Thank you Polly Thompson from the UK! Polly isn't one of my friends on Facebook, although I hope she friends me. So I can't put her on my top friends.
I thought top friends was a great way to acknowledge your donors, but if they privacy settings do not allow displaying their name/photo on your profile, you won't be able to add them to your list. For example, I couldn't add Peter Cranstone to my top friends (apologies Peter). Yesterday, the search function worked beautifully so you could drop names/photos in, but today it isn't working. I'm not sure why. This happens a lot with Facebook apps. Seems like they are very buggy.
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 and beyond 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. (Only if the app works, your privacy settings don't prevent it, and of course, we're become friends.) 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.