#FundingFriday w/ Fund-raiser Michael Kass


April 5 at 11amPT/2pmET

Guest: Michael Kass

Michael Kass

Michael Kass

Michael Kass is an award winning storyteller, writer and actor whose experience ranges from work with folks like Tony Award winning director Mary Zimmerman to telling naughty tales for five drunk guys in a bar. He’s a regular at storytelling venues around Los Angeles like The Moth, Taboo Tales, Spark Off Rose, Storyworthy and others. Ceremony, premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year, is his first stab at a full length solo performance.

In addition to his creative work, Michael also works with nonprofits to develop strategies for sustainable growth, fundraising and communications. He has been privileged to work with clients including Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse and up ‘n coming LA companies like Theatre Dybbuk and Lower Depth Theater Ensemble.
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  1. As a solo performer, how do you get over the fear that you don’t have the resources or community ties behind you to crowdsource?
    How do you convince other outlets to push your agenda/ promote your fundraising?
    How do you choose your campaign home? Kick v indie etc…

  2. @michael_kass @cindymariej So, you chose NOT 2 cre8 a ‘street team’ to promote your social posts and game edgerank? why? 2 busy?…
    @michael_kass @cindymariej TRUE, you cannot MAKE it #viral, but you can ‘push’ your social for more views. #fundingfridays

      • Michael Kass says:

        Agreed! Pushing for views is not the same as going viral. Getting views is a strong strategy to spread the word, whereas ‘going viral’ is not something you can ever predict. That said, I think that seeing views as an end in and of itself is also dangerous. The question for me is always: are folks engaging in the way you want them to engage after viewing your video or media and at what rate?

  3. Pingback: Funding Friday Fringe Edition! | Cindy Marie Jenkins

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