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April Moneybomb Web Dev, Designer, Promotion and Application Support - Chipin

http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?369185-April-Mon...

Ron Paul Supporters,

I noticed the last money bomb didn't really have a website, the creative drive, focused development, promotion and marketing support that it should have had. With regard to the creation of the April money bomb site, graphics, promotion, etc., the project should be elevated above a simple “volunteer assignment” in order to be truly effective. I know normally we would want people to volunteer for web development duty, but this might not be the best way to get the the results we need in terms of fund raising during the next money bomb date. Perhaps a new approach is necessary, and this project should be conceived in the same light as a professionally made promotional event as we've done in the past with our more efficient money bombs, and can grow from lessons learned to make the next one as successful as it can be. To that end, I thought would run this by you guys so that at least the idea would be on the table.

Both my friend Dave (graphic designer) and I (programmer) would like to work on the next money bomb as we did building out the site and marketing/advertising graphics as well as doing promotion and communications for www.NoOneButPaul.com back in February. In order to do this right we would need to be able to focus on the new site for April for the next few weeks working on it full-time. Below is a quick description for the project and a link to the associated chipin. Indeed, a chipin or other similar fundraising initiative must happen in order to cover of all the costs involved such as paying for email distribution to 10k+ subscribers from all the previous money bombs, advertising and promotion fees, hosting as well as misc expenses and be able to cover us for the next few weeks while we work on the site.
http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

(chipin summary)
Hello Ron Paul Revolutionaries, I'm a programmer by trade and work with a great designer and we both have experience in the web development industry. We are both eager to work on the next money bomb website, graphics and applications come April, however in order to do this we would need to clear our schedules and be able to work on the site full-time for the next couple of week. In order to be done correctly we would have to invest quite a lot of time and resources, including what could amount to 100+ hours of work by each of us. Our intention is to create a polished, professional site, graphics and applications from the ground up. Although personal funds were expended for the NOBP Money Bomb that reached over $2 Million in Feb. a more concerted and professional approach with regard to funding is necessary. A realistic budget must be created that would cover the various costs. Some of the things that must be incorporated into this budget include mailing list distribution costs for 10K+ email addresses of Ron Paul supporters, as well as web hosting, and promotion of the MB. Manpower expenditures must be considered as well, because our own bills must be tended to during the few weeks of the site’s development even as we put our concerted, full-time effort to creating site that’s professional and effective. We believe that anything less than a full-time concerted effort would result in a marketing work, graphics, applications and a site that is haphazard, difficult to navigate, and – functionally speaking – unable to meet the demands of a site in which moneys are totaled, traffic is tallied, and buzz is generated to direct to the official site during the money bomb date.

We need your help in order to allow us to do this critical work by contributing what you can. We are ready to move on the money bomb promotion work, graphics, site, marketing, etc. and to do all the promotion work that would go with it to make sure that supporters across the country know where to go when the time comes. To that end, we plan to build viral applications that would draw supporters to a the site that will be easy to remember, just as we had done with No One But Paul, but this time, we will bring all the tools we can to the table to make sure that the new money bomb will generate more traffic and therefore more fund raising for the official campaign when the time comes. If this start up money can be raised in the next few days we can get started right away. Keep in mind that we are also open to suggestions for effective applications that would augment standard money bomb sites, even those that were used on Black This Out, Tea Party 11, No One But Paul, etc. Money Bombs.

Here is a link to NoOneButPaul.com as sample of the kind of site we can put together for the next money bomb.
http://www.noonebutpaul.com/

Chipin so that we can work on the April Money Bomb:
http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

Thanks



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Excellent work, and critical thinking skills...

Keeping this at the top.

Current 38%

Our Website/Money Bomb promotion costs Chipin is at 38% still need help if you can.

Additional Funding needed to go towards buying facebook ads, contest prizes for Video/Avatar MB contest, SSL Certificate, and other expenses please help out if you can.

http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

Final logo for official site

Final logo for official site promotion:

http://www.intowin2012.com/images/logos/ii2wi_logo_burst_bla...

So far these have been the comments on the logo:

reminds people of:
1. Rocky
2. Atlas Shrugged
3. V for Vendetta
4. Warcraft Leveling
5. Ron Paul

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This is fantastic!

Important work, thanks so much orenbus. They aren't asking for much. Support them so that they can help get a wider pool of support for the next money bomb!

Appreciate your kind words

Appreciate your kind words and support.

Currently at 32% funding

Currently at 32% funding please chip in if you can:

http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

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33% funded, with 14 days to

33% funded, with 14 days to go, please pitch in if you can.

http://orenbus.chipin.com/moneybomb-web-dev

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InToWin2012.com

InToWin2012.com
InItToWinIt2012.com

Domains have been purchased.

Right now we need $30 for an SSL certificate we'll need for a facebook app, please help out if you can.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?369185-April-Mon...

App/Web devs - Please read

Hey guys, please read this article about re-packaging Ron Paul's campaign and let me know (on this comment or over there) what you think about including it as part of the Money Bomb theme, because I think it will increase donations and attention.

http://www.dailypaul.com/223767/what-ron-paul-needs-to-say-i...

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Could you post a couple

Could you post a couple sentences here regarding the specific tangible goals when you say "re-packaging" Ron Paul's campaign? What would the end result of what you are describing look like? I skimmed through the article, but if you already have some vision that can be summed up in a couple sentences would appreciate it.

Bullet points

    Changes to Paul's campaign image
  • The "everymen" in America are pushing Paul to represent their interests - Paul is not running for his own goals
  • The goal is increased control in local government, where responsible citizens can directly manage their communities
  • Emphasis on one-paragraph introductions to topics (in videos/ads, interviews - e.g. why economic crashes can be predicted, why most politicians make careers out of being in office, how inflation/stimulus hurts the middle class), followed by links to relevant further information, rather than "I support x" appeals
  • Appeals for voters to "Take charge of [their] lives! Vote for to put power back in your own hands!" at the beginning/end of every appearance
    Corresponding expected outcomes
  • Campaign is seen as a public service effort, not a power grab/fight for control as currently perceived by GOP and media
  • Campaign is seen as an effort to make government truly more visible, not to destroy the benefits of government as is currently perceived; Also, increased support from TEA Party and Occupy movements - many of whose participants share the same goal
  • Campaign is seen as an informative movement designed to put the people back in the driver's seat; "I support x" messages can be implied by the topics discussed; also shows Paul as the intelligent, well-read statesman that he is
  • Emphasizes getting out the vote, yet still makes the campaign about the people; self-interest may drive more to vote than would appeals to Paul's campaign and personal ideas

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+ Civility first
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Nice!

That works. How about we try to spread Dr. Paul's position on the Drug War on 4/20. Sign onto your social networks and post a video or two for all your "420 friendly" friends.

Jack Wagner

Facebook event page is setup,

Facebook event page is setup, should have graphics in tomorrow afternoon, site is currently being set up, please join the facebook event to show support, thanks.

http://www.facebook.com/events/384814491548793/

Nice work! Start spreading it

Nice work! Start spreading it like mad!!!

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

Just invited 1270 friends to

Just invited 1270 friends to the facebook money bomb event page. :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/384814491548793/

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IN IT TO WIN IT! Moneybomb

IN IT TO WIN IT! Moneybomb already underway.. need all activist hands on deck!

-Need to compile sources of Ron Paul WINNING!
Videos
Articles
Photos (Rally Crowds)

Delegate information is starting to come out from early caucus states.. Time to capitalize!

Here is the thread for development:

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?369578-IN-IT-TO-...!

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

Added to California Article

http://freeindependentsun.com/republic/the-golden-state-stan...

Would love to see this become the "4/20 End the Drug War Money Bomb"

Jack Wagner

Do it. But clean up the site.

Do it. But clean up the site. The no one but paul website had way too much going on (graphic and link wise).

Less is more.

End the Fed. End the Wars. Problems Solved. Ron Paul.

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BUMP! -- Can't let this one

BUMP! -- Can't let this one fade.

This is the activism forums!

If you would like to discuss how this is going to fail, it is pointless, we're too broke, the names suck, there have been too many deluted money-bombs...

Please go troll somewhere else! This is the time to double down -- If people are defriending you on Facebook because of your constant promotion of Moneybombs then you aren't doing it right ;)

President or not, the Revolution is happening and it grows at the local level.

http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/Resources/files/The_Life_...

You should be on the ballot for your local Republican Central Committee.

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We need the mini credit card reader

and smart phone app to raise funds at Dr. Paul's events and while canvassing. We need NEW BLOOD!
6 contributors in my precinct, but we gathered over 100 petition signatures to put him on our state's ballot.

Hi all, I recently got an

Hi all, I recently got an email from someone living in Australia in response to the chipin and he was unaware that he can contribute to the chipin as it is not a direct donation to the campaign, just wanted to let anyone that is living outside the United States that are Ron Paul supporters you can help out with this chipin as it has no direct connection to the official campaign and is being run by grassroots supporters. Anyone who chips in that is not a United States citizen their money will go to hosting and online fees to provide the internet related services which is considered exempt by the FEC. Thanks.


Internet hosting and related costs donations by foreign nationals considered volunteer exemption 11 CFR 100.74.

[url]http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2011/janqtr/11cfr100.74.htm[/url]

Although a "foreign national cannot make a campaign contribution they are allowed to serve as an uncompensated volunteer for a campaign or political party"

[url]http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/volunteer_activity_brochure.pdf[/url]

So in essence they are paying for internet hosting support that is covered under volunteer activity which they are allowed to participate in and which costs are exempt from being considered part of either influencing an election through a donation aka. direct donation to the campaign.