Thank you Peter Cranstone! We are not friends on Facebook, although I friended him. I learned that he is a reader on my blog, read about the campaign (either on my blog or my blog feed in Facebook), feels strongly about education, and contributed. This speaks volumes to having multiple channels and thinking through of cross-channel communication between social networking sites. It shows how one supports the other, but I am hoping to learn more about the nuances of that. Have any insights to share?
Have a ways to go ...
Contribute to my latest personal fundraising campaign to support Leng Sopharath, an orphan from Cambodia, for her junior year at college. My family has sponsored her college costs for her freshman and sophomore years.
Coming up with the $1,000 donation to the Sharing Foundation which manages the program is a stretch. That's why I'm asking for my friends on Facebook to help. If 100 Facebook friends (or their friends) donate $10 (or more - so I can get back to regularly scheduled blogging on other topics and client work) and spread the word to their friends, we can change her life forever!
But don't take my word for it. Over the summer, I had an opportunity to meet her in person. In her dorm room, she had photos of our family and my letters to her on the wall. She spoke about how much our support makes a difference in her life.
To make it more enticing, if you are among the first 30 to contribute, I'll add you as a top friend on my Facebook profile. All contributors will be graciously thanked on my blog. I'm, of course, experimenting with person-to-person fundraising on Facebook and I'll share my learnings here.
What a deal for $10 or more! Donate now. Spread the word! Share this link on your Facebook profile.