Beards Take Berlin

$15,606 of $25k goal

Raised by 163 people in 4 months
Sloan Looney
for Conspiracy of Beards
 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Help the Conspiracy of Beards Take Berlin

We are planning our first-ever European tour in June of 2017, and need your help to get there!

We are the Conspiracy of Beards , a choir of 30 men conspiring to sing the songs of Leonard Cohen in 5-part harmony.

Leonard wrote, "First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin," and gave us the vision to bring this music to the land of cabarets and underground art festivals.  Some of the most passionate Cohen fans are in Europe, and we have long dreamed of performing for them.  We are scheduled to perform at Berlin’s beautiful Maxim Gorki Theater on June 4th, and are currently booking other shows in and around Germany.

This live performance at KPFA provides a sense of what we are about:


Why are we doing this?

With Mr. Cohen's recent passing, interest in his music and message have never been greater .  Fans both long-time and brand new are discovering much to love and learn from his talent for touching the human heart.

We want to share Leonard Cohen’s vision of open artistic expression, spiritual reflection, and unity with the world.  We hope to serve as cultural ambassadors for all that is beautiful about the United States and the Bay Area.

Why do we need your help?

Transporting 30 singers to the Old World is a daunting prospect,  but with your help we can make it happen.

 All donations to this GoFundMe drive will be used to cover travel costs.  The Conspiracy of Beards is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.  All donations are tax deductible and are eligible for most workplace charitable matching programs!

To get things started, we have received an offer from a generous benefactor to match the first $10,000 we raise!  Donate today and your money will go twice as far!

Donate to receive these great rewards!

$20 -  A private link to digital downloads our select live recordings from the European tour (delivered summer 2017)

$50 - A specially-designed Conspiracy of Beards flask

$75 - 3 Limited-Edition Conspiracy of Beards Posters, suitable for framing

$100 - A Conspiracy of Beards t-shirt

$150 - Two tickets to a private Beards concert in a new, secret Bay Area venue

$500 - Season tickets to every Beards concert in 2017

$2000 - Two tickets to every Conspiracy of Beards concert for the rest of your life

$3000 - A private Beards concert for you and your guests in your home or backyard within 50 miles of San Francisco

(We will contact you to arrange delivery when we receive a donation.  GoFundMe doesn't handle rewards automatically for non-profits.)

Help spread the word!

Whether or not you can donate, please SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN!   We really need your help to get the word out.

Or you can simply email your friends a link to this page:

https://www.gofundme.com/beards-berlin

We are humbled by your patronage.
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Update 7
Posted by Sloan Looney
5 days ago
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If you are in the area, I hope you can join us for a very special pre-tour concert and celebration in San Francisco on Saturday, May 13.

The show will be at the beautiful Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, and we will be joined by the amazing Conspiracy of Venus and Tin Sandwich.

We will have beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks available, as well as a silent auction!

Celebration begins at 7pm & Music at 8pm.

This concert is the final push to hit our fundraising goal for our Beards Take Berlin Tour. Thank you to everyone who has pitched in so far!

Tickets: http://beardstakeberlin.bpt.me/
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Update 6
Posted by Sloan Looney
27 days ago
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We've made it past the half-way point! Deepest gratitude to our 130 donors.

Our campaign has been shared about 500 times. We need another push to meet our goal. Share 'til it hurts!
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Update 5
Posted by Sloan Looney
2 months ago
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We're almost 20% of the to our goal in our first week.

Thank you to everyone who has been able to help.

Please share to keep the momentum going!
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Update 4
Posted by Sloan Looney
2 months ago
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We have passed 15% of our goal in the first few days. Deepest gratitude.

Check out this fantastic video Mark Christiansen created to support our campaign--Master Beard level stuff.

Please share our campaign with your friends!
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$15,606 of $25k goal

Raised by 163 people in 4 months
Created December 21, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Conspiracy of Beards
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San Francisco, CA
EIN: 593831941
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