San Francisco EDM is creating community around electronic dance music in the Bay Area
8
patrons
$14
per month

Who are we? 


Since 2012, San Francisco EDM (https://www.meetup.com/SF-EDM/) has been building a community of electronic dance music lovers from all over the Bay Area. We now have over 4,000 ravers in our community.

How do we build our community?

  1. Hosting meetups for EDM events around the city on the Meetup.com platform.
  2. Hosting pre-meetups (meeting at a bar before a show), so that everyone can socialize before entering a loud, dark music venue.
  3. Hosting various social events around San Francisco (usually Dolores Park) to encourage community, discussion, and friendship.
  4. Organizing meetups at some of the larger US-based festivals to give people a chance to explore new music with others. 

What are our current expenses?



Currently, the Meetup and web hosting costs are being paid solely by our founding organizer (Jon G).

Why have we decided to go with Patreon?


We believe that EDM is already stuffed to the brim with promoters and spammers for events. 

Currently, the costs of Meetup and web hosting are coming out of our founding organizer's (Jon G.'s) pocket, but the last thing we want to do is solicit sponsorships to cover our bills that require us to advertise and promote events to you.

This is a place for community, not promoting! We feel that Patreon's monthly pledge model helps us reach out funding goals, while still maintaining the community feel we all benefit from. 


If we had more funding, what could we do?


In addition to covering our costs (see section on expenses),here is how we plan to use those resources:

  1. Buying glowsticks, hoops, and/or intro-level LED gloves for "sundown" rave socials that can be shared throughout the night.
  2. Producing more SFEDM tank tops and flags that we can use at larger shows and music festivals to represent. With extra funding, tank tops will either be at cost or at a significantly reduced price (based on the amount we raise on Patreon). We will also raffle off tank tops leading up to big events (e.g. EDC).
  3. Encouraging a stronger group of moderators and event organizers through incentives (e.g. tank tops as a thank you for helping to build the community). Having more organizers means more high quality events for you! 
  4. Stretch goal: Host our own parties in SF to build exposure for musicians and DJs in our community.
That's where you come in! Even a pledge of $1 / month will help get us closer to our goals, and help bring you a better EDM community in the Bay Area.

One time donations


If you're interested in one-time donations instead of using Patreon to support SFEDM, please see this link: https://secure.meetup.com/SF-EDM/contribute/

Thanks for your consideration!
Jon G. and the SFEDM organizing team

Tiers
Patron!
$1 or more per month
  1. Our eternal gratitude for being an awesome human. Seriously!
  2. Access to our patron-only feed! This is the first place we will post questions and solicit feedback regarding the future of SFEDM.
  3. 40% off new SFEDM swag that comes out that year (e.g. t-shirts that came out in August 2018)
Amazing human
$5 or more per month only 23 left
Amazing! At this level, you'll receive two items as a thank you:
  1. 60% off all SFEDM swag (tank tops and t-shirts, currently)
  2. My eternal gratitude forever
Legendary status
$10 or more per month only 8 left
Omg! You are an amazing human. At this level, you'll receive two items as a thank you:
  1. Access to our Patreon-only feed
  2. Complimentary t-shirt AND tank top (while supplies last) :)
Goals
$14 of $25 per month
At this first level of support, we will be able to cover our costs. Jon G. will no longer have to cover Meetup and web hosting costs himself!
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Who are we? 


Since 2012, San Francisco EDM (https://www.meetup.com/SF-EDM/) has been building a community of electronic dance music lovers from all over the Bay Area. We now have over 4,000 ravers in our community.

How do we build our community?

  1. Hosting meetups for EDM events around the city on the Meetup.com platform.
  2. Hosting pre-meetups (meeting at a bar before a show), so that everyone can socialize before entering a loud, dark music venue.
  3. Hosting various social events around San Francisco (usually Dolores Park) to encourage community, discussion, and friendship.
  4. Organizing meetups at some of the larger US-based festivals to give people a chance to explore new music with others. 

What are our current expenses?



Currently, the Meetup and web hosting costs are being paid solely by our founding organizer (Jon G).

Why have we decided to go with Patreon?


We believe that EDM is already stuffed to the brim with promoters and spammers for events. 

Currently, the costs of Meetup and web hosting are coming out of our founding organizer's (Jon G.'s) pocket, but the last thing we want to do is solicit sponsorships to cover our bills that require us to advertise and promote events to you.

This is a place for community, not promoting! We feel that Patreon's monthly pledge model helps us reach out funding goals, while still maintaining the community feel we all benefit from. 


If we had more funding, what could we do?


In addition to covering our costs (see section on expenses),here is how we plan to use those resources:

  1. Buying glowsticks, hoops, and/or intro-level LED gloves for "sundown" rave socials that can be shared throughout the night.
  2. Producing more SFEDM tank tops and flags that we can use at larger shows and music festivals to represent. With extra funding, tank tops will either be at cost or at a significantly reduced price (based on the amount we raise on Patreon). We will also raffle off tank tops leading up to big events (e.g. EDC).
  3. Encouraging a stronger group of moderators and event organizers through incentives (e.g. tank tops as a thank you for helping to build the community). Having more organizers means more high quality events for you! 
  4. Stretch goal: Host our own parties in SF to build exposure for musicians and DJs in our community.
That's where you come in! Even a pledge of $1 / month will help get us closer to our goals, and help bring you a better EDM community in the Bay Area.

One time donations


If you're interested in one-time donations instead of using Patreon to support SFEDM, please see this link: https://secure.meetup.com/SF-EDM/contribute/

Thanks for your consideration!
Jon G. and the SFEDM organizing team

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Tiers
Patron!
$1 or more per month
  1. Our eternal gratitude for being an awesome human. Seriously!
  2. Access to our patron-only feed! This is the first place we will post questions and solicit feedback regarding the future of SFEDM.
  3. 40% off new SFEDM swag that comes out that year (e.g. t-shirts that came out in August 2018)
Amazing human
$5 or more per month only 23 left
Amazing! At this level, you'll receive two items as a thank you:
  1. 60% off all SFEDM swag (tank tops and t-shirts, currently)
  2. My eternal gratitude forever
Legendary status
$10 or more per month only 8 left
Omg! You are an amazing human. At this level, you'll receive two items as a thank you:
  1. Access to our Patreon-only feed
  2. Complimentary t-shirt AND tank top (while supplies last) :)