Welcome to the M-bibe Community!
We’re thrilled that you'll join us for the launch of our Indiegogo fundraising campaign!!
M-bibe is a social enterprise start-up based in Seattle focused on bringing people together & building community through music-centric events that raise much-needed funds for nonprofits. We’ve got six events under our belt, and we’ve helped raise over $17,000 for six amazing nonprofits. But there’s much more to be done! M-bibe was once a dream and has emerged as a force for positive change. We’re ready to evolve and we want you to be a part of our growth!
The Why and the What...
We (Darren & John) are musicians. We not only love music, but we’re aware of its transformative powers beyond simple entertainment. Driven by our passion and this awareness, we envisioned a way to support talented, local musicians AND do something good for our community - and truthfully, for the world! We accomplish our mission by producing events that educate, inspire, and facilitate - and ultimately build community.
M-bibe has three core missions:
1. Raise funds for and build awareness of nonprofits
2. Support and promote talented, local musicians
3. Support and promote businesses that align with the values of M-bibe and our nonprofit partners
In our model, approximately 75-80% of funds raised at events goes directly to the non-profit partner, and musicians earn a fair wage for their performance. Additionally, M-bibe events are held at unique, non-traditional venues that in and of themselves attract attendees (better described as ‘participants’). Folks at our events don’t just come to hear great music; they engage and educate each other, find networking opportunities, and strengthen the community!
We connect the dots! We motivate and educate the organizations and ‘partners’ involved in our productions to engage in a collaborative marketing strategy. Each party involved (M-bibe, nonprofits, our musicians, the supporting businesses, and partner organizations such as GreenDrinks, Net Impact, BGI) promotes the event to their respective crowd. This results in exponential growth every time we have an event and always brings together a unique melange of folks from different walks of life. The impact: every event is unique & filled with unexpected, inspirational moments - and musicians are heard & nonprofits have a little more in their pockets to accomplish their missions.
We want to produce more effective and inspiring events, and to do this, we need more help! We are extremely grateful for the help you and others have given, as a volunteer, a sponsor, a partner, an attendee or just a fan of the musicians. But now we’ve reached a point where financial support is critical to ensure M-bibe keeps growing and improving!
Funding will allow us to improve event production, increase our presence, pay musicians more, cut costs for our nonprofit partners, and work with all of the nonprofits who have been knocking on our door. As an Indiegogo supporter, you’ll be in on the ground floor and have a front row seat to watch us rise!
Who stands to benefit? The community as a whole, nonprofits and the people they serve, musicians and music lovers, and local businesses doing good work - basically anyone & everyone!
Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 - a starting point for producing ten stellar, impactful events over the course of this coming year. Your contribution will go directly to one or more of the following:
Event props and lighting
Sound System upgrade
Compensation for musicians
Venue costs (rental and cleaning fees)
Audio Engineer costs
Bartender and Security costs
Food & beverage expenses
Filming & live streaming of events
Legal / Accounting
What Have We Done Lately?
Since the inception of M-bibe, we’ve been busy! We understand that as we seek underwriting to grow and improve M-bibe, folks will want to know more about what happened thus far. Beyond the hours and hours of meetings and creative sessions, here’s a snapshot of what we’ve accomplished:
We’ve built a growing roster of highly talented musicians (currently 15 soloists and groups) and provided an avenue for them to network and get the public recognition and financial support they deserve!
We’ve raised over $17,000 for these nonprofit partners:
Feet First The Hope Project Vietnam
Haiti-Babi Young Women Empowered
Climate Solutions Bike Works
We’re talking to these nonprofits to get them on this year’s calendar:
WAPI Columbia Valley Food Bank
College Access Now One Equal Heart
Sightline Institute Global Visionaries
NAAAP Bo M Karlson Foundation
Yoga Behind Bars Black Coffee Cooperative
Partners, Sponsors & Supporters
We’ve attracted the support of businesses both big and small and provided them with a fun, unique marketing opportunity. Here’s who has joined us in our efforts:
Car2go Abrams Chiropractic Hub and Bespoke
Proletariat Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Seattle Drum School
A&R Solar Fremont Brewery ZipCar
Evergreen Escapes Sutra Yoga Cupcake Royale
Odd Fellows Hall Elizabeth Chaison Massage Rebecca Stott Acupuncture
Sonic Boom Records Cafe Fiore Bop Street Records
Ballard Health and Wellness Orange Tea Pre-school Yoon’s Yoga
Fitness Evolution Flowers by K Columbia Winery
Ninkasi Brewing Central Co-op Seattle Firefighters - Local 27
Greenlake Bar and Grill Tulip Valley Wines North Sound Brewing
Zevia Soda The Monkey Bridge Restaurant Baldy’s Gardens
One of the basic rules of life is ‘You don’t ask, you don’t get’. However, we understand it’s a bad play to ask without offering a return. Beyond the warm fuzzy feeling you’ll get from helping many people realize their dreams (ours, those of our musicians and those of our nonprofit partners and the folks they serve, here’s what we can offer you for getting involved:
We’ve created these different reward levels to choose from. If there’s something you don’t see but would like to propose as a reward, let us know! And - anything helps, no matter how small :)
*DO YOU LIVE FAR AWAY? WE'D ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR SUPPORT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE, SO LET'S TALK. We'll soon be offering live-streaming of events, downloads from our growing roster of musicians, M-bibe memorabilia., M-bibe concerts in other cities & other fun stuff for those who can't make our shows. Contact us & we'll create a special reward package just for you!
Business or Investment?
Want to grow & promote your business? Let's talk and discuss the opportunities and benefits of a partnership with M-bibe. We can make your donation go further! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter where in the world you live, if your business is aligned with our values, we’ll promote what you do!
Want to play a central role in the development of M-bibe? We’re seeking investors who have the interest and ability to get on board at the $5000 level and above. If this might be you, get in touch and we’ll set up a meeting to discuss this opportunity.
Thank you SO much for helping M-bibe!!
CoFounder of M-bibe