Update & Random Acts of Fiber Kindness
Fiber Friends! It’s been a while. It’s been a month.
501c3 status has ~60 more days before the deadline for approval (or not). If I don’t get approved, I’m reconnecting with YippieKiYay to help the process along. YKY and I had an initial consultation, and they honestly recommended that I continue filing everything solo, since I was doing all the rights things so far. Their organization is honest and about empowerment. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
On tap for the next 2 months
Applied for the Marquette Neighborhood Association Grant. Cross your fingers! This could really give me a jump start, since I have no source of funding other than “self.”
Applying for a Trademark. This is pricey. I need to save up around $400 to make this happen.
Waiting for the 501c3 designation. Once that happens, I can set up the Etsy shop, non profit bank accounts, and make a call for new Collectives.
Instagram has the day-to-day musings and shenanigans
Developing ideas to get out the word:
Giveaways through Instagram and the Collective box
Hand out literature and free stickers at local Madison events
Developing Fibre Forward branded Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet instructions. Any volunteers?!
Random Acts of Fiber Kindness Initiative
Following up with my sign-designer, Megans Custom Framing, here in my neighborhood.
Learning to spin AND crochet before I head to a Scotland croft for sheep, goat, and weaving love. Once I learn these crafts, I can put together Fibre Forward materials, kits, and related giveaways!
On a personal note, I had a second funeral in less than a year out in DC. Everything knitting helps me through those ups and downs. Including…
RANDOM ACTS OF FIBER KINDNESS!
Random Acts of Fiber Kindness create ripple effects beyond those which you could imagine. From a compliment on a knitted object I’m wearing, to brand new fiber friends dropping gigantic amounts of fiber, supplies, and literature for the Collective, I’d love to take more than a minute to recognize the difference RAOFK can make in our lives.
A RAOFK initiative, through Fibre Forward, could really catch on. I’m going to explore this idea further. Any ideas?