FARM Virtual Connections 2021 Fundraiser

PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION (no amount is too small) TO HELP FARM REACH IT’S GOAL!

We’re hoping to raise $15,000 by September 30, 2021

FARM is launching a fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal of raising
$15,000 by September 30, 2021.

These much-needed funds will help us sustain and grow our extremely popular and informative “Virtual Connections” series where funds are especially needed to continue presenting top-notch sessions, including an exciting Virtual Connections 2021 Conference in the fall.

Why does FARM need this money?

For those who need concrete examples of how we’ll be using these much-needed funds, here is a list of immediate needs.

  • Invest in professional platform/app to offer an enhanced experience for 2021 Virtual Conference
  • Contractor & speaker compensation
    • High profile panelists and workshop presenters
    • Keynote speaker
    • Conference director
    • Technical consultant(s)
  • Create a fund to offer financial assistance to our members
  • Capital for future years’ in-person conferences
  • General operating expenses
  • Recoup losses in 2020
    • Costs for 2020 – 2021 weekly Virtual Connections programming
    • Loss of income from in person conference 2020 – 2021

As you know, we haven’t been able to hold our in-person FARM gathering for two years and that missing revenue is seriously impacting FARM’s bottom line. In addition to the funds needed to cover the programming for our virtual events, we want to be in a secure position to offer an outstanding in-person FARM 2022 gathering in Chicago.

Of course, we understand that many FARM members, especially musicians, have suffered dreadfully from lost income. Artists will spend the coming months arranging and finally playing in-person shows but that time off took its toll and part of our mission will be to offer free registration to members of our community who are continuing to suffer hardship.

The success of our fundraising campaign will be measured by the number of you who participate. We encourage donation amounts of whatever is comfortable for each individual member of our community.  Lots of small contributions are welcomed and will add up to help us reach our goal of $15,000.

We welcome your contributions of any amount. 

Here is a printable version of the donor levels. Download here.

If you prefer to pay by check – please mail your check payable to Folk Alliance Region Midwest to:

FARM
c/o Annie Capps, Conference Director
P O Box 329
Chelsea, MI 48118

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEND AN EMAIL TO conference@farmfolk.org

About that drawing

Everyone who donates any amount will be entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win valuable gifts (keep watching your inbox for the reveal about what they are). If you donate at levels of $100 or more, you’ll earn multiple entries for more chances to win. There will be one or two smaller giveaways and one FREE registration to our 2022 conference in Chicago. The winners will be announced at our last Community Peer Meeting of the month (starting on July 29). Winners will also be notified by email so you don’t need to be present to win.

Gold Level $1,000

Included with our thanks:

  • 3 All-Access Passes to Virtual Connections 2021 conference
  • Top-tier graphic presence across the virtual conference platform
  • Banner ad in e-newsletter (reach is 2500+ subscribers)
  • Logo and link on the FARM website
  • Recognition w/thanks at all conference events
  • 10 entries in monthly drawing
Silver Level $500

Included with our thanks:

  • 2 All-Access Passes to Virtual Connections 2021 conference
  • Middle-tier graphic presence across the virtual conference platform
  • Banner ad in e-newsletter (reach is 2500+ subscribers)
  • Logo and link on the FARM website
  • Recognition w/thanks at all conference events
  • 8 entries in a monthly drawing
Bronze Level $250

Included with our thanks:

  • 1 All-Access Pass to Virtual Connections 2021 conference
  • Logo and link in e-newsletter
  • Logo and link on the FARM website
  • Recognition w/thanks at all conference events
  • 5 entries in monthly drawing
Friend of FARM $100

included with our thanks:

  • Name mentioned in e-newsletter
  • Name and link on the FARM website
  • Recognition w/thanks at all conference events
  • 2 entries in monthly drawing

Thanks to all who have donated so far, especially these generous sponsor level donors:

Sponsor an event at FARM:

  • Logo and URL on all event-related graphics
  • Verbal recognition by host during the event
  • Logo overlay throughout event
  • Naming rights for events are available (email us for details).

Events to consider sponsoring (email us for details):

  • Keynote Address
  • Wisdom of the Ages
  • Performance Lane
  • Open Mic

More events will be announced in the coming months.

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