Confused About Kickstarter? Let Me Help!

Confused About Kickstarter? Let Me Help!

Kickstarter is a platform where Creators can launch new projects. Anyone, anywhere can become a Backer by making a Pledge and getting cool Rewards. You only get your Rewards if the project meets its funding goal. Your credit card is never charged if the goal is not met.

It is not a donation.
It is not tax-deductible.
You are not a traditional investor.
If you like a project and want to help it become a reality, you Back it and Share it with others. If enough people (aka the crowd in crowd-funding) Back a Project it becomes a reality!! Everyone wins!

We have Rewards that range from $25-$10,000 (Seriously, want a Rachel, Alex & Leah concert? That’s $10,000) And you can even Pledge less than $25 and choose no Reward. You could also Pledge $100 and choose no Reward if you wanted:)

We met our Funding Goal on July 27th, but it’s not over!

There are Stretch Goals: each additional $50,000 Pledged above our initial goal will trigger the following exciting things:
1. We WILL make an additional episode! (Episode 1 is done. Episodes 2 & 3 are funded through Kickstarter. Episode 4 is 43% funded right now when it is 100% funded we will make it!)
2. We will open additional Rewards for YOUR CHILD to appear in OUR SHOWS! ($350-500 pledge)
3. We will open another Executive Producer Credit ($1000 pledge)
4. We will open another On-screen Dedication Credit ($1000 pledge)
5. Each Backer who has pledged to Rewards of $25 or more will receive EACH of these new episodes at no additional cost (delivered digitally).

YOU get to say how many shows WE make! <---how cool is that? Realistically this means we could raise $500,000 and for a $35* Pledge (or above) you could receive ALL 12 episodes of Rachel & The Treeschoolers!! Pledge and Share! Pledge and Share!

Here, I’ll walk you through how it all works on this video with my brother, Aaron.

*25 Early Bird pledges are all gone.

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About Rachel Coleman

The opinions and late night musings published on this blog are Rachel de Azevedo Coleman's alone, and are not ever intended to represent the opinions and sentiments of any organization or product that Rachel is, was, or will be associated with. Rachel Coleman is the creator and Emmy-nominated host of Signing Time!, the children's American Sign Language vocabulary building series. She is also the creator and host of Baby Signing Time, Rachel & the TreeSchoolers, and Rachel & Me. Rachel now serves as the Executive Director of the American Society for Deaf Children, a 501c3 nonprofit established in 1967 by parents of deaf children. ASDC is the American Sign Language organization for families who are raising deaf children. Motivated by her child, Leah's deafness, Rachel has spent the last 18 years creating ASL products to help bridge the communication barrier between hearing and signing communities. In 2006 Rachel founded the Signing Time Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to putting communication in the hands of all children of all abilities. In 2014, the Signing Time Foundation launched a 50-Lesson online ASL curriculum called "Sign It: ASL Made Easy" that is available free-of-charge to families with deaf or hard of hearing children ages 36 months and under. Apply at For those who do not qualify to receive Sign It ASL for free, they can find it for purchase at very reasonable rates on Rachel and her husband, Aaron, live in Salt Lake City Utah. They are parents to Leah who was born profoundly deaf, and is now a senior in college at NTID/RIT in Rochester, NY. They are also parents to Lucy who has spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and recently graduated high school. In 2010 the Colemans were joyfully reunited with Rachel's daughter Laura. Rachel is proud to be Laura's birth mom. Laura was placed for adoption as an infant in 1992 when Rachel was 17 years-old.

5 thoughts on “Confused About Kickstarter? Let Me Help!

  1. i always get emotional at the end of your dvd’s when i first watch them. they have such meaning and touch on the growth of our little ones and how special they are. so it is no surprise to find me crying while i watch you cry over the support you received from us, your fans. what you said about maybe having to find a real job really hit me, b/c you DO have a real job! your job has meant to much to so many and you do it so well! my kids and i adore you, your works, and your family! congratulations!

  2. Is there a way to contribute, even though the official Kick starter campaign is over? I would love to contribute to the production of the remaining episodes. My two year old daughter loves your Signing Time series and I’m really excited about the Tree schoolers program.

  3. You are wonderful,i don’t know a child that just loves your program. My 3 yr. old great niece that I’ve had at 3 days old can’t wait til your program is on every day. She does very well singing thanks to you. God has a very special place for you and yours. I tell everyone about the program. Keep up the good work! You and yours always in my prayers.

  4. Hi Rachel – I am heading on a family vacation with 3 little ones and need a carrier for my 40lb 4 yearold. I saw the pic mammoth-hot-springs.jpg (it cam up in google images) what carrier is that and do you recommend for a 40lb toddler?


  5. Wouldn’t it be great if your shows were in HD 1080p?
    You can always sell it on YouTube Paid Contents. So people can buy the videos on YouTube and also get it in HD 1080p!
    Not getting your videos in HD 1080p is like going back 10 years where most TVs weren’t HD.
    Rachel you need to stay relevant and get with the times!
    If you start selling your content at 1080p. I will be with you until Episode 100!

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