AAE Benin’s Green Coal Plan proposal got approved on Thunderclap. Here it is:
The project aims at empowering the youth from five self help groups from the pastoralist communities of Turkana and Samburu who are ready to abandon the primitive nomadic pastoralism culture and engage in more gainful business opportunities. Most resources in the areas where the communities live are untapped and we realised these youths wallow in poverty whereas they have so many business ideas. AAE Kenya therefore wishes to empower start up entrepreneurs by training them then funding best ideas. Learn more.
See list of AAE projects on Global Giving
This September, we’ll be offering awesome prizes (airplane tickets, a flip cam, and more!) for supporters who create fundraiser pages and raise money for AAE Projects.
The GlobalGiving fundraiser tool makes it easy for supporters to raise money for our project! Supporters can set their own fundraising goals, reach out to family and friends, and track their fundraising progress.
So how is this going to work? All you need to do is to Create a fundraiser page on GlobalGiving.
If you raise at least $500 from at least 10 donors you’ll receive an additional $50 match for the project from GlobalGiving and become eligible for prizes—airline tickets, flip cam, and more!!
Make sure to visit an AAE Project page and click the “Add to Fundraiser” link on the right-hand side of the page (you may have to scroll down a bit to find it.
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The purpose of the UNV Online Volunteering Award is to recognize online volunteers’ contributions towards achieving the MDGs, to showcase the many ways in which online volunteers can strengthen the capacities of organizations and to demonstrate the difference volunteers can make to peace and development projects by sharing their time, skills and expertise over the Internet.
The Association of African Entrepreneurs is nominating the Awareness Team for the 2013 UNV Online Volunteering Award for contributing to raising awareness and funds for the AAE E-Coaching Project!
The collaboration of these volunteers over the the past years has built a ground-foundation towards generating the funds to set the ball rolling towards achieving the overall goal, which is to building a permanent resident for the in-house training of local entrepreneurs. Read the rest of this entry »
Take a hint from our fellow challenge participant and use any of the sample appeal letters when contacting potential donors
Jason Hahn, Alaska Sudan Medical Project, www.alaskasudan.org says:
“We have had the most success making personal appeals… not through mass e-mails but one-on-one requests. Also, even if people cannot donate, ask them to share your Facebook page and the link in e-mails.”
“We made some very personal requests by phone call, email, and private messages on Facebook. The key is that we were very personal. These messages were not to a list – just to a handful of people we thought would respond.”