Do you have a legacy to share? Mike Stith of Edwardsville, IL thinks so, and he wants to publish it. Stith is the founder and “Chief Story Officer” of OneLegacy.com, a startup business that provides a community and online publishing platform for inspiring life stories, or legacies. On December 4th, 2014, Blayzer launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help OneLegacy raise capital and community support.
Through the Kickstarter campaign we aim to raise at least $10,000 by February 2nd, 2015. Backers can invest at various levels (from $1 to $7500) in exchange for ebooks, gift products, story sharing tools and services, and even a live story-sharing event hosted by OneLegacy.com.
“I truly believe that we all have a legacy to share,” said Stith. “Some of us have 5, 10, even dozens! There are certain stories and events that happen in our lives that transcend your day-to-day coffee table type of chat. Certain things that impact us so much more that we want to share in the hope that other people can learn from our experience. Sometimes we would like to pass on legacy at a larger scale than your typical conversation can give you. These stories are our legacy, and they are what One Legacy is all about.”
Stith created OneLegacy.com after retiring from a 30-year career in IT and taking on the role of caregiver to his ailing mother and father. During these challenging times, Stith witnessed firsthand the deep healing and sense of peace that comes from sharing one’s legacy. This profound experience led Stith to make collecting and preserving these inspiring legacy stories a part of his own personal legacy.
“We’re at a place right now where we’re ready to rev up the engines and start pulling in more stories and more readers into the OneLegacy community,” said Stith. “We’ve already had people from 4 different countries contribute hundreds of stories to our project. Teachers, veterans, families…all walks of life. We’ve taken time to refine our process, create our brand, and build some really neat programs to promote legacy sharing. We’re off to a great start, but it’s just that – a start. Now it’s time to branch out and scale our project, which is where Kickstarter comes in.”
For the OneLegacy.com Kickstarter campaign, Stith has paired up with Blayzer for help navigating the crowdfunding process from beginning to end. We started by creating copy, graphics and video content, building the rewards system, and setting up the Kickstarter page. Now we are managing and promoting the campaign and using email to keep friends and backers up to date on the project.
To learn more and find out how you can support One Legacy on Kickstarter, please visit http://kck.st/1tMtDBp.
Ready to share a legacy story? Read, submit, and share online at http://www.onelegacy.com.