It’s been over a year since Publius 2.0, The Freedom Revolution’s parent organization, incorporated in May 2013.  What have we done?  Good question.

In 2013, we:

  • put up a website
  • learned a lot through market and industry research
  • shared the idea with friends
  • created The Freedom Revolution brand and logo
  • worked hard to figure out how to translate the idea from Cristina’s heart and mind into real life!

In 2014, we:

  • Raised over $2,850 through:
    • the 30th birthday party/The Freedom Revolution fundraiser Cristina’s friends threw for her.  Cristina is blessed to have such an amazing community and she couldn’t have asked for a better gift!
    • Cristina’s donation-based yoga classes
    • private donations
    • Fundly crowdfunding campaign
    • the sale of apparel
    • our partnership with Preamble Wines
  • got our Board of Directors up and running
  • got business cards
  • earned federal tax exemption and submitted our application for California tax exemption.
  • learned even more through market and industry research
  • registered on or applied for recognition with various charity-accountability sites including Charity Navigator, Guide Star, Better Giving.
  • conducted a billboard campaign and measured its impact with a public survey
  • launched the youtube video series Revolutionary Roots.
  • launched our Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account. We ran a few small social media campaigns.
  • launched The Freedom Revolution apparel line and showcased our tanks at various athletic events in the San Diego area.
  • partnered with Preamble Wines to co-promote the Constitution
  • applied to partner with Sevenly.org
  • established The Freedom Revolution newsletter
  • benefitted from Cristina’s attendance at V-WISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) in New York
  • reached out to potential mentors
  • networked, networked, networked at organizations like 2 Degrees, CivicTalk, Young Non-profit Professionals Network
  • developed the persona of our target audience in preparation for the grant proposal we submitted to a large foundation
  • finalized our editorial calendar
  • laid the framework for establishing Freedom Revo Chapters in 2015
  • came up with a bunch of good ideas and a big list of potential partners for future campaigns
  • got a lot better at explaining our huge vision in ways people can understand
  • created a suggested reading list
  • established a fantastic volunteer team of about 10 people

Here’s some of our plans for 2015.  This is just the beginning.  Stay tuned for details:

  • revamp our website design
  • make Revolutionary Roots more compelling
  • execute 1-2 larger scale, successful campaigns surrounding patriotic holidays. The campaigns will be integrated and include social media, events, and visual media.  The Freedom Revolution trivia night will be included in this.
  • expand our partnerships with like minded organizations
  • establish a few Freedom Revo Chapters, possibly at high schools or colleges
  • fundraise our booties off: among other avenues, we will partner with organizations like California Pizza Kitchen, Sea 180 Restaurant, Rubios, Stella & Dot, Scentsy for fundraisers.
  • conduct annual board elections
  • add 1 or 2 items to our apparel line
  • make plans for a Freedom Revolution 5K
  • start plans for a Fun Freedom Revolution Fest
  • pitch at least one movie idea (that tells the story of the value of freedom) to folks in LA by the end of the year
  • improve upon what we’ve been doing: weekly social media to engage the public with the Founding, annual board meeting, newsletter, crowdfunding (by project this time), market and industry research, foster volunteers


Stay tuned for specifics on our 2015 and future campaigns and how YOU can be part of The Freedom Revolution!  Sign up here for our newsletter and follow us on your fav social media outlets.