Okay, let’s do this. I am feeling more than helpless watching footage from the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Utterly H E L P L E S S. Last year after the Haiti Earthquake, I felt the same sick feeling while sitting on my couch. I was running a headshot promotion in February so I decided that $50 from each $250 session would go to Catholic Relief Services to help with the recovery efforts. I donated over $600 which seems insignificant but it was more than I would have personally been able to donate so why not utilize what I am best at doing to do the same for JAPAN?
This year one of my colleagues turned me on to Crowdwise.com which is this [pulled from their website]….
Crowdrise is about online fundraising, event fundraising, volunteering and having the most fun in the world while doing it. Crowdrise is way more fun than anything else aside from being all nervous about trying to kiss a girl for the first time and her not saying something like ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’
The Crowdrise community was named a “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” by Barron’s. We’re trying to keep Crowdrise a secret so please don’t tell anyone but know that, as soon as you sign-up (which is free and takes all of 8 seconds), you’ll be a part of something really special.
The Crowdrise site is a unique blend of crowdsourcing, social networking, incentives and other nice stuff. If you don’t understand anything on the site, please check out the How It Works Page or How it Works Video or just ask any fifteen year old.
If you have nothing else to do please read this month by month chronology which includes lots of real and made up highlights about Crowdrise…
I officially set up my fundraising page and to incent my past clients, new ones, friends, family, friends of friends, all that goes around, I am doing a raffle. First, all donations go DIRECTLY to the American Red Cross. They do NOT come thru my hands. That’s the beauty of crowdrise.com. THE INCENTIVE TO GIVE: For EACH $20 you donate through my page HERE, you will be entered into a raffle for a FREE family session this spring or summer along with receiving up to 25 fully edited digital negatives on CD. I usually sell this for over $1000. Please pass this information to friends! you have NOTHING to lose! Also, In order for me to track WHO gets into the raffle, you must enter through my fundraising page HERE. It’s VERY simple!