Troy Hallewell, an author, recently contacted me about his illustrated children's book in the works called, "The People Who Made Me." He wrote a cute poem that has a sweet message relating to family history with a catchy rhythmic beat that is fun to read aloud. In order to move forward with hiring an artist, he needs to pre-sell copies and he's using Kickstarter to help fund the project. Take a look here for more information.
Kickstarter can be a great way to help raise funds online for creative projects in order to promote family history. Write a book about your own family history and get family members to donate. From the Kickstarter website:
"Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from
films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is
full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought
to life through the direct support of people like you!"
Gofundme.com is another helpful site to assist in raising money online. You can personalize it to fit your needs and easily share your campaign online through social media. Engage your cousins and other family members to help pay for your family reunion or family history chart if funds are short.
I hope Troy is able to raise the money. It looks like a great book. Go check it out.