So many of you have been following the progress of my latest book, "Character Counts: Bringing the Rotary Four-Way Test to Life." I've been sharing progress along the way and have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated your comments and feedback on the emails so far.
I've been telling you that I have some exciting news to share, and today is the day I want to let you in on what's coming up! Below, please see the text of a Press Release announcing an opportunity for you to take part in bring the Rotary book...to life! I'm launching a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo next week, but I didn't just want to spring in on everyone on the launch date -- I wanted to share my plans with you first. Statistics show that successful campaigns get 20% or more of their funding in the first week after launch. I'm hoping the message of "Character Counts" resonates with you so that you'll take part in the campaign and become an active supporter of the "Rotary is Character" movement.
Because you are already a loyal supporter of the book's efforts, I thought I'd offer you a chance to preview the campaign. I've only sent this link out to a handful of people and the feedback has been very positive. A few folks have already inquired where the "donate" button is...it'll be there once I officially launch.
Here, then, is the Indiegogo preview - Click on the image below and the preview should play. If not, you can access it here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/9316f074
Note, this is ONLY the link to the preview. The actual campaign link will be available once we launch next Thursday, April 27. The campaign will run for 45 days. As you'll see, there are a number of great "rewards" I am offering in exchange for your generous support at all levels. No amount is too small and I thank you in advance for your consideration. Feel free to share the preview link with others you think might be interested in knowing about the campaign and support the need for more information about Rotary, about character, about compassion in our society.
And, just for a show of hands, if you think you'll be willing to support the campaign, would you drop me an email just saying "I'm in?"
I want to thank you all in advance for your time, your thoughts, and your great support. You have proven again and again that Rotary IS Character and Character COUNTS!
Now, for the press release...