With MozFest fast approaching and a few of our projects (Naturally Ours, Creating Wellness Breaks, and the Sustainable Funding Series) at the festival, I thought it time that I begin to create a Web Monetization Action Plan for each of them at the festival, starting with the Sustainable Funding Series. Given that here is my first plan to begin to explore and experiment in what promises to be an interesting incubator experiment with the Grand MozFest Web Monetization Experiment!
The Sustainable Funding Series is a vlogcast / podcast that that explores the Creator and Start Up Economies. Join us as we interview creatives, technologists, and educators to discover their pathways forward as they work to develop sustainable funding models around their projects and start ups.
Accompanying the podcast, festival goers will also find a variety of case studies and open educational courses (including one on the Web Monetization Standard) aimed helping other creatives find their pathways forward in building sustainable funding models
Just for MozFest, my team and I are creating a MozFest Exclusive Gallery for the Sustainable Funding Series with all videos from the series, case studies, online courses, the Web Monetization Libraries we've been creating, and links to the Web Monetized works of collaborators in the project.
During the Post MozFest Festival, this gallery will be added to with audio files embedded from Free Music Archive and Hyperaudio.
Within the MozFest Spatial Chat for the Sustainable Funding Series, while not all of the above items will be there, there will be a link to the full gallery, and all the items within the Spatial Chat will be individually Web Monetized.
The Sustainable Funding Series is currently Web Monetized through the Coil Web Monetization Plugin for WordPress on the StoryToGo and StoryToGo Classroom sites, connecting StoryToGo's YouTube Channel to our Coil account, and uploading our video files to Cinnamon Video.
We'd love your help sharing these resources. The tweet below will be ready to share after Wednesday March 2nd:
Need to explore new pathways to #sustainablyfunding your projects? @EricHargreave did so the team at @AhimsaMedia began to interview creators about their solutions. Tune into a podcast, dive into a course & indulge in a case study in this #MozFest Gallery. https://storytogo.ca/2022/02/sustainable-funding-series-mozfest-exclusive-gallery/
Our payment pointer support on this project supports the continued production of the Sustainable Funding Series to help shape a healthier, more equitable digital economy, in which creators can find sustainable pathways forward, and work their way around the barriers constructed by gatekeepers. These means:
- more interviews
- more case studies
- new additions to the Sustainable Funding Course
- new additions to the Web Monetization Course
- new additions to the Web Monetization Libraries
Aside from sharing the resources that we are building with anyone that your feel could benefit from them, we are always looking for new people to interview for the series and would love your suggestions - whether you or someone you know. We'd also love any recommended additions to the resources as we know that we have not captured it all, and would love your help in identifying what we are missing.
I'd love to stay connected!
- Join our StoryToGo Community Group
- Tweet with me at @EricaHargreave
- Connect with me on LinkedIn
- Nerd out with us on StoryToGo's YouTube and Cinnamon Channels
- Dive into our prose and musings on StoryToGo.ca
- Indulge in a course in the StoryToGo Classroom
Thanks so much for taking the time to read!