After 10 years of careful nurture, driven by the needs of our members, the time has come to spread the benefits of Moodscope and launch it to the millions who need it. We know from research that it works, it helps members and that one third of the population say they want to try it.
So today we are announcing a crowdfunding campaign to make an improved Moodscope available to the many who need it. We are aiming to raise £50,000 to do two things;
1. To improve Moodscope as requested by members by making it truly mobile to use on smart phones at any time by producing two apps and to make the content of the 25,000 blogs searchable so that it is easy to access shared experiences and empathy on whatever whenever.
2. To tell potential new members about the service and invite them to join.
This is a one off appeal. To date we have provided the service out of our own time and savings, plus donations and help from a small number of volunteers and supporters. When the new and improved service is ready, we will be asking all NEW members to pay a small monthly fee (about the price of a coffee) to ensure Moodscope remains sustainable. We'll also be upgrading all existing users to Moodscope Plus.
So next week we will start the crowdfunding campaign in partnership with CrowdPatch (the crowdfunding platform) and we will be asking for your support and help in making this campaign successful.
It's a very busy and exciting time, and we are determined to reach out and help all those that need it and we hope you will help too.
We'll be sending out another email next week which gives details of how to donate to the campaign if you can.
In the meantime, we'd like to thank all our members for the support and amazingly positive feedback we have received.
Caroline and Adrian
The Moodscope Team