Just got this in the mail:
Dear Marc A. Pitman,
This Monday, May 28th, join thousands of bloggers and use your blog to benefit DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit Web site that brings teachers and donors together to fund specific student projects that range from "Magical Math Centers" to "Cooking Across the Curriculum".
BlogCatalog would like to challenge you to join the blogging community and use your blog to draw attention to and raise funds for this underserved non-profit organization that does so much good for our children and our schools.
To participate, all you need do is:
- Write a short blog post about DonorsChoose.org and the importance of raising money for our schools (visit their site to learn more),
- Include the BlogCatalog Challenge Link (http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=16793)
- Post it to your blog on Monday, May 28th with the post title of BlogCatalog Bloggers for Good Fundraising Challenge
- Donate if you feel the urge.
The goal is to raise $25,000 for schools around the country, many of which are in New Orleans. Our hope is that we will blow this goal away and raise far more money. If we do we will have set a precedent that will enable the blogging community to do a bunch of good for other causes in the future.
We truly hope you will join us and use your blog as a tool for good and set an example for others of the the real value of online social communities.
Why they're doing this on Memorial Day, I have no idea! Check it out though. I like the bar graphs and percentages.
For more strategy on fundraising online check out the training Fundraising on the Web: it's more than just a birthday wish. For ideas on how to fundraise in general, check out The Essential Fundraising Handbook.