Kickstarter is a website that allows individuals to post electronic fundraising pitches for their creative projects. Visitors to the site can then become financial "backers" of those projects in exchange for special rewards.
As a micro-philanthropist particularly interested in art and craft, I felt an immediate connection with this website. What an awesome way to find out about and support creative folks all over the country!
Then, in November of 2010, I found Kyle Durrie's Kickstarter Project...and fell in love with the idea of a young woman striking it out on her own for a cross-country tour of the United States in a truck outfitted with letterpress equipment! I immediately became a backer of Kyle's project in exchange for 5 letterpress postcards mailed to me from her travels.