58 Days Left To Go—without potato salad science

They say the first port of call for campaign support is the circle most immediate to you—your family. From there, pledges ripple outwards. Without that first drop in the lake, there is no ripple effect. So I tried one of my brothers who, very kindly, replied with the suggestion I make a five year business plan and promptly supplied excellent examples. Point taken.

With the after image of a business plan still on my retina, I looked at the fact I have 58 days to go without one pledge made and decided to make a progress plan (or timetable of intimidation).

Without the assistance of potato salad science up my sleeve to reach my funding goal with whim and delight, I decided to use this idea of Jason Graf’s, where one pledge can incite 9% more funding, and came up with the following timeframe.

While it relieves me of the notion I have failed, already, without a pledge yet made, if I receive $80 by this coming Friday; I also realise statistics cannot yield security.

date

day

pledges

26/09/2014

0

60 days to go

$0

3/10/2015

7

53 days to go

$80

 

date

day

pledges

10/10/2015

14

46 days to go

$174

17/10/2015

21

39 days to go

$411

24/10/2015

28

32 days to go

$974

31/10/2015

35

25 days to go

$2305

7/11/2014

42

18 days to go

$5457

14/11/2014

49

11 days to go

$12920

21/11/2014

56

4 days to go

$30585

25/11/2014

60

0 days to go

> $30780

 

For a brief moment, though, it does help. Or, is this my own form of potato salad science?