How about an Introduction?
Collective Evolution (CE) creates content that engages us all to begin thinking consciously about what it means to be a human on the planet. A grassroots organization started in 2009, CE is now a popular alternative media outlet, production company and community that gives others an opportunity to expand their everyday way of thinking. CE’s content ranges from writing to video to live events all with one common goal: to raise awareness towards how our world truly functions and encourage change that moves beyond it. Our world is in the midst of some big changes, and our hearts here at CE are set upon helping to bring that change about one step at a time.
How does our work affect the global community?
Whether we are publishing articles, releasing documentaries, holding live events, working one-on-one with people or live on the radio, our efforts are reaching out to people in various ways. Assisting others through real life challenges, offering advice on a healthy lifestyle, expanding our perspective on life or presenting real solutions to create a more free and harmonious world, there is something for everyone and this type of support is very much needed right now.
Why this campaign?
CE is expanding very quickly and we need to upgrade! CE has been operating out of various houses spread out all over Toronto for the past 3.5 years. This has made working in group settings both challenging and costly. To fix this, we are setting up a central office to house our studio and for us to all meet at and work from daily.
Who is Collective Evolution?
All CE content is brought into conscious existence by a young community of awesome, (but not too awesome) dynamic (but not too dynamic) community of writers, filmmakers, editors, speakers and other phenomenally creative minds… but not too phenomenal. :) We are all very dedicated to directly acting as a support mechanism for others as many challenges arise in life.
Thus far we have made 2 feature documentaries and 1 short. To this day they have reached a massive international audience and continue to expand daily. This year one of our features, The Collective Evolution II: The Human Experience won The Culture Unplugged film festival!
Our Passion & The Next Step
Our passion is simple: we want to continue to be a voice in the global community advocating positive change. Bringing an office into the picture is very important to us as we know we can’t continue operating our organization the way we are now.
What is the issue now? Currently, our daily contributors live in different parts of the city at quite a distance from one another. This makes it very challenging to have a central space we can all meet at to work on things that require us to be in the same space. On top of that, a lot of our key equipment stays at one location. Our editing suite, camera equipment and radio set up is all in a non-centralized spot. This makes it tough and inconvenient for everyone to have access. How will the office help? Flat out, the majority of our work needs to be done within the team and in one location. Video, radio shows, projects, business meetings, editing and producing our documentaries, these are all everyday tasks for us that can be done very easily in a centralized office where we all can come together. Our goal is to continue growing and continuing to support others in our global community. A centralized office is the next step for this to happen.
What We Need -- What You Get
We are looking for $5000 to help kickstart this office. We have been looking at various offices and will be looking to move into a shared space costing us around $400- $600/mnth. Every dollar from this campaign will be used to help get us in the office, covering rent, utilities as well as miscellaneous costs in getting it going. What can those miscellaneous costs be? Well, we are all about stretching our dollar as far as we can and our past strongly supports that. Using what we currently have to fill the office space with furniture is our goal, however we might find we need a printer, desk, water cooler, coat rack, you get the picture! Hangin' up coats is key! The funds will help with those items.
This isn’t just about us getting an office, our work is directly related to everyone. If you are able to support us we are more than happy to give you something in return as our way of saying thanks! See the perks on the right side!
YOUR support means the world to us and will allow us to continue to do what we do best but on a larger scale and in a central city location.
We may not all have cash, Thats' ok, You can still help!
If you are unable to support financially that's ok! You can help br spreading the word about this campaign to your friends! Share on Facebook, Twitter, email, or use IndieGoGo's sharing tools!
We rely on our audience to help us and you guys can rely on us to do the best we can to continue expanding and growing our message that is for us all!
Thank you for your support.