Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday! This year I'm indulging in three of my passions: raising money with social media, teaching a social media nonprofit strategy class, and eating chocolate. I hope you'll join the fun. After all, what's more fun than a birthday party?
In Roteang Village, where the Sharing Foundation has programs that help over 1,500 children each and every day, there is a annual birthday bash at the orphanage for the 70 plus children. The Sharing Foundation hosts an annual, for-everybody-at-once Birthday party, with cake, fruit, and soda. This year the girls each received a handmade doll by two women from a nursing home in Massachusetts and the boys got matchbox cards donated by a local Cub Scout Troop, along with handmade birthday cards.
January 11th is my birthday and this year, as I have done for the past 9 years, I'm asking my friends and family to donate to the Sharing Foundation in my honor. (If you want to know more about why my family and I care about the children of Cambodia and this charity, take a minute to watch this video my son, Harry made.)
The Sharing Foundation was founded by Dr. Nancy Hendrie, a retired pediatrician, who has inspired me with her dedication. Her motto: "You're never to old to get involved in helping people." I've been to Cambodia and seen the work first-hand, and know that a small amount of work and money can change the world for these children.
Many children in Cambodia do not go to school because their families lack the $10 for a uniform, required for school attendance. And even though $10 may seem like nothing to us, it can make a world of difference for a Cambodian child. We have hundreds of kids who need uniforms - so let's help as many as we can.
Make my birthday wish on Facebook come true! Donate $10 or $53 and help Cambodian children.
And don't forget to wish me happy birthday on Twitter too!
Happy birthday #beth53! Let's send Cambodian kids to school: http://bit.ly/beth53
Donors: Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Cambodian children
Stacey Beatrice Lucy Monk
William McClellan III
Anne Mai Bertelsen
Anne Quinn Ulseth
Amy Sample Ward
Sandra Sutton Andrews
Catrina Joy Roallos
Samathida and Monothiya Kem
Shanon Des Roches
Becky Trombley Domegan
Kivi Leroux Miller
Carrie Fisher Kerpen
Kari Dunn Saratovsky
John J Ellsworth
Carina Cristiano Leoni
Paul J Lamb
Christine D Egger
Marc A. Pitman
Miss C Rollinson
Kami Watson Huyse
Suzy Twohig Quinn
Sharing Foundation Cause
84 members recruited
66 bloggers wrote birthday posts
Amy Sample Ward wrote a case study on crowdsourcing a birthday party
Reflection Posts from PoST Class
Center for Social Innovation Blog Post
Joining The Twitter Revolution
Redefining Marketing and Meaning
Powerful Birthday Gifts
My Journal Reflections In Action
Detailed findings here
A few definitions:
- An “impression” is counted whenever a follower sees a tweet. So, if I have 10 followers and I tweet once, that’s 10 impressions. If I tweet 3 times, that’s 30 impressions.
- The “total followers reached” is a sum of all the followers of the people tweeting. It does not remove duplicates (so if I’m following two people that tweeted the hashtag I’d be counted twice). If I have 10 followers and I tweet once, that’s 10 followers. If I tweet 3 times, that’s still 10 followers.
What the HashTag
2047 http://bit.ly/beth53 (call to action, linked to the FB Causes Birthday Wish)