Just now I sent out a massive email to a lot of people in my network trying to get more help with fundraising for a set of laptops I need for my classroom. I am now writing to readers of this blog to share with their networks as well. I am trying to get the word out because in 20 days I need to have all the funds for these laptops completely donated.
If you could send something like what I've shared below out to your own distribution list or put it somewhere you know many others will see it, it would help me quite a bit. I'm trying to get another $6,000 in three weeks so the time pressure is on.
If only 5% of your networks donate $10, this fundraiser can be over very quickly.
Thanks so much for your help!
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If you are like me you probably have easy access to computers and technology in your daily life and you probably take this for granted. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky, which is why my friend Brian Cohen, math teacher at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, is fundraising to get computers into the hands of his students. We all know the power that technology can afford us and we are working hard to being this transformative access to Brian's classroom.
Brian is currently at 50% of a $12,000 goal. With your help and the help of those in your networks I am confident we can help him get across the finish line. Please donate now and send this email to your own network to expand its reach. If only 5% of your networks donate $10 this campaign will be funded very soon.
I have attached sample language that you can use to spread the word below. Please copy, paste, and spread as far and wide as possible.
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My friend Brian Cohen [@link to me, please]is raising money to help his students get the access they don't normally have at home. All you have to do help him change the lives of his students is click here and donate now OR simply share this post!
He has already raised over $6,000 and needs to reach his goal of $12,500 by January 24. If only 5% of you donate $10 this campaign will be funded very soon!
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@bncohen is fundraising for computers for his students. Retweet to HELP or donate at http://goo.gl/5wB2e9! #itonlytakesonesecond @DonorsChoose