Blog driven fundraising?

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.

    Kind Regards,

    Antony Berkman
    BlogCatalog.com
    Connecting Bloggers

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.

About Marc Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear!, director of The Nonprofit Academy, and founder of FundraisingCoach.com. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

Follow him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.

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