My second fundraising effort was through a personal poetry book that I printed myself. I bought a bulk amount of paper at Paper Source and printed about 80 copies through multiple avenues, such as a printing room at a friend's former art school and Office Depot. I bound the books myself using hemp cord and gave them as gifts for minimum $10 donations.

I advertised this fundraiser on Facebook and Instagram.

I asked donors to email me their address with a screenshot of their donation so I could ship the book over to them. 

In total, I spent about $400 of my own money on materials, printing costs, and shipping costs. I absorbed around $330 of the profits gained to reimburse myself.

I raised $1,534. 

...with an average donation of $20.45 per person. 

You can read the poetry and writing that was featured in the book on my blog,