Last May, I had the honor of keynoting and teaching workshops at the ConnectingUp Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to my departure, I was researching Aussie sim cards for my nokia on Twitter. That's how I met Eddie Harran who was kind enough to tell me where to get the best rates.
He attended the workshop because he was interested in getting into nonprofit work and was hoping to find some volunteer opportunities. That's why we made the above video.
He's set up a little campaign on his blog: Help Eddie Get To Nonprofit Technology Conference. He is hoping to raise about $1,400. Any excess funds he receives will be donated to Edurelief - a Mongolian non-profit that he supports.
Last week I attended SXSW where I met Nadia Payan, young woman who raised her travel and other expenses so she could attend SXSW. I retweeted her request for help. She made effort to find me at SXSW and thank me personally for retweeting her request. By the way, a key part of any fundraising - no matter the context, donor amount, or whatever - is saying thanks.
Can you help Eddie get to San Francisco for the NTC Conference in April?