The SMAC! monkey crowdfunding campaign kicked off November 1, 2012 and ends November 30, 2012. I need to raise approximately $30,000 to develop, package and ship the first batch of the SMAC! line, which so far includes NoMo (ALL cancer fighting monkey) and Phoenix (“WTF? (Where’s the Funding) for Lung Cancer?” fighting monkey).  My ultimate goal is to create a custom monkey for each type of cancer.

The campaign is on the crowdfunding platform Start Some Good. Start Some Good connects social entrepreneurs with people/investors (YOU) who want to help make campaigns/projects a success.

You will need to pledge via PayPal. Don’t have a PayPal account? You can set one up right here very easily.

Here’s how it works:

No money or monkeys can exchange hands until the campaign is complete…and successful (hint, hint). My campaign outlines a total fundraising goal ($35,000), as well as a tipping point ($27,000) goal. The tipping point is the amount necessary to actually get the project off the ground. If I do not reach my tipping point, those who pledged get their money back.  Cool, but we’re not going that route, right?

So, once my campaign tipping point has been reached, those who pledged will then be charged and additional funds pledged are applied to reaching the total fundraising goal. Ventures get to keep all funds raised beyond the tipping point even if they don’t reach their total goal. Extra cool.

Crowdfunding Campaign Rewards

For those who pledge to my campaign, they will get SMAC-ed! with some sweet rewards based on fundraising tiers, ranging from $10 to $1,000+ pledges. Check out the rewards here. 

Join the movement. Spread the SMAC! Let’s give those with/impacted by cancer some true “creature” comforts.