Well, I don't know if it might conflict with the non-profit designation, but couldn't we use our talents to create rewards for supporter? I mean, I've pledged just $1 for a post-it sketch that comes in the mail! The profit there was wee for the project creator, but other art rewards at higher tiers were bought up because the project had heart, which makes the reward feel charitable (which is a double-win). Basically offer at least something interesting for $1-2, the project would get more people to check it out, and if we choose our rewards wisely, some will give more. If we have artists as friends, a t-shirt printer sympathetic in cause and cost (give vendors a plug), or whoever, lined up to donate/help, we would need a very specific goal (where is the money going and why). But, there needs to be a clear product of the project. Backers sometimes just want to buy stuff, but we'd want to win their hearts. Open hearts - open wallets (that's how I am anyway). So a singular, documentable goal is key, as well as 'stretch goals' (for exceeding the minimum pledges to have the project funded, by a reasonable projection based on initial reception. If done well, it encourages backers to give (thus, get) more, to feel a part of something special, and to recruit other backers.