Should auld target dates be forgot and never brought to mind... End-of-year engagements put a slight delay on our perk delivery goals. ‘Tis the season, after all. That said, we've still made progress in all major areas, some of it quite significant. Read on for the full story, including adjusted delivery dates. … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: December 2019
We’re nearing the finish line and 2019 is looking to end with an accomplished bang! Keep reading for way too many exclamation marks as we get excited about Indiegogo goals a year in the making. … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: November 2019
Despite the sea of premiere reviews that overtook us like it does every three months, we’ve made good across-the-board progress on achieving all our fundraiser goals. Read on for detailed updates, a slight schedule adjustment, and a sneak peek at the art design! … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: October 2019
We spent the past month locked in to fundraiser tasks and made significant progress across all fronts. Onwards to the updates! … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: September 2019
It’s been a busy month all across the AniFem board. We’ve got fundraiser updates and a September Site Announcement, so please read on so you’re up to speed on things! … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update and Site Announcement: August 2019
Premiere reviews swallowed us whole for a couple weeks (as they do), but thankfully our contractors were hard at work to help us make some progress towards our fundraiser goals. Here’s what we’ve accomplished this month. … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: July 2019
This update has been a long time coming. Thanks so much to all our supporters for being so patient with us, and our sincerest apologies for not providing this sooner. The good news is there is no bad news: We’re still pursuing all of our fundraiser goals and making steady progress on our promises! The rest of the news is… well, realistic, mostly. … [Read more...] about AniFem Fundraiser Update: June 2019
Earlier today our crowdfunding campaign closed - a success, by any measure. … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding close, clarifications, and concept art
The final 50-hour stretch of our crowdfunding campaign has begun! (If you haven't already, please contribute now!) To continue our mission of serving underrepresented fans and paying everyone we work with fairly, AniFem needs to make a lot more money... But it's essential that we do so in a way that stays true to our intersectional feminist roots. Many of you have … [Read more...] about AniFem’s 2019-2021 plans – in detail
Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story … [Read more...] about How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about The Future of Anime Feminist
On Saturday, I wrote a post to raise funds for Anime Feminist. In summary: to cover spring premiere reviews, we needed $880. For premiere reviews to be sustainable, we needed our Patreon to reach $1675 and stay above that point from now on. We knew our community would step up... but response to this post has blown us away. … [Read more...] about Funding for Premiere Reviews
I'll cut to the chase: in just one week, we're facing up to $880 worth of premiere reviews with only $500 in the bank. … [Read more...] about The future of Anime Feminist starts this week… with $880
12 Days of Anime is a great example of a project where you can learn more from failure than success. Specifically, I learned that when the team isn't in a position to help I can probably accomplish about a quarter of what I need to. Also, there are many situations where optimism is appropriate, but time management limitations don't fall under that. These are good lessons to … [Read more...] about Reflections on 12 Days
Anime Feminist is two months old today! This month we have exceeded $750 in Patreon pledges, committed to pay all our writers from January 1st, set up a new contributor process to make submissions easier and run more smoothly and launched our first collaboration. … [Read more...] about Two Months of AniFem