Build a team to run and manage the SOULS movement
In order to grow this movement we need money to be able to pay people. There are  costs associated with maintaining the site. I want to keep the site ad free so that the user experience isn't compromised and so that the messages being shared are authentic.

Here's what we'll use the money for:

  • Building a team. We are looking to hire other storytellers to be on the ground telling the stories of their own communities. We want to pay people to contribute their time and energy. We're going to try hiring storytelling to tell 5 stories featuring photos about a specific community for $500. We also need people to handle things like posting to social media, spam comment deletion, store creation and upkeep, store customer service, and a bunch of other little jobs. These things end up adding up to a few hours every day, and without help, I end up doing it all and have much less time to connect with people to create stories and build the community.
  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin my happiness.
  • MailChimp. The service we use to email posts out to the subscription list. This fee grows as the email list grows.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, we add a new site feature. Neither of us has any programming skills, so we need to pay someone for this.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, where 99% of our social media following is, this makes sure that the announcement gets onto 1/3 or 1/2 of our Facebook followers' News Feeds.

Anyways, thanks for any support you decide to give and thanks for being part of this community movement!

This video was made by http://www.startmotionmedia.com

Recent posts by Dijon

Rewards
Virtual Homies
$1 or more per month
Special Access. Get behind the scenes looks at upcoming stories, or stories we don't share to the larger community.

Sneak peek of upcoming SOULS of SF documentary
$3 or more per month
See the trailer and behind the scenes footage from the upcoming SOULS of San Francisco documentary: Ignition.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

SOULS of SF eBook
$5 or more per month
Ebook
See some of the best pics + stories compiled in it's own unique spin showing Dijon's journey through the first few years of SOULS of San Francisco.
SOULS Google Hangout
$10 or more per month
Google Hangout with SOULS Ambassador

Once a month a SOULS storyteller will host a google hangout session with the Patreon community to answer and questions and listen to the everyday experiences of the people in this group. You'll also have to chance to share what resonates most about what SOULS is doing and share things you might like to see in the future.
Post Card
$25 or more per month
Post Card -  I will send you waves of positive vibes on a SOULS of San Francisco post card featuring one of the iconic images from the project.

Tote Bag + Post Card
$50 or more per month
Tote Bag
I will send waves of positive energy in a SOULS of San Francisco tote bag with a post card


T Shirt + Tote Bag + Post Card
$100 or more per month
T Shirt - I will send you waves of positive vibes on a SOULS of San Francisco t shirt featuring one of the inconic images from the project + a SOULS tote + a SOULS post card







SOULS of Society Feature
$200 or more per month
Get your SOULS portrait taken and story featured on the blog. MUST BE IN THE BAY AREA.
You'll get
The content/style of the story is completely up to the storyteller you're paired with.


SOULS Magical Adventure
$500 or more per month
Dijon will give you a 1 on 1 personal tour of San Francisco and take you to the secret magical spots in the city.

You'll also get the t shirt, tote bag, and post card.