A Place Where We Can Be Our Best Selves

There’s a view of the world out there that doesn’t get a lot of press — which is the view not based on scarcity but based on abundance. In an abundance economy, we have things, but the thing we don’t have enough of is connection. And we don’t have enough time. And if people can offer us connection and meaning and a place where we can be our best selves — yes, we will seek that out.                                                (From Seth Godin’s Dec. 4, 2014 interview with Krista Tippet) 

THE FRONT PORCH SEEKS TO OFFER SUCH A PLACE.   So far, we’ve built a good-enough brand that enables us to connect with lots of interesting people. Our vision for engaging different people in dialogue in a way that builds community is catching on. And our track record to date is at least impressive: we’ve got a monthly pub church that packs Scholz Garten each month, a packed concert series every third Thursday of the month that brings great Austin artists to life, a signature quarterly symposia that focuses attention on matters that affect all of us, and a newly created youth gathering that we are very excited about.

BUT…we’ve got to take this mission to the next level! We need to broaden our grass-roots support. We need to expand our staff. We need to develop better infrastructure–i.e., a more sophisticated approach to getting the word out and producing our numerous events. And we need to raise some dough. The point is this: we’re getting close! We have so much to build upon! We’re getting traction!

We’re in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign, which is a crowdfunding approach to help us raise $30,000 in 50 days. Right now, with 27 more days to go, we’ve reached 30% of our goal. Please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to help us take this mission to another level. You can go to indiegogo.com and search for “The Front Porch” or go directly there by using this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-front-porch-2015-season/x/2974017. THANK YOU.

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