41
41
3

The Hero Collectors

$5,100 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 11 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created September 1, 2018
WHAT IS THIS?

A family-friendly television show that follows a professional video production company as they go on the journey to tell Non-Profit and Hero stories to the world through something called Branded Content with Purpose.  We founded the company to tell stories that matter and to help Non-Profits and Heroes who don't have the time or resources to focus on professional marketing.  With this new opportunity, we want to make it all about the Heroes, but in a fun, high-energy, incredibly positive way.


WHY DO WE NEED YOU?

A budding OTT (Over The Top) television network reached out to Beard & Bowler and asked us to launch The Hero Collectors as a series on their platform (available soon on Apple TV & Roku). 

We've worked out all the details of the contract over the last few weeks and we're thrilled to officially announce (for the first time anywhere) that we'll be taking The Hero Collectors, our #BowlerTribe, and all of our Heroes (present and future) to the wonderful world of online Television.

This is a substantial opportunity.


WHY DO WE NEED THE FUNDS?

Simple... we have to front the cost of the PR kit for the pre-launch of the show and we want to hustle after this so we're bringing in top talent to cut together all the content we've filmed over the past year (a juggernaut of a project).  We're going to get the first 6 episodes together for an epic launch... but we need your help.

We can't deviate our focus off of helping our Heroes get their stories & work out into the world.  We have someone who can take the production off our hands, launch the show & to help us start generating revenue with actual sponsors.


HOW WILL THIS HELP NON-PROFIT HEROES?

Three words - Return On Investment (ROI)

Honestly, if we could accomplish this & never be publicly known, we'd take it.  Fact of the matter is, corporate sponsors are concerned with their ROI when it comes to their business.  That's not a dig on them... that's how you run a business.  With the OTT show we are able to provide an incredibly compelling ROI, via our own audience.  That means that we will have more freedom to help smaller non profits who may not have a huge social media following or who haven't been able to build up their name in the public sphere.  This is everything to us.


WHAT ABOUT THE ORIGINAL GOFUNDME? - $60,000

We won't go into details here.  If you donated to the original campaign you will received some form of direct communication from us.  For those who have supported us in so many other ways, you can read about the results and the reasons for the campaign change here .

32623984_1535845461286856_r.jpeg
+ Read More
We're out.

Thank you to everyone who believed in us and in what The Hero Collectors are doing. For one reason or another we were unable to generate enough support on this platform to fund our efforts. The good news is, we're able to self-fund the remainder of what we needed through some corporate work that's come in.

No, we're not out of the woods yet. We're stepping out on faith in what we're doing. We have enough work to get us through 2018 and we're hustling to generate sufficient revenue through the upcoming OTT show and as official LinkedIn Learning teachers.

Your support and love has meant the world to us. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. If you'd like to get in touch with us (in the meantime) feel free to reach out.
+ Read More
We think it's time to call it... so, we're going to shut the GoFundMe Campaign down on Tuesday.

Everyone has been so generous and we're incredibly thankful for your support and encouragement. It may take us the rest of our lifetime but we fully intend to thank each and everyone of you face-to-face.

In the meantime, our actions will speak louder than our words. We'll post a full update on Tuesday.

Again... THANK YOU to everyone!
+ Read More
We're Funded!!! Well... the Hero Collectors initiative is. Let me explain:

So... we raised $5050 of our original $60,000 goal. Seems abysmal, no?!?!

The fact of the matter is, the last three weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotion & opportunity.

Thanks to our GoFundMe campaign & the loud social media support for The Hero Collectors, we've seen a wave of corporate work come in &, along with the money we raised on the GoFundMe, we're able to fund The Hero Collectors ourselves.

That's not the only news!

Word of what we're working to do for non profit Heroes reached the ears of an OTT television startup, thanks to one of our #BowlerTribe. They're aware of the direction that digital marketing is going & they see an opportunity to become an early adopter of Branded Content with Purpose via The Hero Collectors' story.

It's not totally altruistic. They stand to make a good deal of money from contracting us for creating the hero content that will be shared on their platform. The good news is, they primarily just wanted The Hero Collector initiative to start... the money piece... well, that's nice for them too.

What's more, this show is going to generate recurring funds for The Hero Collectors too, especially in 2019.

Now, we have to hustle & get this show off the ground. The sooner we're able to launch, the sooner we will be fully sustained by The Hero Collectors.

There are only a few details left to iron out (our press kit being a big one). We've already spoken to the third member of The Hero Collectors (who you have yet to meet) who's going to be capturing & producing this journey. So, we changed our goal & our GoFundMe page. We'd like to email everyone of our donors with a thank you & a super secret bit of news. Something huge happened, but we're not allowed to talk about it publicly yet.

You can email us and we'll send you the information.

And again, too everyone who's followed, supported, or donated - THANK YOU!!!

The work is just beginning.
+ Read More
HUGE NEWS TOMORROW!!! HUGE!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$5,100 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 11 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created September 1, 2018
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$50
Anonymous
10 months ago
JG
$50
Jim Green
11 months ago
$100
Heather Thompson
11 months ago
ME
$100
MARJORIE ELLINGER
11 months ago
$50
Mary Cottingham
11 months ago
JS
$50
John Scanlan
11 months ago
$25
Aley Allen
11 months ago
$100
John Rothwell
11 months ago
GT
$1,000
GoFundMe Team
11 months ago
MM
$25
Mike McGraik
11 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.