“Rich and powerful” allies could make the path to success much easier, and Oprah is certainly in that group, but how about someone who has already expressed interest in alternative sources of energy such as T. Boone Pickens?
DerekShannon wrote: which is why Pickens and others should diversify to hedge their bets!
People like Paul Allen and Elon Musk and Burt Ratan are probably better targets. The “hedging” for them would be much closer to home, less of an out-of-the box flyer. They’d also be less likely to go for ownership/control as a precondition.
I was looking at Wikipedia and saw a list called Category:Environmental organizations based in the United States. Some of those organizations may look favorably upon this fund raising campaign. There is a group called Ceres. One of its key accomplishments is that it Founded and directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 100 leading institutional investors with collective assets of more than US$10 trillion. Its members include Deutsche Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, and TIAA-CREF, as well as the pension funds of California, Florida, and New York.
Some of the groups on this list may help with a Kickstarter campaign and some may oppose it. I don’t know enough about them to tell the difference.
Edit by zapkitty: Links fixed.
Edit by zapkitty: Oops. Only the irst link was fixed. ExpressionEngine will not allow the link to the Wikipedia Ceres organization page. Interested people can copy and paste the following to their browser:
Francisl wrote: The above links aren’t working very well today…
You were linking to en.wiki.org, which doesn’t exist… wiki.org doesn’t have an “en” subdomain.
I fixed your links by changing en.wiki.org to en.wikipedia.org
Edit by zapkitty: well, that fixed one link but ExpressionEngine simply refuses to follow the second link, the one to the Wiki page on the Ceres organition, because EE thinks that a parenthesis in an URL is a security risk… which is yet another reason we’re prepping to migrate to a new CMS.