Kickstarter Lessons and Our Fundraising Future

Our KickStarter has just ended and we have learned a lot about how to raise money for our supported projects. We faced a number of challenges that were difficult to overcome in the short window that we had while the KickStarter was live. We have extensively evaluated every aspect of…

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KickStarter Project Submitted for Final Approval

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We have just submitted our KickStarter project for final approval. We will hear back in 24-48 hours on final approval and be ready for launch! We are uploading videos to YouTube, reaching out to privacy companies, and gearing up to make waves in the privacy community! Spread the word, donate…

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Our KickStarter Project Image!

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We are revealing our KickStarter project image. This is the image that you will first see for us on the site when the campaign begins! Credit goes to Zach Graves for creating the image.

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Kickstarter Rewards Revealed

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We have agreed upon our rewards that we will be offering for Kickstarter to donors that support our cause. We've tried to balance giving our donors well deserved recognition and rewards with keeping the overhead for the donation drive down. The (tentative) rewards will be as follows: Donate up to…

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The March Toward Kickstarter Continues

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A series of updates on what we have been up to! We continue to negotiate the terms of bug bounty agreements with our supported projects. A special thank you to Matt Caswell of OpenSSL, Samuli Seppänen of OpenVPN, and Mounir Idrassi of VeraCrypt for our ongoing dialogue. The website will…

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OSTIF Progress Report – Transparency – September 23rd 2015

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OSTIF is marching toward our first major fundraiser and we have reached a number of milestones. We have established our Kickstarter account. Our website is in its near-final form. Only minor graphic edits remain. We are compiling lists of organizations to reach out to in order to solicit donations. This…

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