My fourth personal fundraising campaign started off with a modest goal - $1,000 to support Leng Sopharath,
an orphan from Cambodia, for her junior year at college. The money goes to the Sharing Foundation
manages the program. This campaign took 24 hours, with 50% of the goal coming in during the last two hours and we went over goal! Chris Brogan blogged it and tweeted it ... talk about a social media metric for influence.
Since we went over goal, and I have trouble saying now, I kept the campaign going because Champhearom's sponsor was not able to do it this year and I was hoping we could send him to college too. A few of my donors started to ask their friends via their blogs. I posted something on Facebook. But it wasn't until I started to tweet that we reached the goal!
When I launched the campaign, I thought it would take longer. So, I told my network that I would write a personal blog post thank you and put the first responders in my top friends on Facebook. I will personally acknowledge every one of you with a personal thank you blog post over the next couple of weeks and link it back here. I'm also doing an analysis of our social connection and present some of those numbers shortly as well as anecdotal reflections.
In the meantime, Nick Booth had a brilliant idea. He suggested that you each say congratulations to each other on your blogs!
Michael David Pick
Philip C Campbell
Jane E Quigley
S Michelle Wolverton
Edwin S Coyle III
Haystack in A Needle
Alex de Carvalho