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Strength of Doves Philanthropic Capital Campaign - Community Outreach

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August 26, 2015

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BENEFITING: WATSON UNIVERSITY

Strength of Doves Productions

THE STORY:

We successfully raised $10,000 and used that money for operations supporting our poets. Now, we want to reach $20,000 for a very specific goal. Read more here! 

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Strength of Doves

Represents artists who use spoken word poetry for social change. Our artists perform on topics of sexual assault, race, identity, sexuality, environmentalism, and more. They put on dynamic performances which engage audiences in topics that are otherwise difficult to discuss. They teach workshops that dive deeper into these topics and support the “tough conversations” in venues across the country.

College Campuses

Are currently a hotbed of social justice issues. Students are protesting for change and colleges are struggling to find ways to connect to activist student bodies. At the same time, campuses have large budgets for bringing in entertainers. They regularly bring in comedians, hypnotists, and poets to perform.

 

We want to connect our social justice poets to these performance opportunities on college campuses.

 

Our poets have already performed on hundreds of campuses throughout the US. Now, we want to be the driving force that gets our poets into more schools more quickly.

The best way to do that is through the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), two organizations that run regional and national conferences throughout the year where colleges and universities book performers for their schools.

The Raise

We are raising money to support our social justice artists in showcasing at the NACA and APCA conferences, where colleges and universities will hire them for school performances and workshops. Last year, our pilot year, we raised $10,000 for Strength of Doves operations and brought one artistic duo to two NACA regional conferences. The duo will earn over $30,000 from NACA gigs this year and perform for over 500 college and university students.


This year, we want a higher impact return on our investment, which means (for the same $10,000) we want to bring more artists to NACA and for the first time bring artists to APCA. We have already done the research on how best to support these artists, and piloted this program. Now, we just need to raise the money.

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Learn more about us on our website www.strengthofdoves.com or by emailing us directly at booking@strengthofdoves.com (we love meeting new people!) 

Check out some of the artists we work with on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGlYifMcskg&list=PLChbmXdEs6tkn70CtAYEaIhFrbIHsEA6r 

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To This Fundraiser

$10,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Finn Woelm

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Romandelion

    $50

  • Andrew Lippi

    $25

  • Lauren Svestka

    $20

  • Day Piercy

    $100

  • Sam Vaghar

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Phoebe

    $20

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  • Colin

    $25

  • Russell Parnon

    $100

  • Chris Lorrain

     

  • Jonathan C Lewis

    $500

  • Heather&Amity;

    $500

  • Marga and Jesse Fripp

    $100

  • Linda, Jim and Carly

    $100

  • Matt Selines

    $50

  • Lurie Coward

    $10

  • YEE

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jewels

    $10

  • Galen

    $20

  • Kim Estes

    $10

  • Ian

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jan Piercy

     

  • Lynn McReynolds and Bert Carp

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Gaeby Abrahams

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Steph Cordes

    $200

  • Kevin

    $10

  • Elizabeth Littlefield

     

  • Jessica Petriello

    $10

  • Derek Hauffe

    $30

  • Spencer Ton

    $200

  • Breanna Chandler

    $25

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  • Emma J

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $1,160

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  • Cheryl Clark Vermeulen

    $100

  • Phil LeStein

    $15

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51% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Phil LeStein

Phil LeStein

DONATION: $15

In solidarity 2 years ago

Cheryl Clark Vermeulen

Cheryl Clark Vermeulen

DONATION: $100

Bravo! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,160

2 years ago

Emma J

Emma J

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Anonymous

2 years ago

Breanna Chandler

Breanna Chandler

DONATION: $25

Keep changing the world, through words. 2 years ago

Spencer Ton

Spencer Ton

DONATION: $200

Much love and respect to Lissa Piercy and her crew at Strength of Doves! 2 years ago

Derek Hauffe

Derek Hauffe

DONATION: $30

2 years ago