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Ready to Make Magic? Announcing Witchstarter 2022, Our First Open Call for Magic & Divination Projects

Hi everyone, my name is Meredith, and I’m a member of Kickstarter’s Outreach team. For the last four years, I’ve run our Music department as well as Magic & Divination, a community devoted to supporting creators making projects that directly or thematically deal with magic, witchcraft, and the occult. I’m incredibly excited to announce that this...

Reporting Back from the First Meeting of the Kickstarter Community Advisory Council

Earlier this month, I was honored to host the inaugural meeting of Kickstarter’s Community Advisory Council with members Ivan Askwith, Annette Azan, Ellia Bisker, Stefanie Black, Kat Calamia, Jose Cardona, Thomas Negovan, Tony Patrick, Philip Reed, George Rohac, Philomena Schwab, and Philip Winter. It was an inspiring conversation full of frank feedback,...

Two Important Updates: Pinned Comments and Alt Text on Kickstarter

Hello from Kickstarter’s Product team! I’m happy to let you know about two updates we’ve launched to make Kickstarter better for both creators and backers.Pinned CommentsFirst is the ability to pin comments. Up until now, creators were able to pin their project update posts to the top of their project page, but they didn’t have the ability to pin comments....

Welcome to the Members of Kickstarter’s Community Advisory Council

Kickstarter’s Community Advisory Council: Ivan Askwith, Annette Azan, Ellia Bisker, Stefanie Black, Kat Calamia, Jose Cardona, Thomas Negovan, Tony Patrick, Philip Reed, George Rohac, Philomena Schwab, and Philip Winter Hi, I’m Kimm and I lead the team at Kickstarter that works directly with creators and backers to help them have a successful...

We Fixed an Issue with How Limited Rewards Work on Kickstarter

I’m excited to let you know about a fix we’ve deployed to improve the experience of backing Limited rewards on Kickstarter. This update will reduce frustration for creators who offer rewards in a Limited tier, and will make it easier and clearer for backers who want to back those rewards.Problem: Prior to this release, when a creator launched a large...

Kickstarter’s 2021 Benefit Statement Is Out Now

Read our latest annual Public Benefit Statement Back in 2015, Kickstarter reincorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation. We did this so we could break away from a system that prioritizes profits above everything else, and so we could stay focused on our mission: to help bring creative projects to life. Progress toward our mission is what’s...

More Commenting Improvements Designed to Keep Creators and Backers Safe

Hey, Kickstarter community. I’m happy to share some new product updates with you.In the same vein as our recent announcement about the changes we’ve made to comment moderation, we’re posting this update to give you insight into the work we’re doing as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping Kickstarter creators and backers safe.With this latest update:...

Improving Comment Moderation—Part of Our Commitment to Keeping Creators and Backers Safe

Creators have told us that they want more and better tools for managing comments and conversations on Kickstarter. So we’re excited to let you know about an important update to how comment moderation works on our platform. Now, when a creator reports a comment by flagging it for review, the comment is automatically hidden from public view until Kickstarter's...

Moving Forward, With Gratitude

Today, I’ve announced that after three years as Kickstarter’s CEO, I will be stepping down. Chief Operating Officer Sean Leow will become Interim CEO, and the Board of Directors has already begun the search for a permanent CEO. Over the last three years, Kickstarter has witnessed the power of this community reach truly historic heights of support for...

How Kickstarter Creators Are Coping with the Coronavirus

Peak Design's Travel Tripods at the factory Creators making everything from electronic devices to tarot cards are putting health and safety first as they update backers on how the outbreak is affecting their projects.Kickstarter brings together creators and backers from all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica). So when there’s a global disruption...

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